BT 2019 Mar The Culture of Meeting
DescriptionThe price of bad meetings is beyond financial. Consider the cultural cost of dissatisfied, unproductive employees, plus the costs of time wasted or failing to meet the expectations of clients or partners due to a bad meeting.How many meetings are truly effective? In business and as volunteers, we meet every day: 15-minute stand-ups, 2-hour planning meetings, day/s-long retreats, conference calls, symposiums and conventions. Too many meetings are too long, get hijacked, leave people scratching “why was I here?” or seem to be the same meeting over and over.
Before your next meeting, learn how to influence a meeting’s success when you’re leading or participating. With deliberate planning and strategies, every meeting – regardless of size – is an effective communication tool to engage a group in a specific dialogue and directed outcome. In this session of Business Training, learn to make your face-to-face meetings effective every time you and your organization bring people together for a meeting, event, retreat or group conversation.
What will you learn?
- Turn your meetings into effective collaborative communication tools to engage, work together, promote ideas and get work done.
- Discover how to establish your meeting’s purpose, so you can make great decisions about all the meeting details that support (instead of distract from) your goals.
- Learn to create the appropriate set-up that sets expectations so all in attendance can contribute effectively during the meeting and tools to engage employees to follow through on their work after.
About the presenter
Rachel Asleson, PMP is co-owner of Reach Partners, having worked over two decades helping organizations and teams create focused plans and then putting those plans into action. She is a resourceful addition to her projects and brings curiosity, positivity and communication skills to the table. Rachel has facilitated dialogue on topics as diverse as health and wellness, leadership development, art and social practice, and land and water management. Projects she’s managed include creative placemaking initiatives, international conferences, lecture series and educational exhibits. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Minnesota State University Moorhead, a certification in Project Management (PMP®) and reads eagerly to learn and grow. Rachel shares her life with wife Melissa, two cats and a beautiful hoard of nieces and nephews living in Fargo and beyond. She plays cello, completes half marathons, creates pyrotechnic displays, and has a passion for deepening community conversation.
This training qualifies for 2 CPE credits for the ND CPA Society.
Registration includes lunch.
Chamber Members: $30 per person in advance | $35 at the door
Non-Members: $40 in advance | $45 at the door