How to Run the Best Meetings Ever!
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How to Run the Best Meetings Ever!

Learn how to make meetings shorter, faster, and more action-oriented using time-saving techniques.
4.2 (5 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
473 students enrolled
Created by Peter Valenzuela
Last updated 1/2015
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  • 23 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Know when and when NOT to schedule a meeting
  • Create action-focused agendas
  • Deal with disruptive participants
  • Keep meeting discussions on track
  • Develop clear follow-up items
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Have you sat in meetings thinking they were a complete waste of time? What about meetings where you talk about the same issues that still haven't been addressed from the last meeting…or...meetings where 1-2 people dominate the majority of the discussion?

How would you like to be known for running meetings that are short and action-oriented with clear outcomes? What about being the person known for only scheduling meetings when they are absolutely necessary? If you answered YES, then this course is made for you!

In less than one hour, you'll learn how to run meetings that no one will ever want to miss! Whether you’re a new supervisor or a seasoned administrator, you’ll learn various techniques that will enhance your meeting management skills. As part of the bonus lesson, you'll learn the toughest part of running meetings…dealing with problem participants! Even if you’re not leading meetings, this course will provide you key concepts to be a more engaged meeting participant.

Along with the course, you’ll receive:

  1. Study guide with each lesson that includes the transcript and key concepts of the lesson.
  2. Agenda template to help you develop action-oriented meetings
  3. Problem Participant Toolkit with techniques for dealing with disruptive meeting attendees.


Who is the target audience?
  • This course if for anyone interested in enhancing their meeting management skills.
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Curriculum For This Course
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1 Lecture 02:25
Why have meetings and how to prepare for them
1 Lecture 07:24

This lecture will cover the following topics:

  • Describe the three main types of meetings
  • Help you understand when and when NOT to schedule meetings
  • Teach you how to create a clear, action-focused agenda
  • Help you get prepared for meetings early
Preview 07:24

Purpose and Preparation Review
5 questions
How to lead meetings and develop follow-up items
1 Lecture 06:57

This lecture will cover the following topics:

  • Describe the role of the meeting participants
  • Help you develop tools to guide discussions
  • Teach you how to establish the decision-making process
  • List key components of action items
Preview 06:57

Running and Directing Meetings Review
5 questions
Ways to deal with disruptive attendees
1 Lecture 06:02

This lecture will help you identify and deal with the 9 most common problem participant types including:

  1. Road Blocker
  2. Interrupter/Interpreter
  3. Loudmouth
  4. Busybody
  5. Clown
  6. Drop-out/Side-talker
  7. Know-it-All
  8. Attacker
  9. Doubting Thomas
Dealing with Problem Participants

Dealing with Problem Participants
5 questions
1 Lecture 00:31

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Best Regards,

Dr. Peter Valenzuela

About the Instructor
Peter Valenzuela
4.2 Average rating
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473 Students
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physician, author and educator

Dr. Peter Valenzuela is a family physician and executive leader with a passion for teaching others. He completed a fellowship focused on curriculum design and delivery methods as well as training technology and evaluation. Peter has presented nationally and internationally on topics related to practice management, leadership education and medical innovation.

Peter received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas (UT) in Austin. He attended medical school at UT Southwestern in Dallas and completed his family medicine residency at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. Peter later earned a masters in business administration with a focus on healthcare from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.

In 2012, Dr. Valenzuela was named Physician Executive of the Year by the Medical Group Management Association and the American College of Medical Practice Executives. The award honors a physician executive who has exhibited outstanding leadership to achieve exceptional medical group performance in the delivery of healthcare through personal example and collaborative team management.

Recently, Peter founded Lucere Leadership to provide online education focused on clinical leadership and medical innovation.