You know how it goes…you show up promptly when the meeting is supposed to start. You have your pen and paper or electronic device for taking notes and you’ve cleared your mind so you can really be present.
The only problem is, no one is really sure why anyone is even at the meeting – because no one knows where the meeting is headed!
And therein lies the problem with not having an agenda. Instead of accomplishing whatever someone had in mind when they first scheduled the meeting, you look at your watch and find that 30 minutes have passed and all you know so far is who watched what on Netflix last night. What a time drain – and “waste of time” is one of the most common responses people have when asked why they dread meetings.
But your meeting doesn’t have to be that way. In this session, we’ll not only talk about the importance of the agenda, we’ll discuss exactly what an agenda should include and how it should be utilized.
If you’ve ever attended (or led!) a meeting that seemed to wander aimlessly, register now and find out how you can get your meetings on the right path!
Original broadcast March 30, 2016
Instructor Bio ~ Linda Bruno
Linda has been developing and conducting training workshops for libraries and other organizations for more than fifteen years. She offers workshops on topics ranging from Leadership Skills to Returning Balance – and lots of areas in between!
Linda received her MBA from the University of Florida and has years of experience in hands-on management positions. She develops her workshops based on solid research and – more importantly – real-life application. Linda is also certified with DDI and Achieve Global.
Once Linda began developing and conducting training workshops, she knew she had found what she wanted to be when she grew up. She loves the exchange of ideas and experiences that happens when individuals gather to explore life together.