// The Productive Meeting

The Productive Meeting

CPD Points: 3
Duration: 3 Hours
Media Type: eLearning
Provider: Academyst (eMedicus Ltd.)


We spend more and more of our time in meetings and yet people often voice that meetings are a complete waste of time. We can change this. The fundamentals of an effective meeting are that it is well organised, runs to time, covers the issues, creates quality decisions, reaches consensus and leads to positive, motivated action by the participants of the meeting. With the right set of skills, processes and strategies this is possible, time and time again. This powerful course will have you running meetings that people look forward to because they achieve.

  • Understanding the attributes of effective meetings
  • Planning excellence - how to get off on the right foot
  • The importance of an agenda and how to construct it
  • Ensuring people arrived prepared
  • Facilitation versus chairing - reaching better conclusions
  • Moving through the agenda in a timely, focused manner
  • Keep conversations on the subject matter at hand
  • Avoiding individuals dominating the discussions
  • Ensuring that action follows agreement
  • Qualities, skills and attributes of the effective facilitator
  • Blueprint for effective, productive facilitation
  • Opening meetings - use of icebreakers and introductions
  • Establishing and enforcing ground rules
  • Structure and timing within meetings
  • Ensuring everybody contributes, even the quiet ones
  • Brainstorming methodology
  • Evaluating proposals & consensus building techniques
  • Dealing with difficult people and re-establishing control
  • Appropriate, action-orientated minutes
  • Closing on a high, contracting and ensuring action

  • Run meetings more efficiently with better outcomes
  • Develop advanced facilitation skills
  • Gain a variety of consensus building techniques
  • Understand and manage different behaviours within meetings
  • Ensure action is always achieved following meetings
  • Make meetings fun, interactive and productive

  • Doctors - Junior
  • Doctors - Middle
  • Doctors - Senior
  • Nurses - Junior
  • Nurses - Middle
  • Nurses - Senior
  • Business & Administration - Junior
  • Business & Administration - Middle
  • Business & Administration - Senior
  • Allied Pros - Junior
  • Allied Pros - Middle
  • Allied Pros - Senior