Management Development

The Managing Meetings workshop aims to take the pain out of meetings and to introduce staff to the principles and techniques involved. Meetings are an important and integrated part of organisational communication consultation, debate and decision-making. Organisations need effective meetings but these do not happen without correct procedures, preparation and planning. The workshop will focus on providing an opportunity to participants to learn the skills needed to chair/or contribute effectively to online and face-to-face meetings.

Managing Meetings

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

This course has been modified for online delivery.  It is a four hour course that will be delivered over two x two hour modules (10:00 am - 12:00 noon and 1:00pm - 3:00pm).  It will be delievered remotely via MS Teams and facilitated by a subject matter expert.

Commences

14 October 2020 Bookings for this course close one week in advance of start date.

Duration

Four Hour Online Course

Fees & Enrolment

Fee: The cost of this one day course is €320 per person (to be confirmed). Fee includes course material, lunch and refreshments each day.

Booking: Bookings must be received in writing using a booking form or the online booking option (see below).

All bookings will be confirmed via email. Please send completed booking forms to:

Central Bookings Office
Institute of Public Administration
57-61 Lansdowne Road, Dublin D04 TC62
Tel: (01) 240 3666 | Fax: (01) 668 9135
Email: training@ipa.ie

All IPA courses are subject to minimum participant numbers and bookings will typically close one week prior to the course start date.

Cancellation Policy: Please note, that in the event of a cancellation less than 48 working hours before the commencement of a course, a 15% cancellation fee will be charged.  Cancellation fee will also apply to non-arrivals on the day.

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The Programme

The Managing Meetings workshop aims to take the pain out of meetings and to introduce staff to the principles and techniques involved. Meetings are an important and integrated part of organisational communication consultation, debate and decision-making. Organisations need effective meetings but these do not happen without correct procedures, preparation and planning. The workshop will focus on providing an opportunity to participants to learn the skills needed to chair/or contribute effectively to online and face-to-face meetings.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this training, participants will:

  • understand of the principles and best practice of preparing for and conducting meetings 
  • learn the techniques most commonly encountered in meetings
  • enhance skills in communication and assertiveness
  • improve existing, or acquire new skills to maximise their contribution at meetings.
Course Content

The course will cover the following areas:

  • Why have a meeting
  • Different roles and responsibilities of staff attending meetings
  • Planning for meetings (online and face-to-face)
  • Leading and managing a meeting effectively
  • Attending and contributing positively at meetings
  • Managing conflict, decision-making and assertiveness
  • After meetings – what needs to be done and who is going to do it.
Other Information

This course can be tailored for in-house delivery. Please email training@ipa.ie if you would like further information about customised training.

Course Leader

Christine McNally, IPA Associate Management Specialist will deliver this course.

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