Personal Development (Non-QAS)
There are no prerequisites.

Course Description

Meetings can be an excellent use of time when they are well-run. This course discusses the sequence of events that should be followed to ensure that a meeting is successful. It also notes the different types of decision-making processes that can be used in a meeting, as well as the attributes of the ideal meeting leader. The course covers numerous other topics, including ways to deal with problem employees and the best meeting room layout.


Steven M. Bragg, CPA

Steven M. Bragg, CPA, is a full-time book and course author who has written more than 70 business books. He provides Western CPE with self-study courses in the areas of accounting and finance, with an emphasis on the practical application of accounting standards and management techniques. A sampling of his courses include the The New Controller Guidebook, The GAAP Guidebook, Accountants’ Guidebook, and Closing the Books: An Accountant’s Guide. He also manages the Accounting Best Practices podcast.

Steven has been the CFO or controller of both public and private companies and has been a consulting manager with Ernst & Young and an auditor with Deloitte & Touche. He holds an MBA from Babson College, a Master of Finance from Bentley College, and a BA from the University of Maine (summa cum laude).

Course Specifics

Personal Development (Non-QAS)
Dec 14, 2017
There are no prerequisites.

Compliance Information

Qualifies for CA Fraud: No

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Chapter 1

  • Recognize the types of people who attend meetings.
  • Describe the problems caused when too many people attend a meeting.
  • Cite the characteristics of the different types of meetings.
  • Note the types of information included in a post-meeting memo.

Chapter 2

  • Describe the circumstances under which a consensus building process can go wrong.
  • Recognize the methods used to mitigate an excessive amount of group uniformity.

Chapter 3

  • Describe how to deal with differing room sizes.

Chapter 4

  • Describe the characteristics of the different types of questions.

Chapter 5

  • Note the techniques used to deal with recurring meetings, large meetings, and small meetings.

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