Confident Meetings Management: A Masterclass

Whatever the size of the projects you manage, you have to have meetings. And being the person who confidently chairs a meeting that is useful, finishes on time and that has people smiling (even at the end) is a way to set yourself apart from the rest of the crowd.

How many meetings have you sat in, wondering why you are even there? Or have you watched as a chair struggled to assert leadership and direct the conversation?

I’ll share tips learned from my 10+ years of chairing meetings, from the time I burst into tears of frustration to the workshops where we’ve all left the room on a high.

Your calendar doesn’t have to be filled with meetings, but you will need some. Whether you meet virtually or face-to-face, this masterclass will equip you to go forward and run fantastic meetings, every time.

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Want to get more confident at chairing meetings? Join my new workshop.

Dates: 24 July 2024

Time: 7.30pm UK time (2.30pm EDT)

Cost: US$20

The challenge with managing meetings is that every project, every company and every meeting is slightly different depending on who is in the room and what you’re talking about.

But there are some good practices and habits that mean you can go into any meeting confident to facilitate the discussion and get to a good resolution.

And as this is a topic that comes up time and time again in my mentoring calls, I’ve put together a one-off training session about it.

In this masterclass you’ll learn:

  • Common types of meetings and which ones you can cancel today
  • How to cope when you haven’t got time for meetings but still need to get people together
  • How to run an efficient meeting without draining all your energy
  • How to overcome 3 common fears about being in the Chair.

Plus we have time for a Q&A session so bring along your questions and let’s see if we can get your meetings working better and taking up less time!

Bonus resources

You’ll also get:

  • Crib sheet on conversation prompts for meetings
  • Icebreaker dice for engaging beginnings
  • Pre- and post-meeting checklists
  • Agenda template and sample
  • Two versions of meeting minutes templates
  • How to have better meetings ebook
  • Swipe copy for sending agendas, minutes and inviting people to meetings
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Why learn with me?

I’m the author of Engaging Stakeholders on Projects: How to Harness People Power, and I’ve been leading business and tech projects for over 20 years. I’m an APM Fellow and a mentor, and I still work as a practitioner alongside my writing and training.


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FAQ

Here are some FAQ to help you decide if it’s the right training for you.

What’s the time commitment?

Overall, the time commitment is about an hour, although as it’s a live session I’ll stay on as long as necessary until all the questions are done.

When is the live training held?

24 July 2024 at 7.30pm UK time / 2:30pm EDT.

What’s the background of participants?

I expect most of the people who will be on the course with you will be early or mid-career professionals working in project delivery/project management roles.

Normally at my courses we get a good mix of people at various stages in their careers and from different industries.

What about if I work in an Agile team?

We will not be talking specifically about facilitating agile ceremonies, but if you have other  types of progress meeting, project boards, steering groups, governance meetings, problem-solving discussions and so on, then you’ll be able to apply the principles to those.

Can I claim PDUs?

Yes. I will give you an attendance certificate that you can use as evidence for your portfolio. However, I am not a registered PMI authorized trainer.

Can I claim the cost through my company?

Yes. Get in touch and I can send you an invoice.

What’s the cancellation/refund policy?

If you choose not to attend, you can get a refund up until we start the live sessions. I will not be able to refund you after 24 July.

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