Meetings, Bloody Meetings

Course# TD1740

Note: This workshop is capped at 16 participants.

Competency:  Organizational Development - Fundamental

Type: Single-Session Workshop

Total Workshop Time: 2 Hours

Make-Ups: No make-ups are scheduled for this workshop.

Pre-requisites: None

Workshop Description: "I've got to go to a meeting" is a phrase that makes most people's hearts sink. It echoes with boredom, frustration and a general waste of time. And yet we all know we need meetings to discuss problems, share ideas and make decisions.  Good meetings send everyone off with a sense of purpose and a feeling of accomplishment.  Bad meetings leave attendees de-motivated, irritated and alienated. 

Now for the really depressing part; people who run meetings badly don't improve with experience. Even worse, people who attend poorly run meetings pick up bad meeting habits. Many people genuinely don't realize they are making a mess of meetings. They aren't even aware that running meetings is a teachable, learnable skill.

In this workshop participants will:

  • Learn five key meeting elements
  • Identify specific strengths and weaknesses of their own meetings at work
  • Recognize the characteristics of a good meeting
  • Learn how to prepare for, structure and control effective meetings
  • Devise an action plan to improve their ability to run good face to face and online meetings 

Presented by:  David Vess, Assistant Professor, Digital User Experience Librarian, Libraries and Educational Technology

Session Information:
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
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