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Most books, articles and courses on managing meetings ignore the fact that leaders, managers and facilitators of meetings have different roles. Thus, a course in managing meetings effectively needs to take those three roles into consideration. We do
Briefly - the Leader has something to say. The Manager wants interaction to lead to a specific end point - usually a solution. The facilitator is there to make sure process is followed.  In this workshop we discuss how each of these three roles effects the manner in which meetings are designed and led.

We also discuss the techniques that are useful for different types of meetings, both live and virtual. Settings, time, expectations all differ depending on the goal of the meeting. We offer a comprehensive checklist to help in the preparation of meetings Types of meetings and how best to lead, manage or facilitate them is also discussed. The goal of this course is to enable you to go from "oh no, not another boring meeting" to "we get things done quickly and effectively in our meetings" .


  • Explore the different roles of leadership, management and facilitation of meetings
  • Discover that different timing and different agendas work for different types of meetings
  • Recognize meeting process and how it differs in different types of meetings
  • Identify what you need (checklist) and how to effectively conduct your meetings


In this workshop we discuss how each of these three roles effects the manner in which meetings are designed and led. We also discuss the techniques that are useful for different types of meetings, both live and visual. Settings, time, expectations all differ depending on the goal of the meeting. We offer a comprehensive checklist to help in the preparation of meetings. Types of meetings, how to lead a meeting effectively, and managing and facilitating meetings are also discussed. The goal of this course is to enable you to go from "oh no, not another boring meeting" to "we get things done quickly and effectively in our meetings."


  • Leaders, Manager or Facilitator
  • Meeting Preparation
  • Types of Meetings
  • Some tips about people and meetings
  • Managing effective virtual meetings
  • Board of Directors Meetings
  • Building better meetings
  • It's about the people


  • Supervisors
  • Managers
  • Directors
  • Executive Directors
  • Presidents and all C-level Executives
  • whether in the private
  • Non-Profit
  • Religious or Public Sector


ArLyne Diamond, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized Leadership, Management, Professional Development and O-D consultant specializing in people and processes in the workplace.  Multifaceted, Dr. Diamond has extensive experience in a wide range of disciplines (business, education, management, marketing, business ownership, psychology – and some economics and law as well.)  This enables her to see things from a variety of angles and to cleave to the essence of a problem quickly, offering her clients creative and practical solutions.

As the President and Founder of her consulting firm, Diamond Associates, which was established in 1981, Dr. Diamond’s clients range from boards of directors and upper management to support staff in many industries, both public and private.  This includes small business and professional practices, corporations, associations, service/charity organizations and government agencies (including police and fire.) She works with individuals, teams and large groups. Dr. Diamond trains Boards of Directors and teaches several courses to board members and those striving for board appointments.

She is well known for her skill in large and small group process, including workshops in strategic planning, change management, conflict resolution, system streamlining, communication, management of people and projects, as well as board of directors development, committee and team training.  

Her executive consulting/coaching and mentoring of individuals includes helping new CEOs grow into their position and learn how to create and work with executive teams, stakeholders, and others in their organization.

Dr. Diamond taught a wide range of MBA university courses in Business, Organizational Development, Quality, Change Management, Persuasion/ Negotiation, Marketing and Leadership and others. She also taught a series of Psychology courses to graduate and undergraduate students..  

Born into a family and culture of service to others, ArLyne has been involved with many associations, service and charity organizations.  A listing in available under Community Service on her website: www.DiamondAssociates.net.   She is currently active in politics and Rotary.  She recently completed approximately two years of volunteering to in ProMatch, an organization dedicated to helping those out of work, where she offers workshops and a weekly drop-in helping people with finding themselves, resumes, interview skills and landing the job.  

A prolific writer, she has published hundreds of articles and five books.  (A listing of published articles can best be found by Googling her.) In addition, Dr. Diamond publishes a monthly newsletter, “Diamonds to You” and is a guest writer for several newspapers.

Dr. Diamond is offering on-line courses through Illumeo (formerlyProformative’ Academy.)

Her published books are:

Training Your Board of Directors:  A Manual for the CEOs, Board Members. Administrators and Executives of Corporations, Associations, Non-Profit and Religious Organizations.

The “Please” and “Thank You” of Fund-Raising for Non-Profits

Conflict in the Workplace:  Causes and Cures

Leading and Managing a Global Workforce

Culture:  Inside the Company and Outside the Country

Conducting Workplace Investigations:  Designated Investigator

She is currently completing two other books, one will be Roles and Responsibilities in the Workplace – which will accompany employee handbooks and the other is Managing for Creativity.

ArLyne Diamond, Ph.D. appears on radio and television and speaks to associations and community organization on a wide range of topics.  Her style is informal, friendly, and informative.

Like a Diamond, using ArLyne Diamond, Ph.D. as your consultant will prove to be a wise investment that appreciates in value over time.

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