Professional/Short Course UWE Inspire Workshop Series: Power of Good Meetings

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
Bristol Business School
Six 90min sessions over 2 months
Course Director
Dr Charlotte Von Bulow

Page last updated 4 October 2021


Regardless of sector, size, mission or location, organisational life involves attending a succession of online meetings throughout our careers. We all know the difference between a good and a bad meeting: cast your mind back to a meeting where you left feeling inspired, encouraged and motivated, or the one where you felt you had wasted your valuable time or where you were left feeling unseen, misunderstood, anxious.

Understanding the importance and power of good meetings is the same as investing in the success of any business or vocation. Whether you are hosting, chairing, facilitating or participating in meetings, there are a number of vital things to be aware of and actively support in order to ensure that the organisation, its members, beneficiaries and stakeholders benefit from the power of meetings.

In this interactive workshop, we will be exploring the common pitfalls and landmines in meetings as well as developing tools for good practice towards actual mastery.


Who is it for?

The workshop is designed for anyone who has ever sat in a meeting and who wishes to become a great host, chair, facilitator or participant.

The method and content is particularly designed to make good use of a diverse group that includes leaders, managers, business owners, co-workers, researchers and those with an interest in how to get the maximum out of digital meeting platforms.

What will I get out of it?

  • Understanding how to develop an excellent meeting culture
  • Understanding common pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • Gain a set of practical tools that can be used by meeting hosts, facilitators and participants alike
  • Live experiences and opportunities to practice in a safe space
  • Feedback and peer-mentoring
  • Practice sharing and networking with other participants

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.



Workshop structure

The workshops are interactive and involve both presentational, dialogic and live practice elements. We will create a safe space in which we can fail and succeed together without fear of being judged.

It is vital that participants commit to all sessions so that we can create a community of practice as a group. Between meetings, participants will be supported to design exercises that can be completed between sessions. There is no 'homework' or assessment attached to the workshops.


Study facilities

We use the latest online learning technology to make your learning experience as effective and rewarding as our traditionally taught courses. Our learning platform provides your entire course content, and puts you in contact with your tutor and fellow students.

IT requirements

This course is delivered fully online. To ensure you can participate fully in the session and course materials, please see the following required computer specifications:

Operating system: Windows 7+, Mac OS 10.9

Web browser: Google Chrome is the optimal browser. However other browsers such as Firefox, safari and Microsoft Edge are also compatible.

Additional requirements:

  • Internet Access - 28.8 kbps speed or above (Broadband connection highly recommended). Slower internet connections may cause issues with audio and video.
  • A headset with microphone/headphones is highly recommended
  • Webcam

Find out more about the facilities and resources UWE has to offer.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Programme dates

Please note that the dates are provisional and will be confirmed within the coming weeks.

Cohort DatesTimeLocation
January 2022 Registration 09:45 each dayOnline
Session 1 - Wednesday 26 January 202210:00-11:30Online
Session 2 - Wednesday 09 February 202210:00-11:30Online
Session 3 - Wednesday 23 February 202210:00-11:30Online
Session 4 - Wednesday 09 March 202210:00-11:30Online
Session 5 - Wednesday 23 March 202210:00-11:30Online
Session 6 - Wednesday 06 April 202210:00-11:30Online

Programme fees

Please see the table below for current fees and discounts available. All prices are VAT exempt.

Discounts can not be used in conjunction with each other. The greatest discount available will be applied at your booking confirmation.

Please note that we only accept card payments for this programme. If your organisation is paying and feel they require to be invoiced, please contact us in the first instance to discuss your options.

CohortJanuary 2022
Early bird discount£225
Payment deadline01 December 2021
Full fee£250
UWE Alumni discount£215
UWE Staff discount£215
Course Connect Partner£200
Payment deadline for all other bookings19 January 2022


How to apply

How to apply

To make a full or provisional booking for this programme, please complete the relevant online booking form below:

January 2022Book nowEnquire now

This workshop forms part of our UWE Inspire Workshop Series. Please see below for related workshops in this series:

Power of Good Meetings

The Practice of Attention in a World of Distraction

Trust and Collaboration

Effective Tools for Habits That Work for You

Planning and Delivering Virtual Events Successfully

For further information

  • Email: Please contact us on the enquiry form above.
  • Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 84896