Running Effective HR Meetings <br><small><em>HRCI: 2.75 Credits <br>SHRM: 2.75 PDCs</em></small>

Running Effective HR Meetings
HRCI: 2.75 Credits
SHRM: 2.75 PDCs

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Running meetings remains a critical function of Human Resources. Some meetings have traditionally been considered the responsibility of HR, such as new employee orientation, new employee training and annual open enrollment / benefits meetings. However, over the years, Human Resources has become increasingly responsible for running other kinds of meetings as well.

In the past, HR meetings were scheduled around work. Today, it seems work has to be scheduled around meetings. Research has found that employees spend an average of 40-50% of their working hours in meetings. Much of this time is wasted. Money is wasted too. Organizations incur tangible and intangible costs for every minute spent in an ineffective meeting.

This course will teach you how to maximize workforce efficiency and minimize organizational costs by running effective HR meetings.

Managers, Supervisors, Employees & HR Professionals

155 - 165 minutes

To teach the fundamentals of running an effective HR meeting.

After completing this course, the learner will be able to: 

  • understand and identify the appropriate uses for HR meetings;
  • recognize the importance of running effective HR meetings;
  • understand the direct and indirect organizational costs of ineffective meetings;
  • understand and utilize effective meeting methods;
  • structure a meeting;
  • prepare for a meeting;
  • run a meeting;
  • communicate effectively during a meeting;
  • deal with disruptive behavior;
  • encourage participation;
  • conclude a meeting; and
  • follow-up after a meeting.


  1. Traditional HR Meetings
  2. Determining Whether a Meeting is Necessary
  3. Preparing for a Meeting
  4. Structuring a Meeting
  5. Running a Meeting
  6. Concluding a Meeting
  7. Striving for Improvement
  8. Tips for Effective Communication

The following forms and documents can be downloaded and printed:

  • Meeting Preparation Form
  • Sample Meeting Agenda
  • Meeting Leader Checklist
  • Group Observation Checklist
  • Meeting Effectiveness Assessment
  • Self-Evaluation Form

HRCI logoThis Activity has been approved for 2.75 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute's® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

SHRM logoThis Activity has been approved for 2.75 PDCs toward SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification. The Human Equation is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities.