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'Oh no, not another meeting! I’ve got too much to do.'

Ever find yourself thinking like that when you have a regular committee or staff meeting to attend?

If you’re leading one, you might be wondering how you could spice it up to lift the energy a bit.

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Let's assume you already do all the obvious things that meeting chairs are expected to do. You've circulated a clear agenda. Everyone knows the purpose of the meeting.

Now let's focus on the human side of leading a productive meeting.

About Dharan Longley

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Dharan Longley is a Senior Trainer at Skillset.

Dharan is an international master trainer with post-graduate qualifications in adult education.

His assignments have included training police officers and university managers in the Middle East, as well as teachers and staff of large organisations in New Zealand.

Dharan's topics are 'effective meetings', 'problem-solving and decision-making', 'team development', 'training for trainers' and 'customer service'. He particularly enjoys helping people with diverse points of view agree on practical solutions.

Dharan is based in Wellington. He has a passion for the outdoors. On days off, he’ll be taking photographs of forests or waves, or out kite surfing.

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