Statistics from Meeting Resource Centre showed that most professionals meet on a regular basis admit to daydreaming (91%), missing meetings (96%) and missing parts of meetings (95%). A large percentage (73%) said they have brought other works to meeting. 39% said they have dozed in meetings. Since “meetings have become the practical alternative to work” (Kriegal & Brandt (1996)), effective meeting skills are essential to make meetings effective and productive.
Through the workshop, the participants will learn how to be successful chairpersons to organize and chair a meeting. They will also learn to be effective participants to facilitate the effectiveness and efficiency of meetings.
The key element of the workshop is a skills practice session by the participants. This will enable the participants to practice, contribute constructive feedback and further improve their own meeting skills.