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Course title: Meetings and briefings

Brief description
In this CPD course we will examine the skills needed to manage meetings and briefings effectively. We will explore the behaviours that help and hinder the progress of meetings and briefings.

Topics covered

  • Introduction
  • Purpose of Meetings
  • Planning and leading meetings
  • Mullins’ behaviours theories
  • Task related behaviours
  • Group building behaviours

Duration: 3 hours   Learning mode: Online   Cost: £35.00 + vat

Course title: Develop and create effective written documents

Brief description
In this CPD course you will learn about producing complex written business documents. This means that you will learn about how to write one or more business documents which present and analyse information on a complex issue. You will also familiarise yourself with structuring information effectively to a prescribed business format and use formal conventions of business documents.

Topics covered

  • Select and collate relevant information
  • Arrange material for impact
  • Structure information to business formats
  • Select language appropriate to purpose and readership
  • Accurate use of expression style, spelling, punctuation and syntax
  • Research information

Duration: 4 hours   Learning mode: Online   Cost: £40.00 + vat

Course title: Summarise complex business documentation

Brief description
In this CPD course you will learn about summarising complex written business information. You will evaluate the effectiveness of format, language, structure and layout in meeting the needs of purpose and readership. You will also learn how to write a summary and evaluate texts.

Topics covered

  • Read and analyse complex texts
  • Summarise the main points and supporting detail
  • Write a short summary
  • Range, types and purposes of writing
  • Conventions of format
  • Understand the impact of language and presentation
  • Evaluate written texts

Duration: 4 hours   Learning mode: Online   Cost: £40.00 + vat

Course title: Plan and participate in a formal meeting

Brief description
In this short CPD course, you will learn how to create paperwork to support a meeting, and to prepare and deliver an input for the meeting. You will also learn about the dynamics of oral communication and the format and structure of formal and written records of meetings.

Topics covered

  • Planning and preparing for a formal meeting
  • How to organise and structure a contribution to discussion
  • Using visual aids to support you
  • Responding to others
  • Dynamics of oral communication
  • Format and structure of a formal meeting
  • Writing paperwork to support meetings, eg, minutes of meetings

Duration: 4 hours   Learning mode: Online   Cost: £40.00 + vat

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