Looking for a good starting place for the agenda for your next meeting? Here is a Google Sheet that you can use. There is more here than you will likely need for any meeting, so just remove the stuff that you don’t need.
At the top you will find:
The most important thing to know about your meeting: what do you hope to achieve?
Location, Date, and Start Time
OK, pretty obvious.
This gets calculated auto-magically for you.
Who is calling this meeting?
If this meeting will have a facilitator (a very good idea), who are they?
Scribe and Time Keeper
Other roles that may be helpful
The bottom of the agenda is where you put your agenda items. There are six columns:
Well, what is the agenda item anyway? Give it a short description.
What process will the group use for this item? Possibilities include: brainstorming, discussion, voting, or perhaps group wisdom without groupthink.
Why are you discussing this anyway?
Who will own this agenda item?
This column is useful when creating the agenda, as it lets you figure out how much time you will need.
This value calculates automatically based on the start time of the meeting and the length of all of the agenda items before this agenda item. This is really useful to have during the meeting, so that you can tell if you are running on time.
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Leave a comment to let me know if you find it useful, or to share any suggestions or tips.