Poorly planned and facilitated meetings waste time and can be a source of team tension and frustration. However, in most workplaces meetings are essential for getting work done. This workshop is designed to help people increase their abilities to get the best out of their meetings by providing simple and powerful tools for making them efficient and effective. Participants will gain skills to shape meeting dynamics, improve decision making processes, and address unproductive meeting behaviours.

Price: $99.00 CAD

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Continuing Education Credit Hours (CEU) 2.5

Some of the Topics Reviewed

  • Planning for a Successful Meeting
  • Utilizing Agendas
  • Key Considerations When Leading a Meeting
  • The Importance of Meeting Minutes
  • Decision Making Strategies
  • Dealing with Tension in Meetings

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Increase your ability to get the best out of your meetings
  • Discover simple and powerful tools for making your meetings efficient and effective
  • identify the skills to shape meeting dynamics, improve decision making processes, and address unproductive meeting behaviours

About this Workshop


Mark Schinkel

Photo of Mark Schinkel, Trainer at ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership and workplace Performance, Leadership trainingFor over 30 years, Mark Schinkel has served in public education as a Teacher, School Administrator, Executive Superintendent of Human Resource Services, and Senior Superintendent of Student Achievement and Well-Being with the Waterloo Region District School Board. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management, as well as Bachelor of Education and Master of Religion degrees. Mark’s commitment to organizational excellence, building highly effective teams, and leadership development provides a wealth of practical experience in creating the conditions that allow employees to flourish in a safe, inclusive, healthy, purposeful, and productive work environment. He believes that effective leaders leverage and nurture the natural relationship between productivity, organizational goals, healthy work environments, and individual well-being. As an experienced and considerate facilitator, Mark places a high value on creating an engaging, practical, and fun learning experience that is focused on identified participant learning goals and outcomes.

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop.