Effective Meetings Workshop

The Effective Meetings Professional Development Workshop is for leaders who want better meetings now!

The Effective Meetings Professional Development Workshop

In this workshop will help you and your team gain the skills and confidence you need to run more productive (and profitable) meetings, and:

The Top 5 Meeting Leadership Skills For Professionals

Your Meeting Challenges

Does your team struggle with any of these challenges during meetings?

THE FACILITATOR IS BAD

NO AGENDA

MEETINGS COST MONEY

people are late

poor communication

ONLINE MEETINGS SUCK

Unproductive meetings cost $37 billion a year in the United States alone

BusinessInsider.com

What is the cost of unproductive meetings in your organization?

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Get in touch and we’ll answer your questions and tell you how this workshop has helped thousands of professionals improve their meetings.

"If you would like to engage your staff or students in an interactive session, contact Gordon Sheppard. Gord will share valuable information and strategies to make your meetings worthwhile, productive and engaging."
Effective Meetings Professional Development Workshop Testimonial
Marg Ralstin
Manager - Macewan University

What You Get In The Workshop

Leaders who take this workshop will gain the skills and confidence they need to run highly effective meetings!

Here’s what you can expect before, during and after the workshop.

1. Meeting Leadership Workbook

Meeting Leadership Workbook - Effective Meetings Professional Development Workshop - Meeting Leadership Solutions

Each student will receive the 39-Page Meeting Leadership workbook (pdf). This will help them take notes and focus on key concepts during this dynamic training session.

2. Meeting Leadership Solution - Book

The Meeting Leadership Solution Book

Each student will receive the 189-Page Meeting Leadership Solution book (pdf). In this book you’ll get the entire Meeting Leadership Solutions 10-Step System! (click here for a detailed description)

3. Instructions In Advance

Each student will receive a Zoom link, password, and instructions about how to prepare to get the most out of this workshop.

4. A Highly Interactive & Engaging Session

The session begins with hearing from each individual about their biggest meeting challenges, and we talk about how to fix them.

Then students are introduced to each step in the Meeting Leadership Solution 10-Step System (see detailed description below).

As we learn each step together the students will participate in small group break-out sessions.

In groups of 2, students will learn about themselves and how to get inspired.

In groups of 3, students will get hands-on experience managing conflict.

In groups of 4, students will explore how to become outstanding meeting facilitators.

Throughout the session we will refer to specific concepts and checklists in the Meeting Leadership Solution Workbook.

This helps learners retain the concepts so they can immediately apply them to make their next meeting more productive and profitable.

5. An Experienced Instructor

Gordon Sheppard - Author - The Meeting Leadership Solution

The Effective Meetings Professional Development Workshop is taught by Gordon Sheppard, a business expert who has run and participated in more than 2000 meetings (click here to see full bio below)!

6. A Great Networking Opportunity

During this interactive session students will also have multiple opportunities to get to know each other so they can expand their network.

7. 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.

8. Professional Development Credits

Many professionals who have completed the Effective Meetings Professional Development Workshop have received 3 hours of Professional Development Credits from their Association (APEGA, CPHR, AICPA, PMI etc.). So check with your Professional Association to see if this training is eligible.

9. Instructor Follow-Up

Your instructor is always just an email away if you have any follow up questions.

10. More Productive Meetings

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

Book A Workshop Today!

Get in touch and we’ll answer your questions and tell you how this workshop has helped thousands of professionals improve their meetings.

“I enjoyed this event and took away several nuggets that I can implement into my meeting structure to create some quick wins in facilitating efficient and effective meetings. I appreciated Gord’s knowledge from an “outside of health care” view and the group participation to enlist rich ideas from allied professionals”.
Darren Crawford
Care Manager - Alberta Health Services, Addiction & Mental Health

Workshop Booking Details

Number of Participants

This workshop can done for group sizes ranging from 10 to 200 people, in small venues and at large conferences.

Workshop Duration

It is recommended that you book 1/2 day for this workshop, but it can also be customized to meet your needs.

Online or In-Person

This workshop can be delivered via Zoom, or in-person at your location, or as a breakout session at a conference.

Eligible for Professional Development Credits

Many professionals who have completed the Effective Meetings Professional Development Workshop have received 3 hours of Professional Development Credits from their Association (APEGA, CPHR, AICPA, PMI etc.). So check with your Professional Association to see if this training is eligible.

Cost

Cost can be billed per student, or based on a special flat rate per group. Get in touch for details.

