How to run better meetings

Are meetings and decision making in your organisation just another form of torture?

Or are they chaotic – like trying to follow the logic of the Rocky Horror Picture Show?

And are they used in a perverse way to punish people for being innovative, having fresh ideas or tapping into the talent of people throughout the organisation?

This week in Sydney, salvation is at hand. I’ll be teaming up with my colleagues from the Facilitators Inner Circle team to run a workshop at the Australasian Facilitators Network Conference. It will will help you to transform meetings and decision making into events that are not feared and provide value to all involved.

You’ll also get great practical tips on how to transform the Rocky Horror meeting into a scene more akin to The Sound of Music where your colleagues resemble members of the von Trapp family, all singing from the same song sheet.

In practical terms, you’ll learn how to:

  • Design meetings to achieve their purpose
  • Engage meeting participants prior to and during the meeting
  • Develop processes that tap into the innovation, experience and ideas of meeting participants
  • Manage the power balance within a meeting
  • Utilise facilitation skills within meetings to know when to hit the ‘pause’, ‘rewind’, ‘play’ or ‘fast forward’ buttons
  • Build capacity within your organisation
  • Relax and be focused throughout the meeting process

If you’re in Sydney on the 5th and 6th of December, there’s no excuses – do whatever you can to be there!


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Andrew Huffer

Andrew Huffer has over 25 years experience in working with organisations, businesses, managers and communities and at a state, national and international level. He designs and delivers specialist engagement processes, with a focus on facilitating open decision making processes and skill development of clients. He has delivered presentations and workshops at a number of state, national and international conferences.

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