Setting criteria for the success of the meeting
To reach an agreement with the group about what a successful outcome of the meeting would look like.
- paper and pencils
1. Ask each person to write down their thoughts in answer to "What needs to happen in this meeting??"or "At the end of this meeting, how will I know it was a success?"
2. Then follow up with "What needs to occur during this meeting for those outcomes to be met?"
3. Either go round the group and get one thought from each person, or a "pair-share" and have each pair select 2-3 critical outcomes and share with the whole group.
Follow-Up Required: Check the criteria at the end of the meeting
Source: Rosemary Pell, Pell & Pell Systems, Inc. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
History of Development: Contributed by Rosemary Pell, found in Jo Nelson's Meeting Tools