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Effective meetings (Mar 2020)

A session for staff covering the practical steps to ensure meetings have a purpose, feel collaborative and produce an outcome.

Important information - this event has been cancelled

  • 19 Mar 2020, 10.15am to 19 Mar 2020, 11.05am GMT
  • University of Bath
  • This event is free Tickets are subsidised for this event

2019/20 courses: This course is likely to run in October and February.

Course overview

Do you spend time in meetings wondering about their usefulness?

The success of a meeting can be determined by how efficiently it is managed and that means a role for all participants.

This short course will enable you to take some practical steps to ensure that 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/participating in meetings
  • reflect on the interventions that may be most appropriate to ensuring the meeting is purposeful and productive


This course has no pre-work.

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.

Book or cancel your place using ESS

Discussing your learning and development with your line manager

We assume that if you need permission or agreement to attend this course you will have arranged this before booking, and have also jointly discussed the following with your line manager to ensure that the training is suitable and your learning can be transferred back to the workplace:

  • how this training will help to deliver your individual/team goals
  • the expected outcomes (i.e. what is expected to change/improve as a result)
  • any support required post-course to enable you to transfer your learning back to the workplace

Your manager will receive an automated notification when you book or cancel a place on a course using ESS.

Book a place

Once a course date has been arranged you can book your place using Employee Self-Service (ESS). You must book a place to be able attend. Download instructions on how to book your place using ESS.

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

Cancel your place

You can cancel your place using Employee Self-Service (ESS). Download instructions on how to cancel your place using ESS.

Please cancel your place as early as possible, and at least 3 days in advance, to allow others to book instead.

Related online learning and resources

Access the Wrike 'Shall we have this meeting?' infographic decision tree referred to in the session.

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


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

Who should attend

For all staff

Booking details

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University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom


If you have any questions, please contact us.