Six steps to leading productive meetings
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Six steps to leading productive meetings

Creating collaborative, productive spaces that achieve something special
4.9 (12 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
663 students enrolled
Last updated 6/2017
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Includes:
  • 30 mins on-demand video
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I 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.
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Requirements
  • No prerequisites
Description

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 is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to lead productive and effective meetings
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Curriculum For This Course
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Welcome to this Skill Boosters course
1 Lecture 02:13

An introduction to your trainer and what the course will cover.

Preview 02:13
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Introduction
1 Lecture 06:12

This module looks at why we have meetings and what they ought to achieve and examines some of the common mistakes we make when leading them.

Preview 06:12

These questions will check your understanding of certain key points covered in this module.

Introduction: Check your understanding
2 questions
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Starting the meeting
3 Lectures 11:59

This module looks at how to get your meeting off to a good start and how to build a positive atmosphere that encourages everyone to engage and participate.

Step 1 - Start with something positive
04:51

This module looks at how asking more questions and avoiding making statements can help to promote discussion and encourage creativity.

Preview 02:30

This module looks at why it's important to focus on those people who have attended the meeting and how to make the best use of everyone's time.

Step 3 - Focus on the people who are present
04:38

These questions will check your understanding of certain key points covered in this module.

Starting the meeting: Check your understanding
2 questions
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During the meeting
2 Lectures 06:43

This module explains how thinking beyond the boundaries of the group can make for better and more sustainable decision-making.

Step 4 - Think beyond the boundaries of the group
01:24

This module looks at the importance of building and sustaining a positive atmosphere and examines how we can counter our natural negativity bias by looking for positive, constructive ways of responding to ideas and suggestions.

Step 5 - Find positive things to say
05:19

These questions will check your understanding of certain key points covered in this module.

During the meeting: Check your understanding
2 questions
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Closing the meeting
1 Lecture 03:15

This module looks at how to end your meeting on a positive note and what to do in order to secure commitment and buy-in from everyone present. 

Step 6 - Finish on a future-oriented, positive note
03:15

These questions will check your understanding of certain key points covered in this module.

Closing the meeting: Check your understanding
2 questions

This quiz will check your understanding of the various points covered in the course.

Assessment quiz
5 questions
About the Instructor
Skill Boosters
4.5 Average rating
554 Reviews
6,168 Students
19 Courses
Courses for inclusive, productive and healthy workplaces

At Skill Boosters we work with leading subject matter experts to design, develop and deliver training for the workplace.  We are passionate about delivering behavioural 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.

Skill Boosters courses and resources are trusted by many of the world's leading organisations to develop and improve the skills and behaviours of their people.

Ms Sarah Lewis
4.6 Average rating
121 Reviews
2,273 Students
4 Courses
Chartered Organizational Psychologist at Udemy

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 over 20 years with organizations from production and service sectors as well as with higher education, not-for-profit and local and central government. A chartered psychologist, Sarah is an experienced facilitator with special expertise in creating individually designed large or whole system interventions based on Appreciative Inquiry, Open Space and other key collaborative transformation methodologies. She works in the areas of socio-technical system implementation, 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’ and ‘Positive Psychology and Change’ and lead author of ‘Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management’. She is a recognised expert in these areas and speaks regularly at National and International Conferences.