The smallest amount of research on the subject of meetings shows fairly quickly that many people have a regular experience of bad meetings. So you’re bound to have experienced meetings at which:
90% of the conversation is between 30% of the participants.
Some people are never involved in the conversation.
People constantly interrupt one another.
Differences of views are badly managed, resulting in unproductive conflict.
Poor agendas lead to unfocused discussions.
People were focused on just about everything but the meeting (e.g. email, texts, phone calls, other work on their laptops, doodling).
Agreements and actions were not defined.
The meeting never gets better. People make the same mistakes every time.
Huge amounts of time is wasted.
Nancy Kline’s Thinking Environment® is an evidence based approach that will vastly enhance the quality and effectiveness of your meetings. Based on a set of principles, and a small number of simple but powerful tools, the workshop will give you a real experience of the approach and show you how you can easily use it to transform the meetings in your team or organisation.
The Transforming Meetings® 1-Day workshop aims to give you the knowledge, confidence and skills to make your meetings much more effective, engaging and productive.
By the end of the session participants will have:
Understood the Ten Components of Nancy Kline’s Thinking Environment® and how these impact the quality and effectiveness of meetings.
Learnt and practiced the 4 applications of the Thinking Environment® to team/group meetings:
Understood how to create effective agenda items based on questions.
Learnt and practiced the Time to Think Council, a tool which enhances individual and collective learning in a team/group context.
Understand how The Thinking Environment® principles can be applied to delivering effective presentations at meetings.
Clarified how you can use the approach to achieve better and quicker decision-making; more interesting, shorter meetings; and enhanced communicationcand team performance.
Planned how to implement the approach in the workplace, and what support might be necessary.