Group learns about meeting strategies
The LEAD Polk class of 2017, is continuing to have a great year and is setting the bar for future classes. I am blessed to be part of this class.
Over the past three months, we have been exposed to areas of government, education, judiciary systems, economic development, and agriculture.
During the Oct. 12 session, our class was about how to run successful meetings. Our facilitator was Kenny Smith from the city of Griffin.
As l eaders i n Polk County, we know that meetings can be powerful assets in accomplishing goals.
Good meeting management is critically linked to participation.
Participants typically will lose motivation to attend meetings unless you pay close attention to the planning, logistics, chairing duties, and follow-up activities.
All of these elements alone and in combination can have an impact on member participation and involvement. The keys to any successful meeting is preparation, management, and follow up.
During the session, we conducted a small exercise on how to run a successful meeting in making a critical decision in naming a street in Polk County. Each participant had a role to play in the skit.
To ensure an effective meeting, all participants should: Keep an open mind Listen to the opinions of others
Participate in discussion
Avoid dominating the proceedings
Avoid conflict situations
Avoid side conversations which distract others
In summary, our leaders in Polk County go through trial and error in making critical decisions for the advancement of our county both economically and culturally.
Meetings are one of the most effective tools that leaders can have in assigning tasks, making people accountable and setting goals.
Polk County has a chronicle of events that the community needs to be acquainted with.
LEAD Polk is a great opportunity to participate in gaining more knowledge about our growing county. Join the LEAD Polk Class of 2018 by contacting Missy Kendrick, Program Coordinator, at missyk[email protected] polkgeorgia.com.
Kenny Smith from City of Griffin talks to the LEAD Polk Class of 2017.
Sonya Briscoe discusses ideas with the LEAD Polk class.