BEFORE THE MEETING 40%

CHAPTER 2: DESIGN THE MEETING

To design a meeting requires a balance of art and craft. The following steps are the same for any meeting; the details and timings will be different:

  • Pin down the purpose and practicalities
  • Decide who should be involved
  • Think about the group
  • Construct the agenda
  • Consult, complete and let go

Guidelines: Find the purpose of your meeting
Guidelines: Construct the agenda

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