One of the most popular pastimes in the workplace is to complain about meetings. There’s a good reason for this: it is not uncommon that people running meetings and participating in meetings have not learned how to be effective in those roles. Meetings for meetings’ sake and conforming to how it’s always been done has created a culture where boring and ineffectual meetings are frequent.
But when used correctly, meetings can be a powerful tool that can transform how business gets done and how people work together. Below are a variety of tools for you to use and share so that we all can start having more impactful meetings at The University of Texas.
Impactful Meeting Session
A quick glimpse inside the Impactful Meetings workshop with the Director of University of Texas Learning & Development, Emil Kresl. Big questions and solutions to help you and your team change how you get things done.
This event is for participators, providing several opportunities for interactions with other participants and the instructor throughout. Attendees are encouraged to share their own experiences and learn from one another.
It is not uncommon that people running or participating in meetings have not learned how to be effective in those roles. People have been conforming to bad practices for years, and it has created a culture where boring and ineffectual meetings are frequent. But when done correctly, meetings can be a powerful tool that can transform how business gets done and how people work together. During this event you will learn the value of three simple yet powerful principles for impactful meetings:
- Explicit expectations and intentions
- Creating a structure for engagement
- Accommodating participants
The intended outcome of this event is to provide participants with concepts to help ensure that meetings are rewarding and productive.
Infographic for Impactful Meetings
View the Impactful Meetings Infographic (PDF) for great tips.
LinkedIn Learning Collection
Whether you're trying to improve virtual or in-person meetings, this LinkedIn Collection curated by UT L&D will help you. From running efficient meetings to minimizing them all together, these videos have you covered.