Running Effective Meetings

This ThirdBrain™ course provides you with the tools to run and contribute to great meetings

Meetings have become part of our everyday working lives but there are good meetings and there are bad meetings.  Bad meetings drag on incessantly, you never seem to get to the point, and you leave wondering why you were even there.  Effective meetings leave everyone involved feeling that you've really accomplished something and everyone leaves energised.  This course will teach you the differences between the two, how to run good meetings and what to do if you find yourself in a bad one!

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1 Day
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Purpose of this course

This course will enable delegates to understand how to prepare for and run an effective meeting, maximising efficiency and ensuring effective outputs.

Who is this course for

Anyone who has to facilitate or actively participate in meetings.

Benefits for your organisation

Ineffective meetings cost valuable time and money and often result in wasted opportunities. Delegates will leave this course with the knowledge and desire to run effective meetings which will ultimately save time and money for your organisation and turn your meetings into the productive forum that they should be.

Benefits for you as an individual

Running meetings can be a daunting experience. At worst they end without the desired outcome being achieved and are full of conflict, often they seem unnecessary or end up going “round in circles”, wasting everyone’s time and frustrating people. You will leave this course understanding how to overcome many of these difficulties and being able to look forward to your next meeting.

Personal  challenges of meetings

Characteristics of effective and ineffective meetings

Meeting preparation - including defining purpose, participants and the agenda

Group Behaviours

The role of a facilitator

Facilitation practise and reflection

Dealing with difficult behaviour  in meetings

Ensuring every meeting ends in actions and commitment

Personal action plans



About the Lead Trainer

Adam Montgomery heads up our leadership and management portfolio and is wildly passionate about developing people. He has over twenty years’ experience in the training industry, has set up and ran two businesses, worked at director level with many customers, led and grown organisations, been a professional stand-up comedian, is an inspiring public speaker and is currently writing a book on the challenges of IT management.