Running Effective Meetings

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Course Description

This course on running effective meetings trains professionals to understand the correct approach to planning, conducting, and participating in business meetings. This course will show how to send proper meeting notices, design powerful agendas, and how to make use of technology to become more efficient.

Meetings are essential to the business, but they can become one of the biggest time wasters in the organization. This translates into unwanted costs for the business. Studies have shown that teams squander 90% of their time repeating topics, showing up late, poor attendance, bad agendas, and improper planning. This will explore the bad habits that team members do not even realize they are doing, and look at steps on how to correct them.

This course will help develop the leadership skills needed to successfully run an effective meeting, but also show how to work with the individual team members. The course will help train leaders to manage all the different personalities they encounter during the meeting. This shows how to effectively navigate each individual and lead them to achieving the goals of the meeting and organization. 

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  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • Start Anytime
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  • Android & iOS Friendly
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Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.7 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(292 votes)

Lesson 1: Preparing for Effective Business Meetings

Effective meetings always start with great preparation and planning. Without establishing the groundwork and organizing, meetings can fall into chaos and confusion. 13 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Take Survey: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Designing the Agenda for an Effective Meeting

Good organizational habits are critical for running effective meetings. One way to achieve a structured approach to meetings is using an agenda. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: How to Prepare for a Business Meeting; How to Write an Agenda for a Meeting
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Managing Effective Business Meetings

Effective meetings have strong leadership from both management and the chair of the meetings, to direct and guide everyone as efficiently as possible. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Top 10 Ice Breakers; Rules on How to Conduct a Business Meeting
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Dealing With Common Meeting Problems

Managing personalities takes development of strong people skills. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review Article: Common Meeting Problems
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: When Too Many Meetings Are Too Much

Sometimes meetings are just not important enough to attend. We need to identify when meetings are necessary, eliminate the dead weight, and only hold the ones that bring value to the business. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review Article: How And Why To Reduce Meetings
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Make Meetings Work

Making meetings become more effective is a learned experience. Anyone can do it, once you know the right things to do. 12 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review Article: Spice Up Your Company Meeting: Ten Tips for Planning and Success
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Managing Meetings for Productivity and Effectiveness

All managers strive to get the most productivity out of their staff. There is a whole business philosophy on improving value-added work called Lean Principles. 8 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Making Use of Technology to Become More Efficient

More and more, we are finding ourselves in touch with clients, business partners, and suppliers located all over the globe. Technology has made it possible to conduct business in real time with each one of them. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Desired Skills of the Team

When individuals start to see wasteful processes and actions by others in the organization, an open dialogue can begin on how to improve. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Making Star Teams Out of Star Players; Four Great Teams in Business History
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Desired Skills of the Team Leader

Dealing with the many different personalities in the meeting is a daunting challenge for leadership. A skilled leader is able to recognize each individuals behavior, and to manage with confidence. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Take Poll: Your Opinion Matters: Course Rating
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Exam
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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate how to prepare for effective business meetings.
  • Design an agenda for an effective meeting.
  • Manage an effective business meeting using techniques outlined.
  • Deal with common meeting problems.
  • Determine when too many meetings are too much.
  • Demonstrate how to make meetings work.
  • Summarize managing meetings for productivity and effectiveness, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Running Effective Meetings
Course Number: 8900238
Course Requirements: View Course Requirements
Lessons Rating: 4.7 / 5 Stars (292 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: Entrepreneurial (Self-Paced, Online Class)
CEU Value: 0.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Linda Zavadil
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $75.00

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