business communication, Human Resources Training

How to Conduct Effective Meetings


If there is one activity of any organization that is both detested and loved in perhaps almost equal measure, it has to be meetings. This is because of the sheer extremes of their purposes. Meetings have the potential to be the best chance to discuss the most crucial elements of an organization, or they can be the highest means to kill time in the most unproductive manner.

The reason that meetings can serve either of these two ends is not meetings themselves, but the way in which they are conducted. Indeed, no organization or team can do without meetings. But the reason they end up being a notorious waste of time and drain on meaningful utilization of resources is because on more occasions than not, they are called either needlessly or invite the wrong people into it. And, once these meetings are called for, they end up meandering into a whole lot of unnecessary topics.

At a highly valuable and pertinent webinar (not another meeting!) that is being organized by TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for all the areas of human resources on July 12, David Rohlander, author of the Amazon bestseller, The CEO Code, and Idiot’s Guides: Management Skills, published by Alpha Books/Penguin in November 2014, will highlight all that it takes to hold meetings effectively and derive the most out of them.

Please join us in this highly insightful and interactive session by visiting . This webinar has been approved for 1.5 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

Viewing this webinar, its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM. Credit is awarded based on the actual educational time spent in the program.


How do meetings become effective? It is only when they are called right and conducted right. How does this happen? The person calling the meeting has to have the discretion to determine who fits into the meeting not just to warm the seat but to make a meaningful contribution.

And then, the agenda has to be very tight and adhered to in full. It is easy to fix an agenda for any meeting, but ensuring that the right elements go into it, and more importantly, become actionable items in the future, is of the essence.

David will show how to build an agenda that is pertinent and meaningful for the organization. He will show how not to make meetings a drain on the organization’s resource that end up wasting everyone’s valuable time that could otherwise have gone into doing something productive.

Aimed at benefiting CEO’s, Presidents, C-Suite Executives, Managers and Supervisors, this webinar will cover the following areas:

  • How to plan for a meeting and build an agenda
  • Tricks for staying on the agenda and honoring the time commitments
  • Successful interaction with participants
  • Ensuring clarity, understanding and acceptance
  • Follow up
  • Feedback and how to “Inspect what you expect”


About the expert: David’s passion for helping executives create a masterpiece personally and professionally spurred him to write “The CEO Code”. Its success resulted in Penguin/Alpha Books asking him to write his next masterpiece, “IDIOT’S GUIDES: Management Skills”, which was released in December 2014.

With his vast experience in management skills that have been honed by his years and years of experience in the military, academia and business; he delivers presentations that carry impact, relevance and results.

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