Planning and Leading Effective Meetings

  • Linda A. LeBlancEmail author
  • Melissa R. Nosik
Discussion and Review Paper


Behavior analysts spend a great deal of time in meetings regardless of their specific professional role (e.g., academic, practice, administration), so effective meeting skills are important. Meetings can serve a variety of important purposes if they are planned and led well. However, many people are not explicitly taught how to plan or lead meetings effectively. The purpose of this paper is to describe the common purposes of meetings and to provide recommendations and tools for planning and leading effective meetings.


Agenda Meeting Meeting facilitation Meeting planning Meeting effectiveness Professional skills 


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The authors of this manuscript declare no conflict of interest regarding this manuscript.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LeBlanc Behavioral ConsultingGoldenUSA
  2. 2.Behavior Analyst Certification BoardLittletonUSA

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