greenshoots | Running Effective Meetings

Running effective meetings

Course Overview


This workshop is designed for those who organise and run meetings either with clients or colleagues. There is a skill to running a professional meeting which sticks to an agenda and where concise minutes are circulated to attendees.  It isn't just luck and having a good memory!


The full course looks at how to professionally organise a meeting and what information is needed by the attendees. It moves on to running and then closing the meeting. The final step is circulating structured minutes and following up on action points. This is a fun and interactive workshop which involves lots of group discussion about what delegates see as best practice.  Don't let your meetings become a waste of time!



Course Prerequisites


There are no prerequisites for delegates to attend this workshop. 

Overall Aim


For delegates to confidently organise, run and close effective meetings.




  • To appreciate why meetings still have a part to play

  • To understand the importance of clear objectives (agenda)

  • To identify key stages and key people in the meeting process

  • To describe tools to help facilitate a meeting to achieve the desired outcomes

  • To demonstrate the key rules needed for clear and professional minute preparation


Course Breakdown
Section 1
  • Why are meetings still important to our business in this online age?

  • Can they justify the time spent?

  • What happens when they are done well?

Section 2
  • Setting clear objectives

  • Meeting organisation and the importance of communication

Section 3
  • Facilitating the meeting - keeping to an agenda

  • Who are the key people in the meeting - the minute taker

  • Keeping control but allowing time for ideas and discussion

  • Achieving the objectives

Section 4
  • Closing the meeting professionally

  • Producing minutes and action plans

  • Who is going to follow up?


Content will vary depending on workshop length chosen. Full support materials are provided via access to our virtual learning environment together with online evaluation and post-course follow-up.



2010 - present

2010 - present

Creating flexiblity through customisation

The workshops above costs £950 + VAT based on a maximum group size of 12 delegates.


We probably can’t provide all of the answers to all of your questions online so please call us on 0333 344 4031  to discuss your requirements.


The workshop content above is provided purely as a guide as all Green Shoots Learning courses are customised to best suit your business requirements. Pre-workshop consultancy is provided for all bookings, either in person or over the telephone where we will work with you to build in your company procedures and best practice.  


All workshops and courses include full support materials accessed from The Green Shoots Academy e-learning platform, note-pad and pen, all exercises and any printed handouts required for the day, on-line evaluation, personal action cards, individual 4 week delegate follow up and a full post-workshop Client report.


Our workshops can be run on-site or at a convenient public location (we will even sort out room hire for you if needed), across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

Lorna Rose

Lorna Rose Lorna has worked in the training arena for over 14 years and is City & Guilds qualified and a member of the CIPD. She has worked in-house for a number of professional service businesses and concentrates on designing, writing and delivering effective, engaging and enjoyable workshops.  

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