Transform the way you manage business meetings

The Effective Meetings Management online course is here to equip you with all the tools and skills you need to transform your Executive’s meetings and add value across your organisation.

Increase your organisation’s productivity, engagement, and return on investment, and propel your career as a highly effective and strategic Assistant. 

Did you know that 70% of meetings waste time and energy? We’ve all experienced unorganised, inefficient, and unnecessary meetings where key players don’t show up, participants daydream in the corner of the room, and virtual attendees feel unengaged and ignored. It’s a common issue that affects many organisations. But with the Effective Meetings Management online course, you can ensure that your meetings are purposeful, engaging, and outcome-driven.

Over 100 Assistants and businesses worldwide have enrolled in The Effective Meetings Management Online Course.

What is the Effective Meetings Management online course?

Designed specifically for Assistants who plan and organise meetings across global organisations, The Effective Meetings Management Online Course consists of six comprehensive modules that ensure every meeting you plan and organise is engaging, productive, and highly effective.

From identifying the purpose and preparing for the meeting to increasing meeting productivity, chairing the meeting, taking minutes, and creating the right meeting environment – this course leaves no stone unturned.

  • Workbooks included with every module

  • Video-based lectures with world-leading tutors

  • Copy-and-paste swipe files, checklists, resources & templates

  • Questionnaires and surveys you can work through with your Executive

  • Certificate delivered on completion of the course

Create meetings that are purposeful, engaging, and outcome-driven.

Are you tired of wasting time and energy on unproductive meetings? Do you want to master the art of meetings management and ensure that every meeting you plan for and with your Executive are organised, engaging, productive, and highly effective?

Ensure that all meetings in your Executive’s schedule are productive.

Be in a position to determine the purpose of a meeting, set up a meeting framework, manage different types of meetings and create meeting objectives. Introduce focused meeting habits that promise to increase productivity levels. Introduce meeting habits that promise to increase productivity levels.

Understand how to best organise in-person and virtual meetings.

Learn how to prepare for both physical and virtual meetings, such as setting expectations, following best practice guidelines and leveraging technology to aid in the planning process. The course includes useful templates such as meeting agendas and checklists which can streamline this preparation stage even more!

Increase overall productivity in your team and department.

The course will show you how to increase overall meeting productivity by discussing strategies for ensuring attendance and keeping discussions on track. Ground rules for team meetings , streamlining minutes, and leveraging a “meeting mindset” for increased success.

Proactively manage every meeting that enters your Executive’s schedule.

The course will teach you how to take the initiative when asked to plan a meeting. Thinking creatively, especially in hybrid environments, ensuring every participant is engaged. At the end of the course, you’ll know if a meeting should be on the schedule or if an email will suffice!

Don’t let budget approval stop you from enrolling

If you want to take the course but are unsure how to ask your Executive or L&D department to cover the cost of the course, don’t worry, we have you covered. Download our business case template. This document has helped 100s of Assistants ask their organisations to cover the course fees and enrol in our online courses.

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    What will you learn in The Effective Meetings Management online course?

    With the Effective Meetings Management online course, you will gain the skills and knowledge needed to plan and execute engaging meetings with purpose, objectives, and clear outcomes. You will increase your Executive’s productivity and collaboration within your teams, streamline your minute-taking process, and ensure that the right people are in the room to support decision-making.

    Prepare for success at every meeting

    Identify the purpose of the meeting and create an intentional meetings culture that helps your organization stay on track and meet its goals.

    Focus on the crucial aspects of preparing for the meeting, ensuring that everyone knows what to expect and has the necessary details and supporting documentation to participate effectively. Create a new way of thinking and a new way of working that is strategic, business-focused and proactive.

    • Identify the purpose of the meeting – Ensure that every meeting has a clear objective and desired outcome.
    • Transform how your organisation thinks and works by focusing on strategy, proactivity, and business goals.

    Effective Meetings Management Online Course

    Increase productivity for your Executives and teams

    Dive into the strategies for increasing meeting productivity, ensuring that the time spent in the meeting is productive, delivers tangible outcomes, and energizes the attendees.

    Learn strategies for increasing meeting productivity. This includes leveraging technology to its fullest potential, encouraging collaboration among attendees while avoiding distractions, and using active decision-making techniques to drive efficiency.

