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How to Run a Meeting when your Speaker is Sick!

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Unfortunately, our planned speaker, Connie, got a case a strep throat and was unable to lead our meeting today. She was able to give us a few days notice, but we were unable to locate a backup.

In cases like this, it’s a good idea to have a plan B.

An Open Space Meeting is an easy structure that you can use to run a great meeting on a moment’s notice. It enables participants to create their own content in a meaningful way by choosing their own topics and slotting those into an easy schedule.

Here are a few already written  methodologies and how-tos for running this type of meeting: 1, 2 and 3.

And the rules….

Our Sessions… We were a small group and talked about them all so I didn’t capture them fully on this sheet.

You should probably write more neatly than me when you run a meeting.



One response »

  1. Amy: You are the best! Not only a problem solver but you facilitated a fabulous way to get people sharing issues and ideas. First time I experienced an Open Space meeting. great stuff. Thanks.


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