Effective Meetings Workshop

A practical approach to help you and your team improve your meeting productivity

In-person or virtual

Are your meetings a waste of time and money because people are late, there’s no agenda, and the meeting leader can’t get people to stop talking?

Having more productive meetings is essential if you want to accomplish your goals, inspire employees and move your business forward.

Are you ready to improve your meetings forever? Find out how the Effective Meetings Workshop can help you and your team do this.

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How This Workshop Will Improve Your Meetings

Save Money

Discover how to measure the actual cost of a meeting, which will help you know which meetings you can cut so you can save a bundle on staffing costs.

Save Time

Should that last meeting have been an email instead? In this workshop you'll learn how to make your meetings more efficient, so you can get on to more important projects.

Improve Communication

Get ready to learn how to fight (so you can really get along). In this workshop we'll also tackle personality styles and how to get the most out of extroverts and introverts.

Who Should Attend

This virtual workshop has been researched and designed for leaders who want to improve their meetings including Business Leaders, Owners, Professionals, Non-Profit Leaders, Managers, Board Members and Volunteers involved in:

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What You'll Learn In This Workshop

Become a better facilitator

In this workshop you'll learn how to become a better meeting facilitator who can inspire people and make then take action!

improve meeting agendas

Find out how to build meeting agendas that excite your team and improve results.

Follow Up FAST

Learn how to make people more accountable after the meetings over by using our FAST approach!

Connect your meetings to your strategy

We'll teach you how to connect every meeting directly to your organization strategy, so you can make every meeting count!

Get Inspired and take action!

We'll also show you techniques that will help you inspire your team, so you can take action and improve your meetings!

*We’ve helped thousands of leaders improve their meetings

Your Instructor

Gordon Sheppard is an experienced workshop instructor, organization consultant and leadership coach who is passionate about helping leaders to succeed.

He has presented the Effective Meetings Workshop across Canada and the United States for organizations including; AICPA; APEGA; PMI Northern Alberta; Economic Developers Association of Alberta; Calgary and Area Medical Staff Society; CPHR Alberta; MARCOM; University of Alberta; King’s University; Concordia University; Burman University; Rotary District 5360; Alberta Girl Guides; ATB Financial: APC – Administrative Professionals Conference and more.

He combines a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a Bachelor’s Degree in Drama, and Prosci Change Management Certification to deliver a unique, people -centred approach that helps leaders to succeed.

What You Get

Meeting Leadership Workbook

Each student will recieve the 38-Page Meeting Leadership workbook (pdf). In this workbook you’ll find summary notes, exercises and checklists for the entire 10-step Meeting Leadership System.

An Interactive Session

This workshop combines all learning styles including interactive lectures, hands-on work groups, role-play, and quiet self-reflection. This approach ensures that learners will be able to retain key concepts and apply them to improve their meetings.

An Experienced Instructor

Each student will recieve the 39-Page Meeting Leadership workbook (pdf). In this workbook you’ll find summary notes, exercises and checklists for the entire 10-step Meeting Leadership System.

Hands-On Experience

In this workshop you’ll be able to practice running a meeting, dealing with conflicts and inspiring each other. So you can go back to work and immediately apply the key concepts you’ve learned!

Instructions In Advance

Whether it’s in-person or online, each student will receive instructions in advance so they can get the most out of this workshop. For example, online participants will get a Zoom link, password, and instructions about how to login.

A Great Networking Opportunity

During this interactive session you’ll also have a chance to connect with your colleagues, share meeting stories and help each other learn how to improve.

Certificate Of Completion

At the end you’ll receive a certificate of completion, so you can let your colleagues know that you completed the Effective Meetings Professional Development Workshop.

Professional Development Credits

Many professionals who have completed the workshop have received up to 3 hours of PD credits from their Association (APEGA, CPHR, AICPA, PMI etc.). Check with your Association to see if this training is eligible.

More Productive Meetings

Investing in the Effective Meetings Workshop will ultimately lead to better meetings for you and your team!

Booking Details

Group or Individual

You can register individually, or inquire about booking this workshop for your corporate team, conference or training event.

In-Person or online

The workshop on May 3 will be online via Zoom, but it can also be delivered in-person, at your office or conference.

workshop duration

This is a 1/2 day workshop, but it can also be delivered in two parts or as a Keynote presentation.

Eligible for professional development credits

Many professionals who have completed the workshop have received up to 3 hours of PD credits from their Association (APEGA, CPHR, AICPA, PMI etc.). Check with your Association to see if this training is eligible.

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Get in touch to find out how we can help your corporate team, event or conference.

Unproductive meetings cost $37 billion a year in the United States alone, according to BusinessInsider.com

How much money are you wasting in bad meetings right now?

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Meeting Leadership Workbook - Description

The Meeting Leadership Workbook is a practical tool that helps students to deeply learn all 10-Steps in the Meeting Leadership Solution System.

Here’s a sample of what you’ll get in the Meeting Leadership Workbook (pdf).

1. Easy-To-Remember Acronyms

For example, one of the key learnings in the workshop is to teach leaders how to use the word POINT when it’s their turn to speak in a meeting.

2. Helpful Checklists

For example, one of the key learnings in the workshop is to teach leaders how to use the word POINT when it’s their turn to speak in a meeting.

3. Rating Systems For Your Meetings

This tool helps leaders to rate the current productivity level of their meetings, and then choose what they want level they want to get to in the future.

4. Certificate Of Completion

Every student who completes the workshop will receive a certificate of completion, which you’ll find in the workbook.

The Meeting Leadership Solution Book

The Meeting Leadership Solution Book

The Meeting Leadership Solution offers a 10-step system to help professionals improve the overall productivity and profitability of their meetings.

In this 186 page toolkit you’ll get a full explanation of each step.

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: Get Inspired And Take Action!

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

Summary Of What You Get In The Workshop

Meeting Leadership Workbook

An Interactive Session

An Experienced Instructor

Hands-On Experience

Instructions In Advance

A Great Networking Opportunity

Certificate Of Completion

Professional Development Credits

More Productive Meetings

PLUS THE BOOK & AUDIOBOOK

The Meeting Leadership Solution Book

BOOK
Meeting Leadership Solution
186 Page Book (pdf) - $20 Value

AUDIOBOOK
Meeting Leadership Solution
3 Hour Audiobook (mp3) - $18 Value

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