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How to Run Effective Meetings

November 7, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Presented by the Community Health Training Institute:

Join us at this in-person, interactive training led by Stanley Pollack, author of Moving Beyond Icebreakers: An Interactive Approach to Group Facilitation, Learning, and Action!

Topic: How to use interactive methods to create meeting structures that

  • Are highly engaging
  • Enable participants to develop deep relationships, and
  • Increase investment and productive efforts to meet the group‚Äôs goals

In-person (3 hrs with a 30 minute lunch break)

Description: In this session, the author of Moving Beyond Icebreakers will lead participants through a six-part interactive meeting format to illustrate how the elements function together to create a dynamic, lively, and productive working environment where a group hears more voices, solves problems, and creates innovative ideas. This experience will encourage participants to take on the challenge of the Moving Beyond Icebreakers approach to break out of the static and largely unproductive traditional meeting formats. Participants will learn how to create a dynamic group context where the norms are excellent communication, strong and positive motivation, and creative problem solving.

Audience: Coalition leaders and partners; community health advocates and community members; program and project managers

Learning Objectives: Participants will learn how to use interactive methods to:
1. Improve group satisfaction and productivity
2. Develop relationships and break down barriers of race, age, and authority
3. Increase understanding and investment in the group’s mission
4. Surface dissension and build strong agreement for collective action
5. Surface and resolve dysfunctional group dynamics






Stanley Pollack, founder of Teen Empowerment and author of Moving Beyond Icebreakers: An Interactive Approach to Group Facilitation, Learning, and Action


MA DPH Coalition Criteria Addressed:

  • Defined coalition member roles
  • Defined structure for strategic planning and decision-making
  • Participation from key stakeholders (individuals and organizations that have a vested stake or interest in a program or policy initiative, e.g. it will impact them directly)
  • Consistency with MA DPH‚Äôs goals and priorities 

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November 7, 2018
3:30 pm - 7:00 pm