Making Meetings Work
Part 1 – Building the Foundation for Effective Meetings
Learn how to develop a clear and compelling sense of purpose, ensure that meeting participants are effective contributors, and establish ground rules for interaction during the meeting. The tip sheet outlines how to create a foundation for effective meetings to maximize committee effectiveness and productivity.
Part 2 – Planning and Agenda Design
Explore the steps involved in building a meaningful and productive meeting agenda in Part Two of the series. The tip sheet offers ideas and checklists for planning an effective meeting.
Part 3 – Roles of the Meeting Chair
Part Three of the series explains how to strategically manage time, people and the meeting’s agenda. Tools are given for chairing meetings effectively, bringing out the best in members, and orchestrating productive discussions.
Part 4 – Avoiding Chaotic, Adversarial & Aimless Meetings
Using a case study, Part Four analyzes approaches and techniques that can be utilized to create productive and enjoyable meetings.The tip sheet provides suggestions and strategies for maintaining (and restoring) a productive meeting environment.
Part 5 – Rules of Order and Minutes: Key Points
Part Five reviews useful tools for maintaining the appropriate structure and formality required for democratic decision-making. It offers guidance for using meeting procedures and minutes to sustain and promote a meeting environment that is democratic, creative, inclusive, transparent and accountable.
Part 6 – Answers to Your Questions
Eli Mina responds to questions on handling common meeting challenges including participation, follow-through, time management, focus, and related dilemmas.