UNFCCC Training on Meeting Management and Presentation Skills

Type:

Workshop

Date:

08 Nov - 09 Nov 2010

Duration of event:

2 days

Location:

Bonn, Germany

Programme area:

Climate Change

Fee:

N.A.

Event focal point email:

Other events details:

Private – by invitation   Face-to-Face    English   open to register/apply

Private events - by invitation only are reserved for a pre-determined group of participants.


Background


(UNFCCC) in a strategy to enhance the skills of staff , undertook an assessment of training needs that were then elaborated in a training programme that listed training needs in areas such as; effective communication, presentation skills and meeting management.

Within this context and as part of the long term learning programme, UNITAR was requested to prepare and deliver training to the staff to address presentation and meeting management skills.

Event Objectives

Enhance the skills of the staff in the effective delivery of presentations and in the effective management of meetings by focusing on how to;

  • set clear objectives for a presentation, analyze the needs, concerns and expectations of the audience.
  • select appropriate material for presentations, increase impact and authority through the effective use of body language, voice and assertive language, the dos and don’ts of using visual aids.
  • deliver training covering notions of effective meeting management such as; developing agenda's, opening meetings, time management, running and concluding meetings ; and
  •  prepare, avoid or overcome common hurdles and pitfalls when managing meetings and when delivering interventions.

 

Learning Objectives

 

At the end of the training participants will be expected to know how to;

  • set clear objectives for a presentation, analyze the needs, concerns and expectations of the audience.
  • select appropriate material for presentations, increase impact and authority through the effective use of body language, voice and assertive language, the dos and don’ts of using visual aids.
  • deliver training covering notions of effective meeting management such as; developing agenda's, opening meetings, time management, running and concluding meetings; and
  •  prepare, avoid or overcome common hurdles and pitfalls when managing meetings and when delivering interventions.

 

 

Content and Structure

Chairing meetings and Conferences

  1. Clarification of roles: Chairperson/Facilitator
  2. types of meetings
  3. key attributes of an effective meeting leader
  4. process for the preparation/follow-up of a successful meeting
  5. decision modes
  6. preparing the opening address to a meeting¨handling conflict
  7. assertiveness techniques for developing authority;voice/body language
  8. managing common problems faced during meetings.

Presentation Skills

  1. Analyzing the needs concerns and expectations of your auddience
  2. setting a clear and realistic objective for your presentation
  3. selecting the appropriate material
  4. structuring the material in an audience friendly manner
  5. stress management techniques
  6. using voice, body and languageto increase the impact and authority
  7. effective use of visual aids.

 

Methodology

The training will be delivered over two days and the main mode of delivery is by power point presentation to introduce participants to the theory on how to deliver effective presentations and manage meetings.

Hands on exercises and practical exercises will also be an important part of the training to involve participants and allow participants put into practice the theory.

Finally a resource book to serve as a guide and useful resource will be distributed to all participants.

Targeted Audience

 Staff of the UNFCCC Secretariat.