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Making Meetings Work

Making Meetings Work

@ Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce 40 George Street EDINBURGH Midlothian EH2 2LE

6th March, 2020 09:30-12:30 Training 95.00-135.00
Poorly run meetings constitute one of the most common complaints in organisations. They  take up time and use energy that people could be using to get work done, and because meetings include several people, they can run up cost more quickly than other work. If you hold a meeting, make it count, if you attend a meeting, make your contribution count and having a reputation for running efficient and successful meetings is good for you and your career.

This workshop will focus on how to make your meetings time-effective and action focused: how to devise agendas, facilitate meetings, deal with difficult people, capture outcomes, call attendees to action - gain meeting skills than some people never take the time to learn!

Who should attend?

Anyone who wants to make the meetings they run or attend more action-centred, productive and a better investment of time. Whether you chair meetings or just attend them you owe it to yourself to become more effective at this professional skill.

Learning Outcomes:

- Ensure meetings are action-centred
- Take appropriate action before, during and after meetings to ensure successful outcomes
- Structure meetings effectively
- Recognise the different roles required to make a meeting work well
- Facilitate and control meetings to ensure objectives are met
- Control meetings to ensure maximum participation of attendees
- Preparing for the meeting: agendas, objectives, gaining commitment and preparing the meeting room
- Structuring the meeting: timings, the “10% under” rule, capturing actions
- Closing the meeting positively
- The role of the facilitator: allocating functional roles, agreeing the rules of the meeting
- Applying the 3Fs’ approach
- The role of the attendees: expectations, contributions, behaviours.
- Meetings follow-through: making actions happen, ensuring attendees prioritise action points, agreeing consequence
Trainer profile:

Mark Mackenzie-Smith has a career that spans over 30 years starting in Air Traffic Control, moving into his second love delivering design and brand solutions to SMEs, public sector bodies, national and local charities, finance and education institutions. He is an associate of Calendonia PA and manages his own training consultancy. Mark is chair of Lothian Young Enterprise and a Young Person’s coach with Edinburgh based charity Bright Light.
With significant hands-on experience, Mark’s relaxed delivery style offers you learning that is both engaging and delivers results. His workshops are exciting, push you to perform and are aligned to practical business solutions.

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