Facilitating Effective Meetings for Public Managers


Date April 5, 2022 08:30 AM – 03:15
Location Dane County Extension, 5201 Fen Oak Dr #138, Madison, WI 53718
Deadline 04/05/2021
Price $225.00
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Master the mechanics of managing a meeting well 

Learn to develop an agenda, manage meeting dynamics, deal with disruptive behavior, keep the meeting on track, track assignments, and record the decisions and actions of the group. The session includes templates and models to use for agenda development and meeting notes.  

By the end of this class, you should be able to: 

  1. Describe the purpose and importance of meetings to every organization’s life. 
  2. Apply a variety of meeting tools and templates to help their meeting to remain focused on its work and achieve its goals. 
  3. Discuss the role of the meeting leader/facilitator in guiding the work of a meeting. 
  4. Describe and demonstrate methods and tools for: 
    1. Focusing participant attention 
    2. Encouraging and equalizing participation 
    3. Attending to meeting pace 
    4. Dealing with disruptive and counter-productive behaviors during meetings 
    5. Managing disagreement and conflict at meetings 
    6. Making meetings dynamic. 
  5. Describe meeting consensus and demonstrate methods for both sensing and achieving consensus around important meeting decisions. 

Instructor: Jeff Russell (MS, UW-Madison) is codirector of Russell Consulting, where he helps organizations successfully respond to the challenges of continuous change. He focuses on leadership development, strategic thinking, leading change, understanding and dealing with behavioral styles, and performance management.