TregoED Blog — Meetings

Smaller Meetings…Bigger Hot Seats?

  Leaders often face big “hot seat” meetings – lots of participants, opinions, issues, and controversy.  Having a simple standard process can help them make sure that people are heard, information is processed, and suitable actions are taken.  But what about the numerous intimate meetings that take place every day in schools?  IEP meetings, for Read the full article…

Why “Why” is so Important

“Why? Because I said so!” Whether or not you have used this reasoning before, you cannot get through life without hearing it. It is often the answer of a frustrated parent, who is just too tired or too time-crunched to explain, or sometimes, they just may not have a good why! Leaders sometimes communicate this Read the full article…

Oiling that Squeaky Wheel: A Better Way to Run that Meeting

I recently attended a somewhat long and somewhat productive meeting debriefing all of the complex issues in holding a professional development event for 250 people.  On the long ride home, my colleagues  and I discussed and debriefed the actual meeting.  We agreed that it was essential to have all of the stakeholders (chair-people from facilities, Read the full article…

3 Easy Steps to Improve Your Meetings

Recently, I saw a poster with this observation: “Meetings: ‘None of us is as dumb as all of us…”.  While it is meant to be humorous, the underlying sentiment about meetings is very serious.  Meetings have a very bad reputation! “31 Lost Hours per Month.” One of the biggest complaints in most organizations is meetings–they Read the full article…