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Course Description

A well run meeting saves time, money and engages the participants. Come and find out what you can do so people leave your meeting saying, “What a great meeting!” Topics include: pre-planning, agendas, facilitation, managing differences and decisions, and action planning.

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, learners will be better able to:

  • Explain the root causes of a variety of problems we associate with meeting;
  • Follow a pre-meeting checklist to ensure a successful meeting;
  • Determine the best meeting time based on content, emotions, and results;
  • Follow a structure to determine who should attend the meeting;
  • Prepare an agenda that provides sufficient information for others to plan their participation;
  • Order the agenda and allocate time so that important things get due attention;
  • Employ ground rules to build group cohesiveness and cooperation;
  • Incorporate four key communication strategies to manage discussion;
  • Use a strength, weaknesses, opportunities, threats (SWOT) analysis to help key facts to surface;
  • Apply principles from the six thinking hats technique to focus attention and discussion; and
  • Develop an action plan with area of responsibility

Testimonials

“Outstanding content and facilitation – wealth of knowledge and expertise – sense of humour – open to ideas, respectful environment.”

“One of the best courses/facilitators I’ve had at Camosun. Content should be mandatory.”

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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of the Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge their welcome and graciousness to the students who seek knowledge here.

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