Workshop: Better Ideas, Better Meetings

This workshop will teach you simple, easy, and effective ways to brainstorm, get feedback, and collaborate.
Most people don't really know how to brainstorm and run meetings well so they don't get great results.

*This is not a lecture and there will be no PowerPoint.
June 27, 2019 Thursday
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Schedule
6:00 PM
6:00 PM
Structured Networking
While grabbing some pizza, try out some structured activities to meet others and find productive common ground, start your brainstorming, and learn techniques to keep your own meetings from listlessly bogging down before their 'official' start time.
6:30 PM
6:30 PM
Workshop Intro
Objectives. Rules. Agenda.
6:35 PM
6:35 PM
Opposite Visioning activity
This allows attendees to share experiences that might block the work they're trying to achieve while creating an environment that encourages sharing; it's often easier for people to envision what they don't want versus the specifics of what they do want. This is usually a fun exercise with a lot of laughing.
6:50 PM
6:50 PM
User Experience Fishbowl
7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Rapid idea generation
Wise Crowds, combined with Filtered Questions and Brain Writing. Reflection Feedback Loop.
7:25 PM
7:25 PM
Idea Selection Handoff
How to select the group's best solutions?
7:40 PM
7:40 PM
Debrief on different techniques
Participants get a handout. Further explanation of meeting facilitation and design.
8:00 PM
8:00 PM
Matching Signs activity
8:15 PM
8:15 PM
Three-Person Consulting
Quickly offer outside feedback and perspectives on one's own challenges.
8:30 PM
8:30 PM
Orchestrated Applause
About Instructor
Director of Marketing & Development at LifeWise Strategies
Meetings are often boring and unproductive. How do you instead generate new ideas, refine your product, and get more valuable feedback from your meetings – all in a fun way? This workshop will teach you simple, easy, and effective ways to brainstorm, get feedback, and collaborate – be it in a group of 3 or 300. This workshop is built on an active learning model. You'll be learning by doing as you try out the simple techniques in a series of small groups while generating valuable new ideas and insights to your own challenge/idea.
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