Course Content
Identify communication requirements
This topic focuses on effective communication by first confirming the authority to represent an organisation, adhering to policies and procedures. It involves identifying and managing confidential information while also understanding the audience's information needs and crafting communication in line with the communication's purpose.
Negotiating with Stakeholders
This topic focuses on negotiation skills to achieve mutually agreed outcomes. Negotiating with stakeholders involves the process of reaching mutually beneficial agreements or compromises with individuals or groups who have a vested interest in a particular project, decision, or outcome. It typically entails open communication, active listening, and finding common ground to address concerns, interests, and objectives. Effective negotiation with stakeholders is crucial in project management, business, and various other contexts to build consensus, resolve conflicts, and ensure that the needs and expectations of all parties are met.
Participate in and lead meetings
This topic covers effective meeting participation and leadership. It involves recognising the need for meetings, scheduling to accommodate stakeholders, preparing materials, conducting meetings, actively contributing to discussions, striving for consensus on meeting objectives, and summarising and distributing meeting outcomes to stakeholders.
Make presentations
Making presentations involves selecting suitable forums aligned with organisational goals, tailoring tone, structure, and style to the audience, and preparing presentations for specific outcomes. Presenters should encourage questions, follow up with stakeholders after the presentation, and evaluate their performance, identifying areas for improvement. This process ensures effective communication and engagement in line with organisational objectives.
BSBCMM511 – Communicate with influence
About Lesson

NOTE: Templates and examples attached in the exercise files

For a meeting to be effective it must:

  • be held at the time and date specified
  • keep to the timeframes specified
  • achieve the desired purpose, goal or outcomes.

During a meeting there may be differences of opinion or matters that arise not on the agenda. The meeting may become out of control if not chaired properly or create conflict and disagreements. Therefore, it needs to be structured and conducted effectively, keeping to the agenda and timelines.

The purpose may be to achieve agreed outcomes by the end of the meeting through consultation, feedback, compromise and consensus.

Exercise Files
Example and template – Board Minutes.docx
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Meeting Agenda (only) template.docx
Size: 43.34 KB
Meeting Agenda & Minutes – Template.docx
Size: 1.24 MB