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20NTC Session Proposal

Not (Just) Another Meeting: Collaborative Tools and Techniques That Disrupt “Business as Usual”

Submitted by: Eve Simon NTEN Member badge | Beaconfire RED


Meetings are a necessary evil, especially when kicking off new digital projects, campaigns, redesigns, etc. But while there’s no substitute for getting your team together, we often end up talking past each other about a problem rather than getting closer to a solution. Worse, an ineffective meeting can deplete everyone’s morale and creativity—and let’s face it, most meetings are ineffective.

But there’s a better way.

In this (really) hands-on workshop, we’ll dive headfirst into activities, tools, and techniques pulled from the world of design thinking, Silicon Valley, and improv comedy to help your team break apart problems, expose underlying issues, and build on each other’s ideas. Learn how Excelencia in Education leveraged some of these low-budget, high-impact approaches to get aligned with their site redesign challenges and identify compelling ways to tell their data-driven story.

Come to this session prepared to get inspired and get out of your seat to play along with us, so you can take these games and activities back to your team and get the most out of your next meeting.

Learning Outcomes

  • Make the most of your time together to tackle challenges and produce tangible results while having fun as a team
  • Uncover solutions—and questions!—that bring unexpected insight to your project
  • Approach problems from a new perspective to highlight opportunities for alignment and innovation


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April 12, 2018


10:30am – 12:00pm



CFRE Credits

NFR - 1.5

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