Professional Self-Development

Effective Meeting Management

Making Meetings Work: How to Plan, Conduct and Manage Group Discussions


Who Should Attend:

  • Managers & Supervisors
  • Team Leaders & Team Members
  • Administrators who run meetings

Course Objectives

  • Understand the value of meetings as a management tool
  • Understand what a productive meeting is and how to organise and run one
  • Recognise the critical planning step that makes meeting time more effective
  • Identify process tools that can help create an open and safe forum for discussion
  • Develop and practice techniques for handling counterproductive behaviour.

What will you gain ?

By the end of this course, you will be able to: 
  • Transform meetings into shorter and more productive gatherings
  • Put together guidelines for the preparation and structure of the meeting
  • Establish a meaningful purpose of the meeting and draw up a workable agenda
  • Identify and avoid meeting planning disasters
  • Anticipate, manage and control typical challenges and concerns
  • Balance discussions, and tactfully handle any difficult participants
  • Improve time and money spent on arranging and managing meetings.

Course Content

  • Preparing for a meeting: The Basics for Effective Meetings
  • The Best and the Worst of Meetings
  • Setting the Stage for Success
  • Meetings Process and Content
  • Your role as a meeting attendee and how to convert boring lengthy meetings into productive ones
  • How to Control a Meeting.


  • “Everything was perfect. Completely different experience because of the instructor’s style of delivery. It will really help in planning and conducting any future meetings.”
  • “Great course! I really enjoyed the sharing of ideas, the interaction and the communication with the class. Now I will be able to prepare agenda and write minutes of a meeting in a proper way.”
  • “The instructor’s knowledge, teaching style, presentation, etc. was simply great; there was immense clarity in her communication. It’s going to improve my daily management of meetings, and quarterly team building meetings.”
  • “The program was very informative, and the instructor was very friendly. This course will really help me with arranging and managing meetings as my job revolves around meetings.”

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