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Running Effective Meetings Training

How to have effective meetings


"If you don't know where you're going you will probably end up somewhere else…" The Peter Principle to meetings

This is a practical session to address the recurring problems with meetings.

Do your meetings take too long and don't produce results? Our course will transform the way you plan, run and follow-up your meetings.


Our running effective meetings training course provides the techniques and skills you will need to make sure your meetings engage attendees, advance actions and don't take all day.

As a result of attending our 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
Lawyers running an effective meeting

Course Content

We will show you how to handle the different styles or seniority of attendees along with how to work through an agenda to give responsibility and ensure your meeting ends with everyone energised and engaged.

The areas we cover include:

  • 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
  • Laying the ground rules - Eradicate some of the common irritants and barriers before you start
  • Objectives & Structure - 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 meeting process smoother and more effective
  • Dealing with the difficult stuff - Issues, people, discord
  • Client meetings, pitches and tenders - Creating impact in your presentations and practical tools for hitting the right note
  • Reviewing - The best meeting tips for busy lawyers

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.


1-3 hours


Lawyers, however this session can also be adapted for support staff.

Maximum 20 per course.


Doug Robinson
Rachael Davis-Stollar

If you would like more information on our running successful meetings course, please contact Linda Moran on 0114 273 8300 or email Linda@KinchRobinson.com.