*WEBINAR* Turning Useless Meetings into Valuable Collaboration

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Tech companies thrive on collaboration. It is a pivotal aspect of knowledge work - particularly at scale. Great collaboration should be constructive and engaging but it should also be mindful of the needs of individuals to focus. Most organizations bias towards collaboration via discussion; a fact that leads to the creation of a lot of meetings. Sometimes, these meetings are simply framed as “I know we need to discuss this thing” and the design and planning don’t go much further than that. This webinar is about getting people to think more deeply about the value of gathering groups together and how to make best use of their time.

This workshop also has a free handout/worksheet containing the instructions for how to formulate powerful opening questions for such gatherings.

Who is this webinar for:

  • Anyone who leads meetings - particularly those who have not had the benefit of dedicated facilitation support while doing so

  • Anyone who attends a lot of meetings and wants to be more knowledgeable about and model best practices

  • Anyone who is responsible for a large organization and is concerned about collaboration efficiency .

What will the audience walk-away with:

  • An understanding of the core of what it means to be a facilitator

  • A basic framework for planning meetings

  • Key things to think about when motivating your organization to convene more effective meetings

  • The ability to design powerful opening questions for meetings, strategy sessions, away-days, leadership gatherings etc.

  • Some important, problematic behaviors to look out for in meetings


Rachel trained as an improvisational actor prior to graduating with a degree in Management. Following University, she studied law and lead business teams in London’s theatre industry. After undertaking a post-grad in coaching, she began supporting people 1-1. Then, combining her knowledge of improvisation, play theory and psychology, she launched a niche training and development consultancy called AgileImprov (www.agileimprov.com). Rachel then moved to California and became a Product Manager for the Talent department of Riot Games, where she drove internal communication improvements, recruiting processes and a variety of learning initiatives. Today, Rachel brings together all of this learning and expertise through her company PeopleStorming ( www.peoplestorming.com ), based in the heart of Silicon Valley.


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