ERIC Number: ED374535
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
How To Get the Most out of Meetings.
Morley, Cindy Lakin
Effective meeting leaders--people who know how to manage meetings, not just hold them--understand the two main arenas of any meeting: content issues and process activities. These two arenas are interdependent upon each other. This book is designed to help educators lead more effective meetings through increased process awareness. Chapter 1 offers suggestions for preparing for the meeting, which include defining its purpose, determining if the meeting is necessary, and selecting participants. The second chapter provides guidelines for developing the meeting agenda. Components to be considered are time, location, desired outcomes, persons responsible, and materials. Tips for facilitating the meeting are presented in chapter 3, such as opening the meeting, establishing ground rules, encouraging participation, and dealing with disruptive behavior. The concluding chapter discusses the importance of reviewing the action plan that was developed during the meeting. Nine figures are included. The appendix contains a meeting planning reference guide. (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Discussion, Group Dynamics, Interpersonal Communication, Meetings, Organizational Communication
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1250 N. Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1453 (Stock No. 1-94166; $6.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.