This course covers all you need to make significant improvements to the process and outcomes if you are responsible for organising or chairing meetings. Based on the need and purpose of your meetings, you will look afresh at the structure, style, content and process of all the meetings you are involved with. The benefits from effective meetings management are likely to be significant and apparent to all your stakeholders. Our programme consultant for this topic has run the course many times across several continents, in large and small, public and private organisations. Participants frequently comment on its practical solutions to evergreen problems with meetings – easy to implement, easy to see the benefits.
This course is designed for anyone who chairs or organises meetings. The programme has led to dramatic changes in a number of organisations – large and small, public and private. Many past delegates have reported significant improvements in time management and personal effectiveness.
This course covers the collowing modules:
This is a highly practical, vocational, how-to programme based around real-world tools, checklists and processes that will be immediately useful to you back in your day job. This course comprises four modules each covering a set of key concepts and skills. Within each module, best practice and key concepts are covered off in a concise briefing, followed by a range of stimulating learning activities like team workshops, group discussions and topical case studies.
After this course, you will be able to:
This module covers how to decide the type and size of meeting to achieve desired outcomes.
This module covers structure, roles and tactics for effective meetings management.
This module covers how to ensure a positive, productive, powerful meeting by managing your own and others’ behaviour.
This module covers how to ensure that your meeting achieved its objectives, that people are clear about decisions and action-points and that action plans turn into action. It also addresses how to evaluate key elements of a successful meeting and work for continuous improvement.
This course is heavy on reality and light on theory. Your trainer will introduce the concepts clearly, then focus on real-world skills that connect the big picture to your job. Courses are updated regularly and trainers are active in the industry so your knowledge will be fresh and relevant.
Training consists of concise briefings on best practice, backed up by interactive learning activities like workshops, role-plays, case study analysis, coaching, brainstorms and structured group discussions. You will not sit passively through long lectures.
This course is interesting, intellectually stimulating and delivered in a relaxed and professional style.
All ISOC trainers are hands-on communication professionals with at least 15 years of experience. We don’t employ academic teachers – we insist on good-humoured enthusiasts who will inspire your creativity.
This course is delivered in an executive boardroom format, not classroom-style, and in a small group no larger than eight people. You will get personal attention for the issues that matter to you. It’s also a great chance to network and share experience.
We have headquarters in London and a training centre in Dubai. We train communicators at all levels, from press officers to prime ministers. ISOC is owned and managed by Pinnacle International, the world’s largest specialist communications and PR training company. As well as public courses, we provide private and customised programmes including media interview training, presentation training, and multi-year multi-competency postgraduate programmes.
Edexcel is the world’s largest provider of accredited qualifications and one of the UK’s largest examination boards. It is owned by Pearson, the world’s largest education company. Edexcel awards two million qualifications every year around the world and has 5,500 education partners in 110 countries. ISOC is an accredited Edexcel Centre (#90817). Edexcel has audited ISOC’s systems for the design, delivery and management of training and inspects us regularly to assure quality control of all aspects of training and assessment.
ISOC is also accredited by the British Accreditation Council, a UK Government-mandated training standards body. The BAC conducts annual quality assurance inspections and audits.