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Making Meetings Matter: Planning & Leading Effective Meetings (In-person)

Carina Kleter

  • August 11, 2022
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

Although many people feel meetings are a waste of time, they continue to be one of the most effective ways for teams to share information, present ideas and make decisions. Yet, employees cite “too many meetings” as one of the top reasons for lost productivity at work.

Meetings account for nearly 15% of an employee’s time and closer to 45% for those in leadership roles. Employees agree that more than half of their meetings are unproductive and ineffective.

So, how can you make your meetings matter? The secret is in the planning and facilitation.

This course will teach you how to plan and lead informative and engaging meetings that people want to attend. You will gain back control of your meetings, turning them into valuable tools for communicating, collaborating and accomplishing real work.

By the end of this session, you will:

  • Understand the role that structure and planning play on meeting efficiency
  • Learn a process for creating an effective agenda
  • Discover the secret to achieving productive discussions
  • Learn how to maximize participation — increasing buy-in, accountability and follow-through
  • Identify common timewasters and develop strategies to deal with them
  • Respond appropriately when the discussion goes off track or is hijacked by a participant

$244.00 Only $79 (when logged in) thanks to the support of our funders

Multiple Registrant Discount
Receive 10% off each registration after the first (cannot be combined with any other discounts or promo codes).

This event is being held VIRTUALLY via Zoom (live, not recorded).

Registration closes at 11:55 p.m. Eastern on August 9, 2022.


Meet Your Trainer

Margarita Sarmiento designs and presents customized training and implementation programs for public, non-profit and for-profit organizations. These programs focus on improving both organizational and personal performance.

Margarita has over 25 years of management, training and facilitation experience, encompassing the areas of professional development, team building, leadership, organizational planning, board development, cross cultural communication and diversity. She has worked in corporate management and training with Progressive Companies, Busch Entertainment Corporation and the National Conference for Community & Justice- Tampa Bay, and has been called on to successfully consult and train in a variety of industries. Currently, Margarita serves as a trainer and consultant for numerous companies including the Pascall Company and Skill Path Seminars, as well as working as a personal management coach.


Safety and Health Protocols for In-Person Classes

The safety and health of all visitors, students, trainers and staff is our top priority.

The Nonprofit Leadership Center is taking necessary precautions to ensure the safety of guests and participants for all in-person training sessions:

  • We are following all federal health and safety guidelines, as well as guidance from state and local governments. Depending on the community spread of COVID-19, this may include protocols such as wearing face coverings and social distancing. Registrants will receive an email from NLC one week prior to each in-person training session that outlines specific protocols to expect on the event day.
  • We are using enhanced protocols and practices to keep our Training Room healthy and safe.
  • Training Room capacity is limited to ensure proper distancing.
  • Any person who is feeling unwell or suspects they have been exposed to contagious illness is asked to refrain from attending in-person training events. If you are not feeling well on the day of your training or are aware of exposure (within the previous 10 days) to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, we ask that you cancel or reschedule your visit with us, whether or not you appear to be experiencing symptoms of illness. If you need to cancel for this reason, please notify us, and we will be happy to provide program credit equivalent to the registration fees already paid.

Please note: In-person training events are subject to be changed to virtual (via Zoom), rescheduled or canceled depending on current CDC guidelines and/or state and local government recommendations as the date of the training approaches. If such a change is required, registrants will be notified in advance.


Registration & Cancellation Policies

Visit the Registration & Payment Policies page for answers to many questions regarding payment, attendance, substitutions, cancellation and refunds.

NLC/Children’s Board of Hillsborough County (CBHC) No-Show Policy
If you use a CBHC code to register for an NLC event, you will be responsible for paying the registration and processing fees if you do not show up for the class. Please read the full no-show policy here.

Visit our FAQ page for answers to other questions you may have.


If you need special accommodations to participate in any of our classes or events, please contact us at 813-287-8779 or info@nlctb.org.

There may be photographing of the training for use in our marketing materials. If you do not wish to be captured on film, please alert staff at registration. 

Tickets Price Qty
Making Meetings Matter Registrationshow details +

This ticket is required and must be purchased.

$79.00 (USD)  
10% Multiple Registrant Discountshow details + $71.10 (USD)  

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 813-287-8779 or info@nlctb.org

Venue Website:

Address:
1408 N Westshore Boulevard, Suite 140, Tampa, Florida, 33607, United States

Description:

Towers at Westshore is at the corner of W Laurel Street and N Westshore Boulevard.