|Duration: 60 minutes||Speaker: Marcia Zidle|
People don’t hate meetings. They hate bad meetings. And there’s a long list of reasons why so many meetings are bad: there’s no agenda and the meeting goes in circles; the wrong people are invited and everyone’s multi-tasking; unclear actions items or decisions; and the list goes on and on.
Surveys of executives, as well as managers, found that over 50% of meetings they attend are a waste of time. Inefficient meetings are definitely a complete waste of money as well. What is it costing your team, department, company in terms of lost productivity? However, when meetings are managed right, they are a powerful tool for solving problems, making decisions, exchanging ideas—and getting results fast.
Are you spending way too much time in meetings that never get results? What about your managers, supervisors, and workers? There’s nothing more frustrating than an unproductive meeting—except when it leads to another unproductive meeting. Yet everyday millions of people conduct meetings—in person; hybrid or virtual —without the critical understanding or training on how to plan and lead them effectively.
This webinar is a practical, comprehensive guide for everyone who is responsible to convene, organize, and lead in-person, hybrid, and virtual meetings. Attendees will learn how to resolve or manage common problems, inspire creativity, and transfer ownership to their meeting participants while managing interpersonal conflicts and other disruptions that arise. This will result in less time wasted, greater participation and engagement, more collaborative decision-making, and measurably improved outcomes.
Ask managers what part of their job they find most taxing and tedious, and the answer is sure to come in a loud and unanimous voice – Meetings!!! Too many, too often with too few results. Nothing seemed to get accomplished; people were late…or didn’t even show up; there’s a lot of talk but no action.
Therefore, when was the last time you lead an efficient and effective meeting? The right people were invited and were present. The topic was clear and discussions where based on the agenda items sent out in advance of the meeting. Action items with due dates and responsibilities were created during the meeting and then immediately distributed to the attendees. And, as the attendees left your meeting, which only lasted 30 minutes, they said, “wow, that was a great meeting and we got so much accomplished!”
If the meetings you lead are not working, you can fix them. In this webinar you will learn how to lead meetings that are focused, productive, participative, and even fun! It includes how to structure different types of meetings; clearly define the purpose and the desired outcomes; set an achievable agenda; encourage open communication; keep discussions on track; avoid group think; gain agreement on action steps, assign responsibility; and get accountability. Bottom line: you will now have what it takes to be a confident meeting leader!
The focus of this webinar is to increase a leader’s effectiveness in preparing for and leading all kinds of meetings including virtual ones. The areas to be covered are:
Who Should Attend
CEO’s, COO’s, VP of Human Resources, Chief Learning Officer, Directors, Project Managers, Operation Managers and Supervisors, Team Leaders, Human Resources Professionals. Managers and Supervisors, talent management professionals, Anyone who leads meetings
Marcia Zidle is a board certified executive coach, business management consultant and keynote speaker, who helps organizations to leverage their leadership and human capital assets.
She has 25 years of management, business consulting and international experience in a variety of industries including health care, financial services, oil and gas, manufacturing, insurance, pharmaceuticals, hospitality, government and nonprofits.
She brings an expertise in strategy and alignment; social and emotional intelligence; executive and team leadership; employee engagement and innovation; personal and organization change management.
She has been selected one of LinkedIn Profinder’s top coaches for 2016.
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