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  • how to prepare and plan for a meeting

    Performance: Running Effective Meetings

how to prepare and plan for a meeting

In this module, you'll find out why it is so important to manage and run meetings effectively. Then you'll find out how to prepare and plan for a meeting. You will also explore some of the methods and techniques you can use to make your meetings more successful.

Finally, you'll have the opportunity to apply what you've learned to a specific scenario.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognise the benefits and drawbacks of meetings
  • Make adequate plans and arrangements to ensure the smooth running of a meeting
  • Manage your meetings effectively to ensure the best outcome
  • Take appropriate action once the meeting ends

Course Contents
  1. Scenario: Lila's Meeting
  2. Exercise: Lila's meeting
  3. Why Have a Meeting?
  4. Why do people hate meetings?
  5. Why do we have meetings?
  6. Meetings: Principles and Methods
  7. Exercise: When to call a meeting
  8. Key preparations
  9. Exercise: Getting the numbers right
  10. Exercise: Distinguishing between different formats
  11. Checklist: Key preparations
  12. Checklist: Managing a meeting
  13. Checklist: Sample ground rules
  14. Dealing with common problems
  15. Exercise: Overcoming problems
  16. Ending the meeting
  17. Checklist: Ending the meeting
  18. Lila's Meeting: Revisited
  19. Question 1: Preparations for Lila's meeting
  20. Question 2: Lila's control issues
  21. Question 3: Late arrivals
  22. Question 4: Setting ground rules
  23. Question 5: Managing others
  24. Question 6: Ending on a high
  25. Summary
  26. Assessment
  27. Course Contents
Feature Description
Duration Approximately 20 minutes
Audience Suitable for all staff - examples and interactivities designed for staff at all levels
Prerequisites No previous knowledge or experience required
Design SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via client style sheet
Assessment Ten-question assessment
Test-out Ability to offer optional test-out, whereby users can choose to skip the course content and complete the learning assignment simply by passing the assessment
Deployment AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC
Compatibility All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility)
Tailoring Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS
Translation Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages
Localisation Based on UK legislation, but suitable for global audiences upon the removal of UK-specific references and translation as necessary
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