PDL Running Effective Virtual Meetings

Course Code: MDP0.5REVM


0.5 Day(s)

Course Type

Public or Private

Max Delegates


Delivery Style


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

"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.   

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Who is this course for

Anyone who is now running meetings virtually.

Purpose of the 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.

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 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.

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. 

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

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