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“Not another meeting!” Many organizations and their internal teams dread meetings. All too often, they are right to do so. Meetings of all types can easily leave the attendees frustrated, because little gets accomplished, the time gets wasted on arguments over who’s ‘right,’ or no decisions are made. Poorly designed meetings, and meetings simply for the sake of meetings, are rampant in large corporations, small businesses, and nonprofits of all types and sizes. In this program, you will learn how to design a meeting that delivers value to attendees, solves real problems, and improves productivity, morale and employee engagement. If your team members are not engaged, it’s a lot harder to reach organizational goals and objectives. Some of the best practices you will learn include the effective use of key performance indicators, tracking progress against plan, allocating time for strategic conversations, and even the simplicity of the timed agenda. You will also learn the skills of effective facilitation, to avoid internal strife and wasteful arguments.
Review Meetings offer a refreshing alternative to the old “what-have-you-done-for-me-lately” approach. Review Meetings are designed to do three things:
Any meeting convener can master the key points of Review Meetings, as long as they are able to articulate desired results, measure performance against those results, and engage attendees in strategic conversation around them. Meetings must always have a purpose, a timed agenda, and opportunities for discussion and airing of opinions. Whether you’re experienced at holding meetings, or simply attending them, you will learn pertinent methods and practices to improve outcomes, strengthen employee engagement, and turn the meeting experience into a benefit for all concerned. And you might just end up needing fewer meetings too!
Individuals who are likely to benefit from this training include:
Ellen Bristol is a thought leader in the field of strategic fundraising for nonprofits, B-Corps and social enterprises. She founded Bristol Strategy Group in 1995, and has worked with nonprofit organizations ever since to improve their fundraising results. She developed her firm’s trademarked methodology Fundraising the SMART Way™, and also designed the Leaky Bucket Assessment for Effective Fundraising, the only popular study of fundraising-staff productivity which has been gathering data since 2011. Ellen enjoyed a successful 20-year career as a major-account sales representative for Fortune 50 companies until she founded her firm and discovered a passion for the nonprofit sector. She made it her mission to repurpose the most meaningful and proven disciplines of strategic sales management to the nonprofit sector, creating higher levels of productivity while maintaining the philanthropic heart and charitable soul of nonprofits and NGO’s.