This one-day workshop will help you teach participants how to:
- Understand the value of meetings as a management tool
- Recognize the critical planning step that makes meeting time more effective
- Identify process tools that can help create an open and safe forum for discussion
- Develop and practice techniques for handling counterproductive behaviors
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
The Basics for Effective Meetings
To begin, participants will explore the key characteristics of successful meetings. Participants will also discuss types of meetings and alternatives to holding a meeting.
The Best and Worst of Meetings
Participants will work in small groups to identify the characteristics of effective meetings and ineffective meetings.
Holding Productive Meetings
During this session, participants will explore the keys to productive meetings through large group discussion and a case study.
Preparing for Meetings
Participants will be given planning guidelines, including tips on determining the time and attendees.
This session will educate participants about the importance of agendas. Participants will also take part in a small group activity to reinforce the concepts.
Setting the Place
During this session, participants will look at some things to consider when choosing the location and physical setup for the meeting.
Leading a Meeting
Next, participants will learn skills for leading a successful meeting.
Process and Content
This session will explore the differences between process and content. Participants will also learn about ground rules, different techniques for engaging meetings, and facilitation skills.
How to Control a Meeting
Participants will explore types of difficult dynamics and solutions in a group exercise.
A Plan for Success
To wrap up the day, participants will work in small groups to create an action plan for areas of weakness identified in their pre-assignment.
At the end of the course, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.
In Person Training
The traditional classroom style of training remains our Most Popular and Most Requested format. On-site training provides participants with an in-person facilitator who will work directly with the team, whether for a single training session or a training series. The Mainstream team will craft and tailor your experience to ensure that your training session is specific, relevant and unique to your audience while meeting your learning objectives. Why settle for ‘pre-formatted, pre-scripted, one-size fits all’ training programs, when our team is able to customize a program that is just right for you? We know that every team has unique learning needs, situations and that they come from a variety of industries, each having unique customer needs and demands. Our programs can be scaled to accommodate time restraints, unique learning needs and even industry or company nuances and barriers.
Don’t settle for a program that gives you almost what you need; our team wants to give you Exactly what you need.
Delivering traditional onsite training results …virtually!
We’ve officially changed the rules and redefined what is possible in the world of soft skills learning. Our unique technology, accompanied by honed delivery methodology, have successfully replicated the traditional classroom-style training environment, allowing it to exist online.
Most online training solutions limit participants’ responses to keystrokes or to single person conversations because -with inferior technology- group discussions become distorted and confusing to follow. Our Virtual Room has eliminated those barriers and encourages learning through meaningful instructor feedback, skills modelling and engaging group discussion, without visual or audio distortion
The Virtual Room is for any organization seeking a flexible substitute to traditional onsite training; whether to lower costs, eliminate unnecessary travel or to simply ease the burden of demanding work schedules.
Lunch & Learn
A Lunch and Learn session is an onsite or virtual learning program with a facilitator-led session sharing valuable information and skills on an area of identified learning interest. It’s a great break away from a traditional training program, allowing your team the opportunity to learn while enjoying their lunch. Due to the limited time, the program focuses on specific learning concepts and skills. It is an interactive session that quickly targets and reveals learning objectives that are predetermined by the training organizer. Lunch & Learn sessions are also great as a training series, providing progressive learning programs for developing skills in a ‘bite-sized’ format.