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Title: Running Effective Chapter Meetings

Running Effective Chapter Meetings
  • Learning To Live In A Technical World!
  • This Powerpoint is provided courtesy of Georgia

Tip 1 Meet Regularly
  • Schedule regular meetings
  • Be consistent with time and place
  • Keep cancellations to a minimum

Tip 2 Have an Agenda
  • Make sure everyone knows what is going on
  • An agenda should be prepared for each meeting
  • Have a set format to your agenda
  • The agenda should not be a substitute for
    attending a meeting
  • It should be a brief and bold summary

TIP 3 Create a Sense of Belonging
  • Every person needs to feel welcome and wanted
  • Contact members regularly
  • always be warm and friendly to them
  • By doing this, every person feels a sense of
    belonging and will contribute positively to the

TIP 4 Do What You Say, Say What You Do
  • Always follow through
  • Dont let down the other members of your chapter
  • Also, tell others about the good things your
    chapter is doing
  • Be proud!

Top 5 Rules of a Good Meeting
  1. Set goals
  2. Arrange all logistics
  3. Send out announcements, invitations, and
    reminders for the meeting
  4. Be courteous, respectful, and inclusive
  5. Bring closure

10 Steps That Make Effective Meeting Groups
  • Discuss
  • Clearly understand
  • Actively listen
  • Focus energy
  • Reveal opposition
  • No personal attack
  • Do not dominate
  • Teamwork
  • Be conscientious
  • Analyze and fix

And Seven That Lead To Ruin
  • Dominate
  • Off track discussions
  • No common purpose
  • Ignore
  • Lack of focus
  • Personal disagreements
  • Simple majority vote

Setting the Agenda
  • Order of Business/Agenda
  • 1. Call to Order
  • 2. Opening Ceremony (includes roll call,
    introduction of visitors)
  • 3. Reading of Minutes
  • 4. Officer and Standing Committee Reports
  • 5. Special Committee Reports
  • 6. Unfinished Business
  • 7. New Business
  • 8. Announcements
  • 9. Program
  • 10. Closing Ceremony

Opening and Closing Tips
  • Attire
  • Officers should be uniform in their dress
  • Timing
  • Sitting, Standing, Turning, Pledging, and Motto
  • Individual Parts
  • Pointing to your symbol
  • When your name is called (Timing)
  • Projection and Enunciation
  • As a Group
  • Togetherness
  • Stand still
  • No hands in pockets
  • Where are your hands? (Example Hands by side,
    Hands crossed in front, etc.)

General Rules for Small Group Communication
  • Maintain Control with an Agenda
  • Maintain Control through Procedure
  • Maintain Harmony

How to Maintain Harmony
  • Get to know all of the members of the group and
    encourage everyone else to get to know each
  • Go into depth.
  • Save your view point for last.
  • Remember that people support what they help to
  • Use peoples names often and give them credit
    when credit is due.
  • Know when to say when.
  • Have FUN!

Group Decision Making
  • Brainstorm Ideas
  • Defer Judgment
  • Encourage Piggybacking
  • Use Imagination
  • Try Mind Mapping
  • Synthesize

Make the Decision
  • Consensus
  • The rules of Consensus are simple and few
  • Everybody gets an opportunity to voice his or her
  • The group focuses on the positive aspects of each
  • Piggybacking and/or pulling apart ideas are
  • Voting is not allowed.

Running Effective Chapter Meetings
  • Learning To Live In A Technical World!