Meetings and Decision-Making

If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.’
— Dave Barry

Workshop Description

If conversational capacity is a foundational aspect of building organizations that work, certain activities serve as critical building blocks. In this highly practical workshop you and your team will strengthen your collective conversational capacity by focusing on two cornerstone activities: running more effective meetings and making sharper, smarter decisions. You’ll learn to create an upward spiral of performance in which every meeting or decision strengthens the conversational capacity of the group, which in turn makes the next meeting or decision all the more effective.

Learning Outcomes

In this interactive, action-focused workshop participants will learn to do the following:

  • Create a shared approach to decision-making that leads to smarter decisions that people understand and are committed to implementing.
  • Learn to run meetings that are more focused, engaging, and effective. The goal is to decrease the time you spend in meetings while increasing the value you’re getting out of them.
  • Treat every meeting as a dojo for strengthening your team’s capacity to work in the sweet spot when it counts.

At the end of the session participants will identify key ways to apply the learning, and update their Personal Plans.

Complementary Courses

This course works well in conjunction with these courses:

Length: 2 hours

Format: Virtual or in-person