For many people, meetings are viewed as a dreaded evil — far too little gets accomplished and a lot of time is wasted. Yet, for some, 50-75% of their work week is spent in meetings that are unproductive, not needed or fail to produce needed results. The problem isn’t that meetings in general are ineffective for making decisions or completing work. The problem lies with not selecting the right type of meeting, not planning and preparing for the meeting and not having the right skills and tools to effectively run the meetings.
During this 5 part webinar series, students will learn that successful meetings don’t just happen – they are planned, prepared for and fully orchestrated to deliver the desired results the team needs. Success is also based on having the right skills and tools needed to maximize the group’s effort – recognizing that meeting facilitation is a skillset that is different from project management skills.
Students will learn how to handle those disruptive personalities which crop up during meetings and create behaviors which stand in the way of accomplishing the objectives of the meeting. They will also learn why attempting to eliminate conflict among meeting participants is not a desirable meeting outcome and how they can lead the meeting through the process of Consensus Based Decision Making to create long lasting meeting results.
The learning objectives for the Meetings That Work Series include:
- Recognizing the critical characteristics of every successful meeting
- Engaging key stakeholders in the art of planning the success of every meeting
- Utilizing facilitation meeting tools and techniques to engage participants and produce meeting results
- Closing a meeting with intention and direction for next steps
- Using the Wave Concept for collaboratively creating meeting outputs
- Techniques for avoiding the impacts of 10 personality types during your meetings
- Leading the meeting participants to Consensus Based Decisions
All webinars in this series align to the PMI Talent Triangle – Leadership