Meeting Management Course

This course is designed to give you the basic tools you need to initiate and manage meetings. You will learn planning and leading techniques that will give you the confidence to run a meeting that will engage the attendees and leave a positive and lasting impression. Through this course, you will learn the needed skills in planning and implementing a successful meeting.

The Meeting Management Course will explore how to reduce waste and make meetings more efficient. This is a hands-on training course and a valuable experience. Use this time to begin the process of developing your skills along with other associates who share the same desire to improve their meeting management skills.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1: Getting Started

    • Course Objectives

  • 2

    Module 2: Planning and Preparing (I)

    • Identifying the Participants

    • Choosing the Time and Place

    • Creating the Agenda

  • 3

    Module 3: Planning and Preparing (II)

    • Gathering Materials

    • Sending Invitations

    • Making Logistical Arrangements

  • 4

    Module 4: Setting up the Meeting Space

    • The Basic Essentials

    • The Extra Touches

    • Choosing a Physical Arrangement

  • 5

    Module 5: Electronic Options

    • Overview of Choices Available

    • Things to Consider

    • Making a Final Decision

  • 6

    Module 6: Meeting Roles and Responsibilities

    • The Chairperson

    • The Minute Taker

    • The Attendees

    • Variations for Large and Small Meetings

  • 7

    Module 7: Chairing a Meeting (I)

    • Getting Off on the Right Foot

    • The Role of the Agenda

    • Using a Parking Lot

  • 8

    Module 8: Chairing a Meeting (II)

    • Keeping the Meeting on Track

    • Dealing with Overtime

    • Holding Participants Accountable

  • 9

    Module 9: Dealing with Disruptions

    • Running in and Out

    • Cell Phone and PDA"s Ringing

    • Off on a Tangent

    • Personality Conflict

  • 10

    Module 10: Taking Minutes

    • What are Minutes?

    • What do I Record?

    • A Take-Home Template

  • 11

    Module 11: Making the Most of Your Meeting

    • The 50 Minute Meeting

    • Using Games

    • Giving Prizes

    • Stuffed Magic

  • 12

    Wrapping Up

    • Lessons Learned

    • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations