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Virtual Instructor-Led Training


How to make meetings more effective and efficient

Course Time

1-4p ET


3 hours

Class Size

20 seats


Virtual ILT




Managers and Meeting Leaders

On an average day, there are 17 million meetings in the U.S. Yet, an estimated 63 percent of meetings don’t have prepared agendas. Not to mention, only 53 percent of meeting time is spent actually discussing agenda items, while the rest of the time goes to unproductive, unplanned issues.

Based on these statistics, it’s easy to see why meetings have a bad reputation. Poorly run meetings take too long, involve too many people, and never seem to result in any concrete action. Despite this, meetings are necessary and can be extremely effective. Meetings that are planned and facilitated well give participants a sense of accomplishment and a sense that their time was well spent.

This virtual instructor-led training event will show you how to make every meeting efficient and effective. This three hour-program offers workplace tips, self-assessment exercises, real-life scenarios, practice activities, and more.

Key Topics:

  • Determining a meeting’s purpose and ensuring an action-oriented focus
  • Discovering how alternatives such as technology/social media, huddles, office hours, and open house can be used to achieve the meeting’s purpose
  • The 15-minute meeting philosophy and developing a different perspective on meetings to help ensure effective use of time
  • Eliminating unproductive meeting habits that occur before, during, and after a meeting
  • Preparing an effective meeting agenda to help ensure discussions are focused and to facilitate follow-up later on
  • Tips and techniques for effective facilitation during the meeting such as managing side issues

Participants Will Learn:

  • Recognize ways to change your mindset about meetings.
  • Eliminate habits that make meetings unproductive.
  • Identify alternatives to holding traditional meetings.
  • Demonstrate effective facilitation skills.
  • Help your group make decisions quickly.
  • Ensure that every meeting ends with actionable items.


  • Basic desktop, laptop or tablet
  • Microphone and speakers or headset with microphone
  • Webcam (optional)
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You’ll love HRDQ Consulting Virtual Instructor-Led Classes!

Our virtual instructor-led training classes are live, interactive classroom learning delivered directly to learners – wherever they are located. The benefits of HRDQ Consulting virtual classes include:

  • High-retention learning. Our experiential design offers more sharing, feedback and personalized support.
  • Low facilitator to student ratio. Our class sizes is capped at 20 learners.
  • Real-time interaction. Our classes engage learners with real-time interaction with the instructor and other learners.
  • No travel required. Our virtual classes are available wherever your learners work – office, home, or on the road.

Need help with classes selection or learner scheduling? Interested in a private virtual or onsite event?

We are a partner to your training team. Let us help you enroll and prepare your learners for our virtual classes. Contact us with any questions or to reserve seats for your learners today. And, ask us about bringing this class to your organization as a private virtual or onsite event.

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