    • Practice active decision-making – Focus on delivering tangible outcomes that energize attendees
    • Encourage collaboration – Foster an environment where participants can brainstorm ideas

    Understand what you need to make the partnership work

    Learn the art of chairing a meeting and taking effective minutes, streamlining the process and ensuring that the minutes are read and actioned upon.

    Develop an understanding of the right meeting environment for each type of meeting you organise, ensuring that in-person attendees are comfortable and virtual attendees have the necessary technology to engage in the discussion fully.

    • Ensure that in-person attendees are comfortable and virtual attendees have access to the right technology.
    • Take effective minutes – Streamline the process and ensure that action items are followed up on.

    BONUS: On-going support inside The EA Campus Community

    As an Effective Meeting Management student, you can access our weekly private mentorship call with Nicky Christmas, which is only open to course students. You can also access The EA Campus Community, our private online community for Assistants.

    Ask questions, get feedback, and meet fellow Assistants. Usually priced at £175 | $210 | €205 | AUD230 per year, The EA Campus is free for one year when you purchase The Effective Meeting Management Online Course.

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    The Full Effective Meetings Management Curriculum

    We give you the exact plan to make your Executive meetings more productive.

    MODULE ONE: What is the purpose of the meeting?

    Intentional meeting culture (3:09)

    Setting a meeting framework (1:39)

    Managing different meeting types

    TEMPLATE: Meeting objectives

    CHECKLIST: Should this meeting take place?

    BONUS: Focused meeting habits (17:32)

    MODULE TWO: Preparing for the meeting

    Setting meeting expectations (4:39)

    Meeting best practice (2:55)

    Effective Committee meeting management (4:13)

    Ten tips on preparing board papers (4:13)

    Technology to help you plan meetings

    TEMPLATE: Simple Meeting Agenda

    CHECKLIST: Meeting Planning

    MODULE THREE: Increasing meeting productivity

    Skyrocket your meeting productivity (3:38)

    Are you getting attendees to your meetings?

    Keeping a meeting on track (4:30)

    Ground rules for team meetings

    BONUS: Discover and leverage the transformative power of the “Meeting Mindset” (24:08)

    MODULE FOUR: Chairing the meeting and taking minutes

    Streamlining the minute-taking process (16:21)

    Minute-taking tips (5:47)

    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 (29:58)

    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

    What sets the Effective Meetings Management online course apart?

    The Effective Meetings Management online course offers a unique approach to mastering the art of successful meetings. It covers every aspect of meeting management, from planning and preparation to delivery and follow-up that is part of the Assistant role in the workplace.


    Proven Track Record

    We have been training Assistants for ten years, with over 50,000 students from 80+ countries attending our training and enrolling on our courses. There’s a reason we’ve launched thousands of successful Assistant careers over the last decade.


    An Action Plan

    We provide a blueprint proven for success in the Assistant role. Our online courses give our students key learnings, solutions, and how to reach their goals and ambitions. We teach practical techniques that make a difference.


    Learn From the Best

    The course contains lectures from world-leading authorities in the Assistant industry, high-performing Assistants and quality mentors and coaches.


    Money Back Guaranteed

    We are confident that our online course will advance your career. However, if you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days, and we will give you a full refund.

    About the Head Coach

    I’m Nicky. I launched Practically Perfect PA in October 2011. It has since become the go-to resource for Personal Assistants, Executive Assistants, Office Managers and Administrative Professionals at all levels of business seeking support, 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 50,000 assistants worldwide. So 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.

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    Have Questions? We have answers.

    Get answers to make the best choice for you.

    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.

    What’s the time commitment?

    The online course contains 6 modules with over 5 hours of video content. Therefore, we recommend that students study for 2 hours per module per week and complete the course over 3 weeks.

    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.

    Can my organisation pay by invoice?

    Yes, get in touch with us. We will send you an invoice for the course. We also offer discounts for teams of Assistants.

    How long do I have access to the course?

    When you sign up for the training, you’ll also gain lifetime access to all the downloadable resources and recorded video training. This way, you can revisit the course at your own pace and at your convenience.

    Will the course work for me if I am outside the UK?

    Absolutely! We have many Assistants from all over the world who have completed the course. The strategies you’ll learn in the course are universally applicable.