Conducting Meetings Training Course Outline

This 1-day training course teaches students about planning, participating in, and concluding successful meetings. Students learn how to establish the purpose and agenda of a meeting, facilitate participants' progress toward the meeting goals, improve their leadership abilities, facilitate situation analysis, brainstorming, and decision making, foster creative thinking, manage conflict among meeting participants. Course activities also cover building a positive climate during a meeting and following best practices of verbal and nonverbal communication.


Fundamentals of conducting meetings
Topic A: The purpose of meetings
Topic B: Planning meetings
Topic C: Participating in meetings
Topic D: Closing meetings

Managing meetings
Topic A: The role of leaders
Topic B: Decisions and ideas
Topic C: Eliminating groupthink

Conflicts, climates, and difficult personalities
Topic A: Resolving conflicts
Topic B: Meeting climates

Communicating as meeting leaders
Topic A: Communicating clearly
Topic B: Using effective language

Listening effectively and asking questions
Topic A: Improving listening skills
Topic B: Asking effective questions

Communicating nonverbally
Topic A: Nonverbal communication
Topic B: Interpreting nonverbal communication