Episode 8

How to make your meetings more inclusive with Michael Donnely


September 18th, 2019

20 mins 22 secs

Season 1

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How to make your meetings more inclusive with Michael Donnelly


Michael Donnelly: Founder and CEO of FWD Collective.

Inclusion Card: Opinion


Today Ashley and Noel are joined by Michael Donnelly of the FWD collective to discuss the Opinion card, which limits the number of times a leader in the meeting can express an opinion, as opposed to facilitating or asking questions. Michael talks about how a facilitator can manage a meeting and shares her best and worst meeting stories (the best story involves politeness).


02:58 - Problems with Offering Opinions as You Have Them

06:29 - Controlling Meetings From a Facilitator Standpoint

10:00 - The Purpose of Opinion Cards

12:03 - Worst Meeting Story: When You Can’t Get a Word in Edgewise

13:23 - Best Meeting Story: Diverse and Polite Meeting Attendees

14:55 - Being a Scribe

18:00 - Meeting Tip: Set Expectations (PBC: Purpose Benefit Check)