Business Meeting Skills

Course Code: BMS101
Business Meeting Skills is a comprehensive course that provides practical guidance on how to plan, organize and conduct successful meetings. In this course, you will learn the key elements of effective meetings and how to make them productive and efficient. You will explore the different types of meetings and their purposes, and learn how to create an agenda, manage time, and foster collaboration among participants.
Through interactive exercises and simulations, you will develop the skills to facilitate discussions, encourage participation, and handle challenging situations. You will also learn how to use technology effectively to enhance communication and collaboration during meetings. By the end of the course, you will have the knowledge and tools to lead meetings that achieve their objectives and leave participants feeling engaged and motivated.

1. Develop professional meeting facilitation skills

2. Become a more involved meeting participant

3. Learn how communicate more effectively

This course is designed for anyone who wants to improve their meeting skills and be more effective in leading meetings. It is ideal for managers, team leaders, project managers, and anyone who needs to conduct or participate in meetings regularly in their work. No prior experience is required.

English Level: High-Intermediate to Advanced

No required textbook
Paul Kates
With a rich tapestry of over 30 years in diverse professional realms, Paul Kates stands as a beacon of expertise and leadership in the field of Continuing and Corporate Education. Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Paul's journey in the business world took flight after earning his MBA from the prestigious Schulich School of Business at York University. His early career was marked by a pivotal role in the Entrepreneurial Services Practice at Ernst & Young, where he honed his skills in accounting, auditing, and consulting across a broad spectrum of industries.

Paul's career trajectory then ascended to management positions within leading companies in the consumer goods and hospitality sectors, including a tenure at a Fortune 500 company. Here, he was instrumental in driving initiatives in marketing, sales, customer service, and merchandising, showcasing his versatility and forward-thinking approach.

In 2006, Paul embarked on a new chapter in Tokyo, Japan, where he has since become a cornerstone of the academic and corporate training landscape. As the Director of Continuing Education and Corporate Education at Temple University Japan (TUJ), Paul leverages his extensive experience to inspire and educate. He delivers a wide array of business courses and workshops, equipping professionals and students alike with the knowledge and skills to excel in today's dynamic business environment.

Paul Kates is not just an educator but a mentor and innovator, dedicated to shaping the future of professional development and corporate education in Japan and beyond.