University of Bath

Effective meetings

A session covering the practical steps to ensure meetings have a purpose, feel collaborative and enable relationships to work.

When the course runs


  • Tuesday 12 December 2017


  • 9.30am -10.30am


  • Richard Brooks, Director for Human Resources
  • Amanda Harper, Director of Administration, Faculty of Science

2017/18 courses: This course is likely to run in December and March. Course dates will be published approximately 6 to 8 weeks beforehand.

About this course

How a team communicates will determine how well it achieves success. Trust, respect and communication are fundamental to a team achieving and performing to their best abilities. A successful team should always focus on relationships that will enable the desired outcome. It is important to achieve the desired goal by trusting, respecting and communicating with all team members.

  • Without respect, will there be collaboration?
  • Without communication, how do you build working relationships?
  • Without trust, is there a point?

Finding the most suitable dimensions for how to interact with each other in meetings is crucial, without this most teams spiral into a vortex of not achieving.

The common success of a team is determined by how efficiently that team manages their meetings - a team’s performance is determined by how well it prepares, conducts and follows through on items agreed.

In this session you will work through some practical steps to ensure future meetings have a purpose, feel collaborative and enable relationships to work.

Intended learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • create a new approach to running meetings
  • reflect on the interventions that may be most appropriate to enhancing your team's success
  • share knowledge, experience, and energy from a like- minded group all determined to achieve common goals

Effective Behaviours Framework (EBF)

The Effective Behaviours Framework (EBF) has nine key behavioural areas. This course will help you to develop skills and knowledge related to the EBF behavioural groups highlighted below:

  • Achieving results
  • Using resources effectively
  • Working together

Please note that attending the course does not provide evidence of achieving these behaviours; you will need to demonstrate them by applying your skills and knowledge.

Who should attend

This course is suitable for all staff.

Book a place

Please note that we do not hold a waiting list for this course.

To book a place on a published course date email with the following;

  • course title
  • date
  • your name
  • any access requirements you may have.

Or call ext. 6369.

We assume that if you need permission or agreement to attend this course you will have arranged this before booking.

Courses are subject to room availability. We will do our best to find rooms, but if we can't we may be forced to postpone or cancel the event.

Online learning and resources

Access online tools and support about effective meetings on-demand via the Development Toolkit, such as: