Effective Meeting Planning Design

2017-10-05 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Philanthropy Center
Address: 425 Cedar St, Waterloo, IA 50701, USA
Effective Meeting Planning Workshop
Isn’t there a better way? 5 meeting mistakes and how to stop making them!
Join us on October 5, 2017 from 8-9:30 am at the Philanthropy Center (425 Cedar Street, Waterloo; 3rd floor US Bank Bldg.).
How does your nonprofit achieve its mission? Search your calendar for the answer and you will likely find  that “go to meetings” is our sector’s preferred mode of operation. As nonprofits, we use meetings to align goals, make decisions, solve problems and generally – get stuff done! But, poorly designed  meetings eat up time, make us desperate for the “real work” at our desk, and drive our teams apart.
As leaders we have the opportunity to design better meetings; meetings that strengthen organizations  and relationships and help meet our goals. During this session we’ll explore the ways that meetings go  wrong and investigate the art and science of meeting design. You’ll learn the architecture of exceptional meetings and you’ll have a chance to consider new meeting designs.
Stacy Van Gorp is the Executive Director of the R.J. McElroy Trust, a private foundation dedicated to inspiring and transforming young people in northeast Iowa. She has 20 years of experience in nonprofit leaders hip, philanthropy and higher education… adding up to about 10,000 meetings in her career. She is passionate about helping organizations align their strategy, actions and organizational culture to achieve remarkable social change and innovation.
 Free for CVNA members, $25 for non-members.  Please RSVP by noon, October 4th.

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