With the Middle East fast becoming the hub of Global business, we are excited to announce the 2023 launch of the Meeting Master Academy – Middle East. Working with corporate clients as well as government departments our aim is to vastly improve productivity and output of meetings across the region by creating Meeting Masters who can Design, Facilitate and Moderate powerful meetings with meaningful outcomes.
We proudly work with Eric de Groot and Mike van der Vijver, authors of Into the Heart of Meetings, published in 2013 and the newly published Meetings, by Default or by Design. Eric and Mike have one mission, to create meaningful meetings that drive positive change.
We specialise in working with government organisations, ministries, chambers of commerce, travel and trade associations and major global companies. We help them to achieve their strategic goals by ensuring every meetings matters. If we can help your organisation. Please get in contact.
To find out more about the Academy, please download the full brochure.
Meetings can be a powerful and productive form of communication between human beings. However, the success of a meeting depends on how each of the participants behaves and interacts with each other and the level of information that is created and shared.
In most meetings, the power of human interaction is largely under-utilised and as a result, the participants experience is flat and boring. They are not effectively challenged as intelligent co-creators of the content and are pushed into a passive consumer role.
Essentially, the classical meeting format fails to unleash the power of human interactions and we are on a mission to change this!
Most of the time, we design the entire programme from start to finish. In practice, a full design means we apply the methodology briefly outlined above and produce a script that specifies exactly who in the meeting does what and when (and, of course, why!). It includes indications on how the meeting’s content needs to develop and with the help of which people (such as, but not limited to, speakers) and other tools.
We can also consult you on how to improve an existing programme. You can ask us to look over your shoulder and provide advice on specific parts. On speaker management, for instance.
Meeting Design Weeks global educational events are designed for meeting and event professionals to learn about the building blocks Meeting Designers use when designing meeting programmes.