425 Cedar St, Waterloo, IA 50701, USA
Isn’t there a better way? 5 meeting mistakes and how to stop making them!
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 leadership, 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.
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