Category Archives: Effective Meetings

Do You Know: How to Deal with Conflict in a Meeting?

We have written a number of articles about the interest based-problem solving process and why we believe it helps groups resolve difficult problems while reducing the likelihood of disputes. However, sometimes issues and individuals can lead to conflict in a … Continue reading

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Do You Know: Why Is It Difficult to Facilitate Your Own Team?

Last time, I mentioned the old saying, “If you want to kill an idea, send it to a committee.” This reflects the struggles committees often experience trying to accomplish a task. Members may want to be successful in their efforts, … Continue reading

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Did You Know: What Can Cause Teams to Fail?

Teamwork is a powerful thing. It enables organizations to move forward and resolve difficult issues that could not be handled using any other strategy. We have seen groups use the power of teamwork to resolve problems and remove roadblocks in … Continue reading

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CALMC Adds Two More Titles to Our On-Line Training Programs

This week, CALMC added new programs to our on-demand training library. Developing Leadership Together is the newest program in our Webinar series. This presentation examines the benefits of cooperative leadership in an organization, providing some ideas on how to get … Continue reading

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New Quick Takes Video Now Available

The second video in our Quick Takes series on effective meetings is now available on our website and at http://youtu.be/fYws4uQ-1-Y  It focuses on practices that can help and hinder meeting effectiveness and productivity. We hope you will take a look … Continue reading

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Now Available – A New Quick Takes Video on Effective Meetings

Our newest Quick Takes video is now available through our website, http://calmc.org This video is the first in our series on Effective Meetings. Since good meetings begin with good planning, we will first look at Meeting Planning. This week we … Continue reading

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Did You Know: When Should You Have a Committee Meeting?

In several past blog entries we have written about various aspects of how to conduct effective meetings. Based on the number of hits we have had on these articles, they have been fairly popular. Today, I want to focus on … Continue reading

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Did You Know: Meeting Minutes Can Hurt the Effectiveness of Your Meetings

Meeting minutes can cause problems for teams. It may be difficult to get a member to volunteer to take the minutes. Getting someone to type them or be responsible for their distribution can be problematic. What is even worse, however, … Continue reading

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Did You Know: How To Arrive at Consensus in a One-Hour Meeting

As we continue to examine how to work with one-hour meetings, today we will consider how to efficiently come to consensus from items from a brainstormed list. Perhaps your team has brainstormed a list of possible problems they could tackle. … Continue reading

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The Last Thing To Do In Your Meetings

Hopefully, you have read and followed the suggestions in this blog about holding effective meetings. We have offered ideas about agendas, meeting duration, and other ideas to help you get the most from your time together. Today, we want to … Continue reading

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