Meetings that work

Meetings can be good or bad, useful or ineffective. Bad meetings use up time, resources and energy and can leave people wondering why they were even present. Effective meetings leave people feeling positive, and knowing what their next steps are.

Meetings that work

Course outline

This workshop will provide you with tools and techniques, peer learning and theoretical models – equipping you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to chair and facilitate meetings which are:

  • Task focused
  • Productive and successful
  • Well-structured and professionally run
  • Timely and time efficient.

By attending this course, you will learn how to:

  • Identify the purpose of each meeting and what format to use to ensure success
  • Prepare and structure meetings to allow sufficient time for debate
  • Become successful in reaching outcomes for each agenda item
  • Become able to encourage positive behaviours within a group
  • Gain understanding of behavioural dynamics in meetings
  • Develop your own strategies for dealing with negative and unhelpful behaviours
  • Use a range of facilitation techniques which will help generate ideas and motivate attendees.

Who should attend?

Everyone who is responsible for chairing meetings and facilitating/leading discussions.

Jo Carr

Jo Carr Jo Carr

Jo Carr works as an independent leadership and management coach, trainer and consultant in the health, social care and social housing sectors. Before 2013, Jo spent 25 years in management roles in social housing and the voluntary sector.  

Jo is a lifelong learning qualified trainer, and an ILM qualified management and mentoring coach, and she also has a flair for bringing her learning and perspective from her background to help her clients find solutions for their pressure points.   

Jo uses a flexible and eclectic mix of products and models in her work, from NLP to Situational leadership – with the focus on the client audience developing their ability through increased confidence and capacity. She is also an accredited Belbin team roles facilitator. Jo is a very skilled communicator, with an intuitive approach to working with her audience – and this is borne out in her range of delivery methods as a coach and trainer.