The Joy of Meetings: Recipes for Success

Ever been to a meeting that was flat as a pancake, or in danger of boiling over? The missing ingredient in many meetings is an outcome-based agenda that uses people's time well, focuses energy, and supports more productive work before, during and after meetings.

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What: The Joy of Meetings: Recipes for Success

When: Th, Oct 29 8:30am-4:30pm

Where: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St, Madison, WI

Cost: $175

Continuing education credit: 7 hours (0.7 CEUs)

Facilitators:
Kathy Germann
Denise Jess

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As a facilitator do you feel like you’re in a pressure cooker managing everything, while some group members stir the pot and others just feel fried? 

Meetings can have many challenges: unclear purpose, derailed focus, lack of participation, and decisions that are repeated ad nauseum. Often the missing ingredient is an outcome-based agenda that uses different processes to fully engage group members.  Results-oriented meeting agendas allow participants to better prepare for and focus on the task at hand.  Utilizing modalities beyond open discussion taps in to differences in people’s learning styles and encourages more innovative thinking and participation by all group members, not just those who take up the most "air time."

This interactive, hands-on workshop will give you concrete “recipes” for creating meeting agendas that use people’s time well, elicit their best thinking and make decisions that have greater buy-in, resulting in a group that gets the job done and has positive working relationships.

Transform your meetings from food fight to culinary delight! 

Learn how to:

  • Establish group agreements to set a positive tone.
  • Design an outcome-based agenda with a clearly defined purpose.
  • Choose appropriate decision-making rule(s).
  • Employ an easy tool to discern the degree of agreement.
  • Use meeting evaluations to support effective task accomplishment and group process.