Eli Mina
Eli Mina Consulting
Building better decision making teams and leaders

Eli Mina, M.Sc., P.R.P.

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Board Effectiveness Advisor
(Preventing & Handling Dysfunctions)
Impartial Meeting Chair
(Contentious Meetings)
Rules of Order Expert
Registered Parliamentarian)
Trainer, Speaker, Book Author
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 With our help you can create:

  • Coherent & cohesive decision-making bodies
  • Members who are active and effective partners in decision-making
  • Smart and strategically-driven decisions
  • Productive, inclusive and enjoyable meetings
  • Sensible & intelligent use of rules of order

 With our help you can avoid:

  • Costly and damaging dysfunctions and disputes
  • Members who are passive and acquiescent or disruptive
  • Flawed and risk-prone decisions
  • Chaotic, adversarial and aimless meetings
  • Wasteful arguments about rules of order

 Our Offerings:

We offer our clients the following services and programs:

 What Makes Our Approach Unique:

  • We do not hesitate to give advice that a client may not expect.
  • We ask tough questions and give you direct and honest feedback.
  • We focus on root causes of disputes and dysfunctions, not symptoms.
  • We challenge you to stop opposing and start proposing alternatives.
  • We help liberate you and your team from self-limiting habits and attitudes.
  • We venture to turn organizational disputes and dysfunctions into opportunities.

 Client Comments on the Difference We Make:

Comments on our consulting work:

  • "Because of our large Board, it was very expensive to convene meetings and involve members in decision making. Thank you for guiding us through the Board re-structuring process."
  • "We were awash with conflict and I wasn't sure there was hope for us. With your help, we were able to clarify significant accountability issues. We are now busy building a cohesive and proactive team."
  • "You earned the trust and respect of all members of our long range planning committee. Without your facilitation and mediation efforts, we would not have gotten as far as we did,"

Comments on our meeting planning and facilitation services:
  • "Our meeting agendas used to be a `free-for-all', which meant we invariably hit `rush hour' at the end of a meeting. With your system of prioritizing issues, we are now more focused and efficient."
  • "As a meeting participant, I always assumed it was only up to the Chair to intervene if we were off track. You gave me simple tools to assert myself in a meeting without getting angry.".
  • "We used to get bogged down in futile arguments about rules of order, like which motion needs a seconder and what `tabling' means. You helped us simplify and de-formalize our meetings."
Comments on our mentoring and coaching programs:
  • "When we talk to you, I know I can't get away with generalizations, assumptions or mediocre excuses. You are not afraid to challenge me, and you do it softly but firmly."
  • "You toughened my backbone and gave me the confidence to say NO - graciously but firmly - to a very outspoken member of our Board. I never thought I could actually do it".
  • "You displayed an exceptional ability to listen, understand our problem, and - with our participation - lead us to smart and achievable solutions."

Comments on our training programs:
  • "People who participated in your workshops keep telling me how differently they do things now, and how much more productive their meetings are. The workshops were not only interesting, but also produced immediate and enduring results for us."
  • "You practiced what you preached and ran the seminar as a productive yet inclusive meeting. Time went by very quickly. People who usually find excuses to leave in the afternoon stayed for the entire day, and that's quite an achievement."
  • "Your approach to controversies and team dysfunctions is both practical and refreshing. I can see using it with some tough issues which I thought were beyond hope."

 Information about Eli Mina:

Eli Mina, M.Sc., P.R.P. is a Vancouver-based consultant, meeting facilitator, mentor and coach, and Registered Parliamentarian. Since 1984, Eli has advised his clients on building better decision making teams, dealing with organizational dysfunctions, planning and running better meetings, demystifying the rules of order, and minute taking standards. Eli's clients come from government, business and industry, colleges and universities, native organizations, and the non-profit sector. Eli is the author of four books on meetings and shared decision making (see Books and Publications).


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