This one-day workshop aims to take the pain out of meetings and to introduce staff to the principles and techniques involved. Meetings are an important and integrated part of organisational communication consultation, debate and decision-making. Organisations need effective meetings but these do not happen without correct procedures, preparation and planning. The workshop is highly participative and will focus on providing an opportunity to participants to practise the skills needed to chair/or contribute effectively to meetings.
Upon completion of this training, participants will:
understand of the principles and best practice of preparing for and conducting meetings
learn the techniques most commonly encountered in meetings
enhance skills in communication and assertiveness
improve existing, or acquire new skills to maximise their contribution at meetings.
The course will cover the following areas:
Why have a meeting
different roles and responsibilities of staff attending meetings
planning for meetings
leading and managing a meeting effectively
attending and contributing positively at meetings
managing conflict, decision-making and assertiveness after meetings – what needs to be done and who is going to do it.
Dates, Venue and Fee
Dates: 3 October 2018
Venue: Institute of Public Administration
Fee: The cost of this one day course is €405 for Corporate Members of the Institute, €450 for others. Fee includes course material, lunch and refreshments each day.