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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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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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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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Entry 200

This is our 200th Blog posting! When Meredith and I began writing this around 4 years ago, I wondered if anyone would ever read it. My thanks go out to you that found us and read our entries. I will … Continue reading

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Assessing your Labor-Management Committee: What Would a Visitor Say About Your Meetings?

When CALMC works with a Labor-Management committee, we begin by conducting a committee effectiveness assessment. The process allows us to determine the status of the committee and its needs in order to plan the training. It also serves as a … Continue reading

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Avoid the Problem-Solving Cifff

For the last few weeks, just about every news cast has featured stories about the impending “fiscal cliff” facing us in the United States. Politicians and their supporters have dug in their heels, taken their positions, and are holding on … Continue reading

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Do You Engage Employees During Meetings?

When I worked for another employer, we had regular staff meetings. I sat semi-patiently in these meetings to listen to the information we were being provided, even when it was the same information we had heard before. Input from the … Continue reading

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Why Not To Have Time Limits on Agendas – Part 2

Last week we wrote about the use of time limits on meeting agendas. As we discussed, the committees we facilitate rarely need these constraints to complete their work. Last time, we talked about the role of effective facilitation in helping … Continue reading

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Setting the Agenda for Effective Meetings

We all know agenda are important to effective meetings. While there are many ways to build the agenda, we want to offer some of our ideas. We end each committee meeting by developing the agenda for the next meeting. This … Continue reading

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