Leading Meetings

This course maps to capability:


Are you or your staff spending too much time in unproductive or inefficient, perhaps even painful meetings? Do you feel like you can’t get your head above water because the number of meetings you sit in are stopping you from completing your own work? Are the meetings achieving their purpose or just missed opportunities that leave you feeling deflated?  

The cost to an organisation of too many meetings or ineffective meetings on the collective productivity, focus and engagement of staff cannot be underestimated. On the other hand, effective meetings can build trust, achieve results and stimulate innovation and collaboration. If your meetings aren’t achieving this then this workshop is for you.

Course Content

  • Understand the core principles and processes involved in executing successful vs unsuccessful meetings
  • Consider factors we need to take into account when planning meetings
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of meeting participants.
  • Learn how to lead and facilitate a meeting to engage all members
  • Understand the dynamics behind typical meeting challenges and strategies for overcoming them.

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course attendees should be able to:

  • Lead quality meetings which are an effective and efficient use of both yours and your staffs time by learning how to keep the meeting on time and on track.
  • Create an effective meeting environment which engages participants by allowing for maximum input.
  • Achieve results – get decisions made, resources allocated and actions delegated.
  • Have a range of strategies at their disposal to deal with typical challenges that present.

Benefits to your organisation

  • Reduce time wasted through repetitive and ineffective meetings – cut meetings that don’t achieve and improve the effectiveness of the rest.
  • Improved team cohesion, trust, decision making, problem solving and productivity
  • Improved communication between colleagues and managers

Benefits to you

  • Understanding how and what is required to run a successful meeting will ensure your time is spent on valuable activity that decreases your workload and improves your team’s capability.
  • By allocating the right amount of time to meeting you will be better able to plan and manage your day, and ultimately keep your workload on track.
  • Improved accountability through committing to and tracking actions and timelines.