Group meetings are often a big part of group work because they help you work together as a team. This module explains some strategies to help you run effective group meetings, including meeting agendas and meeting notes.
Meeting agendas are a useful way to give your meetings some structure and make sure you talk about everything you need to cover. It also gives group members a chance to prepare for the meeting. Watch the video or read more about how to create a group contract below.
All members of the group should tell the person with the role of organizer what they want to talk about in the meeting. The organizer can add these items into the agenda. Use our Group Meeting Agenda Template to complete the following steps:
When you meet with your group, it’s a good idea for one person to take notes of what you discussed and what decisions were made. This type of notes is called meeting minutes. Watch the video or read more about taking meeting minutes below.
Take minutes for your meeting as the discussion is happening. Use our Group Meeting Minutes Template to complete the following steps:
It's not always possible or convenient to meet with your group members in person. When that is the case, you can meet online. Watch the video to learn strategies for successful online group work. Additionally, check out the list of tools below to find something that works for your group.
Zoom is a video conferencing tool that you can use to meet with your group. Watch the video below to learn more about how to use it. You can also use one of the other meeting tools listed on this page.