Designing Better Meetings

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A short talk on better meeting design. Shared with South Dakota Home Address Network in September, 2013.

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Designing Better Meetings

  1. 1. Designing Better Meetings “Meeting” doesn’t have to be a dirty word Monday, September 23, 13
  2. 2. Better Meeting Architecture 1. The invitation 2. A clear start 3. Dialogue in the middle 4. Action-packed finish 5. A good harvest Monday, September 23, 13
  3. 3. 1. The Invitation Why do we need a meeting? What is the purpose? What ground rules/agreements do we need to propose? Who do we need to invite? What would make them want to show up? What do we need to harvest? What is the best way to invite? Monday, September 23, 13
  4. 4. 2. A Clear Start Check in--get every voice in the room early Review the agreements Road map/agenda (steel and clay) How was all this decided? Monday, September 23, 13
  5. 5. 3. Dialogue in the Middle Follow the agreements Allow some quiet space to think/reflect Break into 2 or 3 sometimes to work things out and include more voices Monday, September 23, 13
  6. 6. 4. Action-packed Finish What have we decided? What solutions were proposed that we could decide on now? What questions still remain? What do we need to do next to keep momentum going? When must it be done? Who is taking responsibility? Monday, September 23, 13
  7. 7. 5. A Good Harvest Who is creating it? How will we share it? By when? Who needs it? Monday, September 23, 13
  8. 8. Make a Template. (and use it) Monday, September 23, 13

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