How to Attend and Host Meetings

Are meetings a waste of time? In this course, you'll learn why meetings are still important, as well as how to participate and host productive meetings.

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About this course

Meetings are a quintessential element of any successful organisation, meaning that employees must be equipped with the right skills to successfully attend and host meetings. It is a skill that is often neglected in training solutions, leaving learners with gaps in their skill sets.


Look no further than this course to teach learners the best practices when it comes to attending and hosting meetings. Its 5 parts each work to instill long-term processes in the actions of learners.


The course outlines why meetings are important, the best ways to participate, how to host successful meetings, making a meeting productive and an overall review for knowledge consolidation.

What you'll learn

  • Why Meetings are Important
  • Participating in Meetings
  • Hosting Meetings
  • Making a Productive Meeting
  • Meeting Agenda Template
  • Lesson Review

Course Content

  • Why Meetings are Important

    Understand the basics of a meeting - why do we have meetings and what's the point anyway?

    Lesson Excerpts

    • Meetings allow non-verbal language A lot of our communication is non-verbal. In asynchronous communication (e-mail, IM, etc), you miss out on important social cues like body language. Also, following a disconnected trail of emails and messages can get overwhelming. This type of communication can be misinterpreted - especially with nobody there to clarify.

      Meetings allow non-verbal language A lot of our communication is non-verbal. In asynchronous communication (e-mail, IM, etc), you miss out on important social cues like body language. Also, following a disconnected trail of emails and messages can get overwhelming. This type of communication can be misinterpreted - especially with nobody there to clarify.
    • Meetings are still important

    • Does the statement describe asynchronous or synchronous communication? Drag the description to the correct category.

  • Participating in Meetings

    Learn what it takes to be a good participant in a meeting.

    Lesson Excerpts

    • What happens when you disagree in a meeting? As much as we try to compromise and cooperate, disagreements are bound to arise in a meeting. It’s what happens when you bring different ideas from different people together in one room. What is the best way to disagree politely in a meeting so as to make your point, but without derailing the whole meeting?

      What happens when you disagree in a meeting? As much as we try to compromise and cooperate, disagreements are bound to arise in a meeting. It’s what happens when you bring different ideas from different people together in one room. What is the best way to disagree politely in a meeting so as to make your point, but without derailing the whole meeting?
    • How can we make a positive contribution to a meeting?

    • How would you respond?

  • Hosting Meetings

    Understand how to plan and host a good meeting that is productive.

    Lesson Excerpts

    • Who is responsible for ensuring that the goals of a meeting are achieved?

    • Get organized before sending out a meeting invite.

    • To get the best participant engagement, what would be the best time to hold a meeting?

  • Making a Productive Meeting

    A practical exercise with scenarios where you will identify how to improve the productivity of a meeting.

    Lesson Excerpts

    • Scenario 1: “Good morning, everyone. Apologies for asking you to meet last minute with me at such an early hour. Today we’re going to talk about how things are going on all of our projects. OK. Does anyone want to start? We can jump right in on anyone's project. Anyone at all?”

      Scenario 1: “Good morning, everyone. Apologies for asking you to meet last minute with me at such an early hour. Today we’re going to talk about how things are going on all of our projects. OK. Does anyone want to start? We can jump right in on anyone's project. Anyone at all?”
    • What problem can you detect in this scenario?

  • Lesson Review

    Re-cap everything you've learned about meetings

    Lesson Excerpts

    • True or false?

Course Author

EdApp

EdApp is a leader in training for the mobile workforce. As a microlearning platform EdApp delivers tens of thousands of lessons a day globally. The use of gamification and social learning make EdApp a platform that boasts engagement across the board. The content library now lets you access world class content for you and your team. EdApp has set out to democratize learning and give everyone a classroom in their pocket.

Selected Review

"We all attend and host meetings throughout our careers, and even though they seem simple, there is much that people forget or simply don't know. EdApp's How to Attend and Host Meetings Course goes above and beyond to explain why meetings are important and how best to participate, so that we are able to have the most productive meetings possible. This one is a ten out of ten and worth your time."

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