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This is a bundled training package. It contains training for each of the bundled items below:

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Running Meetings in Better Directions $74.95
Planning Meetings Fit for Purpose $74.95

Bundle Price: $99.00
Total Savings: $50.90

Running Meetings in Better Directions

Have you ever attended a meeting that left you feeling frustrated? Perhaps the meeting was too long, unfocused, or dominated by arguments and disagreements. Not all meetings have to be like this. Meetings can be very productive; many issues can be resolved, and participants can feel grateful they attended. Whether it's a regular meeting or a task force meeting, the meeting leader should open the meeting with appropriate information and in the right tone. An effective meeting leader encourages full participation from the group to ensure the objectives are reached within the allotted time. To close the meeting, the leader summarizes the decisions arrived at and follows up on the actions that need to be taken. This course covers the skills and lessons that will help you to fulfill the key responsibilities of a meeting leader at each stage of a business meeting.

Learning Objectives
  • List steps that are common to conducting both regular and task force meetings
  • Describe how to facilitate decision-making to maximize participation and buy-in
  • Respond appropriately when discussion goes off track in a meeting
  • Recognize statements that represent best practices for intervening in a meeting
  • Identify the best approaches for dealing with a given productivity problem in a meeting
  • Specify the responsibilities of the meeting leader with respect to closing and following up after the meeting

Planning Meetings Fit for Purpose

Have you ever sat through a meeting that you felt was a waste of your time? Maybe the meeting wasn't relevant to you or it was just poorly run. Perhaps it lacked a clear purpose. The root cause of ineffective meetings is almost always poor planning. Meetings are among the most expensive forms of communication in today's business environment, so it's essential to make the investment worthwhile. This course outlines a process for preparing for effective meetings. First, you'll learn how to clarify the purpose and objectives of a meeting. Second, you'll learn how to determine if the meeting is required, or if a meeting alternative can fulfill the objectives. Third, you'll learn how to choose the best participants. Fourth, you'll learn how to create the agenda. And fifth, you'll learn how to prepare yourself and your participants for a successful meeting. The next time you need to prepare a meeting, the methods introduced in this course will help you make the most of your and your participants' valuable time. You'll also learn how to effectively start a meeting.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the value of planning meetings
  • Identify the questions to ask to determine if a meeting is necessary
  • Identify who should participate in a meeting
  • Use a process for creating an effective agenda
  • Recognize how to prepare yourself and others for a meeting
  • Recognize the goals served by examples of opening statements in a meeting
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