Course Duration: 1 Day

Location: Online/Virtual

Course fee: NGN25,000

Dates: TBA

Course overview

Meetings may seem to be a productive use of time, where employees discuss important points and get to a next step. However, quantity does not mean quality. Some meetings are not necessary, some are held with no measurable goal, some are sheer time wasters as participants see no value added. Not only is time lost, but money is also lost each time impacting the bottom-line of the organization. In fact, many meetings are held with no takeaways and actionable tasks well-articulated for follow up, and decisions made in the meeting are not recorded. Minutes are also poorly taken if it exists. The advantages of effective meetings cannot be overemphasized. Every organizations needs this course.

Course Methodology:

This workshop will be delivered using the following methods: Instructor-led sessions, group discussions or brainstorming exercises, case studies, videos, role play activities, and individual assignments.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the need for meetings and determine when meetings become too much.
  • Define meeting goals and objectives and achieve them in a timely and effective manner.
  • Develop communication skills and efficiently conduct professional meetings.
  • Improve minutes taking at meetings for the benefit of the organisation.
  • Gain skills on how to conduct virtual meetings using popular apps.

Course Outline

  • Defining meeting goals and objectives as the need arises.
  • Preparing for and conducting meetings to achieve objectives and avoid wasting time.
  • Designing an agenda for an effective meeting.
  • Developing chairmanship skills for an effective meeting.
  • Managing meeting time and other constraints effectively.
  • Leveraging Technology for efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Delegate work and responsibility during meetings.
  • Improving minutes taking at meetings for better results.
  • Conducting virtual meetings using popular teleconferencing apps.