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How to Lead an Effective Meeting
Friday, February 28
10:00am – 1:00pm EST
B06 Sage Hall
Johnson at Cornell University, Sage Hall Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, United States
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How to Lead an Effective Meeting
Co-Sponsored and Co-Organized by Student Council and Leadership Programs

If you have ever stuggled or been unsure of yourself when leading a meeting or if you just want to learn meeting best practices, this is the workshop for you!  New student organization presidents are especially encouraged to attend this workshop.

This interactive session will focus on the four elements of effective meeting leadership:  

  1. Determining Objectives
  2. Pre-Meeting Planning
  3. Meeting Execution
  4. Ensuring Post-Meeting Follow-Through

We will consider issues ranging from whether, when, where, and how to meet; the elements of an effective and informative agenda; how to engender broad participation and engaged decision-making; how to manage meeting disruptors; and how to conclude a meeting so that the participants feel that their time together was well-spent.  

This workshop is the third in a special series organized for club leadership, although any interested students are invited to attend. Sign up for the other two sessions here:

Please note that lunch will be served between "How to Lead an Effective Meeting" and "How to Motivate, Manage, and Measure Performance" for all participants, whether you are attending one or both workshops.

About the Instructor
Risa Mish teaches courses in team leadership and critical thinking/business problem solving in addition to serving as Faculty Director of the Johnson Leadership Fellows program. At Johnson, she has been the winner of the Apple Teaching Award (2009), which enables graduating classes to honor a faculty member who exemplifies outstanding leadership and enduring educational influence, as well as the Stephen Russell Family Teaching Award (2013), which is voted on by the five-year residential MBA reunion class, and indicates a lasting influence on their education.

Mish also runs a management consulting and training practice providing strategic advice and training to senior executives and human resources teams on a wide range of human capital issues, including effective team leadership; leading organizational culture change; critical thinking and problem solving; persuasion and influence; employee recruitment, motivation and retention; employee assessment, coaching, and performance management; resolving employee and team conflicts; and minimizing employment litigation risk.

Before returning to Cornell, Mish was a partner in the New York City law firm of Collazo Carling & Mish LLP, where she represented management clients on a wide range of labor and employment law matters, including defense of employment discrimination claims in federal and state courts and administrative agencies, and in labor arbitrations and negotiations under collective bargaining agreements. Prior to CC&M, Mish was a labor and employment law associate with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York City, where she represented Fortune 500 clients in the financial services, consumer products, and manufacturing industries. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and state and federal courts in New York and Massachusetts. Mish earned a BS with Distinction from Cornell University and a JD cum laude from Cornell Law School.

Mish is a member of the Board of Directors of SmithBucklin corporation, the world’s largest trade association management company, headquartered in Chicago.

Graduation Credit
All Johnson students are eligible to use up to 1.5 credit hours from Leadership Skills Program and/or Managerial Skills Program workshops toward the MBA degree credit-hour requirements. This workshop is worth 0.1 LSP credits.

Where & When

B06 Sage Hall, Johnson at Cornell University, Sage Hall Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, United States

Friday, February 28, 10:00am – 1:00pm

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Leadership Programs
Co-hosted with:  Student Council (SC)

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