Effective Meeting Leadership Skills
One full day, some pre-program preparation. Twelve participants.
In a typical day, U.S. companies have 11 million meetings and the average employee spends about 8.5 hours a week in meetings, more for managers and executives. How much of that time is truly productive? How much time do you think is wasted? This course has a single purpose: To improve the quality, usefulness and efficiency of the meetings one attends or leads.
The three course objectives are:
- Build a platform for effective meetings
- Identify the problems with meetings and address solutions
- Explore several techniques of improving participation in and effectiveness of meetings
Key Takeaways/Module Highlights:
"What's wrong with Meetings?" —Identifying problems with meetings
Briefings, Explorations, Practices:
Two fun and challenging simulations (Murder Mystery, and Desert Air Crash Survival)
- Creating an agenda that works
- Getting agreement to the meeting's purpose
- Determining the best roles in leading the meeting
- Knowing the right intervention to get maximum participation
- Documenting a meeting
- Closing a meeting
- Evaluating a Meeting: the process and a tool
Techniques to enhance participation and effectiveness, including when and why of use
Brain-writing Pool, Boundary Examination, Reverse Brainstorming, Idea Advocate, Sticky Dots, Trigger Method, Five Ws and H, Castle Technique, Improved Nominal Group Technique and Story Board (Twice)
Putting it All Together: A sample meeting on an impromptu topic.
Trainer Bio: Dr. MICHAEL G. RENQUIST:|
Mike Renquist is very comfortable in the training of communication and presentation skills, primarily in technical or business environments. He has eleven years of service as adjunct faculty with SMU's Cox Business School Business Leadership Center, specializing with international students and their business presentations. He has worked for over twenty years as both internal and external trainer and consultant, in human resources, change management, corporate culture and learning strategies in over 150 corporate settings. Prior to his current roles in human/organizational development, training and consulting, he served as an ordained clergy to churches in Dallas, TX, and Kansas City, MO. He is a Certified Practitioner in Neural Linguistic Programming ("body language").
B. A. Speech & Theater -- Austin College, Sherman, TX
M. Div. Professional Ministry -- Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, TX
D. Min. Professional (earned) degree, specializing in human and organization development, APTS