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Advanced Meeting Facilitation Techniques, Carol A. Watson, Wendy Moore Nov 2011

Advanced Meeting Facilitation Techniques, Carol A. Watson, Wendy Moore

Carol A. Watson

As many librarians learned in last year's AALL presentation on facilitation, a well-facilitated meeting can transform a regular work session into an extraordinarily productive event. Participants learned that a well-crafted agenda, thoughtful ground rules, optimal meeting space, and detailed minutes can all set the stage for a successful meeting. However, meetings can still go awry. A poorly facilitated meeting can make everyone dread meetings even if the meeting has been well-planned. Managing or facilitating behaviors is the final essential ingredient for success. Have you ever been in a meeting that is monopolized by one individual? Or someone offers a ...


Using Pecha Kucha To Enhance Your Presentations, Wendy Moore, Carol A. Watson Nov 2011

Using Pecha Kucha To Enhance Your Presentations, Wendy Moore, Carol A. Watson

Carol A. Watson

Pecha Kucha is a simple presentation format where you show twenty images each for twenty seconds. The short time keeps the information flowing and engages the audience more effectively than a text-laden typical PowerPoint presentation.


Facilitation : The Secret To Successful Meetings, Carol A. Watson, Wendy Moore Nov 2011

Facilitation : The Secret To Successful Meetings, Carol A. Watson, Wendy Moore

Carol A. Watson

Successful meetings are the result of careful planning and facilitation, not luck. Watson and Moore share proven techniques practiced at the University of Georgia School of Law Library to enhance meeting effectiveness.


Conversation Strategies: Preparing Learners For Real-World Interaction, Angela Richardson Aug 2011

Conversation Strategies: Preparing Learners For Real-World Interaction, Angela Richardson

Sandanona

Workshop/Demonstration

Conversation strategies play an important role in successful communication and socialization, yet they are not often explicitly taught in language classrooms. In this workshop/demonstration we will explore how to use conversation strategies as a means for building both confidence and fluency, while also preparing students for real-world interactions.


Advanced Meeting Facilitation Techniques, Carol A. Watson, Wendy Moore Jul 2011

Advanced Meeting Facilitation Techniques, Carol A. Watson, Wendy Moore

Presentations

As many librarians learned in last year's AALL presentation on facilitation, a well-facilitated meeting can transform a regular work session into an extraordinarily productive event. Participants learned that a well-crafted agenda, thoughtful ground rules, optimal meeting space, and detailed minutes can all set the stage for a successful meeting.

However, meetings can still go awry. A poorly facilitated meeting can make everyone dread meetings even if the meeting has been well-planned. Managing or facilitating behaviors is the final essential ingredient for success. Have you ever been in a meeting that is monopolized by one individual? Or someone offers a ...