(Domain 3)

Meeting Methods

Analyze how one of your standing meetings functions currently. What is working well, and what can be done to improve the structure?

Implement any of the following options:

  • Give all meeting attendees ample advance notice.
  • Use a standardized agenda with a stated outcome/purpose for the meeting, as well as discussion items.
  • Use a systematic approach to making decisions—e.g., voting, or use a consensus model of decision making.
  • Assign a note taker and post meeting notes.
  • If not, what did happen, and why do you think it happened the way it did?

See Worksheet 3d.A2.


To improve group decision making at meetings through a structured approach.


  • Middle Manager
  • Supervisor
  • Caseworker