Sessions Topic:

How to manage a meeting, be an effective chair and delegate tasks to others.


How to recruit volunteers effectively.


Have you ever suffered through a meeting which went on too long, where participants talked in circles and nothing got accomplished? Have you ever chaired such a meeting? If so, then this session is for you. Learn the techniques and skills which will make you a more effective chairman or participant at meetings. Learn what goes into a proper agenda and the importance of maintaining a meeting schedule. Learn when NOT to have a meeting and who NOT to invite. Finally, you’ll learn how to give tasks to others in a way that will make them eager to complete the task and ensure their own success.

Time Required:

3 to 3.5 hours (morning, afternoon or evening)


This session uses a lively discussion style supported by informative overheads and handouts. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and share their own secrets of meeting management. The workshop is an effective demonstration of the techniques taught in the workshop.

Of interest to:

Association managers, volunteer coordinators, committee chairs, team leaders, and volunteers who work with other volunteers.


This presentation has received rave reviews from professionals, volunteers, and committee members. They commented on its fun, informative, and lively style. The content is based on materials used by volunteer agencies for decades and proven in actual use.