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Make Meetings Matter (3)

1. Plan the Most Effective Meetings 
Most business meetings need not be the biggest waste of time they are often perceived to be. With a little time spent planning a purpose, they can be a dynamic decision making session, or a motivational consultation or an energetic problem-solving vehicle. 
During this session we will:

  • Clarify its purpose, outcomes & goals – why has this meeting been called?
  • Select who the appropriate attendees are, make sure they can attend and the roles they will take
  • Craft an agenda – the framework upon which the meeting rests
  • Provide pre-meeting information so that participants can come prepared well in advance

2. Facilitate the Most Effective Meetings

Don’t be fooled! Chairing a great meeting might look effortless. It is certainly not.  It not only needs careful planning, the facilitator needs an ability to reign in egos, including their own. Being aware of group dynamics and communication preferences is a great start, followed by choosing the most appropriate language to engages all participants.

During this session we will:

  • Recognise Davis’ three elements that create the right environment for full participation
  • Hone the skills to chair, guide, summarise & control meetings
  • Use Edward deBono’s facilitation tool to encourage contribution and participation
  • Summarise to close and the essential follow up

3.  Brilliant Boardroom Meetings

As your business grows, impartial governance ensures the business complies with all legal and constitutional requirements.  It challenges and supports strategic direction and priorities, high-level policies and management performance expectations. It oversees the management of risk, monitors and evaluates business performance.

During this session we will:

  • Consider Cloyd’s model on Board Governance
  • Develop your Feedback Control model (example video)
  • Determine the qualities of the board debate
  • Evaluate your board performance


“Laura runs high energy meetings, which help businesses keep up to date with best practice in a range of disciplines. She makes sure everyone is involved, seeks out solutions, and gets back when she says she will.” Dianne Edgar

  1. Prices per session start from £500, for a tailored agenda, excludes handouts and workbooks
  2. Either session can be delivered as a webinar lasting 1 hour, with audience Q&As from £200
  3. This material can also be delivered as a series of coaching sessions over a period of 5 weeks via a one hour Skype or Google hangout

Make contact for a free initial telephone consultation without obligation.

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