Making Meetings Work

Good meetings can help an organization be very successful. Unfortunately, meetings are frequently the biggest time wasters and a sore point with employees who want to be productive.

This program is designed to give participants the tools they need to organize and conduct effective meetings. It will address essential issues such as focusing on consensus building, channeling egos, and dealing with digital devices as assets for successful meetings.

Greg Enos, who has survived thousands of meetings, will facilitate this program. He is the Managing Principal of Time Communications Associates.

By the end of this program participants will be able to:

• Explain the five key elements of a successful meeting

• Describe the critical issues a good meeting leader must address

• List the most common pitfalls that make meetings boring

• Cite the most important communication skills for meeting participants

A combination of interactive exercises, group simulations, individual planning, and group discussion will be used to stimulate positive learning and an exchange of ideas.

Each participant will complete the program with a draft meeting action plan that can be implemented with 30 days.

Preparation for the workshop requires each participant to:

• Identify the elements of the most successful meeting they have attended in the last six months.

• Define what makes meetings boring.

Primary Audience: Individuals who attend two or more meetings per week.

Length: Three hours