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Running effective meetings

Synopsis

A practical session to address the recurring problems with meetings. They take too long and they don’t produce results. A course to transform the way you plan and run and follow-up your meetings.


Outcomes

As a result of attending this course, you will be able to:

  • identify clearly what is not working
  • use practical techniques to put things right
  • prepare an effective agenda
  • run a productive meeting
  • deliver appropriate minutes on a timely basis
  • hold meetings that result in actions

Content

Specific criteria for your meetings
  • Key qualities including clarity, brevity and actions
Do you need to meet?
  • How to identify when a meeting is not needed or appropriate
Ground Rules
  • Eradicate some of the common irritants and barriers before you start
Objectives & Structure
  • "If you don’t know where you’re going you will probably end up somewhere else…” The Peter Principle
  • How to draw up the agenda
Who’s in charge?
  • The role of the Chair
Decision making
  • How are decisions made?
  • Ways to make the process smoother and more effective
Dealing with the difficult stuff
  • Issues, people, discord
Client meetings, pitches and tenders
  • Creating impact in your presentations
  • Practical tools for hitting the right note
Review
  • Tips for busy lawyers
  

Format

A practical session that can be run as a high paced hour of excellent tips to a three hour session with an opportunity to prepare for specific types of meeting and practise minute taking.

It’s highly interactive with opportunities to share ideas to best practice.

Duration

1 - 3 hours

Delegates

Lawyers. This session can also be adapted for support staff.

Maximum 20 per course

Tutors

Doug Robinson

 

 

 

 

 

To discuss how we can help call Linda Moran on 0114 273 83000114 273 8300.