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Bring focus to meetings - basic

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

Ever find yourself sitting in a meeting, daydreaming about being anywhere else? You're not alone. But fear not, we're here to change that.

Let's face the facts: Meetings often consume too much time, with only half of that time actually being productive. Not to mention the mental and physical fatigue that comes with it. And let's not forget the dreaded lack of engagement.

But here's the good news: We've got the solution. Our program dives deep into the core challenges of meetings, offering practical strategies to overcome them. From effective preparation to thoughtful design and follow-up, we'll empower you to take control and transform your meetings from dull to dynamic.

Say goodbye to wasted time and hello to meetings that matter. Join us and discover how to bring focus, purpose, and engagement back to your meetings!

Bring focus to your meetings with the 3P's

Stay result-oriented and focused by employing the 3P's - Purpose, Process, and Pay-off. Define the purpose of the meeting, establish a clear process for achieving objectives, and outline the expected pay-off or outcomes. This structured approach ensures that meetings remain productive and aligned with organizational goals. #PurposeProcessPayoff #ResultOrientation #EffectiveMeetings

Justify Meeting Necessity with 5C's

Before scheduling a meeting, assess its necessity based on the 5C's - Connect, Care, Complex Problem Solving, Collaborative Decision Making, and Celebrate. Ensure that the agenda aligns with these criteria and that the meeting is essential for activities that require face-to-face interaction. This approach helps prioritize valuable meeting time and fosters a purpose-driven meeting culture. #MeetingJustification #ValueDrivenDecisions #MeetingEffectiveness

Team-based Meeting Habit Testing

Collaborate with your team to establish and test new meeting habits. By collectively agreeing on and implementing improved meeting practices, you can incrementally enhance your meeting culture. Start small, focusing on one habit at a time, and track progress over time. Through continuous improvement and shared accountability, transform your meeting culture for the better. #TeamCollaboration #ContinuousImprovement #MeetingCultureEnhancement

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 (basic)

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 

Define Purpose - Process - Pay-off

Use the 3P's (Purpose, Process & Pay-off) to stay result-oriented and focused in your meetings.
#3P's #BringFocustoMeetings #Intention #Result-orientation #MeetingCulture

Sub-skill 2

Week 3  - 4  

5 reasons to justify a meeting

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 

Test new meeting habits as a team

Agree on new meeting habits with your team; improve your meeting culture one habit at a time.
#BringFocustoMeetings #MeetingHabits #TeamHabits 

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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