Once upon a time, there was a passionate volunteer committee chair. Thanks to Covid, this committee was reinventing its activity and had a compressed timeline. The challenge was making the most of the virtual committee meetings. It called for strong facilitation skills.
So now that we’ve learned how to approach difficult conversations as opportunities rather than obstacles to avoid, how can we take those lessons further and apply them to conversations with our most precious resource … our volunteers?
How many deadlines do your component leaders miss? How many times do you get a request for the same document or a checklist from multiple (or repeat) volunteers? How’s your “trust meter” with your component volunteers?
“…policies designed ‘to preserve all pre-COVID jobs and employment relationships could prove quite costly’ because they ‘are analogous to policies that prop up dying industries and failing firms.’” Covid-19 Is Also a Reallocation Shock (Becker Friedman Institute Report referenced by George Will – Washington Post – 5/27/20) The coronavirus and ensuing economic lockdown have created […]
Whether virtual or in-person, we spend way too much time at conferences, meetings, work, etc. sitting in a chair, yet a great deal of research around how we learn suggests movement offers myriad benefits to the body and helps the brain process information more effectively.
Virtual meetings are here to stay. Time to start thinking about how to optimize our virtual time together. Here are 7 tips to follow when hosting or leading a webinar for training/education or facilitating or attending a virtual meeting.
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