Managing Meetings

This one-day workshop focuses on how to make any meeting productive and efficient and on time. It investigates the root causes of poorly run meetings and gives easy solutions to fix those issues for good.

Our Workshop Description

In the US alone, the estimated cost of unnecessary meetings and wasted time is over $35 billion!

Our Managing Meetings workshop looks at the common reasons for meetings that give some attendees little or no value. It identifies the efficiency killers and works at understanding what causes each issue.

During the day, we ask every member to play a role, and we conduct a meeting and analyse the short meeting. Once we have done this, we plan for the next version of the meeting and use some of the tools we incorporate into the day to feel the impact and reap the benefits.

You will enjoy efficient and effective meetings if you follow the meeting structure and guidelines.

“Some” of our Typical Content

(All our workshops can be adapted to meet your organisational requirements)

  • Why is Emotional Intelligence a key aspect of how we approach meetings?
  • What are the main reasons for planning or being invited to a meeting?
  • How do we plan the time required for a meeting?
  • What do we do in a meeting, and in what order?
  • How do we know when someone is taking too long or talking too much, and what can be done about it?
  • How can we make each person's time at a meeting more efficient?
  • How can we ensure all the points from the last meeting were actioned before the next meeting?
  • We look at our Meeting Structure and Attendee Roles to help manage future meetings.

Who Should Attend and Why?

Who? - This is generally for Leaders and Managers so they can pass on the skills and tools to ensure their direct reports learn how to manage an efficient and effective meeting.

Why? - Meetings are expensive. You only have to take a weekly meeting you attend, calculate the time by each person's hourly pay, and you will need to sit down to recover.

Inefficient meetings waste time and money and frequently annoy people as their time is wasted, and their productivity can be badly affected. Then they get told off for not being more productive!  
Help your people be more efficient in meetings, get what’s required out of each one, and stop the ones that are not required at all.

Our Delivery Options

When you consider the content we deliver, we are sure you will understand why we always prefer to deliver our workshops, courses and programmes face-to-face.

Face-to-face workshops and courses can be held at a location of your choice or, if you wish, a central UK location, at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel in Birmingham, located directly across from the Birmingham New Street train station.

We can deliver our workshops, courses and programmes online, although this will mean splitting elements into manageable learning events to suit the online environment.

All Expenses

ALL our expenses are included in our daily rate, so will be no other charges applied (unless additional add-ons are required, such as catch-up sessions when someone misses a workshop).