More on Meetings

Another quickie (so you don’t think I’ve fallen off the face of the earth). I’ve mentioned meetings before (a search on my posts and the word “meeting” shows up in seven of them). Tonight I am attending a session called “Effective Meetings.” I’m especially looking forward to hearing what the speaker has to say. Why? Because it seems like running/leading/being responsible for a meeting (whatever terminology you give it) oftentimes falls to me.

Yes, I know—I’m serving as president of a chapter, so it’s a given that I am expected to preside over the board and chapter meetings (there’s another term: preside). But why, when a group of admins get together and there is no clear purpose or direction, and it’s not obvious who is in charge, why does it fall to me to take the lead? I’m not sure if it’s because I feel like I need to be the one in charge, or if it’s because I feel subtle, nonverbal hints vibing my way, saying, “Now what, Judy? Where do we go from here?”

Well, I could easily riff on that last paragraph for a while, but I won’t. Just wanted to tell you that I expect to post again on the subject of meetings, hopefully sharing some of what I learned tonight, and most likely along with some other meeting-stuff information I’ve picked up off and on in my career. (And maybe, if I feel like it, I’ll end up riffing a bit on that paragraph as well.) 

Catch you next time.

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