Leading Effective Virtual Meetings

Leading Effective Virtual Meetings

May 9, 2018 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EST

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Get more out of your virtual meetings by learning how to better engage participants.

Leading effective virtual meetings is a necessary skill for all team leaders and managers in 2018.  Yet studies show that many meeting organizers have never received training on how to lead a virtual meeting effectively.

Join us online to learn how you can help participants engage with and add value to virtual meetings. We will model multiple engagement strategies before and during this webcast to give you a number of tips and tricks that you can put to use in your next virtual meeting.

Who Should Attend

This program is for anyone who wants to achieve better outcomes in virtual meetings.  If your virtual meetings lack participation or focus, or if you find yourself using very few of the tools available in your meeting platform, then this webcast is for you!


  • Choosing the right medium for your virtual meeting
  • Applying engagement strategies at each phase of the meeting
    • Planning and preparing
    • Setting the tone and expectations
    • Moderating and facilitating
    • Making decisions and agreeing on action
  • Using tools and resources to plan your next meeting



Mary McGuinness


Mary McGuinness creates environments for innovation, taps multiple intelligences, and provokes new ways of thinking and doing. She helps her clients maximize their potential to create and execute ambitious plans for themselves and for the organizations and teams they lead.
Mary is a leadership development specialist and ICF-certified executive coach who partners with her clients to create collaborative cultures, improve employee engagement, and better navigate through the change, transitions, and challenges that arise in organizational life. Mary is past director of workplace learning and performance at DePaul University, where she designed and implemented initiatives to improve performance management, leadership, and employee relations. Prior to that she directed the Hay Leadership Project, where she co-developed an intensive values-based leadership certificate program that strengthened leadership from “the inside-out,” and served as an organization development consultant to mission-driven organizations.
Mary possesses a B.A. in Theatre and French from University of Wisconsin and a M.Ed. in Curriculum Theorizing from DePaul University. Mary has studied adaptive leadership with Martin Linsky and Ronald Heifetz at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Public Service, coaching and adult development at Fielding Graduate University, and leadership at the University of Chicago.
Working across sectors, Mary and her team author and deliver leadership, management, and professional development programs for nonprofits, higher education, and private business. She regularly teaches leadership and management in DePaul University’s School of Public Service.

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