WELCOME TO MEETING LEADERSHIP ACADEMY!

If you want to inspire your team and grow your business, then you're in the right place.


Meeting Leadership Academy offers live and online professional development options that will help you improve your leadership skills and learn how run highly effective meetings.

In-Person Training

If you want high-impact leadership skills training from an inspiring and practical teacher, then check out our variety of in-person training options by clicking the button below.

Online Courses

If you're a busy professional who wants highly effective 'just-in-time' learning options, then check out the online courses at Meeting Leadership Academy by clicking on the button below.

Professional Speaking

If you're want a funny, practical and inspirational Professional Speaker who 'tells-it-like-it-is' when it comes to helping professionals to grow their leadership skills, then click the button below to learn more about Gordon Sheppard.

LIVE WORKSHOPS FOR PROFESSIONALS


Do you want to improve your meetings quickly?


Have you just changed titles?


As in, you went from employee to manager or manager to director, and now you have direct reports who want you to run great meetings?


Then consider bringing in an experienced MLI professional development trainer to help you and your team learn how to make meetings more productive and profitable.

Meeting Leadership Inc. - Gordon Sheppard teaches CAMSS leaders

The 'Effective Meetings'

Professional Development Workshops will...


• Help you become an effective meeting facilitator who leads highly productive meetings


• Help you and your team rapidly improve the quality and impact of your meetings


• Teach you the 10-step meeting improvement system based on the book called the 'Meeting Leadership Solution' by Gordon Sheppard (see below for more information)


• Includes a 38-page workbook that will help retain the learning from all 10 steps in the Meeting Leadership Solution


• You'll also learn how to connect every meeting directly to your organization strategy and more

Gordon Sheppard Training Leaders - Meeting Leadership Inc.

In-Person At Your Convenience


• Our experienced trainer will provide the workshop on-site or at a location that is convenient for you and your team


• We have 1/2 day, full day and customizable training options

What Will You Learn?


Here's an introduction to the 10-Step Meeting Leadership Development System that you and your team will learn.


STEP 1. Get Real With Yourself

In this step you'll discover techniques that will help you take responsibility for how you act during a meeting. So whether you're the facilitator or a participant, the techniques you learn in step 1 will make you more effective in every meeting you attend.


Step 2: Get Real With Your Team

In this step you'll find practical ways to help you build trust with your meeting teammates. From effective listening techniques, to ensuring that you know how to fight effectively, the techniques you'll learn in this section will increase productivity in your meetings.


Step 3: Know Your Total Meeting Cost

How much are you spending per hour to meet with your team? This section will help you figure out how to measure the actual cost of a meeting which will then allow you to determine whether or not your meetings are actually worth having.


Step 4: Get A Great Facilitator

In this step you'll learn how to rate your current meeting leader. Once you determine their competency level, then you can decide whether or not they ‘gotta grow' or ‘gotta go'.


Step 5: Link The Meeting To Your Strategy

Find out how you can stop any meeting, at any moment, and connect that moment directly to your organizational strategy. Once you learn this and apply this powerful technique, your meetings will give you a competitive edge within your industry.


Step 6: Build A Blockbuster AGENDA

Imagine what it would be like if every one of your meetings was as exciting as your favourite Hollywood blockbuster movie? Well, in step 6 you'll find out how to do just that by creating inspiring agendas in a new and unique way.


Step 7: Meet In The Right Space

Where you meet matters as much as what you are meeting about. So step 7 will help you consider everything you need to create an exceptional meeting space that inspires your team to achieve greatness during meetings.


Step 8: Get Awesome Meeting Resources

No two meetings are the same. What worked for you last time may not work for you again. Because of this you need a variety of tools to help you optimize every meeting you attend. As a result, step 8 offers great book titles, articles, and links to information and inspiration that will help you make your next meeting exceptional.


Step 9: Follow Up FAST

Want to make more money? Have happier customers? Engaged staff? A more effective Board? Then you will want to learn to use our FAST techniques after every meeting you attend.


Step 10: Take Action and get inspired!

In this step we'll help you to figure out how to get inspired so you can ultimately improve your meeting culture.

Why Work With Gordon Sheppard


• Gord has helped professionals from across industries to change their leadership behaviour for the better


• 25 + years of work experience


• MBA, Arts Degree, Prosci Change Management Certified


• He is passionate about helping you succeed so that you can benefit, your team can benefit and ultimately that your entire organization gains from from your new leadership actions

Marg Ralstin

Manager, Community Engagement -  MacEwan University

“If you would like to engage your staff or students in an interactive session, contact Gord Sheppard. Gord will share valuable information and strategies to make your meetings worthwhile, productive and engaging.”

