Expanded

Leading Problem-solving Meetings

Discover how to lead problem-solving meetings effectively.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 1, 2021
Duration
1h 21m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 1, 2021
Duration
1h 21m
Your 10-day individual free trial includes:

Expanded library

This course and over 7,000+ additional courses from our full course library.

Hands-on library

Practice and apply knowledge faster in real-world scenarios with projects and interactive courses.
*Available on Premium only
Description

Are you tired of leading problem-solving meetings with mediocre results, or of struggling to catch your team's attention and getting them to actively contribute?

In this course, Leading Problem-solving Meetings, you will learn how to effectively run this type of meeting with minimal effort by using a very practical and easy-to-follow framework.

First, you will explore the most important part of every meeting: prevention (how to not have the need for it in the first place).

Next, you will discover how to optimize each core component of a meeting - be it purpose, format, or people.

Finally, you will go over steps specific to problem-solving meetings and address all the key points, challenges, and best practices. This will include understanding the problem, idea generation, decision-making, execution, and follow-up.

By the end of this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to effectively lead any problem-solving meeting, no matter the context or challenges.

About the author
About the author

Doru founded and runs a marketing agency with global clients in a wide range of industries. His focus is on campaigns that convert and get new business through the door, not feel good campaigns. In terms of approach he believes in authentic and blunt advertising without the presence of small print.

More from the author
Succeeding with Virtual Meetings
Intermediate
1h 32m
Jul 30, 2021
Developing Change Readiness Skills
Intermediate
1h 15m
Dec 31, 2020
More courses by Doru Catana
Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hello, everyone. My name is Dora Catana, and welcome to my course, Leading Problem‑Solving Meetings. After doing marketing for close to 15 years now, I've often found myself attending numerous problem‑solving meetings because, as you can easily guess, doing marketing for a product or service is much easier when it's a good product or service. And naturally, to make my own professional life easier, and now yours as well, I created a course that's based not only on a theory that's widely available, but also on real‑life experience, because I'm sure you will agree that book smarts also requires some street smarts and common sense to be effective. So the goal of this course is to be a resource that you can easily use whenever the need for a problem‑solving meeting occurs. We start by covering the topic of prevention, because what better way to solve a problem than not have it in the first place? Then we'll take a close look at building your leadership skills, because they are fundamental to the successful implementation of all the strategies and models we'll be exploring. After leadership, we look at the three fundamental pillars of meetings: purpose, people, and format. And then we dive into the specifics of problem solving. You'll find out how to better define and understand your problems, how to rapidly come up with solutions and ideas, and how to master the science and art of decision making. And we end everything with an actionable checklist that you can revisit at any time to refresh your problem‑solving skills. So my personal promise to you is that by the end of this course, you will no longer struggle with leading these meetings or with generating ideas or with getting your team to pay attention and contribute. And with practice, you will become a driving force in your organization, in your industry, and in your own life. I hope you'll join me on this journey of Leading Problem‑solving Meetings, here on Pluralsight.