Managing meetings effectively

Managing meetings effectively

Meetings do not only take up much of our academic time. Many even respond to a meeting invitation with a weary sigh, as they do not expect anything from it but boredom, ineffectiveness, and a loss of precious time. On the other hand, meetings can be extremely productive, provided they are properly planned and run. 

The present workshop focuses on the use of techniques which ensure that meetings are conducted in minimum time with maximum effect. The participants will deal with the following topics:

  • Planning a meeting: invitation and agenda
  • Running a meeting: dealing with distractions / conversation management
  • Follow-up: ensuring results and implementation

This workshop is sponsored by the DAAD project "GradUS global". 

Information on the event

: Monday, 27th May 2019

Time: 9.00-17.00 hrs.

Venue: Graduate Centre, Building C9 3 (see location plan)

Fee: none

Registration: see information in the top-right corner (max. 12 participants)

Please note

further information on the GradUS credit and participation in workshops


Dr. Jan Schmidt, head of the Münster University Graduate Centre, moderator, personnel developer, trainer for seminars and workshops for young researchers at various universities in Germany.