Masterful Meetings

Are you tired of meetings that don’t start on time, don’t have a purpose, don’t stay on topic and don’t reach a decision? This meeting facilitation training course equips you with a step-by-step guide for increasing efficiency, effectiveness and creating a culture in your organization that revolutionizes the way people run meetings.

This course is designed to help leaders like you create a meetings revolution inside your organization. Starting with an understanding of the common problems with meetings, this course presents a vision of masterful meetings and provides specific techniques you can use right away for improving your meetings. Energetic instructors use our PDI process (practical, dynamic and interactive) to keep you engaged and the class highly interactive.

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Train your Team

In Person Edition

Learn with your peers!

This convenient, two-day course is designed to help you improve your meetings using practical facilitation techniques. You’ll learn our proven framework for maximizing productivity and performance as well as strategies to overcome the most common issues in today’s meetings.

Learn how to:

  • Develop a results-driven agenda
  • Start meetings on time with everyone present
  • Manage dysfunctional behavior
  • Keep meetings on track and focused
  • Increase productivity and efficient time management
  • Bring your group to consensus
  • And more!

Discover how you can create a meetings revolution in your organization by eliminating the most common problems.

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Virtual Edition

Learn from your location!

This instructor-led, online version is delivered in 1.5 days and is broken into several sessions. It is designed for people who lead meetings in which some or all of the participants are remote. The course provides a structured approach to virtual meeting management including techniques for starting on time with everyone present, keeping the group focused, managing dysfunctional behavior, and closing with commitment.

Day 1

Session 1

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM ET
Getting Started
Masterful Meetings Vision
Practice Session / Break

Session 2

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET
Preparing of the meeting
Starting the meeting
Practice Session / Break

Session 3

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET
Executing the meeting
Information Gathering Review

Day 2

Session 4

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM ET
Closing the meeting
Handling Dysfunction
Practice Session / Break

Session 5

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET
Handling Disagreement
The Master Plan for Transforming Meetings Organization-wide
Next Steps

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Who will benefit from this course?

Ideal For:

  • Meeting Leaders
  • Supervisors
  • Managers
  • Product & Project Managers
  • Total Quality Facilitators
  • Trainers
  • Analysts
  • Reengineering Teams

Needing To:

  • Drastically Improve Meeting Quality
  • Improve Meeting Output

What you will learn

  • Eliminating unnecessary meetings
  • Discovering the most important component of a meeting
  • Determining the right participants
  • Developing a results-driven agenda
  • Starting meetings on time with everyone present
  • Effectively dealing with dysfunctional behavior
  • Increasing productivity and efficient use of time
  • Keeping meetings on track and focused
  • Bringing groups to consensus
  • Closing the session with clarity and commitment


  • Identify the role of meetings, the different meeting types, and how to avoid unnecessary meetings

  • Describe typical problems with meetings

  • Define the qualities of masterful meetings

  • Provide a starting set of Meeting Rights to empower participants

  • Describe detailed meetings techniques for achieving masterful meetings

  • Give practice in using the meeting techniques to run masterful meetings

  • Provide a roadmap for transforming meetings throughout your organization


In person: 2 Days

Virtual: 1.5 days

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2 Days: $1,595


With a group of eight or more people, a private class may deliver a better value. Please contact us or use our online chat feature for details.

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Please note both live and virtual classes are available.