Famous Meeting Designer from the Netherlands and author of “Into the Heart of Meetings”, Eric de Groot visits Cologne (Köln) in Germany on 28 - 29 of May 2015, for a Meeting Design Training Course. A unique chance for meeting professionals!
Meeting Design is gaining ever more attention from all those who use meetings as a means of communications. This is only logical. Whether to achieve business goals or any kind of change in organizations, meetings can only be effective if their programs are designed well.
For almost 15 years, MindMeeti
Meeting Design with Eric de Groot in action, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ©MindMeeting
ng, the Meeting Design agency Eric founded together with his co-author Mike van der Vijver, has specialized in designing effective programmes for international audiences. Or rather: participants, because one common feature in their programme designs is the active role of the participants in the meeting; the participants, not the audience.
The course will focus on the main basics of designing meeting programmes. Topics covered include: use the venue and the room lay-out to influence participant behaviour, give shape to the decisive first 5 minutes of the programme, optimize content and format, and others. In addition, course participants will learn how to cure major meeting headaches like: long personal introduction rounds, boring content, official formalities and poor speakers.
The course is designed for meeting professionals who want to exert greater influence on meeting outcomes; communication experts who want to improve their understanding of the medium; change agents and consultants who want to use meetings effectively. The course will, of course, be highly interactive. The programme is built around a whole series of design assignments, close cooperation with fellow learners and some surprises.
ICCA’s CEO Martin Sirk is a firm believer in the vital importance of Meeting Design for any company, organisation or individual striving to be successful in tomorrow’s meetings industry: “Mike and Eric’s book, “Into the Heart of Meetings”, is quite simply the most stimulating book on meetings that I’ve come across in two and a half decades in the meetings industry, and is the reason why ICCA invited them to collaborate on many of the design elements in our own annual Congress, significantly increasing our levels of innovation and delegate engagement. I can unreservedly recommend attending their Meeting Design course, and believe their ideas have the power to transform traditional thinking about our business, and can make your meetings dramatically more effective and enjoyable.”
The Dutch Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) offered this course to its members in early 2014. It received the highest-ever ratings of all MPI Netherlands educationals.
Participants said about this course:
“ Meeting Design is about creating the perfect event; one during which you will reach your goals“.
“ After this training, I have realised that just about everything we have been doing in the Meeting & Event Industry in the past is wrong!“
In January 2015, the first international edition was given in Malmö, Sweden. The participants said about this course:
Meeting Design with Mike van der Vijver in Action, Malmö, Sweden ©MindMeeting
“ The training was the perfect mix of theory and practice with quite challenging group exercises in real world scenarios which really had an impact on the way we will approach events in future. With Mike we had a very experienced expert and mind-set changer and learned a lot about maximizing meeting effectiveness by better activating the bodies and souls who are present”.
“ To actually make each meeting count is important to me - and meeting design is a wonderful approach to make that happen. The course gave me new angles on- for example - how to make the content stick, on the influence of the togetherness environment, on how to make speakers see their role in the meeting and on how to design an end of a meeting that gives a direction ahead".
For 2 years in a row, MindMeeting conducted Meeting Design Trainings in India in close collaboration with IdentCITY. Participants said about this course:
" The workshop is a combination of conference frameworks, case studies, practical ideas and thoughtful suggestions, Into the Heart of Meetings can help us design successful meeting experiences and ensure desired outcomes"
" A must attend workshop for the meeting industry professionals and all service providers. It's an eye opener to me, and I will surely implement the ideas that I learned in this workshop".
Naturally, much of the course content is based on the book “Into the Heart of Meetings”, written by Eric de Groot and Mike van der Vijver. This first-ever book on Meeting Design has received world-wide attention and acclaim. For reviews, please check our website www.mindmeeting.org
Dates: 28-29 May 2015 in Cologne, Germany
. Includes one copy for each participant of “ Into the Heart of Meetings”, two lunches. Price € 995,-
. Each second registration from the same organization is entitled to a 10% discount.
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