The Joy of Meetings: Recipes for Success
Many meetings lack focus. There might be confusion about what the decision is and/or who is making it, and follow-through is lackluster. Outcome-based agendas with multi-modal processes use people's time well, focus energy, and support group members working in more productive and creative ways before, during, and after meetings.
Effective decision-making is often a challenge for groups. This includes the tension between closure and further exploration and/or the different understandings of what consensus is and how to use it. When decision-making rules have been established, you can address that tension, explore the gradients of agreement, and facilitate true buy-in that supports lasting solutions. Transform your meetings from “food fight” to “culinary delight!”
Learn how to:
- Use group agreements to create inclusive meetings
- Design outcome-based agendas that get tasks accomplished
- Assess the pros/cons of different decision-making rules
- Learn a tool to clarify the degree of agreement
- Use meeting evaluations to maintain effective group process
Your fee includes the book The Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision-Making.