The Jossey-Bass Academic Administrator's Guide to Meetings

The Jossey-Bass Academic Administrator's Guide to Meetings

The Jossey-Bass Academic Administrator's Guide to Meetings

The Jossey-Bass Academic Administrator's Guide to Meetings

Synopsis

Newly appointed academic managers are expected to conduct and lead a wide variety of meetings. Often, however, these managers lack the skills needed to lead meetings that get meaningful results. The Jossey-Bass Academic Administrator's Guide to Meetings is specifically designed to help managers understand how to conduct successful meetings that accomplish specific objectives as efficiently as possible. This helpful resource includes practical guidelines and information that can be put into place immediately to help ensure that meetings run effectively.

Excerpt

Anyone who works in higher education understands that meetings are necessary—and sometimes a necessary evil. Meetings are the way that much of the business of the institution and the various groups it includes gets done. A successful meeting is one in which specific objectives are accomplished as efficiently as possible, and although participants might prefer to be doing something else, most will agree that the meeting was necessary and a good use of their time. An unsuccessful meeting, on the other hand, can result in poorly made decisions, unfinished business, and bad feelings all around.

As anyone who has ever tried it knows, running effective meetings in an academic setting presents some unique challenges. The wide range of people's schedules can make it difficult even to find a time to meet. Many people are so busy that it's asking a lot to expect them to make time for a meeting. And the very qualities that make academics so good at what they do—critical minds, the ability to think independently—can make it hard for them to work well in groups.

This book will help you address these challenges. It provides practical information and guidelines that you can use immediately to make sure that your meetings run more smoothly and efficiently, are more productive, and make the best use of your group members' valuable time. Although the ideas and suggestions in these pages are applicable to any meeting, we focus on the small and midsize meetings that are held to . . .

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