Meeting Advantage™
Make each meeting a milestone for success.


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 training, skills, and processes, your people can ensure that meetings are planned effectively, proceed productively, and end with a clear course of action.

The Solution


The FranklinCovey Meeting Advantage workshop teaches how to plan effectively by frontloading before a 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 the Course

Taught as a one-day, facilitator-led program, the Meeting Advantage workshop helps individuals learn how to:

  1. Initiate, plan, and define the meeting's purpose.
  2. Develop skills for managing a productive meeting effectively.
  3. Develop and use meeting ground rules.
  4. Use the "Meeting Advantage Planner" to schedule follow-through.
  5. Review the meeting for improvements.

Core competencies for Meeting Advantage include:


Core Competencies

Participants Will Learn to:

Meeting Basics
  • Develop standards for high-focus meetings
  • Use a three-step process to implement standards
Frontloading Your Meetings
  • Use your meeting planner
  • Use seven steps to frontload high-focus meetings
    1. Define what matters most in the meeting-the overall goal
    2. Set specific objectives
    3. Decide if the meeting is justified
    4. Select meeting methods to achieve your objectives
    5. Identify the team members and their responsibilities
    6. Consider logistics
    7. Notify team members of the meeting
Focus Your Meetings
  • Develop and use a code of conduct
  • Play your role productively
  • Use meeting methods that serve your objective
Follow Through on Your Meetings
  • What to do after the meeting
  • How to use the Meeting Advantage Planner to time-activate follow-through
  • Review the meeting for improvement
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