Mark Swiderski will lead a discussion on “Reduce meeting time! Understanding 3 Facilitation Skill Principles and a Meeting Purpose Statement”
Overview and Learning Objectives
Quick, think about the worst meeting that you have ever been a part of. What does it look like? Common problems are; no meeting purpose, no one in charge, too many in charge, lots of talk but no decisions, and nothing written down. Another hour of my life I will never get back. Stop it! For most people, improving facilitation skills leads to a 5-20% productivity increase.
If you are attending these types of “no value/low value” meetings, use these principles to make things better, or consider not going. If you are leading these types of meetings, it’s time for a change. This discussion will give you a new perspective on meeting efficiency and productivity. It starts with the meeting preparation and a good purpose statement. We will help you to understand what a good purpose statement achieves and why all meetings need to be driven by the purpose statement. Paraphrasing Patrick Henry, “give us productivity or kill the meeting”!
1. To be able to discuss the three core facilitation skill principles
2. To be able to demonstrate how to write a meeting purpose statement
3. To be able to discuss personal areas for growth and improvement in facilitation skills
Mark Swiderski is the founder of Praxilient. His company assists organizations from $10m to $77B improve their speed to market, streamline operations, gain measured improvements, reduce risk, and gain clear aligned organizational performance by improving operations and project performance.
Mark has 35+ years business experience, with 25+ years of helping companies achieve their goals through the skills of people, improved methods, and helps individuals grow their capabilities at all levels. He is a global expert, author, and lecturer in the deployment of improved project management and operations performance. Mark is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He received his M.B.A. from DePaul University.
Mark has worked for a wide variety of industries and functional areas from banking, utilities, manufacturing, and healthcare to professional sports. He has participated or led teams that delivered more than $2B in project scope. His organization has trained, coached, or developed more than 10,000 people from Functional Teams to Chief Executive Officers across the globe.
Schedule of Events:
4:00pm: Chapter News and Intros
4:10pm: Mark Swiderski’s presentation with Q&A
5:00pm: Closing Comments
5:05pm: Virtual Happy Hour
Free to all interested!
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