Training ‘Online meetings – how to make them more effective and keep the energy flowing’

Location: Online Teams

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Training ‘Online meetings – how to make them more effective and keep the energy flowing’ 

Would you like to make your online meetings more dynamic? Do you want to know how to keep your participants engaged? In this training you will learn how to change the way you manage and handle meetings to make them more effective, interactive and fun.

For most of us, conversations and meetings with colleagues now take place online. Especially long back-to-back meetings can add to an already increased workload and reduce our productivity. As a consequence, online meetings can feel ineffective and exhausting, and leave us feeling disconnected from our colleagues and students. This training will help you to adapt the way you plan, structure and organize meetings to fit the new online context.

After this training you will:
-be able to plan, structure and organize online meetings to maximize effectiveness
-know how and when to set boundaries in regard to the number and intensity of online meetings
-know how to make you online meetings less boring and more fun
-know how to keep the other meeting participants engaged
-know how to maintain personal relationships despite physical distance
-have a toolkit of different online tools and strategies to make your online meetings more  interactive and dynamic
-have the skills to chair an online meeting and to manage discussions
-have checklists for organizing effective online meetings, incl. making an agenda and minutes and  etiquette during online meetings
-have more energy left for your other work activities

Audience and participation
Max. participants: 11

Renée Niessen and Ole Gmelin

Date, Time & Location

Two online sessions of 2,5 hours

Full participation is  0,3 ECTS.

Quotes of participants from the first group:
1. The hands-on workshop Online Meetings really got me thinking about how to apply the presented tools in my work. Besides thinking about how to energize online meetings, this workshop got me hyped as well!
2. Lots of useful tips to make working online more fun, effective and energizing!
3. The trainers made sure that my energy during this online session kept flowing. They gave me the tools to make online meetings more dynamic and energizing.
4. Zo kan het dus ook: vergaderen met post-its en tijdsframes. Ik ben door deze training een hoop efficiënte tools en variatie in de online-vergaderhectiek rijker!


Course fees:
If not otherwise indicated, Erasmus MC PhD courses are free for Erasmus MC PhD candidates and Research Master students who use them as electives. Erasmus MC employees pay €100/day. External PhD candidates pay €100/day. Commercial and other external participants pay €200/day. There is one fee for the entire course, there is no reduction for partial participation.

Cancellation policy:
Erasmus MC Graduate School charges a cancellation fee of €75 for all cancellations made more than 22 days before the start of the course. Fifty percent of the course fee, with a minimum of €75, is due for cancellations made between 21 and 10 days before the start date. The full course fee is due for cancellations made less than 10 days before the start date, or in case of no-show without cancellation. For Erasmus MC PhD candidates the full course fee in case of the cancellation policy will be the equivalent of the number of course days times €100. 

All invoices will be sent to the head of department or for external participants to the e-mail address provided upon registration. 

Those who register for a PhD course agree with these financial conditions.

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