Most books, articles and courses on effective meeting management ignore the fact that leaders, managers and facilitators of meetings have different roles. Thus a course on managing meetings effectively needs to take these roles into consideration. We do. Briefly, the Leader has something to say. The Manager wants interaction to lead to a specific end point – usually a solution. The facilitator is there to make sure process is followed.
In this workshop we discuss how each of these three roles affect the manner in which meetings are designed and led. We also discuss the techniques that are useful for different types of meetings, both live and visual. Settings, time, expectations all differ depending on the goal of the meeting.
We offer a comprehensive checklist to help in the preparation of meetings. Types of meetings, how to be a good meeting facilitator, how to lead a meeting effectively, and how to prepare for meetings are also discussed. The goal of this course is to enable you to go from “oh no, not another boring meeting” to “we get things done quickly and effectively in our meetings.”
Anyone interested in leading, managing or facilitating effective meetings will benefit from this course.
Years of Experience: 37+ years
Areas of Expertise: Planning, Change Management, Conflict Resolution, System Streamlining, Communication, People and Project Management
ArLyne Diamond, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized Leadership, Management, Professional Development, and Organizational Development (O-D) consultant specializing in people and processes in the workplace. Multifaceted, Dr. Diamond has extensive experience in a wide range of disciplines (business, education, management, marketing, business ownership, psychology – and some economics and law as well). This enables her to see things from a variety of angles and to cleave to the essence of a problem quickly, offering her clients creative and practical solutions.
As the President and Founder of her consulting firm, Diamond Associates, which was established in 1981, Dr. Diamond’s clients range from boards of directors and upper management to support staff in many industries, both public and private. This includes small business and professional practices, corporations, associations, service/charity organizations and government agencies (including police and fire). She works with individuals, teams and large groups. Dr. Diamond trains Boards of Directors and teaches several courses to board members and those striving for board appointments.
She is well known for her skill in large and small group process, including workshops in strategic planning, change management, conflict resolution, system streamlining, communication, management of people and projects, as well as board of directors development, committee and team training.
Her executive consulting/coaching and mentoring of individuals includes helping new CEOs grow into their position and learn how to create and work with executive teams, stakeholders, and others in their organization.
Dr. Diamond teaches a wide range of MBA university courses in Business, Organizational Development, Quality, Change Management, Persuasion/Negotiation, Marketing, and Leadership.
Born into a family and culture of service to others, ArLyne has been involved with many associations, service and charity organizations. A listing is available here. She is currently active in politics, Rotary, and ProMatch, an organization dedicated to helping those out of work, where she offers workshops and a weekly drop-in helping people with finding themselves, resumes, interview skills and landing the job.View all trainings by this speaker