The Surprising Science of Meetings

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“Meetings are where teams come to life.  Run well, meetings capitalize on the talents and diversity of department members. But done poorly, they only serve to waste time, increase frustration, and drain energy.” - Dr. Steven G. Rogelberg. His hit book, The Surprising Science of Meetings: How You Can Lead Your Team to Peak Performance, is available now.

The Surprising Science of Meetings

How You Can Lead Your Team to Peak Performance

With Dr. Steven G. Rogelberg
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This immersive program brings a sharp and strategic light to an activity typically taken for granted – the meeting. A recent estimate suggests that employees endure a staggering 55 million meetings a day in the United States. Sadly, most meetings fail to engage us, or even worse, blatantly disregard our time.

There is now a meeting science that brings tools and solutions forward to solve the meeting “problem."  Dr. Rogelberg has uncovered an exciting evidence-based path that allows teams and organizations to realize the true potential of meeting. Given that meetings are where we spend so much of our time collaborating, creating, and communicating, it is more important than ever to get the most out of each one.

During this program, participants will:

  • Get a quick primer on what we know about meetings from an evidence-based perspective. Dr. Rogelberg shares the research that formed the basis of his forthcoming book, The Surprising Science of Meetings: How You Can Lead your Team to Peak Performance.
  • Gain knowledge and resources on how to effectively lead meetings to promote effectiveness and innovation during highly interactive discussions that go way beyond simple and predictable instruction about using an agenda. Dr. Rogelberg incorporates servant leadership notions into the conversation as well – a powerful leadership paradigm that has direct implications for meeting management.
  • Learn unconventional approaches to your meetings, establish better practices to take back to the office immediately, and discover a new mindset that drives value and ROI.

This program is designed for executives, managers and supervisors, and professionals from any industry who want to improve team performance by leading more effective meetings. After “The Surprising Science of Meetings: How You Can Lead your Team to Peak Performance,” you will leave with a clear plan to help make the time you dedicate to meetings more productive.


Parking, refreshments, and lunch are included with your registration. An email with program-related details is sent to all participants the week prior to the program’s start. Contact Kalli Vimr at for additional information.


Registration is available via credit card at our secure payment site.

About the Instructor
Photo of Steven RogelbergDr. Steven G. Rogelberg
Chancellor’s Professor

Steven G. Rogelberg holds the title of Chancellor's Professor at University of North Carolina, Charlotte, for distinguished national, international, and interdisciplinary contributions, and he is currently the elected Secretary General of the Alliance of Organizational Psychology. He is a Professor of Organizational Science, Management, and Psychology at UNC Charlotte, well as the Director of Organizational Science. He has over 100 publications and over 100 invited speeches/colloquiums addressing issues such as team effectiveness, leadership, engagement, health and employee well-being, meetings at work, and organizational research methods.

His research has been profiled in the Los Angeles Times, CBS News, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, NPR, Guardian, National Geographic, and Scientific American Mind, among others.

In addition to his research and teaching, he consults for small and large organizations, including IBM, TIAA, Procter & Gamble, VF Corporation, Family Dollar, Siemens, and others. Dr. Rogelberg founded and currently directs large outreach initiatives focusing on nonprofit organization health and effectiveness with over 250 nonprofits served.

The Surprising Science of Meetings Book CoverDr. Rogelberg’s forthcoming book is The Surprising Science of Meetings: How You Can Lead your Team to Peak Performance and participants will receive a pre-order discount to purchase the book.

In it, Dr. Rogelberg draws from extensive research, analytics and data mining, and survey interviews with over 5,000 employees across a range of industries, to share the proven practices and techniques that help managers and employees enhance the quality of their meetings. The book includes tools like a Sample Engagement Survey and 360 Feedback Questions on meetings.


For more information about open enrollment programs, or to find out about our discount for alumni, faculty, and staff of UNC Charlotte, group rates, or package pricing for you or your organization, email or call 704-687-0278. Scholarships may also be available for individuals from Small Businesses, Woman-Owned Businesses, Minority-Owned Businesses, and others who qualify.