Running Effective Virtual Meetings

Introducing best-practice techniques for preparing for and facilitating effective meetings
Overview

“If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be 'meetings.” Dave Barry

Okay so maybe that’s a slight exaggeration but meetings can be incredibly frustrating at the best of times. When we add in the difficulties of conducting meetings in a virtual environment, these problems are often exacerbated. 
 

Course Code
MDP0.5REVM
Duration
3 Hours
Delivery Style
Workshop
Course Type
Public or Private
Max Delegates
12
Available as Nutshell
No

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Purpose of this course

This bite-sized session introduces time-honoured techniques for preparing for and facilitating effective meetings, whether online or offline. You will learn best practice for engaging meeting participants in a virtual world and how to ensure that your meetings are effective, enjoyable to attend, and result in clear actions to be taken forward.

Who is this course for

Anyone who is now running meetings virtually.

You will learn how to
  • Understand the challenges a virtual meeting brings
  • Use Technology to assist you
  • Prepare for a virtual meeting
  • Facilitate a virtual meeting
  • Structure a virtual meeting
     
Benefits for your organisation

Love them or hate them meetings are a backbone to every organisation.  People getting together around a common purpose or understanding to get things done or ensure they are synchronised with each other.  Now more than every with a dispersed workforce meetings will form a part of your future success.  Only they are now online, give your employees the tools they need to operate in this new world. 

Benefits for you as an individual

Continuing to run successful meetings in a virtual world is now a necessity.  You may be used to running them in the physical world but how does that translate, what still works, what won’t?  Let us help you in this bite-sized session.
 

Characteristics of effective meetings 

Preparing for meetings 
  • Invitations 
  • The purpose of a purpose
The challenges of technology 
  • Options, tips and best practice
  • Engaging attendees in a virtual world
The Art of Facilitation
  • The role of the facilitator
  • Ground rules
  • Actions
Structuring a meeting – techniques  
  • 6 Thinking Hats
  • A decision making process 

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.