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If you want to improve your skills to lead effective meetings and be a valuable contributor to meetings, then join us for this workshop.

Fall 2020 Continuing Education Workshop Description

If you want to improve your skills to lead effective meetings and be a valuable contributor to meetings, then join us for this workshop. The workshop will cover approaches to plan and lead organized, thoughtful meetings and teleconferences that result in productivity, collaboration, and innovation. The presenter will highlight best approaches for meetings to be effective as a tool to inform, brainstorm, innovate, problem-solve, and motivate. We will review strategies to successfully facilitate meetings so you don't have to deal with the negative consequences of side conversations, passive-aggressive behavior, and hijackers. And, we'll discuss circumstances when a meeting may not be the best approach to accomplish your goals or when you should opt out of meetings to make better use of your time. This workshop aims to help you create an organizational culture of effective, productive, and uplifting meetings. 

Learning outcomes:

  • Describe the characteristics of effective meetings.
  • Use preparation and follow-up to ensure the quality of your meetings.
  • Improve your meetings and teleconferences with effective communication.

This workshop contributes to the MLS Strategic Plan goals of future-readiness, strong Massachusetts library community, and alignment with MBLC.

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Select your location for 2019:

  • Bolton Public Library (September 20)
  • Thomas Crane Public Library in Quincy (September 24)
  • MLS-Northampton Office (October 1)
  • Dennis Public Library (October 10)
  • Bellingham Public Library (October 18)
  • Reading Public Library (October 30)

This workshop is followed by an afternoon workshop on Grant Writing presented by Shelley Quezada, Consultant to the Unserved, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Workshop Slides

Workshop Handout

The Power of You to Make Meetings Truly Work

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