Purposeful Meetings

Whether chairing or participating in a meeting, all staff play a role in making it a more efficient and effective experience.

During facilitated activities, participants are guided through key steps in planning and chairing meetings. Examples are used to explore the preparation required when convening a meeting, including an overview of various types of meetings, developing an agenda and drafting a Terms of Reference that sets out the purpose, responsibilities and ways of working for the group.

Participants are introduced to a range of facilitation approaches that aim to create an inclusive, dynamic and purposeful meeting. Through simulated exercises, participants are provided with strategies to manage disruptive behaviours while maintaining focus and group momentum.

The course assists any employee who organises and/ or participates in meetings, increasing their skills to effectively chair and actively contribute.

Learning outcomes
  • Recognise the potential value of meetings and their contributions to individual, team and organisational goals
  • Apply practices of chairing and facilitating meeting discussions
  • Implement strategies to manage challenging behaviours of meeting participants
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of a meeting
  • NSW Health staff
  • The workshops are delivered online using Zoom to connect participants across locations state-wide
Duration and elements
  • 4 hour workshop
  • Requirements:

  • These workshops are designed for staff to participate in online group discussions via an individual computer, not in a shared physical setting with other participants.
  • Technology: 

  • Computer/ laptop
  • Webcam
  • Audio (computer speakers or headphones) and Microphone or call in via phone
  • Fast and reliable internet connection
  • Location:

  • A quiet space to work individually without disruptions