Ever had a meeting about a meeting about a meeting? We all have. Furthermore, our research has shown that approximately 85% of all meetings are unproductive. You and your employee's time is precious. That is why removing your workforce from more productive capacities to attend conference calls or meetings should culminate in more than a room full of people daydreaming and fidgeting with their cell phones. In short, ineffective meetings cannibalize team effectiveness, waste time, and decrease productivity. The good news is that if you can master the meeting then you can boost organizational efficiency and performance. We can help you do just that.

This course is ideal for all personnel in charge of scheduling, managing, or conducting meetings. Mastering Meetings will give participants the tools to become more productive with their planning and time management skills to ensure that their meetings are impactful and lead to concrete results.


Participants of the Mastering Meetings course will learn:

  • When you should hold a meeting and when to choose another form of correspondence
  • The optimal time of day to hold meetings
  • How long to convene a meeting
  • Meeting room arrangement
  • How to facilitate involvement
  • How to reduce exhaustion from long meetings
  • The proper process to presenting your ideas
  • Meeting audit assessment tools
  • Techniques for maintaining control
  • How to use questions to control and to influence
  • A list of powerful questions for important conversations
  • How to handle “problematic people”
  • How to solicit employee sentiment
  • Ways to create buy-in
  • Techniques to initiate change
  • How to properly communicate objectives and deadlines
  • The best ways to deliver bad news
  • Understanding the different categories of meetings and the nuanced approaches needed to ensure the success of each type
  • ”Asks” and next steps - putting ideas and plans into action
Duration: 1 Day


  • People Strategy
  • Talent Management
  • Motivation
  • Recruiting
  • Group Facilitation
  • 2 Day Intensive
  • Lecture
  • Group Dynamics
  • Simulations
  • Studies
  • Case Studies
  • Skill Practice Exercises
  • Pre-Training Assessment
  • Tailored Content
  • Expert Delivery
  • Post-Training Evaluation
  • Post-Training Assessment
  • 3 Month Follow-Up

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