Effective Meetings Management


Meetings Management

Enrol for £150 | €180 | $190

Effective Meetings Management covers everything Assistants need to know, including all the moving parts that lead to a successful meeting.

It won't surprise you that 70% of meetings waste time and energy. We've all been in unorganised, inefficient and unnecessary meetings where the key players don't turn up, someone daydreams in the corner of the room, and the virtual attendees feel unengaged and ignored. It's an issue that affects many organisations.

The Effective Meetings Management online course ensures Assistants, who plan and organise meetings across global organisations, have the tools they need to execute effective meetings with purpose, objectives and a clear outcome.


Ace your next performance review with this fantastic BUNDLE of SMART objectives and goal-setting templates for Assistants.

These free templates will help you stay on track throughout the year.

Included in this bundle are:

  • A list of SMART goal and objective examples for Executive Assistants, Personal Assistants and Administrative Assistants
  • A SMART objectives template for Assistants to set their performance goals
  • Goal setting worksheet for Assistants to work through with their Executive during the performance review meeting

How you'll grow

Plan engaging meetings

Learn the critical factors needed to engage meeting attendees and keep them focused.

Add value across your organisation

Increase your Executive's productivity and collaboration in your teams.

Speed up your minute-taking

Build your minute-taking confidence and streamline the entire process.

Support decision-makers

Get the right people in the room and ensure meeting objecctives are met.

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Meet your coach

I'm Nicky: I launched Practically Perfect PA back in October 2011, and it has since grown to become the go-to resource for Personal Assistants, Executive Assistants, Office Managers and Administrative Professionals at all levels of business seeking support, and information and guidance in their chosen profession. Practically Perfect PA offers practical tips, honest advice, and career development support specifically for Assistants.

Since 2015 we have organised events, virtual summits and online courses for over 10,000 Assistants worldwide. It is fair to say the Assistant role has changed significantly, and I am so proud that Practically Perfect PA has been part of the journey for over a decade.

Nicky Christmas, Founder of Practically Perfect PA

What can you expect?

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What you'll learn

The Effective Meetings Management Online Course gives Assistants everything they need to design engaging meetings for their Executives and teams, and increase productivity and return on investment.


What is the purpose of the meeting?

Identify the purpose of the meeting, why it is taking place and the necessary outcomes. Learn how to create an intentional meetings culture to help your organisation stay on track and meet its goals.


Preparing for the meeting

The key to a successful meeting is preparation before everyone is in the same space. Learn best practices to ensure everyone knows what to expect from the meeting. They have the necessary details and supporting documentation to participate in an effective meeting.


Increasing meeting productivity

Effective meetings do not just start and end on time; they are designed to ensure that the time spent in the meeting is productive, delivers a tangible outcome and energies the attendees.


Chairing the meeting and taking minutes

Taking notes and writing effective minutes are fundamental to the Assistant role. Learn the art of minute-taking, streamline the process and ensure the minutes are read and actioned. Learn how to chair an effective meeting and keep attendees focused and on track.


Meeting environment

Create the right meeting environment for each type of meeting you organise. Ensure the in-person attendees are comfortable and the virtual attendees have the technology in place to engage in the discussion.


Allocating actions and agreeing on tasks

Ensure the participants leave the meeting with clear, actionable next steps to push the business's strategy forward. Decide who owns the task and hold them accountable to follow through on the work.

Enrol for £150 | €180 | $190

Trusted, valued and relied upon by a global community of Assistants

Practically Perfect PA is one of the most extensive global online resources for Assistants, with over 40,000 subscribers from over 100 countries.

Since 2011, Practically Perfect PA has trained over 10,000 Assistants through our online training, Virtual Summits, and Future Assistant Global Summit.

The Effective Meetings Management Online Course is a collection of our best training on planning, preparing and executing a productive meeting high on ROI. PLUS over twenty accompanying documents.

Course Curriculum

The Effective Meetings Management online course is designed for Assistants who want to master the art of meetings management. The course consists of six modules, all containing strategic and practical lessons that guide Assistants through planning and executing effective meetings that are productive and highly engaging and ensure that attendees spend their time wisely.

Module One

What is the purpose of the meeting?

  • Intentional meeting culture
  • Setting a meeting framework
  • Managing different meeting types
  • TEMPLATE: Meeting objectives
  • CHECKLIST: Should this meeting take place?
  • BONUS: Focused meeting habits

Module Two

Preparing for the meeting

  • Setting meeting expectations
  • Meeting best practice
  • Effective Committee meeting management
  • Ten tips on preparing board papers
  • Preparing for a virtual meeting
  • Technology to help you plan meetings
  • TEMPLATE: Simple Meeting Agenda
  • CHECKLIST: Meeting Planning

Module Three

Increasing meeting productivity

  • Skyrocket your meeting productivity
  • Are you getting attendees to your meetings?
  • Keeping a meeting on track
  • Ground rules for team meetings
  • BONUS: Discover and leverage the transformative power of the “Meeting Mindset”

Module Four

Chairing the meeting and taking minutes

  • Streamlining the minute-taking process
  • Minute taking tips
  • The five questions you need to ask before you minute a meeting
  • Technology to help with minute-taking
  • One hundred words to help with minute-taking
  • TEMPLATE: Minute-taking
  • BONUS: How to chair a meeting effectively

Module Five

Meeting environment

  • Managing meeting rooms
  • Adding some creativity to a regular meeting
  • How to run effective meetings in a hybrid working environment

Module Six

Allocating actions and agreeing on tasks

  • What questions should you ask at the end of every meeting?
  • TEMPLATE: Meeting Action Plan
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Course Information

We have selected 20 video sessions, many of the presenters are well-known and respected trainers from all over the globe, and others are Assistants with excellent tips and techniques that they want to share with you.

World Leading Trainers

Every one of our presenters wants to help you manage effective meetings. They have structured their content to give clear action items to help you succeed and land the perfect role.

Articles and Templates

We have over ten articles, bonus templates and checklists to ensure that every meeting you arrange or attend effectively moves your organisation forward.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a self-paced online course - you decide when to start and finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across all devices you own.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days, and we will give you a full refund.


There is no better time to direct and control your career path than now. Effective Meetings Management will keep you one step ahead of the competition.