Six steps to leading productive meetings
What you'll learn
- establish and maintain a positive and constructive atmosphere
- appreciate why asking questions is better than making statements
- set clear goals and objectives
- encourage new ideas and foster creative thinking
- think outside the boundaries of the immediate group
- end meetings on a positive note
- secure commitment and buy-in.
- No prerequisites
Meetings should be collaborative, productive spaces that make the best possible use of everyone’s time, skills and experience. This course looks at why so many meetings go wrong and provides six key pointers for making sure they go right.
All too often, the meetings we attend are tedious, irrelevant and a waste of our time - when they ought to be a place where we can get together to share information, skills and experience and achieve something special. Meetings are an expensive activity for any organisation, so it’s important that they actually achieve what they set out to do, and don’t just stop people from getting on with their jobs.
Using a mix of drama and expert commentary from leading workplace psychologist Sarah Lewis, this course looks at why so many meetings go wrong and provides six easy steps for reclaiming the power of the meeting and turning it into a dynamic space for constructive collaboration.
This course will give a better understanding of:
- The importance of creating and maintaining a positive atmosphere
- How to encourage creativity and get people to share ideas, information and resources
- How asking questions can help us manage conflict situations and find answers to problems
- What to do when people don’t turn up
- Why thinking outside the group makes for better decisions
- What we can do to ensure buy-in and commitment.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who wants to learn how to lead productive and effective meetings
At Skill Boosters we work with leading subject matter experts to design, develop and deliver effective video based training for the workplace. We are passionate about delivering impactful training which helps to build productive, tolerant and inclusive individuals, teams and workplaces and which improves lives and life chances.
Our courses combine video drama, expert analysis, documentary sequences and interactive study to provide flexible, cost-effective training that engages, informs and inspires our learners.
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Initially a social worker, Sarah built her expertise in helping people change their ways of thinking and behaviour by working in child protection. Since then she has worked for nearly 30 years with organizations from production and service sectors as well as with higher education, not-for-profit and local and central government across Europe and further afield. A chartered organisational psychologist, Sarah is an experienced facilitator with special expertise in creating individually designed large or whole system interventions based on Positive Psychology, Appreciative Inquiry, Open Space and other key collaborative transformation methodologies. She works in the areas of team development, whole system change and organisational development. She helps organizations to address their issues, meet their challenges and achieve their desires in areas of organisational life such as performance, change, strategy, relationships, morale, engagement and motivation, working together, process improvement, leadership, co-ordination, and effectiveness. She is often asked to help when things are ‘stuck’ or dysfunctional at a team, organisational or individual level, yet is equally able to help make good better.
She is the author ‘Positive Psychology at Work’, Positive Psychology in Business', 'Co-creating planning teams for dialogic Organisational Development and ‘Positive Psychology and Change’. She is also lead author of ‘Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management’. She is a recognised expert in these areas and speaks regularly at National and International Conferences. She currently teaches at a post graduate level in the UK in Cambridge on a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology.