Sample Agendas

by Tree Bressen

The following sample agendas demonstrate order, pacing, and what information needs to be included.

PROPOSED AGENDA

DATE

FOR A 1-1/2 HOUR MEETING:

Time What is it Presenter Intro, Discussion, Decision?
15 Opening, Ground Rules, Agenda Review Facilitator
10 Short successful item, easy Who Decision
35 Big, hard item Who Discussion
20 Moderate item Who Intro & Discussion
5 Appointments, Next Meeting
5 Evaluations & Closing Facilitator

FOR A TWO-HOUR MEETING:

Time What is it Presenter Intro, Discussion, Decision?
20 Welcome, Check-ins, Ground Rules, Agenda Review Facilitator
10 Short successful item, easy Who Decision
40 Big, hard item Who Discussion
5 Announcements
10 Break
20 Medium item Who Discussion, maybe Decision
10 Evaluations, Check-Outs Facilitator

Tree Bressen, facilitator and teacher, has been assisting intentional communities, nonprofits, and other organizations with group process since 1994. Pages from her website are available for copying and distribution free of charge as long as you continue to include these credit lines and contact information.

Tree Bressen
Eugene, Oregon
541-343-3855