Four-month programme Effective Meeting Facilitation JUST LIKE THAT
Do meetings take up a lot of your time today?
Does it irritate you that:
- Meetings don’t result in effective decisions or usable knowledge?
- Other participants come to meetings unprepared or turn up late?
- You are invited to poorly planned meetings and don’t see how you can contribute?
Many of us attend meetings simply out of a sense of duty or misplaced politeness. You can avoid such situations in the future by asking a few, simple questions when you receive a meeting invitation.
Consider how many irrelevant meetings you attend – every month – and what you could spend that time on if you learned when and how to reject irrelevant meeting invitations. Whether the meetings are in person or online.
Chair meetings effectively
Meetings are not always a waste of time. And if you hold a senior position, meetings will always be part of the job. This is where the important decisions are often made. With a few, effective methods, you can easily take first place in the “professional meeting facilitation” stakes. Unfortunately, you will not meet much competition.
You can achieve this first place by participating in my four-month meeting facilitation programme. There are two elements to the course:
- A four-hour one-on-one meeting facilitation course at your own premises. We discuss the different types of meeting, meeting templates in Outlook and how to plan and round off your meetings. We also touch on how to challenge other meeting facilitators, if they are not chairing the meeting well enough
- Three one-hour follow-up sessions via Teams. I give you feedback on your participation in and handling of selected meetings, or we plan up-coming meetings
In the future, the meetings you attend will be different:
You will have better control of your meetings, from deciding who should attend and what their contribution should be to rounding off the meeting and evaluating it afterwards. Time costs money, and many organisations could save a lot of time and, thus, money every month, simply by evaluating recurrent meetings. One of the worst meeting facilitation mistakes is repeating the same type of meeting at regular intervals, without challenging the format or frequency. Meetings should never become a habit.
Avoid the most frequent meeting facilitation mistakes
An unclear agenda is one of the main causes of poor meetings:
When the purpose of the meeting is unclear, participants have no idea what to prepare before the meeting and who should do what after the meeting. før mødet, eller hvem der skal gøre hvad efter mødet.
Another issue is inviting an unnecessary number of participants to meetings without an agenda. This isn’t just a waste of time for these unnecessary participants. Meetings often take longer the more participants there are, which wastes everyone’s time. You can therefore save your organisation a lot of time by being strict about who should attend a meeting and by convening more meetings with fewer participants. In some cases, there may not even be a need for a meeting. You may be able to make do with sending an email. flere møder med færre deltagere. Nogle gange behøver I måske slet ikke et møde. Måske kan du bare sende en mail.
Another frequent mistake is to convene meetings for multiples of whole or half hours. If you do that, you are not considering how long the meeting should last. 45 minutes may be sufficient. In which case, there is no reason to invite participants to a longer meeting. Their calendars are probably already packed with meetings that begin and end on the hour or half hour. If so, they will only be able to get to the first meeting on time and will be behind for the rest of the day. They will certainly thank you for being flexible about the length of the meeting.
When you decide on how long a meeting should last, you take control of it. This means it is also your job to ensure that you keep to the agreed time limit. You will learn how to do this on the Effective Meeting Facilitation JUST LIKE THAT course.
Your investment: DKK 10,000 without VAT.
Who is behind Effective Meeting Facilitation JUST LIKE THAT?
My name is Michael Thygesen, and I am the owner of Work Efficiently.
Due to my long-standing career as a manager and director in companies such as Hartmanns A/S, Eniro A/S, Telenor A/S, Debitel, Lån & Spar Bank A/S and BRFkredit A/S, and the fact that I have specialised in Outlook, I am well-placed to promote good meeting facilitation and optimise meeting culture.
Effective meetings and Outlook’s potential for improving efficiency are a perfect match.
Want more information about the programme? Or would you like to book now? You are welcome to call me on +45 5250 5490, or send an email