Training courses

How to Lead an Effective Technical Meeting

12-13 June 2014
ICES, Copenhagen, Denmark
Application deadline: 29 April 2014

This course has been postponed to 2015. Please keep an eye on this page for the 2015 updated course programme.

​Anyone can become an effective technical meeting leader. As with anything else, it requires learning the skills and gaining experience. During this course, you will do both. The goal of the course is to prepare you to tackle a leadership assignment, and teach you to expect and adapt to challenges you will probably encounter along the way.

Specific objectives include:
1 ) understanding the factors involved in a meeting’s creation that determine its likelihood of success and how those can be modified
2 ) understanding what background information is and is not needed for a meeting leader
3 ) understanding how to apply a wide variety of facilitation tools to have a successful meeting, particularly in dealing with problems
4 ) applying this information to take greater control of your life

The course includes applied examples, case studies, and hands-on exercises.


The course is designed for scientists who organize, attend,or chair technical meetings of other experts (Working Groups, Workshops, Steering Committees, etc.) and who are required to produce a technical output (report/advice etc.)

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Dr. Jim Berkson, Courtesy Associate Professor, University of Florida, USA

Dr. Adi Kellerman, Head of Science Program, ICES

Course Fee

225 Euro for ICES member country affiliated participants

450 Euro for Non ICES member country affiliated participants

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