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The Power of Walking Meetings (TRN4-J43)


This job aid presents a path for holding walk and talk meetings with co-workers to stay healthy and active and improve resiliency during the work day.

Published: March 9, 2023
Type: Job aid

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The Power of Walking Meetings

Research has identified a link between poor health and reduced resiliency.Note* Consequently, a quick "walk and talk" with co-workers is not only good for your health, it can also help generate new ideas and improve your resiliency. Here are few simple steps for a successful Walking Meeting.

  • Before you start, reflect on your meeting. Some meetings may be better walking meetings than others. Check-in with people you are meeting to see if a walking meeting is okay and their preferences.
  • Which ones can you change to walking meetings?
  • How will it boost your energy and health?


  • Have a clear agenda and decide on objectives. 
  • Plan a flat route.
  • Keep groups small.
  • Follow public health guidelines.
  • Get ready with comfy shoes and clothing.

Keep it concise

  • Review documents in advance.
  • Stick to the agenda.
  • Encourage participation.
  • Embrace silences as participants are moving.

Follow up

  • Make notes when you return from your walk.
  • Follow up and give timely feedback on ideas raised

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