Leading Meetings That Get Results

Cohort-based Course

Masterclass on the skill of guiding a group to get more done in less time while getting the best from your people.

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Course overview

Most meetings suck, they accomplish nothing and waste time.

That’s why facilitation skills are the quickest way to grow your career. 

Studies show that the average worker spends nearly 12 hours per week preparing and attending meetings. This equates to more than $20,000 per employee per year in ineffective meetings. Leaving a big opportunity for those who can optimize that time spent in meetings.

Having worked with hundreds of executives, it’s obvious that the best ones get ahead because they make everyone around them more effective. They’ve used facilitation to grow their career, even if they don’t call it that. Maximizing the impact of that time is the key to getting recognized.

Why aren’t meetings more effective if we’re in them so much? 

Although people may know the basics, it's hard to apply them.

The skill of facilitation shouldn't be reserved for those few brave people willing to stand at the front of the room. Instead, it should be a fundamental skill taught to all new leaders. But it's not just about presentations.

Facilitation is about understanding the purpose, articulating it clearly and creating a structure to get the most out of everyone in the room. Through this course we'll share a simple framework that's worked for the hundreds of leaders we've worked with.

Why should we be the ones to help you lead better meetings?

Said bluntly, this is what we do.

Together, we led the team at Shopify that coached hundreds of leaders through a simple framework for leading meetings that get results. This framework works for 1:1 meetings, weekly team meetings and even leadership offsites. Leaders have used it to improve their teams performance, develop team strategy and save hours every single week.

Over time, these leaders have gone on to become the go-to person for new, exciting and big projects. They use their facilitation skills to get new opportunities and grow their careers. And it's worked for us, since working at Shopify we've facilitated for Fortune 100 retailers, the Military and Olympic Gold Medal coaches.

This course will teach you a simple framework and support you in building the skills you need to lead meetings that get results. But it's not just about the meetings, it'll show you how to make those around you better, grow your career and work on interesting problems.

Who is this course for


Leaders who feel trapped by the amount of meetings on their schedule and want to make their team more productive.


Team members who want to grow into a leadership role and will need to bring a group together and produce results.


Reluctant facilitators who get assigned to lead team meetings or offsites and need to drive a group to get results.

What you’ll get out of this course

Save Hours Every Week by Using a Simple Meeting Framework

Learn to apply a straightforward and tested framework for conducting meetings that can save you countless hours each week, transforming unproductive time into valuable periods for strategic thinking and execution.

Strengthen Your Confidence in Your Facilitative Leadership Skills

Engaging with this course will be a transformative learning experience that improves your confidence by equipping you with advanced facilitative leadership skills, ensuring you feel capable to handle any situation.

Become a Confident Leader Known For Solving Hard Problems

During the course you'll work with other participants to solve complex problems, giving you the ability to bring back tangible skills into your work and guide any team to solve hard problems with confidence.

Elevate Your Professional Persona by Making Everyone More Effective

Take on a real world project during this course that will transform how your team works together, giving you tangible opportunities to be noticed and progress in your career.

Handle Conflict With Grace While Facilitating Team Meetings

Gain first hand experience in navigating and resolving conflicts with grace during team meetings, creating a collaborative atmosphere that encourages problem-solving and contributes to the smooth running and success of team projects.

Ensure Follow Through and Accountability After Meetings

Get practical advice on making sure the time you spend in meetings is useful, handle people not taking action on things they are committed to and promote accountability across your projects and team.

This course includes

10 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

13 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

Projects to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven’s guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.

Course syllabus

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  • Bonus


    • Advanced Digital Meeting Tools Guide

    • Final 1 on 1 Coaching Session

What people are saying

        Ethan creates an engaging, enjoyable, and energizing atmosphere during his sessions. He keeps everyone focused and ensures we make the most of our time. After each session with Ethan, our team felt a strong sense of unity and clarity on our next steps. Ethan is not just fun and empathetic but also a fantastic leader!
Annika Rinas

Annika Rinas

Lead, Employee Experience
        Cat is an extraordinary facilitator. She formulates a clear plan and then listens, crafts, and adapts on the fly. The containers that she creates invite active participation and encourage engagement in discussion. She moves easily between structured and unstructured and has the ability to keep a senior set of stakeholders focused on outcomes.
Lawrence Mandel

Lawrence Mandel

VP, Engineering

Meet your instructor

Ethan Schwandt

Ethan Schwandt

Ethan is an introvert that unintentionally found himself leading meetings for thousands of people across Shopify. Even though he started a little awkward and shy, over time he developed his facilitation skills and was chosen to lead the Executive Facilitation team at Shopify.

Since then he's facilitated think tanks for Olympic Organization, off-sites for the military and meetings at Fortune 100 companies. Now he's passionate about teaching other introverts the power of leading meetings that get results.

Catarina Haber

Catarina Haber

Catarina is a coach, facilitator and business consultant who is passionate about leaders and teams developing the skills and strategies needed to navigate the future of work. She co-created the Executive Facilitation team at Shopify, working with hundreds of leaders across the organization with the aim to make them more effective. Since then, she’s found herself in leadership consulting at TGN Consulting running meetings for Fortune 100 companies, facilitating think-tanks for influential sports organizations, and coaching within higher-education.

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Course schedule

3-5 hours per week
  • Wednesday Facilitated Learning

    12:00pm - 130pm EST

    Tuesdays and Thursdays are the weekly lessons which will be fully interactive and on Zoom. Fridays are optional and for group coaching to help solidify lessons learned.

  • Friday Group Coaching (Optional)

    12:00pm - 1:00pm EST

    Bring your toughest meeting challenges to this coaching call and we'll work through them together. 

  • May 1st, 2024

    This course starts on May 1st, 2024 and will run for five weeks in total with a total of 10 interactive lessons.

Free resource

Meeting Toolkit: Leading Meetings That Get Results

Most meetings suck, they accomplish nothing and waste time. Yet, on average we spend nearly 12 hours per week preparing or attending them. This is a huge drain for most businesses, and a giant opportunity for employees looking to grow their career. Imagine if you can make those meetings even just slightly more effective. This meeting toolkit gives you everything you need to save hours every week, drive meeting results and grow in your career. 

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Active hands-on learning

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

Interactive and project-based

You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

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