Effective Meeting Blueprint

Finally, a system to
PLAN, LEAD, and SUCCEED with EVERY meeting!


Do you…

  • Wonder how you can inspire your team during staff meetings?
  • Dream of getting everyone engaged and showing up on time?
  • Want to make time to personally meet with each teacher to discuss her goals?
  • Wonder how to translate these meetings into execution and hold your teachers accountable?
  • Wish that your teachers had crystal clear communication with everyone, knowing exactly what their responsibilities are every day with no misunderstandings?
  • Wish your veteran teachers could share a little more of their knowledge and expertise with everyone else on the team?

Here are some shocking statistics for you:

11 million meetings are held in the US each day

63% of meetings are conducted without a pre-planned agenda

Over 33% of people that join meetings found them to be unproductive

The most common complaints from teachers about meetings are:

  • No decision made
  • Poor preparation
  • Disorganized
  • Individuals dominating
  • Could have been communicated through email
  • Sidebar conversations
  • Stretched out longer than necessary

Effective Meetings are the ones…

where teachers readily share ideas and everyone is offering input and strategizing together.
that is a delight to walk into and a pleasure to walk out of.
where everyone feels at ease and can be themselves, and there is a clear agenda with goals and results

And best of all…

EVERYONE takes action

without you running around after them for days or weeks on end.

These are the kinds of meetings you NEED

If you want to continue to build your school.


I can help you do this
and you don’t need to invest dozens of hours

These strategies can be implemented at
tomorrow’s meeting!

Be very honest – have you been talking about following up with teachers one on one for years and still haven’t? Or only sometimes do? If so, it’s time to make change.

I’d like to invite you to join
Effective Meeting Blueprint

With the Effective Meeting Blueprint Mini-Course, you will learn:

The meeting archetypes and the formula that guarantees focus, execution and results!
Design thinking – How to get everyone on your team thinking creatively.
Skills and the Strategies for each type of meeting.
How to make time for teacher observation, individual meetings and the framework for follow up and accountability.

I will help take your dream of follow-up and make it the hardcore reality of every meeting.
This is the program that will move you closer to your goals.
You won’t just learn how to run an effective meeting — you will become a better leader
This is about exercising a new skill of planning, execution, and accountability.
Once you learn this skill, you can apply it to every other part of your school and dramatically take your school to a whole new level!


Inside this mini course you will find 5 lessons:

Lesson 1: The Meeting Archetypes

  • 5 meeting Archetypes
  • 4 by 4 framework
  • 7 part checklist for planning
  • Agenda formula that guarantees focus, execution and results!

Lesson 2: Skills and Strategies

  • Skills and Strategy to execute on The Huddle.
  • Problem Solving meeting.
  • Team Building.

Lesson 3: Curriculum Planning & Brainstorming

  • How to do effective reflection with your team?
  • Design Thinking – How to get everyone thinking Creatively?
  • Meeting framework for curriculum planning and brainstorming meetings.
  • Strategies to get everyone coming on time.
  • A tool for measuring progress.

Lesson 4: Individual Teacher Meetings (The Fireplace Chat)

  • How to make time in your calendar for individual teacher meetings?
  • What the structure of the meeting should be?
  • How to follow up with each teacher?
  • How to hold them accountable for what you discussed?

Lesson 5: The Tactical Vault

  • Strategies and tips for making the meeting exciting, motivational and getting everyone engaged.
  • Meeting Etiquette.
  • Environment.
  • Nourishment.
  • Problem-solving.


  • 5 meeting Archetypes
  • 4 by 4 framework
  • 7 part checklist for planning
  • Agenda formula that guarantees focus, execution and results!


  • Skills and Strategy to execute on The Huddle.
  • Problem Solving meeting.
  • Team Building.

Effective Meeting Blueprint will teach you…

how to run effective staff meetings with simple strategies
that build creativity, boost problem solving skills,


allow for follow up, powerful accountability and results for each teacher.


You can have a collaborative team of teachers who work together


Hours and hours of back and forth conversation,
frustration of barely moving the needle at the end of the meeting
and yet another incomplete meeting agenda.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I can’t keep up with the course?

Don’t worry, this is an online course that you can take at your own pace from anywhere.

