The research backs up what many of us experience: a huge portion of the typical work week is spent in meetings, many of which are viewed as a waste of time by participants. But productive meetings do exist, and sometimes they are absolutely necessary. Learn practical tools for shifting to a culture of useful meetings. Participants will have the opportunity to develop concrete ideas for use in their own workplaces. Learn how to determine when a meeting is the right tool to use, how to set the stage for success, how to facilitate a smooth-running meeting and draw out valuable contributions from participants and how to keep the momentum going after the meeting and ensure that needed action takes place.