Meeting Mentoring Retainer
Meeting Mentoring Program will help you establish a new brand of meetings
and elevate your shared decision-making standards. Through on-going
professional support, the program will help you in:
your meetings away from:
- A reactive focus in meeting agendas
- Dominated, poorly focused, inefficient debates
- Advancing narrow interests
- Political, short-sighted, risk-prone decisions
- An adversarial climate ("combat zone")
- Predictable outcomes "inside the box"
- Rules of order wasting time, impeding progress
your meetings towards:
- A proactive and strategic focus in agendas
- Balanced, clear, ROI-driven debates
- Advancing broad community interests
- Principle-based decision making
- A collaborative climate ("construction
- Smart & creative outcomes "outside
- Rules of order used sensibly & intelligently
This Program is Suitable For
The Meeting Mentoring
Program is geared to assist some or all of the following officers:
- Senior administrative
officers (CEO, Municipal Clerk, Secretary-Treasurer, others)
- Senior elected
officials (Mayor, Board Chair)
A Basic Retainer
(proposed base-total: 60 hours a year)
Mentoring Program consists of monthly consultations to review progress
and set new meeting and decision-making targets, as well as ad-hoc
consultations about new issues and challenges. The basic retainer
is likely to focus on the following goals:
- Making meeting
agendas more proactive and strategically driven
the allocation of time in meetings (for a better ROI)
logically-flowing debates on complex or controversial issues
- Writing resolutions
and preparing decision-making options
- Dealing effectively
with organizational disputes and dysfunctions
costly procedural errors.
- Using rules
of order sensibly and intelligently
An Expanded Retainer
(hours set in consultation with the client)
areas that can be addressed in an expanded retainer include:
consultation and stakeholder involvement processes.
- Advice on
policy documents (Procedures, Conflict of Interest, Confidentiality).
reference procedural guides" for meeting participants.
structure, mandates, allocation of decision-making powers.
for a contentious meeting or public hearing..