Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Introduction

    • Exercise: What are unproductive meetings costing you?

    • Course Workbook- Complete list of handouts

  • 2

    Module 1: Revisiting the definition of a meeting

    • Video- What are meetings anyway? Let's take a step back and reassess.

    • Module 1 Quiz

    • Exercise: Diving deeper into the meeting FATES

    • Handout: Cheat Sheet for Booking a Physical meeting room

    • Handout: Asking Security questions before bringing external participants to your company for a meeting

  • 3

    Module 2: Considering how different meeting types affect structure and approach to optimizing

    • Understanding common meeting types and how they affect meeting structure

    • Module 2 Quiz

    • Handout: Common business meetings

    • Exercise: What types of meetings am I spending my time in?

  • 4

    Module 3: Should it be an email or a meeting?

    • Considerations for when you really need a meeting

    • Module 3 Quiz

    • Handout: How do I know if I need a meeting?

    • Exercise: Assessing meetings versus email in practice

  • 5

    Module 4: Using roles to create a more engaging and productive experience

    • Common and not so common roles to help your meetings run well

    • Module 4 Quiz

    • Handout: Who's covering what?

    • Exercise: Using meeting roles to create a more engaging meeting

  • 6

    Module 5: Who should (and shouldn't) attend my meeting?

    • How I determine who should be included in my meeting?

    • Module 5 Quiz

    • Exercise: Assessing your myths and misconceptions

  • 7

    Module 6: How I can think through the topics for the meeting

    • How to create a great agenda to support an effective meeting outcome

    • Module 6 Quiz

    • Handout: Worksheet to help you craft a great agenda

  • 8

    Module 7: Well planned meetings require more than just a Zoom dial in

    • Considering the full meeting experience- not just the dial in line

    • Module 7 Quiz

    • Handout: Supporting technology needed for a great meeting outcome

    • Exercise: Creating your take home meeting template

  • 9

    Bringing it all together

    • Wrapping it all up

    • Final thoughts and a thank you

Pricing options

Not sure if this is for you? Try out the first few lessons to get an idea of what you will learn.

How do I know this is for me?

Just like elegant code, there are elegant meetings. Consider this the write once run anywhere language of meetings. This course will provide the framework to build better meetings.

FAQ

  • Who takes this course?

    This course is for three types of people: 1. Senior engineer that now gets "the opportunity" to plan meetings. But no one tells you how, so you are just winging it. 2. A new freelance consultant that now has to organize client meetings. How you do this effectively so it improves the relationship instead of feeling like drudgery? 3. A new team lead or manager now swimming under SO MANY MEETINGS! Learn how to make them more effective so work moves forward.

  • Is this just some more junky theory I will never apply?

    Definitely not! In each module, we have you going back to your calendar or your meetings so you can apply the theory and figure out how to improve them. It's hands on. Not some pie in the sky theory.

  • Why would I believe you know anything about this topic?

    The course instructor has worked in IT for the last 20 years for companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Additionally, she spent two years researching and building meeting performance software, literally gathering feedback from hundreds of people on meeting pain points. And you have a lot of meeting pain!

  • What's the difference between the free and paid course?

    We set up the first two lessons for free. We want you to see you will get value out of this. Go for it, try and see if you like it then upgrade and purchase the full course.

  • Why do I have such mixed feelings about meetings?

    Let me guess- some meetings you attend are awesome, and then some..... not so awesome? If we had to guess, the meetings you like had an outcome so you something was accomplished. The others- probably not so much. Check out the course to unpack more of what makes meetings productive.