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Meeting Management: Decisive, Involving Meetings in 30 Minutes or Less

Meetings in most organizations are time wasters, especially if an ineffective meeting facilitator is in charge. This module gives practical advice for productive meetings, for those that attend, and facilitate meetings. Participants learn:
  • The best reasons to hold a meeting
  • Understanding group dynamics
  • Planning the meeting and setting the agenda
  • Handling questions, negative reactions, and distractions

Any employee given responsibility for overseeing meetings.

This module can be presented in two to four hours, depending on participants' skill level and teaching objectives. The module includes:

  • Break out groups to solve team problems
  • Discussion on techniques for team development
  • Exercises and presentations
  • Practice sessions and role plays
The participant's workbooks contain reference text and exercises, are bound and three hole punched. The module is divided into three sections, one for each phase of training: the Pre-Workshop Assignment, the Workshop Material, and the Post-Workshop Action Items. Participant's workbooks can be used for classroom instruction or on a self-paced basis.

The leader's guide contains the same material as the participant's workbook, with the addition of a section of introductory notes, answers to exercises and explanatory margin notes. The leader's notes contain tips and techniques on setting up and administering the session, checklists, and other teaching aids. Other beneficial components include:
  • A listing of suggested videos which complement the material.
  • Notes which highlight key points, provide tips for training, and detail competencies to be gained.
  • Margin Notes on the workshop materials which guide the leader through the material and indicate when to ask questions, encourage discussion, use flip charts, break into groups, and refer to specific material.


By the end of this module, the participants will be able to:

  1. Make effective presentations while facilitating.
  2. Demonstrate qualities of good communicators.
  3. Establish their roles as good facilitators.
  4. Deal with problem situations.
  5. Handle questions and answers from the participants.
  6. Deal with anxiety while facilitating.

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