Conference Leading and Participation

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This list shows all the material on Conference Leading and Participating in the order used in this web site.   (26/1/09).

These short introductory notes discuss three reasons why conferences  fail  – (a)  Procedures, (b) Interpersonal Relationships, and (c) Communicating skills. (4/1/09).

These notes identify various types of meetings and conferences depending on – (a) the direction of the communication channel, (b) the meeting objective, (c) the influence the Leader aims to have on the result, (d) the proportion of Leader to Participant contributions, (e) whether the contributions rate as on or off the topic, and (f) the number of topics mentioned in relation to the number of contributions. They also discuss two other types of contribution – procedure and content. (15/1/11).

These notes discuss (a) relevant and irrelevant contributions and their possible usefulness and (b) note that a procedural contribution can refer to one person, some of the group, or all of the group. Last they note that some contributions interrupt another contributor but they do not rate as a particular type of contribution,  (15/1/11)
This set of notes records a discussion  (a number oif contributions) of a group of people. It defines a topic and butterflying and then looks at each contribution and suggests to what topic it contributes. It discusses the various contributions and how they help or hinder the group achieve its objective. The analysis “slows down” the whole discussion and allows Readers to see the difference between different topics and how easily a group starts to “butterfly”. (15/1/11).
These notes identify four stages in a topic discussion – Contribution, Relationships. Consensus, and Consensus Checking. They discuss some of the activities that occur in each stage and discuss various methods to assist in achieving useful conference objectives for each of the four stages. (15/1/11).