Have you ever left a meeting thinking “that could have been an email” or “that was a waste of time?” You are not alone. Office meetings are a fact of life. Whether it’s an all-staff update, a team brainstorming session, or a one-on-one check in, most workplaces have meetings. And having an effective, satisfying meeting in our virtual world is that much harder. Join Connext for this session to get advice on making meetings, especially virtual meetings, purposeful and successful. A panel of experts will share their guidance for participating in and hosting meetings, and then take your questions.
Laura Ritterbush currently serves as Chief Mission Officer for Goodwill of Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas. Previously, Laura ran her own consulting business for nine years, where she provided education and training for those who work with people with disabilities and the employers who hire them. Laura holds a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Dordt College. In addition to her work at Goodwill, Laura sits on the Board of Directors of Healing House, Inc., ReDiscover, and the Northwest Workforce Development Board.
Sharon Wingron, CPTD, enables clients to connect and thrive in the workplace by using assessment-based solutions. She has been leading both work and volunteer virtual teams since 2001 and began working from home in 2002 when she started her consulting business DevelopPEOPLE: Personal Excellence–Organizational Performance–Leadership Effectiveness. As a leading Authorized Partner of Everything DiSC®, The Five Behaviors®, and PXT Select® by Wiley, as well as a Certified Associate of the Integro Leadership Institute’s Trust-Inside assessments, Sharon is a recognized leader in the application of psychometric assessments in Talent Development.
A Connext Program
Connext (formerly YNPNkc) provides learning and networking opportunities for the next generation of nonprofit leaders. We welcome people of all ages and professions, although most of our members are in their 20s and 30s and working in the nonprofit sector.