November 17, 2020: Deep dive with Nancy White, Full Circle Associates

Building Processes Worthy of Your Team's Commitment

Rule 7: Build commitment to the process.
Deep Dive with Nancy White

November 17, 2020 9 AM PT/ 12 PM ET / 17:00 London (See in your timezone)

Registration Opens October 27, 2020. Limit 100 participants.

Nancy White

The science shows that meetings where everyone knows the process and commits to using that process get better results. Setting ground rules at the meeting start can be one way to build that commitment.

In reality, ground rules don't always work out. Some groups create too many rules for participants to remember, and meeting leaders rarely schedule the extra time it would take to create and commit to new ground rules. These and other challenges render what sounds like a simple solution (just commit to the ground rules) often impractical and ineffective.

Nancy White facilitates engaging, deep collaboration for groups seeking to revitalize their work practices. As a leading practitioner of advanced Liberating Structures, Nancy knows the power of bringing process to meetings in a way that the whole group can embrace.

In this session, Nancy will lead us through an exploration of the different levels of group process, ground rules, commitment, and control. Together, we'll share the commitments that work in our unique environments, and those that proved counterproductive.

Then, we'll explore ways that meeting leaders can introduce group process and establish an organization-wide commitment to that process.

Session Takeaways

Join us if you want to:

  • Learn what kind of processes work well, and which often fail.
  • Explore processes used by teams in different contexts.
  • Create a strategy for building commitment to process that feels respectful and useful.
  • Get Inspired to introduce processes in your meetings that liberate the group's energy, commitment, and genius.

Can't make the live session?

We'll share the group's discoveries and a partial recording here after each session. Due to the interactive nature of these events, we will not be able to share a full recording. If this topic really interests you, this is one of those "you had to be there" moments you won't want to miss.

About Nancy White, Full Circle Associates

Full Circle Associates

Nancy White is the founder of Full Circle Associates, her consulting practice that includes an extensive network of professionals, working in facilitation, online communities and collaboration. She is co-author with John Smith and Etienne Wenger of Digital Habitats: Stewarding Technology for Communities (CPSquare 2009). She is a passionate believer in sharing, and her Online Community Toolkit is an invaluable free resource.

She is a frequent contributor and a past core group member of KM4Dev, a global networked community of international development practitioners who are interested in knowledge management and knowledge sharing issues and approaches, who seek to share ideas and experiences in this domain. Nancy is a leading thinker, writer, and practitioner of online facilitation (group facilitation for distributed environments).

Nancy supports distributed learning, teams, and communities of practice, where technology is just the tip of the iceberg. She believes that organizational capacity and strong processes are the links to success. She also supports communications for NGOs, non profits and community organizations, thinking in, out, around, and beside the box. She offers fresh ideas and practical plans for implementation. Her specialties include online interaction strategic planning, design, execution, online facilitation, training, NPO/NGO knowledge sharing/management, strategic communications framing, issue communications, project management - and chocolate tasting!

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10 Science-Backed Rules for Meaningful Meetings
Learn. Explore. Create. Inspire.

This live interactive session is offered as part of our free deep-dive series. Each session explores one of the 10 rules identified in a synthesis study of meetings science over the past several decades. These online events are free to the public, but limited to 100 or fewer participants to ensure everyone has an opportunity to engage. To learn more about the 10 rules, read the published study here then enroll in this course.

You do not have to enroll in the course to attend this session