Managing Meetings Effectively

Plan, prepare and lead focused, effective meetings
user · November 18, 2020

Objectives of the course

Meetings are at the heart of an effective organization and are an opportunity to clarify issues, set new directions, sharpen focus and move objectives forward. They are the means to achieve desired results. It takes commitment and practice to manage meetings effectively.

Many people complain that meetings keep them from doing their most important work and view them as a waste of time. However, meetings are crucial in organizations. Most jobs require people to coordinate and collaborate with others, and that most often happens through meetings. It’s up to you to make your meetings a more positive experience!

This course offers you the opportunity to plan and prepare to lead a focused, effective meeting. The investment in this course will pay dividends every time employees meet.


  • Learn to set meetings with a SMART objective
  • Create comprehensive and realistic meeting agendas
  • Identify and evaluate the elements of an effective meeting
  • Accomplishments
  • Issues addressed

Course content

  • Learn the SMART way

  • Develop a SMART meeting objective

  • What is a comprehensive and realistic meeting agenda?

  • Identify what makes a meeting effective

  • Skills practice

Who should take this course?

This course is for people who frequently need to have meetings for a productive, professional life. It offers them the opportunity to plan and prepare to lead focused, effective meetings.

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  • 1 Lesson