Nonprofit Training

Shafer Leadership Academy

“Mastering Meetings Series”

Dates: Wednesday, September 19 and September 26, 2018

Time: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Henry County REMC–3400 S. SR 3–New Castle, IN 47362


Brown Bag Lunch–Bring Your Own Lunch

RSVP by calling 765.529.2235 or email


Mastering the Group Meeting — Wednesday, September 19  
Meetings can be a vehicle for change or a burial ground for new ideas.  Join us to explore why meetings fail and to explore the fundamental elements of successful meetings.  We will discuss how to set an agenda, how to keep people on topic (but still feel heard), how to prioritize items, and how to commit the group to action.
Participant Takeaways
  • Explore the different types of meetings
  • Understand how to build an actionable agenda
  • Learn what to do before the meeting begins
  • Examine the different types of difficult people and how to handle them
  • Discuss how to appropriately conclude a meeting
  • Understand the steps to take after a meeting
Mastering the One on One Meeting — Wednesday, September 26
Regular one on one meetings with team members provide rich opportunities to understanding that team member’s challenges and successes.  When used effectively, the “one on one” facilitates opportunities for the supervisor and team members to review present priorities, discuss expectations, better understand each other, and ultimately build trust.  This session will describe what a “one on one” is, explain why it is useful, and provide a method of effectively implementing it with your team.
Participant Takeaways
  • Understand the purpose of the “one on one”
  • Discuss the timing of a one on one
  • Learn how to prepare for a one on one
  • Understand how learning styles influence the one on one
  • Explore how one on ones build trust
  • Review strategies for setting exceptions and instilling accountability
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