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Effective Meetings

Effective Meetings is a training program that gives your team practical methods and tools to plan and run better meetings.


  • Effective Meetings

With this program, you will

  • Learn the five different types of meetings held in organizations
  • Discover how to qualify whether or not a meeting is necessary
  • Develop an effective meeting checklist
  • Review methods to increase participant engagement
  • Identify creative ways to improve meetings at your organization
  • Learn decision making styles to improve meeting outcomes

Do daily meetings, conference calls, strategy sessions, and ad-hoc team conversations take up a significant amount of your team’s time? According to IndustryWeek, the average employee spends around two hours of every workday preparing for, or attending meetings.

With so much of your team’s time and energy going into various types of meetings, you want to make sure they’re both efficient and successful. Learn how to plan and run better meetings with the Effective Meetings training program.


Event Overview & Features

Effective Meetings is a half-day training program that provides tools and methods for your team to enhance their daily meetings. Your program facilitator will help your group practice different meeting formats, so they understand how to effectively implement them. The training covers topics such as:

• How to qualify whether you actually need a meeting
• Different types of corporate meetings
• Preparing for your own meeting
• Methods to increase engagement from participants
• How to end your meeting with clear actions and accountabilities

Quick Facts to Know

  • Activity Level: Low

  • Event Duration: Four hours

  • Group Size: One to 20 participants

  • Best Venue: Conference room

  • Seasonal: Year round

  • Your Group

    Your team is passionate about learning and becoming better employees, managers, and leaders to those around them. They spend a significant portion of their time in meetings, and want practical tools to improve how they run those meetings. They are interested in planning and attending meetings where the results are faster and more effective.

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    How the program works

    In the weeks leading up to your Effective Meetings session, your facilitator will provide a consultation conference call to find out more about your group and the current state of meetings at your company. The information you provide helps us tailor the training to address the specific issues your team is having with their meetings.

    The program itself is not a “typical” seminar or lecture. Your facilitator will train participants on a series of effective meeting formats, and then help practice them with fun group activities and discussions. The result is an effective development session that is both engaging and interactive.

    Afterwards, your facilitator will also schedule a post-consultation conference call to help your team sustain results. The phone call is an opportunity to discuss how the new meeting formats are taking root in your organization, and get answers to any questions your team has.


    Your investment includes

    • Pre-program consultation for customization of learning materials
    • Complete pre-event communication for operations and logistics
    • Tailored Effective Meetings training program
    • On-site professional facilitator
    • Delivery, set-up, and facilitation of training
    • Post-program telephone consultation
    • An official training certificate for successful participants

    Event investment levels

    Pricing for premium, full-service training programs like this one depends on factors such as your group size and preferred event location. For the majority of groups we work with, pricing ranges from $210 to $315 per person. For smaller groups we do have a minimum total investment level of $6,300+. For larger groups we’ll be as flexible as possible to work within your budget. Pricing does not include any venue or location rental fees.

    Contact us for a fast and personalized proposal that addresses your program specifics, group dynamics, objectives and budget.


    Alternatives at other investment levels

    If it turns out the solution you had in mind initially is not a good fit, we’ll explore together with you to find one that is. We have popular alternatives at other investment levels.


    What's next?

    Give us a call at 1-800-565-8735 or email one of our learning and development specialists at info@canadianoutback.com, who will work with you to find solutions based on your event specifics, group dynamics, objectives, and budget.

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