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This international course shows you how to plan & design meetings to be more focused & shorter. This also results in the release of productive time for other work. You will learn how to conduct and lead meetings in new ways, including using listening & communication skills.


You will be able to recognise the potential impact of 20 typical ‘Meeting Characters’ and know how to handle them to keep your meetings on track.

WorkingSm@rt  processes provide the foundation for designing and running effective online meetings which are enhanced by WorkingSm@rt meeting leadership techniques.

Remote Team Meeting

Instructor-led online webshops ( 2 x 2 hours)
or in-person workshops (4 hours)
+ 1-hour follow-up online coaching

UNIQUE: ‘WorkingSm@rt in Meetings’ combines effective meeting leadership with the use of Microsoft TEAMS and/or OneNote to streamline meeting planning & administration.

WSIM Anchor
  1. Meetings do not end on time

  2. No agendas or Meeting Objectives

  3. Difficulty finding related information

  4. People not preparing in advance

  5. No decisions

  6. Not hearing all views

  7. ‘Verbal Updates’ consuming valuable meeting time

  8. Unclear actions & accountabilities

  1. Define meeting objectives so they are focused

  2. Plan timed agendas & presentations + invite key people + arrange time-keeper & note-taker to deliver successful meetings

  3. Start & finish meetings on time so time is not wasted

  4. Leader uses skills to listen & read body language to make it easier to lead balanced meetings

  5. Leader understands how to involve everyone & handle 'Characters' = All views are valued to achieve consensus

  6. Leading discussions to decisions = Decisions are made more easily

  7. Noting assignments + Following-up = Clarity on responsibilities + reliable deliveries

  8. Evaluating meetings to improve outcomes = Learn from experience to improve

  1. Design: What are Meeting Objectives & Requirements?

  2. Build: What Agenda + Preparation + Pre-Reading + Invitations?

  3. Run: How should meetings be led & 'Characters' handled + Who should take notes & keep time?

  4. Follow-up: How to record meeting agreements + How to follow-up?

  5. Evaluate: How do we improve meetings continuously?


Those that lead meetings


Hands-on Instructor-led Sessions:  Workshops of 4 hrs on client's premises or online Webshops of 4 hrs or 2 x 2 hrs

Languages: We can deliver in English, French, German, Dutch

Follow-up Individual Coaching: 60 minutes Online 

Class Size: Maximum 20 people per class

Tailoring: Training objectives are agreed in advance


Graduates' Refresher: Join a 1 hour complimentary online refresher session with one of our Priority Coaches

Comprehensive Learning Guide and Resource Manual: Individual Virtual Learning Guide with training content to refer to, whenever you want

Ongoing support: WorkingSmart Helpdesk (send us an email anytime at

LearningLink: Our monthly productivity e-newsletter to keep you updated





“Useful tools to manage meetings, understanding different types of people participating and managing time.”

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