Could your organization be having better meetings?
People spend hundreds of hours in meetings. Organizations devote thousands of hours to them. You have a choice: dull, unproductive meetings – or effective meetings that engage people, feel good, and get things done. We help with that through:
We make more of your meetings ones that efficiently generate better ideas, truly include participants so they feel respected and valued, and result in real action – while cutting down on meetings that are boring, pointless, wastes of time and money. We work with companies, associations, government agencies, and nonprofits to tackle three common meeting categories:
Staff or board meetings, committees, brainstorming, etc.
Big meetings that include conferences and presentations.
Mixers and networking socials at conventions or conferences.
We do one thing and do it well:
Improve Your Meetings
Our meeting facilitation services focus on engaging, participatory meetings with an eye on real results. The on-site meeting facilitation is informed by pre-meeting design, prep, and research. We can also assist as a corporate retreat facilitator, board retreat facilitator, or conference facilitator.
- A professional facilitator draws on expert meeting skills most employees don’t have.
- Hiring a meeting facilitator frees up your time.
- Meeting facilitators work to hear all voices to get the best solution.
- Ensures a well prepared meeting, respecting employees’ time.
Think about how many hours you’re in meetings. Can they be better? Surprisingly, most employees have never had any meeting training. Even a short course on group facilitation skills or effective meetings training can pay dividends year after year — be it professional development for employees or a training for new managers. And while a meeting about meetings can sound dreadful, our meeting skills trainings are hands-on, productive, and fun.
Effective Meeting Skills
A meeting skills training course; plug-and-play facilitation techniques.
Improved brainstorming and innovation for new products and solutions.
Fix your regular meetings to be more efficient and enjoyable.
Share info with impact – and without boring slides.
Strategic Planning Workshop
Learn ways to examine your strategy and plan better.
Associations & Nonprofits
Solve common issues with innovation and collaboration.
Meeting Skills for
Get better results in team meetings or client meetings.
Keeps what works, fix what doesn’t and improve your conference.
Choose topics specific to your organizations’ needs.
While a great meeting can seem elusive, we pull back the curtain, explain the magic trick, and then teach you to do it yourself. Through active learning and hands-on professional development, you’ll learn how you can be running effective meetings. These are plug-and-play meeting skills you can use immediately.
before the training.
Studies find that a third of our meeting time is wasted.
Get your hours back!
Inquire about other stand-alone or add-on pieces, including: Panel-Moderator Training, Creating Change, Forging Agreement, and Meeting Training for New Managers & Supervisors.
Lee Gimpel is a meeting expert with a focus on improving meetings by making them more productive, effective, and engaging. Formerly, as Director of Development for LifeWise Strategies, he spent a decade overseeing the training/education company’s products that helped organizations design and facilitate better programs, more authentic client connections, and dynamic classes. There, he worked with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, United Way, and the USMC. Previously, he worked in the training-knowledgebase department at Capital One and started his career as a software product manager. His work blends meeting facilitation, audience engagement, human-centered design, and specific training with Liberating Structures, Technology of Participation, and improv.