As Starhawk says in The Empowerment Manual, "Meetings can be cauldrons of group creativity or occasions of intimate sharing. And, of course, they can also be long-winded, fruitless, pointless arenas of frustration. The difference is often what makes or breaks a group." Participants in this session will come away with resources to help develop their skills in leading and/or participating in productive and creative meetings, including setting an agenda, dealing with interpersonal dynamics, and selecting appropriate processes for decision-making.
Jeanne Mackey is a lifelong community-builder, musician, and change-maker who has spent many, many hours in meetings with other change-makers! She was on the organizing team of the first Ann Arbor ReSkilling Festival and has presented at every festival since then. Jeanne is passionate about "heart and soul" skills--changing the ways we communicate and make meaning together. http://www.umich.edu/~mackeyj