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Designing and Facilitating Learning-Focused Meetings


A Pause and Reflect moment can take many variations (team retreats, individual time to read and process, after-action reviews, etc.), but one of the most common missed opportunities is meetings. These include implementing partner meetings, stakeholder meetings, office meetings, all-hands meetings, portfolio reviews, mid-course stocktaking, or other recurring or one-off meetings. Using participatory learning techniques can help make meetings more efficient and effective, making the most of participants’ time and moving the entire group towards its goals.

This tool serves as a quick reference guide to help meeting organizers think through design and choose a technique that suits to their context. It also provides additional resources to explore.

The attached sample agendas can help you with your planning.

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