Spend Your Time and Resources Optimally
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If you would like to save time in your busy life and get better at holding value-adding meetings where the participants think, “It’s so good to be in the hands of a good chairperson”, then this course is for you.
This course is aimed at individuals who are looking for tools and inspiration, whether they primarily function as a chairperson, minute taker, facilitator or participant.
The course aims at giving you inspiration for improving the meetings you share the responsibility for.
You will learn to:
- Make daily meetings more dynamic and creative
- Plan a meeting so that the purpose of the meeting is in agreement with the sub-purposes and the agenda
- Produce a motivating notification of a meeting
- Utilise the participants’ knowledge and experience
- Chair the meeting appropriately and ensure that everyone has the same perception of what is concluded
- Contribute effectively to the meeting – whether you are the chairperson, minute taker or a participant
- Make the minute taker’s job easier
Your company will get:
- An effective employee who uses time optimally
- An ambassador who can change the meeting culture
- Savings that affect the bottom line
Hear what some companies have done to leverage the meeting culture and how much money you can save – and how much energy can be released – through a better meeting culture.
- Renew the toolbox: you will be introduced to e.g. reverse brainstorming and the six “thinking hats”. “Reverse brainstorming” is unsurpassed when you want people to think outside the box. The “six thinking hats” can, for example, be used for discussing a suggestion.
- The chairperson’s strategy: considerations prior to the meeting: purpose, application of the result, participant circle, agenda with sub-purposes and prioritisation of topic and time. We will also discuss the option of permanent meetings, e.g. nutcracker meetings.
- The motivating agenda: the notification of a meeting is often merely a number of cues that each participant can interpret in their own way. Learn how to produce a notification of a meeting that establishes joint expectations and motivates participants. The construction of the agenda also greatly influences how easy or difficult it will be to chair the meeting.
- Rise to the occasion as a chairperson: as a chairperson you must pull your weight, but you shouldn’t pull the same weight all the time. Your status should go up and down according to the situation. We will also work with ‘the ideal meeting’. Become aware of how important it is to have a good prelude to a meeting and that the chairperson ensures minutes are taken and test conclusions and final conclusions are made.
- Chair the meeting from the sideline: learn how to tactfully and elegantly help the chairperson from the sideline and to do your part to ensure that the meeting makes a difference.
- Minutes – an important document. A capable minute taker can save a poor meeting. A good meeting can result in absolutely nothing if no minutes are completed subsequently. Get tools and tips for making the minute taker’s job easier.
One intensive day from 9 am to 5 pm with many small exercises, group discussions and mini presentations by the facilitator.
Kirsten Andersen has many years’ facilitation experience and facilitates a number of Mannaz programmes. Kirsten has published and co-authored a number of books, incl. “Bedre mødekultur”, “Visual Mind Mapping” and “Præsentationer der fænger , volumes 1 and 2”.
Kirsten is an extremely professional and committed facilitator who ensures that the participants greatly benefit from her programmes. In addition, she contributed to the “Network on P1” and the “Money Magazine” on Denmark’s Radio 1 in connection with topical programmes on “Effective Meetings”.
The price includes
During the course:
- 1 day of intensive facilitation
- All meals during the course
- 1 facilitator
- Max. 20 participants
- Course material: the book “Bedre mødekultur” and a notebook for your personal notes
For personal consultancy, please call Course Manager, Marianne Illum Vendler on +45 4517 6189 or send an email.