Productive meetings training

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Transition Town Totnes recognised early on that while people were coming forward to form and manage different sub-groups, they didn’t always have the relevant skills to do so. They therefore decided to offer training sessions on facilitation and designing successful meetings. They organised a day with Andy Langford and Liora Adler from Gaia University on the subject of Designing Productive Meetings. This introduced them to tools such as ‘Go-rounds’ and ‘Think and Listens’. ‘Go-rounds’ involve giving each person the opportunity at the start of the meeting to feedback on what has been happening since the last meeting, how they are currently feeling and to put forward agenda items. ‘Think and Listens’ involve spending five minutes talking and five minutes listening with a partner on a particular topic.