Leading Productive Meetings

with Dave Crenshaw
lynda.com's PMI® Program
This course qualifies for 1.25 PDUs towards maintaining PMI® certification. Learn More
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Leading Productive Meetings
Video duration: 0s 1h 22m Appropriate for all Updated Jan 03, 2013


In this course, author and business coach Dave Crenshaw teaches you to get the most from your meetings—turning them into productive avenues for communicating, connecting, and accomplishing real work. The course demonstrates a simple, usable framework that will help you lead and participate in meetings large and small and provides insight into how to schedule, conduct, and follow up on meetings with minimum time and maximum results.

Lynda.com is a PMI Registered Education Provider. This course qualifies for professional development units (PDUs). To view the activity and PDU details for this course, click here.

Topics include:
  • Reducing the length and number of meetings
  • Making sure everyone feels heard and appreciated
  • Using one-on-one meetings to minimize workplace distractions
  • Following up on meeting work

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Hi, I am Dave Crenshaw, and this is Leading Productive Meetings. Ever participated in a meeting where you felt time wasn't used wisely, or you would rather be anywhere else? This course guides you on how to get the most from your meetings, particularly in a group context. First, I will walk you through the principles of running a productive and effective meeting. I will help you decide the most appropriate times to hold a meeting and how to prepare for them. I will also give you tips and tricks for keeping your meetings running smoothly.

Lastly, I will guide you through what to do after the meeting is over, so that all participants take action and follow through on their commitments. Our goal is to improve the results you receive from your meetings and to make sure they're a wise use of your time. With these simple strategies, you will have all the tools you need to lead productive meetings.

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Q: This course was updated on 01/03/2012. What changed?
A: This course was retitled, streamlined, and refined throughout, resulting in a slightly shorter runtime. We also added new graphics and a new welcome movie. 
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