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Meetings That Move the Work Forward, 8 hours

We spend a great deal of time preparing for the work we do yet spend almost no time learning how to participate in or conduct a meeting that is part of the process of getting the work done. Budget and time constraints make it crucial that every meeting be productive. Many people groan at the idea of another meeting because they are often mismanaged, get off track, are interrupted, take too much time, have unclear agendas, and/or lack effective leadership. In this one-day program, participants learn how to plan, organize, and conduct both large and small productive meetings. They come to understand the steps for meeting preparation, agenda development, and participation encouragement. Skills in handling counterproductive behaviors are covered as well as Action Steps for follow-up that implement meeting decisions.