Most books, articles, and courses on managing meetings ignore the fact that leaders, managers, and facilitators of meetings have different roles.  Thus, a course in managing meetings effectively needs to take those three roles into consideration.  We do.

Briefly – the Leader has something to say.  The Manager wants interaction to lead to a specific end point – usually a solution.  The facilitator is there to make sure process is followed.  In this course, we discuss how each of these three roles affects the manner in which meetings are designed and led.

We also discuss the techniques that are useful for different types of meetings, both live and virtual.  Settings, time, and expectations all differ depending on the goal of the meeting. We offer a comprehensive checklist to help in the preparation of meetings   Types of meetings and how best to lead, manage or facilitate them is also discussed.  The goal of this course is to enable you to go from “oh no, not another boring meeting” to “we get things done quickly and effectively in our meetings.”

Learning Objectives
  • Explore the different roles of leadership, management, and facilitation of meetings
  • Discover that different timing and different agendas work for different types of meetings.
  • Recognize meeting process and how it differs in different types of meetings
  • Identify what is needed (checklist) to effectively conduct meetings.
Last updated/reviewed: August 18, 2023

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29 CoursesMastering Management Certification

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  10. Resolving Workplace Conflict
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6 Reviews (29 ratings)


Member's Profile
Great course with rich tips. I believe if it have more content would be wonderful because this assumption is very helpful to whom wants to have great performance during management meetings

Anonymous Author
The time allowed was perfect, I enjoyed the instructor and her style of teaching. I think everyone would take something away from this course.

Member's Profile
Examples are good but content rambles a little and mouse clicks in background a little distracting.

Member's Profile
please get rid of the keyboard sounds... highly distracting. content could be a lot more advanced,

Anonymous Author
This course was a great amount of knowledge that I quite enjoyed learning.

Anonymous Author
Presenter was thorough and content was informative.

Course Complexity: Intermediate

No Advanced Preparation or Prerequisites are needed for this course. 

Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
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Course Syllabus
  Introduction to Effective Meeting Management for Leaders, Managers and Facilitators3:20
Effective Meeting Management
  Leader, Manager, or Facilitator12:14
  Meeting Preparation5:24
  Tyes of Meetings Part 114:24
  Types of Meetings Part 29:40
  Types of Meetings Part 39:52
  Board of Directors Meetings16:31
  It's About The People2:26
  Effective Meeting Management for Leaders, Managers and Facilitators 1:13:54
  Slides: Effective Meeting Management for Leaders, Managers and FacilitatorsPDF
  Effective Meeting Management for Leaders, Managers and Facilitators Glossary/IndexPDF
  Review Questions quiz
 Final Examexam