Conducting Effective Meetings

Business Skills

Aims of the course

Meetings are a vital part of any business. From brainstorming to decision making, it is important to ensure meetings are constructive and efficient.

In this course, participants will learn how to plan and facilitate meetings and group discussions at work. It offers a range of tools and techniques to help increase participation, enthusiasm, productivity and commitment as well as strategies on how to record and create value from meetings.


Who will benefit from attending?

Managers and professionals from all business sectors with responsibility for chairing or running meetings, facilitating groups or ensuring successful group outcomes in the workplace. 


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Main Group


Participants will learn to:

  • Identify the role, responsibilities, skills needed to manage a meeting
  • Create and use agendas to boost productivity
  • Open, facilitate and close effective meetings
  • Get buy-in from all participants
  • Provide constructive feedback
  • Handle conflict or challenging people


Key topics covered:

  • Defining facilitation – purpose, benefits and role of facilitation
  • Psychology of groups – understanding adult learning, group dynamics and team development
  • Planning the meeting – defining, clarifying, establishing, and building
  • Facilitating the meeting – encouraging, empowering, evaluation and follow-up
  • Developing your communication skills – questioning and listening techniques
  • Facilitation practice


What's included?

The majority of our courses are customised and delivered in house.  Our standard fee for customised course delivery over the duration of a day is £950.00, which includes diagnostics, course customisation to ensure the course meets the specific needs of your organisation, materials and delivery to groups of up to 15 people.  This equates to a training investment of £65.00 per head. Certificates are issued upon completion of the training for all participants. 

 Our courses are delivered across the South West to businesses in Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Wiltshire.  Whether you're in Exeter, Bath, Bristol, Taunton or Salisbury, we have experts trainers at the ready to deliver high impact training to your staff. 

Contact us to discuss further.