I don’t know how to use technology, will I be able to figure this out?

I designed the course with the least tech possible. Everything is really laid out for you on a silver platter.

There is no complicated software – just login and watch the videos at your own pace.

Should you have any difficulties – I have a team of people waiting to help you.

Will this really help me follow up with my team and hold them accountable?

Yes! Yes! The strategies that I have laid out work. I’ve tested it out with other schools and directors. Trust the system and execute on it. It will work.

How can I be sure these tips and strategies will help inspire my team to be more creative?

How can I be sure these tips and strategies will help inspire my team to be more creative?

Can’t I find all this information on Google?

Maybe, if you sit and google your brains out. But if you could find the answers, you would have found them already and you would have implemented them in your school as well.

But have you?

What EMB will do for you is provide you will the road map you need to plan, lead and succeed at every single meeting.

It will provide you with the support you need to implement these strategies.

We all need support – and that’s why the DiscoverED directors Lounge is the one of the most supportive online communities for progressive EC directors. Many of you are part of it already and during the duration of this course, I’ll be supporting you through it all.

What if I take the course and I don’t LOVE it?

I invite you to try these strategies in your school for your next meeting. All I ask is that you give it a try.

Try the huddle or design thinking or even use the agenda guidelines to prepare more effectively for your meeting that will ensure action taking.

I built this course over YEARS of sitting through hundreds of meetings and then studying how to really create effective meetings.
I’ve tested out these strategies and ideas as you see from many happy clients. They WORK!

This course isn’t just about having an effective meeting (though you will have that). This course is about truly understanding how to reach your teacher in a way that will truly drive them to take action. It’s about you making behavioral changes and bringing that growth into your school. And if I can help you leverage this to make more of an impact in your school, reach more children and connect deeper with your team, — that’s a job well done!!!

So my offer is this: join the program and see for yourself – if you absolutely don’t love it and the strategies aren’t working for your school. Well then, email me within 14 days and you will get 100% of your money back.

Here’s What You Get:

5 recorded lessons packed with strategies, tips, and a framework for each meeting

Pdfs & templates for you to take action and use at every meeting

Support & accountability throughout the program in case you get stuck

One-on-one coaching with Chanie has been helpful in so many ways. Chanie has helped us identify the reasons for some of the challenges we are experiencing, set goals to help fix or solve those problems and create benchmarks to help us reach those goals. Even though Chanie isn’t physically in my building she has guided me in becoming a better leader and in making instrumental changes in my role as Early Childhood Director. Her feedback and accountability has kept me on track and enabled me to achieve my goals!

Talia Levine

I've been part of the Inner Circle for a year and it's been transformative! Chanie provides amazing framework and systems to implement that streamline processes and create accountability which contribute to a better overall culture in the school.

Hannah WilliamsDirector, Georgia

Since joining the Inner Circle, I am more proactive. I am more engaged with my staff and encourage and empower them. I do not try to "solve" the issue for them, but I am asking questions to help them solve the issues for themselves. They love the ownership this gives them and without a doubt they are happier!
What surprised me was how quickly I am able to implement what I have learned and how much more confident I am in my leadership abilities.

Barbara LabotkaDirector, Cardinal Bernardin Early Childhood Center

I must give credit and a very big shout out to a woman who has dramatically helped me transform [my school] and myself, professionally and personally, in just a few months. The value, strategies, guidance and support I have received from Chanie Wilschanski and the Inner Circle have helped me in becoming the most effective leader who has created, maintained and continues to grow a healthy culture with the best team of teachers any director could wish for.

Melissa Agnes VasquezDirector, New Wonders Learning Center

I’ve seen a huge transformation in my culture since implementing what I’ve learned in the Director’s Inner Circle—teachers are solving their own problems!


The amount of feedback from parents has been extremely positive since i’ve implemented the tools in the inner circle. It’s helped me continue to build strong relationships and trust with each parent. So many wonderful comments from parents who have been here for a long time about how 'smoothly' things are going this year, which is great.

Alison PhilipsDirector

Since working with Chanie, I have developed a great culture of communication with almost all of our parents and have gotten really specific with my weekly check-ins with parents, which allows for more meaningful discussions.

Chrissy CarterDirector