Making Meetings Count

JANUARY 23, 2019 – 1-day Workshop

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A Workshop by NOBL, leaders in training organizations to embrace new attitudes & adopt new behaviours, creating new market opportunities & cultural conditions.

The most valuable currency intoday's agency landscape - time. Yet, despite being continually stretched, the average employee wastes more than 40 hours a month in unproductive meetings & executives find the majority of their meetings to be a waste of their time. Every agency can benefit from a reboot of their meetings & this workshop delivers succinct formats for almost every meeting type. Participants will leave with a rhythm that will not only improve how they meet & get stuff done, but also collaboration, client-centricity & inclusiveness.


  • Best practices for meeting facilitiation
  • Meeting formats for:
    • strategy
    • project status
    • team health
    • one-on-ones
    • retrospectives
  • Practice of each format


Director level & above, department leads & account leads that need to make the most of their time together. Bring along a co-worker for maximum agency benefit!


Sarah Dickinson & Erin Cooper

Sarah Dickinson is a brand planner, digital strategist & social entrepreneur. She brings a unique ability to connect the dots between popular culture, human factors & business. Her deep understanding of emerging media, behaviour change & collective action have introduced many original ideas to values-based brands, start ups & non-profits. Erin Cooper's passion lies in coordinating the work of teams in order to solve complex challenges & ultimately achieving success for clients. While her career started in digital, she loves utilizing her background in Systems Analysis to solve probrlems using technology.


8:30 am to 9:00 amRegistration & Light Breakfast
9:00 am to 10:30 amSession
10:30 am to 10:45 amMorning Break
10:45 am to 12:15 pmSession
12:15 pm to 1:15 pmBYOLunch
1:15 pm to 2:45 pmSession
2:45 pm to 3:00 pmAfternoon Break & Light Snack
3:00 pm to 4:30 pmSession


  • Limited space.
  • Lunch isn’t provided.


CA$795 – CA$1,200


Institute of Communication Agencies
2300 Yonge Street, Suite 3002
30th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M4P 1E4

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