Meeting Management

This module provides an overview of various tips and methods which help ensure efficient and effective management of meetings.

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Resource List

These resources provide a baseline of understanding, but as the strategic environment continues to evolve, new data will become available.


  • The Managers Guide to Effective Meetings: Hands-on guide to planning and conducting meetings that fellow professionals will want to attend. It provides techniques for keeping a meeting focused and on target, reveals latest tools for meeting “virtually”.
  • How to Manage Meetings: Communication expert Alan Barker analyses every aspect of holding a meeting and provides reliable advice on how to get it right. All the key topics are dealt with, including: preparing for a meeting, effective participation, chairing a meeting, group dynamics, problem solving within a group, different types of meeting, and follow-up actions.
  • Successful Meetings: How to Prepare, and Execute Top-Notch Business Meetings: That is the subject of this new book which will teach the proper skills and training to get great results with every meeting, every time! You will learn the checklists for planning your meeting, setting the agenda, strategic planning, how the physical setting can be improved, how to properly open a meeting, handling difficult people and maintaining control, how to assess and evaluate your meetings, and the correct method to end a meeting.


  • Seven Steps to Running the Most Effective Meeting Possible: Meetings fill an increasing number of hours in the workday, but there are ways to run effective, efficient meetings that leave your employees feeling energized and excited.
  • How to Run a Meeting: Anthony Jay discusses the function and types of meetings and the proper way to conduct an effective meeting.
  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective Meetings: The author lays out seven tips for improving the effectiveness of meetings.
  • Leadership Lesson: Tools for Effective Team Meetings- How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Team: Authors describe the importance of effective meetings as not only an important tool for workplace productivity, but also a reflection of overall team function.
  • Principles and Practices of Relationship-centered Meetings: The authors describe the importance of quality relationships within a work team, and demonstrates methods for making meetings more relational and eliciting high-quality participation.

These materials were developed as an initiative of the Advanced Thinking in Homeland Security (HSx) curriculum at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security.

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