Want More Information?


If you'd like more information about our professional development workshops then get in touch at info@meetingleadershipinc.com - or call 1-855-466-7875


LEADERSHIP COACHING FOR PROFESSIONALS


Ready to grow your leadership skills?


Then consider working with Gord...

Benefits Of Leadership Coaching


• Learn about yourself rapidly so you can then choose what you want to let go of and what you want to enhance


• You'll get balanced, honest feedback


• You'll get practical advice that you can take action on


• You'll learn how to appreciate the people you lead


• You'll learn how to become an effective facilitator who leads highly productive meetings


• You'll also learn how to connect every meeting directly to your organization strategy and more

Online Or

In-Person At Your Convenience


• Coaching sessions can be conducted conveniently online over Skype or Zoom


• Coaching sessions can be also be done in-person at your location

Why Work With Gordon Sheppard


• Gord has helped professionals from across industries to change their leadership behaviour for the better


• 25 + years of work experience


• MBA, Arts Degree, Prosci Change Management Certified


• He is passionate about helping you succeed so that you can benefit, your team can benefit and ultimately that your entire organization gains from from your new leadership actions

Alex Armstrong

Business Owner, Three Tall Women

“Working with Gord has radically changed how I view my business and these changes are already leading to new growth for my company.”

Meeting Leadership Coaching Application


• If you'd like to apply to work with Gordon Sheppard then enter your name an email below


• You'll receive a short online application to fill out


• After your fill it out, Gordon Sheppard will contact you to talk about the possibility of working together

Cynthia Annett

Board Chair, Special Olympics Edmonton

“Gord has an uncanny gift of being able to read individuals and situations, while bringing out their best in a very short amount of time. He helped us to produce great results that are truly actionable.”

THE 5-DAY MEETING LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE!


Ready to improve your leadership skills & learn how to run great meetings?


Then start the

5-Day Meeting Leadership Challenge today!

In this high impact free mini-training you will...


• Discover 5 practical techniques that you can immediately apply to make your meetings more effective


• Learn a proven method to make sure that nobody is ever late for a meeting again


• Find out how to connect your meetings directly to your organization strategy, so you'll never have to say "that meeting should have been an email" again


• Learn how to measure the actual cost of your meetings so that you don't waste a single second


• Get one short training video per day that will help you learn the key concepts quickly so you can immediately take action to dramatically improve your meetings

Enter your name and email to start the free 

5-Day Meeting Leadership Challenge Today!

"Practical solutions for our impractical rituals!"

Review by Arden Tse

Paperback:

188 pages

Available on Amazon 


Audiobook:

3 hours 38 min. 

Available on Audible 

The Meeting Leadership Solution

Book & Audiobook


The Meeting Leadership Solution offers a 10-step system for Professionals who want outstanding meetings today!


• Are you losing money because of unproductive meetings?


• Are bad meetings a waste of your time?


• Should your last meeting have been an email?


• Are you a meeting leader who wants to improve your facilitation skills?


• Do you want to stop the meeting madness?


Unproductive meetings are bad for business. 


The ​​​​Meeting Leadership Solution delivers a proven 10-step system that professionals can learn quickly so they can take action to make their meetings more productive and profitable.


1. Get Real With Yourself

Discover techniques to help you take responsibility for how you act during a meeting, whether you're the leader or the follower.


2. Get Real With Your Team

Find practical ways to deepen trust and make a lasting connection with your meeting team.


3. Know Your Total Meeting Cost $

Learn the formula for measuring the actual cost of your meetings so you don't waste a single second.


4. Get A Great Facilitator

Learn ways to evaluate your current meeting facilitator so you can decide whether you should let them go or get them the help they need to lead more effective meetings.


5. Link The Meeting To Your Strategy

A game-changing concept that will not only help you understand your meetings, but will also help you profitably move your organization forward!


6. Build A Blockbuster AGENDA

Create agendas that make your next meeting as exciting as your favorite Hollywood movie!


7. Meet In The Right Space

Where you meet is as important as what your meeting is about. Get practical tips for setting up a productive meeting space that makes your team feel great so they can do their best work.


8. Get Awesome Meeting Resources

The learning process is never complete! Get up-to-date recommendations for all the books, articles, and websites you need to make your next meeting exceptional.


9. Follow Up FAST

Learn the most effective way to hold people accountable after meetings so you can get more done.


10. Take Action!

Get inspired so you can take action and transform your meetings into a competitive advantage!