Joanna Gutmann Training

course: make meetings matter

Meetings are a part of everyday working life and sometimes seem to be the purpose, rather than the means to an end. If meetings are to meet their objectives, they need to be chaired professionally with participants contributing appropriately.  However, few of those who chair meetings have any training or support and as a result time and money are wasted. This course aims to give delegates the skills and confidence to set up, run and contribute to meetings effectively.

A half-day session focusing on the management of each section is also available.

Course content
The role and input of the chairperson and participants
The sections of the meeting and how to manage each effectively
Using the agenda as a management tool
Encouraging and managing discussion
Action planning

Who should attend?
Anyone who leads, or will lead formal or informal meetings

A mix of syndicate exercises and discussion; film (More Bloody Meetings)

Duration: one day
Break: 11.00, 12.30, 2.30
Workbook, reference handouts and stationery are provided
Minimum of six delegates, maximum of twelve



At your office

If you have more than six who would benefit from the training (maximum of 12), an in-house course is the most cost-effective way of developing your colleagues' skills.  You only need to provide the room and a flipchart.
More information on running a minute-taking course at your office

a book or a mousemat?

If you'd like some help with your writing, Pocket Punctuation will give you the rules and guidelines for every mark with simple, clear examples tips for punctuating correctly. Alernatively, the punctuation mousemat gives summary guidance for the tricky marks 'at your fingertips'
Information on Pocket Punctuation and the punctuation mousemat

Coming away from the course feeling more confident and empowered.
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