Leading Productive Meetings


Managing a meeting requires sound planning, effective organizing, making preparations for disruptions, minute-taking, preparing the meeting place, and managing the attendees.


The meeting facilitator is a catalyst, coach, coordinator and more. Like a conductor, the meeting facilitator must bring out the best in individual players and orchestrate successful group efforts.


When meetings are effectively run, people are engaged and can generate collaboration, trust, deliverables, commitment and actions that lead to a desired outcome. They enjoy participating and being a part of a productive team.


To get the best results, training needs to be directly applicable to your workplace.  Therefore, Corporate LearnOvations’ programs are customized to meet your strategic business goals and use your organization’s terminology and scenarios. In addition, you select the workshop goals that best meet your needs.  For example, for the Meeting Management Workshop you might choose participants to focus on how to . . .


  • Understand the benefits and costs of meetings--know when to have a meeting and when not to

  • Identify components of effective and ineffective meetings

  • Focus on efficiency and results keeping the purpose in mind throughout the meeting

  • Organize both the content and process

  • Make phone and webinar meetings more effective

  • Gain insight into choosing the right time & place based on meeting type, attendees & necessary outcomes

  • Understand the importance of using all five steps of effective meetings: Planning, starting, focusing, facilitating and concluding

  • Plan and adhere to an agenda

  • Select the right participants

  • Chair meetings effectively by dealing with disruptions and professionally handling personality differences

  • Start the meeting with the right tone and make ground rules work

  • Identify roles in the meeting to increase efficiency

  • Keep the meeting focused and on track and get closure on each agenda item

  • Facilitate discussions to get participant involvement, show support, resolve conflict, manage differences and make decisions

  • Conclude by identifying unfinished business and completing next step action plans

  • Ensure informal and ad hoc meetings are effective and efficient


. . . or other goals that are crucial to your organization!


Duration: One day


Target Audience: 

  • Any employees, managers or executives

  • Limited to 30 participants



  • Fee includes needs assessment, pre-session contacts and post-session reinforcements with participants, workshop customization and all training workbooks and handouts

  • Multi-session discounts available

  • Call for rates


Please contact us to schedule customized workshops at your location