Running Effective Meetings


Employees typically spend up to 40 percent of their time preparing for and participating in meetings. With poor planning and unclear agendas, meetings end up losing focus and devouring time, energy, resources, and money. This perpetuates an environment where people show up late for meetings or leave early, no one takes the lead, decisions are delayed, and worst of all, people don’t take action after the meeting. Yet with the right workshop, skills, and processes, running effective meetings, proceeding productively, and ending with a clear course of action will be the standard for your people.


The FranklinCovey Meeting Advantage workshop teaches how to run effective meetings by frontloading before the meeting, focusing productively during the meeting, and following through successfully after the meeting. Whether it’s managing a large project across teams, improving communication, or addressing difficult situations, employees gain the skills to increase accountability and productivity.

About our Meeting Advantage Workshop

The Meeting Advantage workshop helps individuals learn how to: 1) initiate, plan, and define the meeting’s purpose; 2) develop skills to manage and conduct productive meetings; 3) develop and use meeting ground rules; 4) use the “Meeting Advantage Planner” to schedule follow-through; and 5) review the meeting for improvements.

What you Receive:

  • Running Effective Meetings Guidebook. This manual is filled with examples and exercises to help participants continue to learn long after the workshop.
  • FranklinCovey Meeting Advantage Planner. A tool for applying your skills every day at work.
  • Resource CD. This CD includes electronic versions of the forms from the workshop that you can use to make your meetings more productive.