Meetings remain one of the most crucial tools for collaboration, problem-solving, and decision-making when done right. Yet, according to research, the average employee attends approximately 62 meetings in a month with about four hours of additional time a week (on average) preparing for those meetings. Above all, those studied felt that half of those meetings are a complete waste of time. Obtaining employee engagement in meetings is evidently a crucial leadership imperative.
For far too many organizational leaders, meetings are spent giving monologues to closed mouths and blank faces. Given that diversity of thought and ideas are critical to the project and organizational performance, it is essential that leaders find ways to allow their teams the opportunity to contribute and speak more in meetings.
However, how do we increase the contribution of team members who may not be comfortable doing so? What are the factors that keep your team from feeling safe to contribute freely in your meetings and taking risks?
Within this self-paced, 3-hour workshop, you will learn the answers to these questions and build the skills necessary to accelerate your team members’ willingness and ability to speak freely and contribute fully in meetings.
By the end of this digital workshop, participants will have the skills necessary to:
- Address the mechanism that prevents team members from engaging and contributing in meetings.
- Establish and apply meeting conditions designed to promote contribution, collaboration, and information sharing.
- Apply techniques for drawing out additional information based on participant contributions.
- Strategically use silence to increase team member participation in your meetings.
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Who Should Attend
USC Marshall Executive Education Applied Leadership Workshops are designed to equip working professionals with the essential skills and abilities necessary to lead today’s organizations.
Formatted as self-paced, performance-based modules, these workshops focus exclusively on one specific leadership skill and provide participants with the knowledge and tools necessary to apply that skill within their own organization.