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3 Tricks for ending meetings well & fueling follow-up work

3 Tricks for ending meetings well & fueling follow-up work

Consider this: You had a good meeting, you dealt with most agenda items, tasks were delegated, everyone goes off and…. nothing happens. ...or this: It’s 10 minutes before the end time of the meeting; folks are starting to pack up, getting restless and the meeting...

Meetings – things that go wrong

Meetings – things that go wrong

I just came across this funny little video. A joking comment on simple things that can make a meating go completely off track. Do you recognize this, or some of it? I certainly do! The good news: it can be fixed - reach out, I'd love to help! Thanks to Tripp &...

Making space for check-ins and check-outs.

Making space for check-ins and check-outs.

On Monday, I was invited by the Canadian Mental Health Association to facilitate a working meeting for The Spot - an evolving food community center in Kentville. With a mix of conversations with the entire group and conversations in smaller groups, participants worked...

Successful creative brainstorming

Successful creative brainstorming

Today I had the honour to facilitate a brainstorming session for a new Slow Food Nova Scotia project at their AGM. We had very little time in a tight agenda, and we needed to hear ideas as well as concerns from the members. Sometimes groups will default into an open...

Pattern languages – a strong tool for faciliation

Pattern languages – a strong tool for faciliation

"Why is it that some meetings bring life to your soul, while others leave you wishing you'd never stepped in the room?" That is a very good question - and patterns for group processes are a wonderful answer. The question holds true not only for meetings in work...