What You'll Learn ...

Run Time: 45 Minutes • Cliff Michaels has facilitated hundreds of Boards, Forums & Meetings over 25 years. As President of the Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization Los Angeles (YEO), Cliff was also trained in Gestalt Principles (the whole is greater than the sum of its parts). This course provides those same tools & principles for new & seasoned groups (Boards, Teams, Committees, Support Groups). Upon completing this course, you'll Master Basic Abilities to launch or grow high-impact meetings that ensure core values, trusted space, result-driven structure & accountability. Includes ice-breakers, meeting & presentation templates, surveys, challenge exercises & much more. Also includes highlights from Cliff’s live workshops.

"Cliff Michaels mentored and forum trained a group of our USC & UCLA student leaders in the subtle art of running effective boards & meetings. We are forever grateful for the 1-DAY MBA tools & systems we still use today." Christian Johnson • UCLA Health Innovation, MedTech & Venture Consultant

  • Essentials to Build Trust

  • Launch Result-Driven Meetings

  • How to Maintain Confidentiality

  • Personal & Professional Growth

  • Crisis Management & Resolution

  • Establish By-Laws & Ground Rules

  • Keys to Plan Positions & Transitions

  • Drill to Create Mission, Vision & Values

  • How to Benefit from Peer-To-Peer Learning

  • COURSE INCLUDES: Accelerator Tools, Challenge Exercises, Recommended Articles, Favorite Movie Picks on Course Topic + Optional Quiz & Completion Certificate.

Course Lessons

    1. OVERVIEW: The Trusted Meeting MBA (High-Impact Forums, Boards & Support Groups)

    2. Pre-Course Survey (your feedback helps)

    1. Course Intro + 8 Steps to Launch Result-Driven Forums

    1. 10 Keys to Plan Positions and Transitions

    1. 15 Ground Rules for Effective Meetings

    1. Team Bonding & Conflict Resolution: The 800-Pound Gorilla in The Room

    1. Event Scorecard

    2. Facilitator's Survey

    3. 2-Minute Update to Start Meeting

    4. Coaching Worksheet

    5. Ice Breakers & Team Exercises

    6. Presentation Protocols

    7. Sample Constitution & By Laws

    8. Vitality Survey

    9. Pre-Forum Survey

Course Details

  • $29.95
  • 18 lessons

Meet Your Instructor

NY Times Bestseller • Coach • Consultant • Facilitator • Entrepreneur • VC • Real Estate & Mortgage Strategist

Cliff Michaels

BORN in NEW YORK and raised in L.A, Cliff lives in Del Mar, California. Known for his fun, down-to-earth style, Cliff brings a passionate, result-driven approach to every challenge.

FOUNDED in 1992, Cliff Michaels & Associates provides e-courses, consulting & resources for students, families, leaders, investors & entrepreneurs. A broker, writer & investor over 30 years, Cliff specializes in start-ups, venture capital, mortgages, real estate & global education.

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, Cliff's first book (The 4 Essentials) hit #1 on Amazon and is part of his 1-Day MBA E-Course Series (Masterclasses in Basic Abilities). In 2016, Cliff's 1-Day-MBA Workshop was one of TEDxLA's highest-rated events.

PAST PRESIDENT of Young Entrepreneurs' Org L.A, Cliff developed YEO's first charity & mentor programs in 2003, benefitting Boys & Girls Club and Inclusion Matters Playgrounds. Philanthropy has been a personal mission ever since.

GIVING BACK > For 25 years, Cliff has been a supporter of the arts & youth learning programs. With each sale, FREE courses go to students in need. Cliff is also a member of USC’s Ed-Tech Incubator, building greater access to remote-learning for underserved communities.

SPONSOR EDUCATION! To GIFT Cliff's e-courses & workshops or to customize a live-training event, please visit our SPONSOR PAGE!

"What They Say ..."

Jayme Riggio

CEO, Riggio Allstate, Top 1% Nationwide

“Cliff has been my strategic coach, broker & business consultant since the ’90s. His insight, leadership, and negotiation skills are priceless.”

Jim Weldon

Founder/CEO, Trovo

“From broker & lender to boardroom advisor & extraordinary mentor to our kids, Cliff Michaels has been a trusted confidant over 25 years.”

Tony Hsieh

CEO, Zappos, NYT Bestseller “Delivering Happiness”

“Cliff Michaels delivers a powerful path to profits, passion, and purpose.”

Blake Mycoskie

Founder/CEO, TOMS Shoes, NYT Bestseller “Start Something That Matters”

“Cliff’s writing is full of inspiration & practical lessons. I highly recommend his book — The 4 Essentials.”

Blake Spencer

Class President, Marshall School of Business

“When Cliff presented The 4 Essentials to 300 students at USC’s #1 Entrepreneur Class, the response was amazing. We’re all big fans!”

Barbara Lipkin

Top 1% Estate Agent, Sotheby’s Int’l Realty

“I’ve co-brokered deals with Cliff for over 30 years. He’s an asset to buyers, sellers, and brokers on all sides of the table.”

Mary Mazzio

Award-Winning Filmmaker, Attorney, Social Documentarian

“Cliff is the consummate strategist & entrepreneur. His life lessons are riveting & I’m proud to call him a friend.”

Peter Thomas

Chairman Emeritus, Young Entrepreneurs’ Org (YEO)

“A visionary leader & pioneering entrepreneur, Cliff sets a winning bar for life & business training.”