Getting More Out of Meetings

Date: Wednesday February 13, 2019
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Where: CfLP Cockermouth
Delivered by: Deborah Clarke

When you call a meeting how do the invitees react: do you hear a collective sigh, are people suddenly and unexpectedly "busy"? When the attendees arrive are their heads up or down? Do they bring a feeling of energy and enthusiasm?

Meetings are not always viewed positively but rather as unproductive wastes of time. Yet, approached well and led effectively they are the exact opposite: they afford a valuable opportunity to deliver consistent messages, encourage teamwork and collaboration and allow collective problem-solving. This workshop will provide leaders with insight, tools and techniques to maximise the time invested and to generate positive and rewarding outcomes.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, delegates will be able to:

  • Identify the benefits of meetings and determine when and why a meeting is necessary
  • Create effective objectives and agendas
  • Understand their role in 'controlling' the meeting
  • Generate ideas for bringing meetings to life and to encourage engagement and involvement
  • Ensure that positive action comes from the meeting

Course Content

During the workshop we will consider/undertake the following issues/activities:

  • Analysis of what makes a meeting effective and the benefits it brings
  • When is a meeting the best option and what the alternatives are
  • Forming clear objectives for the meeting and planning for success
  • Techniques for setting ground rules and gaining buy-in
  • Identification of different personality types and how to manage the mix
  • Embracing the art of listening as a key tool of a meeting leader
  • Development of techniques to encourage participation and collective thinking
  • Tools to record outcomes and drive positive actions


£180 per delegate (including VAT)

Date and Location

Date Location Code Booking
Wednesday February 13, 2019
10.00am – 4.00pm
CfLP Cockermouth MWS190213C Book



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