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Bring focus to meetings - advanced

Join this program and start building the skill of bringing focus to meetings. Learn the basics, have insightful conversations, and use evidence-based daily habits to reinforce the fundamental sub-skills necessary for mastery.
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  • Includes 1 webinar, and extra resources
  • Includes daily practice: 3 habits + 3 conversations
  • Total time investment = 3,5 hours, 3-6 weeks
Soft skills are everything

Why you should follow this program

Are you tired of unproductive, time-consuming meetings that leave your team feeling drained and disengaged? It's time to transform your approach to meetings and unlock their full potential as dynamic, collaborative spaces where ideas flourish and progress thrives.

In this program, we'll equip you with the tools and techniques needed to revolutionize your meeting culture. From innovative meeting formats that promote active participation to strategies for maximizing efficiency and minimizing wasted time, you'll learn how to bring focus and purpose to every interaction.

Join us and discover how to create meetings that inspire creativity, foster collaboration, and drive meaningful outcomes. Together, let's transform your meetings from mundane to extraordinary!

Update your meeting culture

Experience the power of innovative meeting formats designed to promote active participation and engagement from your team. By mastering techniques like Fishbowl, World Café, Start-Stop-Continue, and Flipped Learning, you'll transform your meetings into dynamic, collaborative spaces where every voice is heard, and every idea is valued. #DynamicMeetings #TeamEngagement #InnovativeFormats

Know how and when to accept meeting invites

Learn the art of accepting meeting invites strategically. By understanding when to accept, decline, or delegate meeting invitations, you'll reclaim valuable time and ensure that your presence contributes meaningfully to the team's goals. #StrategicMeetingAttendance #TimeManagement #ProductiveEngagement

Optimize work collaboration

Strike the perfect balance between meetings and other work activities by being intentional in your approach to collaboration. Explore the synchronous-asynchronous work model and leverage collaboration tools effectively to streamline operations and foster both operational and strategic initiatives. #EfficientCollaboration #OperationalExcellence #StrategicFocus

Stop the madness of meeting inefficiency

Discover strategies to minimize and optimize meeting time, ensuring that every interaction is purposeful and productive. By implementing techniques such as agenda prioritization, timeboxing, and action-oriented follow-ups, you'll streamline meetings, reduce unnecessary discussions, and drive tangible outcomes efficiently. #EfficientMeetings #TimeOptimization #ProductivityEnhancement

Master the skill of bringing focus to meetings (advanced)

Build the skill, by mastering the sub-skills first.
After the kick-start webinar, you will practice building tiny habits (so small you will have no reason not to do it) in the workflow or in your personal life. You will build this skill habit-by-habit, conversation-by-conversation, focusing on 3 sub-skills.

Sub-skill 1

Week 1 - 2 

Use effective meeting formats

Use innovative meeting formats to promote participation and engagement from your team.
#BringFocustoMeetings #MeetingCulture #MeetingFormats #ActiveContributorsOnly #Fishbowl #WorldCafé #StartStopContinue #FlippedLearning

Sub-skill 2

Week 3  - 4  

Accepting meeting invites

Use valuable meeting time for activities that can only be done through meetings. If it can be done through a collaboration tool (such as status updates and briefings) it doesn't belong in a meeting.
#BringFocustoMeetings #MeetingCulture #5Cmeetings #Connect #Care #ComplexProblemSolving #Care #Celebrate

Sub-skill 3

Week 5 - 6 

Balance meetings with other work

Be intentional in designing how you work together as a team; what justifies a meeting, and what is better done through collaboration tools? How to balance operational versus strategic work activities?
#Synchronous-AsynchronousWork #CollaborationPyramid #CollaborationTools

Meet your trainer

At the kickstart of your 3-6 week skills development program, you will follow a webinar delivered by Sarah Cherif, founder and CEO of SkillsGym. Here are a few things you might like to know about her:

Sarah's background

Sarah began her career at the University of Ghent with degrees in child education and philosophy, quickly realizing her passion for teaching. Faced with the challenge of helping seasoned leaders develop soft skills without any prior corporate experience, she turned this disadvantage into a strength by creating evidence-based, sure-proof plans to build strong soft skills through habit formation and impactful conversations.

Personal life

Sarah's roots are Belgian and Tunesian, and she partially grew up in Washington DC. She currently lives in Belgium with her partner Nils (who is co-founder of SkillsGym Health), and has a dog named Lizzy.

20+ years of impact

Together with her SkillsGym team, Sarah has helped numerous world-class organizations like Samsung, Deloitte, Ikea... and thousands of managers and their teams improve their soft skills. SkillsGym now offers programs to accelerate the mastery of 50 essential leadership, team and well-being skills.

Fun fact

Sarah tests all the habits and conversations in the SkillsGym offer herself; that's more than 200+ habits and 200+ conversations. Most of them have become second nature. Yet, as you'll learn in the webinars, she isn't shy to talk about the failures and frustrations along the way.

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