Nonprofit Effectiveness Clinic: Hosting Effective Meetings

Date: Nov 27, 2017
Time: 01:00 PM to 03:30 PM

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
2314 University Ave. W., Suite 20, St. Paul

Fee: $50 for MCN members / $75 for nonmembers Register Now!

What’s the right regimen to improve your public speaking, writing, conversation and facilitation skills? Is your daily routine helping you to be the best communicator possible? Join MCN for four Nonprofit Effectiveness Clinics – and improve the fitness of your communications skills. Register for all four and save $60.

For all of us who have attended dozens of meetings in a single week, we know that an effective meeting facilitator can turn drudgery into a creative melding of the minds. Yet, it’s rare that we take the time to consider the skills and strategies that can help to keep a group of individuals focused and energized.

Strong meetings start through a well-designed agenda. Productive meetings require both an intuitive host that can lead the group to a desired outcome and participants who engage in a productive dialog.

Join this meeting clinic to learn how to lead productive and focused meetings. Participants will learn how to facilitate meetings that are open, effective and collaborative. Topics include processes and frameworks for collaborative problem solving and decision making, using the skills of the people around the table, making the most of limited time and managing the experience and dynamic of meetings.

About the Nonprofit Effectiveness Clinics

Both written and interpersonal communication are key elements of most job descriptions, are integral to organizational outreach and can make-or-break your success in fundraising. Whether you’re new to your career or just seeking a refresher, join the Nonprofit Effectiveness Clinics to learn foundational skills and theory related to the following topics:

Clinic 1: Holding Effective Conversations, November 20
Clinic 2: Hosting Effective Meetings, November 27
Clinic 3: Effective Storytelling through Digital Writing, December 4
Clinic 4: Engaging in Effective Public Speaking, December 11

Register for all four at the rate of $140 for MCN members / $240 for nonmembers and save $60.

Principles & Practices

The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits is committed to offering training sessions that support the Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence. This workshop helps us achieve the following:

  • GOV 21: Boards should adopt practices that maximize participation, including accommodating remote or electronic participation in meetings, deliberations or decision-making.
  • LEAD 11: Nonprofit leaders should continually develop the skills, knowledge and abilities of others at all levels of the organization to take on greater responsibility for carrying out the organization’s mission and engaging community members.

Event Details

Food: Coffee, tea and water will be provided. Feel free to bring your own snack.

Travel: Driving directions and transit options are available on MCN's website.

About the Presenter

Elise ChambersElise Chambers is the program director of the Conflict Resolution Center (CRC), an attorney and a qualified neutral under Rule 114. Beginning with her experiences as a youth volunteer trainer in 1996, Elise has developed, presented and evaluated training curriculum for a variety of audiences and topics. Through her work as a criminal defense lawyer representing adults and juveniles at the Minnesota Law Collective, a nonprofit she founded, Elise trained and mentored certified student attorneys to represent low income criminal defense clients in court. Elise also ran the nonpartisan national Election Protection voters' rights coalition in Minnesota in collaboration with the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, working closely with a number of statewide coalitions and volunteers of all ages. At CRC, Elise has developed workshops and trainings in mediation, communication skills, brain science, youth mentoring, community leadership and group facilitation processes. Elise has also co-authored and presented published research regarding youth brain development and the mutual impacts of the juvenile justice system and adolescent mental illness on each other.

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