There is a difference between running and leading a meeting. People who “run” meetings tend to focus on individual agenda items and be more concerned about keeping track of time, and it’s not uncommon for them to look to others to help guide the group along. As a result, these meetings tend to get off track, not be engaging, and experience various levels of participation and diminished quality. On the other hand, when a person moves from “running” a meeting to “leading” a meeting, a whole new experience is created. When a person decides to take control and lead a meeting, participants are prepared for the meeting, are actively engaged, and as a result contribute at a higher level. When meetings are “led” versus “run” they stay on track and things get done. For this course you will work on building your skills to lead effective and productive virtual meetings. By using a simple process you can be sure you are doing the right things to increase collaboration and participation, while making sure great work gets done. By completing this course, you will have the skills required to lead successful virtual meetings. This course has been approved for 1 hour of PDU credit from PMI (Project Management Institute).