FULL! Introduction to Meeting Design (new)

Presented by: 
Charles Holmes
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:00am
Point Grey Campus
AMS Student Nest, Performance Theatre
Part of the "Meet Like This" Series

Program Summary

How many meetings do you look forward to attending? We’ve all been in meetings where people are unprepared, go off-track, and the topics discussed are a waste of the team’s time. These problems (and others like them) are often a result of poor meeting design. Good meeting design provides clear expectations for what needs to occur before and during a meeting. An effective meeting design helps allocate time wisely, quickly gets everyone on the same topic, and identifies when the discussion is complete. If problems still occur during the meeting, a good design increases the team’s ability to effectively and quickly address them.

What You Will Learn

By the end of this workshop participants will understand how a considered meeting structure and design positively impact the achievement of desired outcomes and the experience of the participants. You will gain:

  • Practical tools to design powerful agendas
  • Approaches to help people be fully present in any meeting
  • Insights for using time wisely
  • Greater understanding as to how you can influence a positive meeting culture

How You Will Learn

  • Presentation of topics and tools
  • Immediate application of topics and tools
  • Group discussion

About the Series

“Meeting Like This” is a two-part series that looks at how we set-up and facilitate meetings for more productive outcomes “Introduction to Meeting Design” focuses on designing meetings that help ensure work gets done, everyone is engaged and respected, the meeting is energizing vs. energy sapping and time is valued not wasted. “Fearless Facilitation” is a hands-on practical workshop that focuses on providing insights, skills and practices that help designated meeting facilitators as well as participants to keep meetings focused, productive and on track.

About Your Facilitator

Charles Holmes is a skilled facilitator and educator whose 25 years of experience has honed a passion for creating meaningful dialogue among groups whose diverse opinions would otherwise work against a common understanding of desired outcomes. Charles has facilitated projects with clients from health care to forestry and mining, software and pharmaceutical companies, educational institutions and utility firms, government and not-for-profit sectors. The meetings he has designed and facilitated have focused on innovation, conflict resolution, community engagement, long range scenario planning and hundreds of strategic planning sessions and other team and group engagements. He has worked with multi-national corporations in many settings throughout North America, Mexico, Asia, Europe and Saudi Arabia. Charles is also a co-founder of the Academy for Systemic Change, a collection of global thought-leaders committed to advancing the capacity for awareness-based systemic change worldwide. They are deeply involved in developing living examples of biological, social, spiritual and economic well-being.

Event Details

Introduction to Meeting Design
Presented by Charles Holmes
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Session A: 9:00am–12:00pm
Session B: 1:00pm–4:00pm
Location: Point Grey Campus
Buidling: AMS Student Nest, 6133 University Blvd.
Room: Performance Theatre (2nd floor)


These sessions are FULL. Click here to join the waitlist.

Please note that session A and session B are the same session repeated.

We will also be offering this program at Point Grey Campus on February 21 and Robson Square on February 27.

The second part of the series "Fearless Facilitation" will be offered in late March. You can learn more about that program here.

All registered participants will receive a confirmation email. The AAPS PD Program is exclusively for members of AAPS.

Cancellations: Please remember all events are costly to set up, even those which are offered at no charge. If you do not anticipate attending the session to registered for, please cancel in a timely manner by emailing aaps.pd@ubc.ca. We encourage you to contact us with any questions about the AAPS PD Program.

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