Most unproductive meetings can be attributed to a lack of planning, execution or follow-up. In the Master of Meetings Program, students plan and prepare for meetings and learn what to do during and after the meeting to ensure it serves its intended purpose. The epidemic of bad, inefficient, overcrowded meetings that are plaguing the world's businesses – and making workers miserable. Save yourself and others from bad meetings by learning the skills to properly manage and facilitate.
Utilizing practical skill-building exercises, learn how to successfully run a meeting by improving decision-making, handling conflicts, building a collaborative environment, recording minutes and post-meeting follow-up with action plans.
There are no admission requirements for this program.
English is the language of instruction at Assiniboine. All applicants educated outside of Canada or in a country not on the test exempt list are expected to meet the English language proficiency requirement. See assiniboine.net/elp for more information.
If you don’t meet these admission requirements please visit our adult learning page for more information on assessment of special circumstances.
This program does not require an application. Courses for this program are available this term.
Courses & Costs
To graduate with a Master of Meetings document of achievement, students must successfully complete 40 academic hours.
Move the Meeting (BUSN-0181) | 15 Hours
Well-organized meetings with pre-defined roles and responsibilities save time and resources and aid in achieving desired business results. Students cover essential topics such as meeting formats, decision-making processes, roles, handling difficult participants, conflict at meetings, recording minutes, accountability, communication, and setting priorities appropriate for the organization's stage of development.
Meeting Facilitation (BUSN-0182) | 15 Hours
Students explore facilitation techniques to confidently manage meetings that are productive and reach desired outcomes. Learn to identify objectives, manage participation and conflict, build trust and rapport, foster a collaborative environment and develop action plans. Students gain hands-on experience by engaging in targeted skill-building exercises.
Interpersonal Communication (COMM-0389) | 5 Hours
Understanding our personal communication style at work and how it interacts with others’ is essential to a positive, productive workplace. Students build awareness of their natural strengths while exploring how their work style changes in stressful situations. This course provides students with a general introduction to the theory and principles of interpersonal communication. Students develop and practice skills to improve communication effectiveness.
Presentation Skills (COMM-0390 | 5 Hours
Learn the basic components of writing a good presentation. Students discuss and practice elements of effective delivery of a presentation which includes gesturing, eye contact, movement, and how to keep your audience interested.
Note: Timelines, applicable industry experience, and teaching methodology will depend on program delivery choice; program information sheets subject to change without notice.
Courses for this program are available this term.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does the Master of Meetings program entail?
Utilizing practical skill-building exercises, students learn how to successfully run a meeting by improving decision-making, handling conflicts, building a collaborative environment, recording minutes and post-meeting follow-up with action plans.
Do I need to apply to the Master of Meetings program?
An application is not required for this program.
How do I register for Master of Meetings courses?
Courses are available to register through MYACC instant enrolment.
Where can I view which Master of Meetings courses are offered this term?
View the eGuide for Continuing Studies Program & Courses for courses available this term.
Why are courses not offered every term for this program?
Courses in a program are offered based on several considerations such as, but not limited to, instructor availability, seasonality, demand, etc.
Am I required to purchase textbooks for the Master of Meetings courses?
Textbooks are not required for this program.
How can I access my academic and financial information?
Students whose home institution is Assiniboine, can access academic information (grades, class schedule and transcript request) and financial information online at My ACC myacc.assiniboine.net