2 Minutes (or less!) to Better Meetings and Workshops

It doesn’t take a lot of time to set the stage to improve participation in workshops and other team events - in less than 2 minutes you can energize and focus participants to help them succeed at the work they will be doing together. In the same amount of time at the end of an event you can also deploy simple activities to help increase alignment and commitment to follow-up.

In this very interactive workshop we will explore why and how to start and close all kinds of meetings effectively. We’ll experiment with a number of activities that will accelerate learning and engagement. You will leave this workshop with several easy-to-try ideas that you can use to jumpstart meetings and improve closings in order to reinforce alignment and commitment to action.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Workshop

  • Starting meetings off on the right foot: the importance of connections
  • Practical exercise: 4 connection activities > Debrief
  • Review: Doodle
  • Strong finishes: Closing with alignment and intent to create followup
  • Practical exercise: 2 types of conclusions
  • Review: How will you improve your meetings and workshops?

There are no slides for this presentation. Over the course of the workshop, participants will create their own handout to capture learnings and action items to follow up on.

Learning Outcome

  • the importance of setting the stage for successful group process
  • how to encourage better followthrough by closing meetings with clarity and alignment
  • specific activities to use for opening and closing

Target Audience

team members, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, facilitators

Prerequisites for Attendees

No previous experience.

schedule Submitted 2 months ago

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