Running Effective Business Meetings

Erasmus+ KA-1 Course

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Course Description

This course on running effective meetings trains professionals to understand the correct approach to planning, conducting, and participating in business meetings. This course will show how to send proper meeting notices, design powerful agendas, and how to make use of technology to become more efficient.

Meetings are essential to the business, but they can become one of the biggest time wasters in the organization. This translates into unwanted costs for the business. Studies have shown that teams squander 90% of their time repeating topics, showing up late, poor attendance, bad agendas, and improper planning. This will explore the bad habits that team members do not even realize they are doing, and look at steps on how to correct them.

This course will help develop the leadership skills needed to successfully run an effective meeting, but also show how to work with the individual team members. The course will help train leaders to manage all the different personalities they encounter during the meeting. This shows how to effectively navigate each individual and lead them achieving the goals of the meeting and organization.

Target groups

Teachers (pre-school, primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs), teacher trainers, educational guides and counselors, head teachers/ managers of schools, adult education professionals, parents, other interested person

Course Lessons (7 days)

DAY 1:

  • Lesson 1: Preparing for Effective Business Meetings

    Effective meetings always start with great preparation and planning. Without establishing the groundwork and organizing, meetings can fall into chaos and confusion.

  • Lesson 2: Designing the Agenda for an Effective Meeting

    Good organizational habits are critical for running effective meetings. One way to achieve a structured approach to meetings is using an agenda.

DAY 2:

  • Lesson 3: Managing Effective Business Meetings

    Effective meetings have strong leadership from both management and the chair of the meetings, to direct and guide everyone as efficiently as possible.

  • Lesson 4: Dealing With Common Meeting Problems

    Managing personalities takes development of strong people skills.

DAY 3:

  • Lesson 5: When Too Many Meetings Are Too Much

    Sometimes meetings are just not important enough to attend. We need to identify when meetings are necessary, eliminate the dead weight, and only hold the ones that bring value to the business.

DAY 4:

  • Lesson 6: Make Meetings Work

    Making meetings become more effective is a learned experience. Anyone can do it, once you know the right things to do.

DAY 5:

  • Lesson 7: Managing Meetings for Productivity and Effectiveness

    All managers strive to get the most productivity out of their staff. There is a whole business philosophy on improving value-added work called Lean Principles.

DAY 6:

  • Lesson 8: Making Use of Technology to Become More Efficient

    More and more, we are finding ourselves in touch with clients, business partners, and suppliers located all over the globe. Technology has made it possible to conduct business in real time with each one of them.

DAY 7:

  • Lesson 9: Desired Skills of the Team

    When individuals start to see wasteful processes and actions by others in the organization, an open dialogue can begin on how to improve.

  • Lesson 10: Desired Skills of the Team Leader

    Dealing with the many different personalities in the meeting is a daunting challenge for leadership. A skilled leader is able to recognize each individuals behavior, and to manage with confidence.


  • decisions
  • generate ideas
  • status reports
  • communicating
  • making plans

Financial conditions

  • The course fee – according to Erasmus+ programme (70 euro/ day), 490 Euro for a 7 days course (without travel)
  • We can provide you very nice and comfortable hotels. All expenses is covered by EU in Erasmus+ School and Erasmus+ Adult project.
  • We can organise cultural activities.

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