Do you want to lead meetings where decisions are made, actions are taken, and results are evident? Do you want to be known as an effective, respectful meeting convenor?
Leading Decision-Making Meetings takes you through every stage of running a meeting, from preparation to follow-through. You’ll learn how little details make a big difference in productivity and workplace relationships. You’ll gain knowledge and skills useful at any stage of your career. If you attend and assist in meetings, but don’t (yet!) lead meetings, the course offers guidance on being a supportive participant.
The course includes:
- A realistic scenario that you engage to learn and practice meeting-leading skills
- A worksheet to assess meeting-leading skills and plan skill development
- A tip sheet for meeting leaders and participants
- Recommended readings
When you complete the course you will be able to lead a decision-making meeting through each of its stages. You’ll be able to:
Prepare for a meeting
Kickoff a meeting
Make necessary decisions during a meeting
Wrap up a meeting
Follow through on meeting action items
Any medical librarian or other health information professional and anyone else who arranges, leads, or attends meetings in which decisions, large or small, are made.
MLA CE Credits 1.5
Subject Matter Expert
Pat Wagner (Pat@patternresearch.com) is our expert on leading decision-making meetings. This course is the result of her over 40 years of experience as a library trainer, educator, and consultant. Pat focuses on skills that support productivity, workplace relationships, and career advancement, from personnel issues to strategic planning to professional development. She has presented at many annual MLA meetings and for most of the chapters in the United States. She draws from a dozen academic disciplines and decades of hands-on experience. Clients like her practical and good-humored approach.
Coming in Mid- 2020!
How can you successfully facilitate a decision-making meeting if participants won’t make decisions in a timely fashion, support the decisions after the meeting, or take action to implement decisions? Managing Conflicts in Meetings, the companion to this course, will prepare you to address these questions. Topics include: establishing decision-making methods that don’t require unanimous agreement, avoiding groupthink, circumventing conflict avoidance, and ensuring minority opinions are heard.
The team that created Leading Decision-Making Meetings:
Pat Wagner, Subject Matter Expert
Devlin Peck (firstname.lastname@example.org), Instructional Designer
Lisa Traditi, MLA Leadership & Management Curriculum Committee Representative
Barry Grant, MLA Director, Education
Deb Cavanaugh, MLA Director, Professional Development