Meetings are as common as dirt and about as popular. This course will introduce you to 10 principles for making every meeting matter. If you adopt these principles, you will become fanatical about make-or-break matters like matching participants to purposes; and you will manage the daylights out of mundane matters like time frames, rooms, and seating. You’ll pay more attention to the emergence of informal subgroups that can derail your meeting in an eye blink. You’ll become more aware of what people expect from leaders and of the demands you make on yourself.
What you will not do is fret over people’s motives, attitudes, and personal quirks. In other words, instead of managing other people’s behavior, you will manage structure—the conditions under which people interact. The only individual you will seek to manage is you. Learn to use these tested, effective structural practices that keep groups whole, open, and task focused.
Don’t Just Do Something; Stand There can help you to:
- Help groups achieve shared goals in a timely way
- Manage differences among group members in a productive manner
- Foster an environment where members solve problems and make tough decisions without delegating the task back to you as the leader
- Structure meetings to greatly increase the probability that people will share responsibility
The Don’t Just Do Something; Stand There! self-paced distance learning format includes:
- An easy to use participant guide
- Comprehensive review questions for each chapter with fully-explained answers
- Unlimited 1-on-1 instructor interaction
- And much more…
Project Management Professionals (PMP)® and PMI Schedule Professionals (PMI-SP)® earn 12.5 PMI® PDUs upon course completion.
Categories: Meeting Management, Conflict Resolution, Decision-Making and Problem Solving, Leadership, Negotiating, Team Development
By the end of this course the student will be able to:
- Discuss how to identify shared goals for a group in a timely way
- Explain how people working together can utilize differences within a group as a means for integration
- List the steps to develop meeting structure in a manner that will increase the probability of shared responsibility
- Explain the relationship of systems thinking to meeting planning
- Define how one can examine his or her internal processes as a leader
Credit: 12.5 PDUs – PMI® Pre-approved credits / 0 Technical, 12.5 Leadership, 0 Strategic