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.

business communication, Human Resources Training

The art of Win-Win Conducting Negotiations


Negotiations are a very key element of a business. The real purpose of a negotiation is served when the two (or more) parties feel they have walked away with some gain. Called the win-win negotiation, this bargaining skill is hard to learn and practice, but is very valuable when one gains it.

What does a win-win negotiation entail? Does it call for a talent, a skill or something else? Do persuasion skills work, or do bargaining skills work? Or is it hard sell that counts? A webinar from TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for the human resources area, will provide the answers to questions such as these and many others.

Tony White, a seasoned communication expert, will be the speaker at this webinar, which is being organized on June 7. Please register for this learning session by visiting  . This webinar has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI).


The essence of this webinar is the learning that the expert will offer on what he calls “interest-based” negotiations, whose primary goal concerns meeting the true interest of both the parties. It goes beyond dominating the other party and meeting one’s own personal gains. It extends to offering that much more to both the parties concerned. A win-win negotiation is the standard when it comes to what organizations expect from a bargain.

Tony will offer perceptive understanding of how to approach a win-win negotiation. He will show how to fulfil the ultimate goal of a win-win negotiation, which is planning for and meeting both corporate and personal agendas assertively while almost totally avoiding conflict.

Those who are having a tough time with using a disciplined approach to negotiation and want to find a way to meet both their and the other party’s negotiation interests, and feel threatened that too much is being taken away from them at the negotiation, will benefit immensely from this webinar.

At this session, Tony will cover the following areas:

  • Identify the core principles of Interest-based negotiations
  • Understand what are, and how to identify the other party’s substantive, procedural and emotional interests
  • Understand and practice core negotiation communication skills such as use of questions, reframing and acknowledgement
  • Understand the Conflict Spiral and how to avoid it
  • Use a practical negotiation template to help you plan for your next negotiation.


About the expert:

Tony White has conducted training workshops, delivered keynote addresses and facilitated high-level executive initiatives for a broad cross section of business, education, and government organizations for over twenty-five years.

During this long tenure, he has held very notable positions ranging from part-owner and director of a private label food manufacturing company, a partner in an international training company, a change management specialist in a global enterprise, a community college outreach partner, and an in-house instructional designer with a high-profile government office.

Tony is also author of “Make It Happen – A Practical Handbook for Team Leaders, Project Managers and Facilitators to Build, Facilitate and Repair High Performance Teams”.