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Student Organization Training: Effective Meetings

Wednesday, October 9, 2013, from 10:00am to 11:00am
Strand Union Building, Procrastinator Theater

Join us for this great training on Effective Meetings, hosted by the MSU Office of Activities & Engagement.  The workshop will be facilitated by Don Greer, of the Greer Black Company, a research and consulting firm.  Open to student organization leaders, members and advisors!

Effective Meetings
Every organization, large or small, requires people working together to achieve some goal.  We use meetings as a mechanism to bring us together to build shared understanding, make decisions, and agreements.  Meetings are critical to team performance and amazing as it may seem, few meetings accomplish much other than schedule when the next (unproductive) meeting will be held.  How many times have you attended meetings where you were totally frustrated and just wanted to scream or run away?   

In this workshop we will discuss and practice some methods, tools, and techniques to help make your meetings more effective and even fun!  Good meeting behaviors and techniques are easy to learn and practice and can go a long way to improving group coordination, collaboration, effectiveness, and efficiency.  It is possible and YOU can do it!

Don Greer's Bio
Don Greer is a principal of the Greer Black Company, a research and consulting firm, and has worked with companies in semiconductor, logistics, telecommunications, software, pharmaceutical, commodity manufacturing industries, and large government organizations as well as start-up ventures, to help management teams create and implement effective strategies in complex environments. With 30 years' experience as an internal and external consultant, manager, facilitator, and system developer, his work draws on rich theoretical frameworks and a repertoire of practical analytical, project management, system dynamics, and collaboration skills and tools to design, manage, and execute collaborative efforts.  He specializes in collaborative processes for strategy design, scenario planning, operational implementation, product development, and organizational change and transformation.  Don has addressed such diverse issues as disease epidemiology, supply chain design, and aerospace program management to bring about managerial innovations and insight.

Don is also a faculty member in the Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management program at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) in Lugano, Switzerland

No RSVP necessary, just spread the word to your group and join us!  All leaders, members and advisors are welcome!