Talent Development

Meetings, Bloody Meetings (TD1740)

Fri, 10 Apr 2020 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Wine-Price Building

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

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

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