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The Effective Meeting Experience

Professional Development and Learning Series

Event Details

Professional Development Opportunities

Date: May 26, 2021

Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Wednesday May 26, 2021 @2:30pm EDT

The Effective Meeting Experience

Ineffective meetings can leave us drained and frustrated, while meaningful meetings can do the opposite and lead to more successful work outcomes. We all have a role to play in the process: this one-hour workshop will examine the three phases of effective meetings – before, during, and after – and provide techniques we can apply to ensure our meetings are meaningful. We will also consider equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigenization (EDII) principles that will help all members of the team feel heard and like they belong at the meeting table. 

Presenter: Alison Cummings is a Learning and Development Specialist at Queen’s University. She manages HR’s staff leadership programming, as well as facilitates workshops on topics including communication, conflict management, customer service, and all things intercultural. She has developed and facilitated intercultural training for students and staff since 2007, in both academic and non-academic settings at Queen’s, in the Kingston community, and across Canada. She uses various tools in her training including the Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI), the Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory®, and Cultural Detective®. Alison has a BAH and MA in Classical Studies; her work with the IDI and Milton Bennett’s Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS) led to her Master’s work which evaluated the intercultural sensitivity of the ancient Greeks in view of modern intercultural theory. 



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