Better Meeting Skills with C.T. Lawrence Butler (2009 VIDEO)

February 26, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Posted in AERO, AERO Conference, AERO Online Video Series | Leave a comment
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2009 AERO Conference “Better Meeting Skills” workshop

Presented by C.T. Lawrence Butler

Why is it that, although meetings are necessary, they are often difficult, time-consuming and even painful experiences? Perhaps one of the reasons is that few of us take the time to learn better meeting skills. In this class, participants will learn skills and techniques designed to improve their experience in meetings. Exercises will be used to encourage creative conflict resolution, self-empowerment, respect for diversity, and appreciation of different perspectives and opinions. These skill-building exercises will provide experiential learning in areas of agenda planning, facilitation techniques, small group discussion and evaluation. The beginner as well as the experienced facilitator will find this class stimulating and valuable.

C.T. Lawrence Butler is the co-author of On Conflict and Consensus and Food Not Bombs – How to Feed the Hungry and Build Community. He is a father, a political activist, a nonviolent conflict resolution mediator and trainer, and vegetarian chef. In 1980, he co-founded the Food Not Bombs collective in Cambridge, MA and is also a former Cambridge Peace Commissioner. Currently he travels in the United States, Europe and Africa giving lectures and teaching class on Formal Consensus. Groups he teaches include government agencies, schools, Indian Tribes, Co-housing groups, professional associations, religious organizations and intentional communities. He has recently published his third book titled Consensus for Cities.

Better Meeting Skills Part 1/2

Better Meeting Skills Part 2/2

Better Meeting Skills & Formal Consensus Decision-Making 2007 AERO Workshop Videos (free, three hours)

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C.T. Lawrence Butler is the co-author of On Conflict and Consensus and Food Not Bombs – How to Feed the Hungry and Build Community. He is a father, a political activist, a nonviolent conflict resolution mediator and trainer, and vegetarian chef. In 1980, he co-founded the Food Not Bombs collective in Cambridge, MA and is also a former Cambridge Peace Commissioner. Currently he travels in the United States, Europe and Africa giving lectures and teaching class on Formal Consensus. Groups he teaches include government agencies, schools, Indian Tribes, Co-housing groups, professional associations, religious organizations and intentional communities. He has recently published his third book titled Consensus for Cities.

You can support AERO by purchasing a copy of Consensus for Cities at http://www.educationrevolution.org/co.html, On Conflict and Consensus at http://www.educationrevolution.org/consensus.html, a DVD of these two talks at http://www.educationrevolution.org/single07dvd.html, or his most recent Better Meeting Skills workshop (with improved audio) at http://www.educationrevolution.org/2009dvds.html.

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