Leading effective meetings

Learn how to lead productive meetings that engage participants
Course description

Given the state of health care — volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous — more meetings are being scheduled than ever before. The result is too many disengaging, unproductive meetings that waste precious time.

This Physician Leadership Institute course challenges assumptions about traditional meeting practices. You will learn to use a rigorous model, framework and tools to help you plan effective meetings. You will also have opportunities to put your new skills to practice.

Expect to learn how to:

  • determine whether a meeting is the best way to share certain information, solve problems and make decisions;
  • set the stage for an effective meeting by identifying: context, goals, roles, processes and rules of engagement;
  • become a facilitation leader through “check-ins”, juggling meeting tasks and participant relationships, increasing active conversation and managing dysfunctional behaviours;
  • increase productivity with meeting tools;
  • use best practices to lead engaging virtual meetings;
  • reach a consensus using divergent and convergent thinking; and
  • complete an action plan for an upcoming meeting.

Who is this for?

  • Anyone who wants to learn how to lead more engaging and effective meetings


September 30 and October 1, 2021

2 days

10:30 am–5:30 pm ET each day

Faculty Team
Academic Degree
BA(Hons), MEd
Academic Degree

Please note: you must have a cma.ca account to register and access our learning management system. Create one here (membership not required).


This course can be tailored and delivered in-house* to physicians and/or interdisciplinary teams at your organization, meeting or conference.

*Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, courses will be delivered virtually until further notice.