meeting design

Running a Departmental Retreat


Karen Holl provided these tips about running department retreats and meetings most efficiently during the Curriculum Resource Exchange session at the 2012 All Cohort Reunion.

Opening: Ice breaker


This resource is an excellent way to get a group engaged with one another quickly.  It is easy to facilitate and is an alternative to starting or opening a meeting with introductions.  It was introduced to us by Kate Powers, a consultant who has done several workshops at Stanford.

Collaboration workshop handouts: 2012 All Cohort Reunion


Tools to facilitate meetings and/or collaborative project groups from 2012 All Cohort Reunion (website includes presentation slides)

  • PMI, a thinking tool devised by Edward de Bono (Plus, Minus, Interesting)
  • Design checklist
  • Facilitation tips