Overview - How to Manage Effective Meetings
Meetings are vital for management and communication. They enable people to plan activities, exchange information and make decisions together. Knowing how to hold efficient and effective meetings is a key aspect of making projects or activities successful.
As a result, this module has been developed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to manage an effective meeting. On completion, learners will understand why meetings are important and know how to ensure that the key outcomes of an effective meeting are achieved.
On completion of this course learners will be able to:
- Chair a meeting
- Negotiate effectively
- Design well formed outcomes
- Recognise the dynamics in meetings
- Make effective interventions
- Identify the factors of successful meetings
Areas covered include:
- Welcome and Learning Objectives
- Introduction to Managing Effective Meetings
- Successful Meeting Format
- Negotiation Skills
- Managing Meeting Dynamics
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.
Approximately 1 hour. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.
This module is aimed at managers who have a responsibility to manage effective meetings within their team.
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