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Running Effective, Efficient Meetings

Learn to run better meetings | Est. Length: 1:30hr

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It’s been said that for the millions of hours petroleum industry professionals spend going to – and participating in – meetings, only a mere fraction of those hours actually produces results that are worthy of the time these professionals spend away from doing their jobs.

Meetings can be either a curse or a boon to corporate communication. When poorly designed and implemented, they accomplish little and can become virtual breeding grounds for confusion, tension, frustration, boredom and negativity. However, when properly planned and managed, they are extremely positive and dynamic ways to exchange ideas, shape policy, resolve problems, and effect change.


The course will focus on things participants can do to improve their meeting management and facilitation skills.Specifically, it will give participants tools to help them:

  • Plan better meetings
  • Become more polished and confident meeting facilitators and managers
  • Run meetings more smoothly and incident-free
  • Handle time and situations more effectively and efficiently

Course Objective:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to plan, conduct, and facilitate meetings that accomplish their stated goals and that make them worthwhile events to attend.


This course is for petroleum industry professionals who run meetings as a part of doing business.

Pre-requisite: none


1:00 hr - video lecture

30 mins - Periodic quizzes to be downloaded and taken at the participant’s discretion.

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Your Instructor

Dr. David Pelton
Dr. David Pelton

Dr. David Pelton has been a professional communicator for over 40 years and has taught courses in communication and communication-related subjects for a number of national and international training/development organizations including PetroSkills, Energy Delta Institute (The Netherlands), The Learning Tree (Malaysia), Integrative Learning & Consulting, Ltd. (Singapore), and the Oxford Management Centre (UK/UAE), He is currently the Director of the Demosthenese Initiative and holds degrees from Cornell University, The New England Conservatory of Music, and the University of Cincinnati, and has performed for – and spoken to – audiences in the United States, Central and Western Europe, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, The Ukraine, Africa, The Middle East, and Southeast Asia. He has taught at major colleges and universities and has been an active seminar/workshop trainer/facilitator for businesses in California, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia and in Angola, Canada, Australia, England, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Wales, the Czech and Slovak Republics, Benin, and Nigeria.Today he is a member of numerous training institutes and societies and enjoys a national and international reputation as a communications consultant, lecturer, trainer, and coach.

Class Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does 12 months access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for 12 months - across any and 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.

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