Summary Of What You Get In The Workshop

BEFORE

The Meeting Leadership Solution Book

The Meeting Leadership Solution Book

Meeting Leadership Workbook - Effective Meetings Professional Development Workshop - Meeting Leadership Solutions

The Meeting Leadership Solution Workbook

Instructions In Advance

DURING

Highly Engaging And Interactive Session

Gordon Sheppard - Author - The Meeting Leadership Solution

Experienced Instructor Gordon Sheppard

Networking Opportunity

AFTER

Certificate Of Completion

Professional Development Credits

Instructor Follow-Up

Our Clients Inlcude

Workshop Samples

The Meeting Leadership Workbook - Description

Meeting Leadership Workbook - Effective Meetings Professional Development Workshop - Meeting Leadership Solutions

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:

Easy-To-Remember Acronyms

The Meeting Leadership Workbook Sample

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.

Helpful Checklists

The Meeting Leadership Workbook Checklist Example

After you complete each major lesson, you’ll have a checklist to help you remember key concepts that you can use to improve your next meeting.

Rating Systems For Your Meetings

The Meeting Leadership Workbook Sample

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.

Certificate Of Completion

The Meeting Leadership Workbook Certificate Of Completion

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

Book A Workshop Today!

Click the button to submit your contact information, and we’ll get in touch right away to help you book a workshop.

This Workshop Is For All Leaders Including:

The Meeting Leadership Solution Book - Description

The Meeting Leadership Solution Book

This workshop is based on the Meeting Leadership Solution, written by Gordon Sheppard.

In this book you’ll learn the Meeting Leadership Solution 10-Step System which includes:

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.

Why Hire Gordon Sheppard

Gord is passionate about helping leaders to succeed. His work is dedicated to providing them with insights and information that they can put into action.

Gord has presented the Effective Meetings Professional Development 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.

Gord is the CEO of Business Expert Solutions Inc., a company that inspires and empowers leaders to take action and transform their organizations with impactful insights, training and services from industry experts.

He is also a Leadership Coach, Consultant, Professional Speaker, Meeting Facilitator and Trainer.

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.

Gord has worked successfully with CEOs, Executives, Managers, Employees, Students and Volunteers across all sectors.

You can hire Gord to deliver a workshop, coach executives, facilitate difficult conversations, help you build your organization strategy, teach you how to produce and market online courses, speak at your event, and more.

Media Appearances Include

Gordon Sheppard - Professional Speaker - Appeared on Global Television
Gordon Sheppard - Professional Speaker - Appeared on CBC Radio
Gordon Sheppard - Professional Speaker - Appeared on Charity Village
Gordon Sheppard - Professional Speaker - Appeared on CTV Morning Live

Notable Appearances Include

MEG Energy - Effective Meetings Professional Development Workshop - Gordon Sheppard - Professional Speaker

MEG Energy - Effective Meetings Professional Development Workshop - Sept 29, 2021

Thanks again to MEG Energy for bringing me back to present the Effective Meetings Professional Development Workshop – online!  This group of highly engaged professionals shared openly and they were eager to grow their communications skills.

Visit https://www.megenergy.com/ to learn more!

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Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta APEGA Nexus Conference 2021
Online

I really enjoyed presenting to more than 275 people at the APEGA Nexus Online Conference on June 9, 2021!  I also appreciated the great reviews and look forward to working with APEGA in the future.

“APEGA’s premier PD event brings together new and seasoned professional engineers and geoscientists for two days of expert-led sessions on industry innovation, technical competence, and regulation in Alberta.”

Visit https://apeganexus.ca to learn more!

Gordon Sheppard - Professional Speaker - APEGA Nexus Conference 2021
APEGA Nexus Conference - Gordon Sheppard - Professional Speaker
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AICPA Conference - Gordon Sheppard - Professional Speaker

AICPA Women's Global Leadership Summit 2019 San Diego, California, USA

It was great to present ‘The Truth About Meetings For Executives (and how to fix them…)” at the AICPA Women’s Global Leadership Summit 2019 on November 7, 2019 in San Diego, California! And if you are a woman looking for a great leadership training conference then visit their website to learn more at

https://www.aicpastore.com/NotforProfit/aicpa-women-s-global-leadership-summit/PRDOVR~PC-WOM/PC-WOM.jsp?selected_skucode=WOM19

AICPA Conference - Gordon Sheppard - Professional Speaker
AICPA Conference - Gordon Sheppard - Professional Speaker
EFCL - Edmonton Confederation of Community Leagues Alive Conference - Gordon Sheppard - Professional Speaker

Edmonton Confederation of Community Leagues Leagues Alive Conference 2019
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

I really enjoyed delivering the Keynote speech  at the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues Annual Conference on October 26, 2019! And if you want to learn more about the great work that EFCL does to support your community, then visit https://efcl.org/

Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues - Gordon Sheppard - Keynote Speaker

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