Put Your Meetings on Science

A Crash Course in the Science and Practice of Great Meetings and Business Communications

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Bring the Latest Science & Practice of Successful Business Meetings to Your Team

Discover the meeting practices scientifically proven to increase your meeting success. Practical and grounded in cutting-edge research, this course provides the “missing MBA” for today’s business meetings.

In this course, Joseph Allen, PhD and Elise Keith dive into the research behind 10 science-backed rules for meaningful meetings. Then, they share the stories and practices of teams who’ve successfully applied these rules in the workplace.

Each rule comes to life with a special guest lecture featuring master facilitators and international thought leaders from business, special operations, and renowned universities.

Finally, you'll get step-by-step instructions for bringing these rules to your team with quick practice activities. Every 10 days, a new activity will arrive by email to guide you as you transform your meetings using science.

Course Details

INSTRUCTORS:Dr. Joe Allen, Elise Keith, and Guests
LENGTH:3+ hours video instruction,
11 bonus guest lectures
  1. The lastest research-backed meeting practice, with video instruction explaining the science and sharing case studies from real-world business meetings.
  2. Discussion forums where students from around the globe share examples, ask questions, and learn together.
  3. Live guest workshop recordings featuring thought leaders and master practitioners.
  4. Pre-and-post meeting performance survey for tracking results.
  5. Email-based action plan providing specific guidance for applying these rules in meetings.
  6. Access to the Meeting Innovation Community featuring monthly skill-building workshops and ongoing innovation projects.

"I liked everything about the course! As a result of attending this course, I gained new resources, access to amazing thinkers and practitioners in this area, and the course allowed me to create a valuable community of practice network.
Each module was engaging, easy to follow, and let me learn on my own time. Now, I'm more thoughtful about the design and purpose of my meetings, and more confident about choosing the right tools to support the purpose of any meeting I design."

- Sue Mitten, Learning and Development Advisor, University of Regina

You can find a lot of advice about meetings, but what really works?

For decades, researchers have been asking this question, running experiments, capturing observations, and digging into what it takes to make a meeting both more productive and more enjoyable.

Today, we can answer that question.

Discover the meeting practices scientifically proven to increase your meeting success.

In November 2019, a team of meeting researchers from York University, University of Utah, and Stanford worked with business leaders from Logitech and the human performance experts at Liminal Collective to comb through more than 400 research studies about meetings.

Their goal: to identify the top ten evidence-based rules leaders could follow to lead better meetings.

Their results? Evidence shows that teams with the best meetings:

  1. Experiment with meetings.
  2. Define meetings.
  3. Use technology.
  4. Avoid drift.
  5. Build larger teams for some meetings
  6. Embrace diversity.
  7. Build commitment to the meeting process.
  8. Plan the design of meetings.
  9. Use leadership to enhance performance.
  10. Plan for creativity and capture these outcomes.

Read the published paper here:

Lortie, C. J., Allen, J. A., Darling, H., Walshe, A., Abrahams, M., & Wharton, S. (2019, November 15). Ten simple rules for meaningful meetings.

Simple rules. But how do you follow them?

In this course, Joseph Allen, PhD and Elise Keith dive into the research behind these rules. Then, they share the stories and practices of teams who've successfully built these rules into their everyday meeting practice.

Evidence-Based Practice.

Real-World Examples.

Tips and Takeaways You Can Use.

"I would recommend this course to ANYONE who leads a meeting. The course not only provides science-backed principles, but also many pragmatic tips. This course can help you convert your most frequent organizational activity (meetings) into a money-saver."

- Mark Kilby, author of "From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams"

Your Instructors

Joseph Allen, PhD

Meeting Innovation Center Director, University of Utah

Joseph A. Allen, Ph.D., is a Professor of Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology. His research focuses on three major areas of inquiry including workplace meetings, organizational community engagement, and occupational safety and health. He's published over 100 publications in academic outlets, presented 250+ papers/posters at regional and national conferences, and given more than 100 industry presentations on his work. In addition to his highly-sought after research expertise, Dr. Allen provides private consulting to both public and private organizations. He's worked with over 400 organizations, giving him deep insight into how is research applies to the working world.

Dr. Allen was a lead editor for the weighty Cambridge Handbook of Meeting Science and a key contributor in the project to define the "10 Simple Rules."

In this course, Dr. Allen shares the research that backs each of the ten rules, and stories from his vast consulting experience that illustrate the power of each rule in practice.

J. Elise Keith

Lucid Meetings CEO

J. Elise Keith is the founder and CEO of Lucid Meetings, the author of Where the Action Is: The Meetings That Make or Break Your Organization, and regular contributor for Inc. and other media outlets.

Lucid Meetings conducts original research into effective meeting practices and provides meeting culture diagnostics, meeting education, software, and resources that help thousands of organizations worldwide implement a system of successful meetings.

Elise's research is referenced by the original "10 Simple Rules" paper, reflecting just one of the ways the Lucid Meetings team works in collaboration with the research community. That said, Lucid operates primarily as a business working to connect clients with the most successful meeting practices for their unique situation.

In this course, Elise shares stories about teams that have put these rules into practice and her top tips for applying these rules in your own meetings.

Bonus! Recordings from Workshops with Leading Researchers, High-Performance Experts,
and Business Leaders

Join us for live deep-dive sessions exploring each rule with experts from research, high-performance, and business

Course Curriculum

  Putting this Learning to Work: 100 Days to More Meaningful Meetings
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  Day 10: Focus on Rule 2
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  Day 20: Focus on Rule 7
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  Day 30: Focus on Rule 9
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  Day 40: Focus on Rule 10
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  Day 90: Focus on Rule 8
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  Day 100: Focus on Rule 1
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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 lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - 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.
Do I have to enroll in the course to attend live sessions?
No. While the live sessions are designed to build on the material presented in the course, all the deep-dive events are free and open to the public. Space is limited and those enrolled will get first notice when registration opens for each session. If you do not want to enroll, but do want to attend these sessions, check the dates listed for when registration opens to make sure you get a spot.

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