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Successful Meeting Management: Setting the Foundation

Successful Meeting Management: Setting the Foundation

December 1, 2022 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Online Event
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Laurel Barchet

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In this 3rd session of the Team Science Seminar Series, we will help you determine if a meeting is the best use of your team’s time and give you easy-to-apply tools and techniques to set your meetings up for success. We will also share a quick easy-to-use evaluation method to continually improve the value of your meeting.

Event Materials

2 MBSLIDE PRESENTATION: Successful Meeting Management54 KBHANDOUT: Agenda General Template79 KBHANDOUT: Agenda Template Explained


Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify when to have a meeting
  2. Create meeting agreements
  3. Apply meeting roles and agendas
  4. Use 3 methods of meeting evaluation

About the Speaker

Jennifer Sprecher is Director of Strategy Development and Deployment with the School of Nursing.  Ms. Sprecher works with organizations to achieve excellence through Strategy development, Lean Project Management*, balanced scorecards, change management, benchmarking, team problem solving, team and leadership coaching and facilitation.

Ms. Sprecher is a strong team facilitator, called upon to facilitate high-level teams where interaction to reach objectives is critical. Her facilitation ranges from groups of 6-200+ individuals working in person and virtually, from central to internationally diverse team locations.  She has worked extensively in the team science arena providing both research, workshop development and delivery, and facilitation to health science research teams.

Ms. Sprecher has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, a Master’s of Science in Management Systems, is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and an International Coaching Federation ACC certified Leadership Coach.

Before the UW School of Nursing, Ms. Sprecher focused exclusively on health research in the Institute of Translational Health Sciences, also within the University of Washington. Prior to the UW, Ms. Sprecher spent 7 years as Executive Director of the Washington State Quality Award (WSQA), a Baldrige-based non-profit organization. With a background in Industrial Engineering, Ms. Sprecher has been working with process improvement for over 25 years using continuous process improvement methods including Lean, Lean-Sigma, Plan Do Check Act and 6S (5S workplace organization combined with Safety) and Total Quality Management. Her coaching is focused on working with leaders and up and coming leaders within the technical and scientific community.

*Lean Project Management is a methodology developed by UW-based divisions of: ITHS, Organizational Excellence, Facilities and Finance and UWIT that combines project management, agile and Lean to gain project success in terms of on scope, on budget and timely project completion.   This methodology is built on principles of teamwork, customer engagement, continuous improvement and data driven decisions.