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Conducting Inclusive Meetings: Empowering All Voices

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  • Thuy Tran (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Organizations tend to become very hierarchal in their structure. This can lead to meetings that are also very hierarchal. This system can result in some students not feeling they have a safe space to express their views and voice their concerns. This limits the information received by the whole group and undervalues all members. The purpose of our presentation is to provide participants the tools to run more inclusive meetings.

Specific topics to be addressed are preparing for and conducting meetings; reading non-verbal communication, scanning the room, reading the dynamics of a room; and handling challenging situations (differing opinions, concerns, or perspectives).

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04 Mar 2004
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