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Effective meetings

  • Objectives

    Facilitating the practice of group work and the conducting of meetings in the double role of participant and leader.
    Self-assessing the effects of your behaviour.
    Taking into account the emotional and affective aspects of group relations.
    Increasing the efficiency of collective works.
    Implementing suitable techniques and tools.
  • Keywords

    Communication - Organisation - Meeting.
  • The advantages

    • A methodical and structured approach based on solid tools.
    • A range of exercises and simulated situations for thorough practical training.
  • Aimed at

    Anyone whose position involves frequent work meetings as a participant or as a leader.


The different types of meetings: aims, place, nature and context
  • Types of meetings and their functions.
  • Their aims with regards to the problems to be dealt with and the participants.
Preparing your meetings well: the first key to success
  • Preparing the meeting: subject, participants, agenda, length, materials to provide …
  • Defining the meeting's objective: subject, objective, issues, decisions to be taken …
Conducting a meeting: the techniques of leading a group
  • The different styles of leadership and their effects.
  • The functions necessary for a group's progress.
  • The use of visual aids.
Communication techniques in a group to facilitate exchanges and participation from each person
  • The transmission of information and the principles of communication.
  • The structure of communication in a group and how it affects ways of conducting, organising and participating.
  • The analysis of roles concerning the task, the functioning of the group and individual attitudes.
Techniques for facilitating the group's decisions
  • The effectiveness of the group's decision.
  • The problems posed by decision-making, its acceptance and applicability.
Resolving problems in groups: problem-solving and decision-making methods
  • The methodological aspects.
  • The affective and relational aspects.
  • The various problem-solving techniques.
Concluding a meeting and validating the decisions
  • Formalising the decisions, keeping minutes.
  • Validating and using the decisions: implementing follow-up measures.


  • Code:MEM0058
  • Duration : 2days