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8 Videos (30m)
    • Welcome to this course

      2:13
    • Introduction

      6:12
    • Start with something positive

      4:51
    • More questions, fewer statements

      2:30
    • Focus on the people who are present

      4:38
    • Think beyond the boundaries of the group

      1:24
    • Find positive things to say

      5:19
    • Finish on a future-orientated, positive note

      3:15

About This Class

Meetings should be collaborative, productive spaces that make the best possible use of everyone’s time, skills and experience. This course looks at why so many meetings go wrong and provides six key pointers for making sure they go right.

All too often, the meetings we attend are tedious, irrelevant and a waste of our time - when they ought to be a place where we can get together to share information, skills and experience and achieve something special. Meetings are an expensive activity for any organisation, so it’s important that they actually achieve what they set out to do, and don’t just stop people from getting on with their jobs.

Using a mix of drama and expert commentary from leading workplace psychologist Sarah Lewis, this course looks at why so many meetings go wrong and provides six easy steps for reclaiming the power of the meeting and turning it into a dynamic space for constructive collaboration.

This course will give a better understanding of:

  • The importance of creating and maintaining a positive atmosphere
  • How to encourage creativity and get people to share ideas, information and resources 
  • How asking questions can help us manage conflict situations and find answers to problems 
  • What to do when people don’t turn up
  • Why thinking outside the group makes for better decisions
  • What we can do to ensure buy-in and commitment.

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