Very Structured Process

Very Structured Process

One of the parts of Forum that surprises many people initially is how meetings are very structured. Forum meetings are packed with a lot of content to get through in a short period of time. Without structure, meetings would either run long, or content wouldn’t get addressed. I often tell people that the Forum meeting […]

Forum Flow Example – 1.5 Hours

In prior posts, I shared templates for a…4-hour meeting > https://tinyurl.com/ygdllsyg 3-hour meeting > https://tinyurl.com/yeaqs6xx 2-hour meeting > https://tinyurl.com/yf676uwc Some groups feel that even 2 hours per month is too long, so below is a template for a 1.5-hour Forum meeting. TIME: 1.5 hours LOCATION: In-person or virtual FOCUS: Personal & Career PRESENTATIONS: 1 BREAKS: 0 MEMBERS: Up […]

Forum Flow Example – 2 Hours

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In prior posts, I shared templates for a… 4-hour meeting > https://tinyurl.com/ygdllsyg 3-hour meeting > https://tinyurl.com/yeaqs6xx Some groups feel that even 3 hours per month is too long, so below is a template for a 2-hour Forum meeting. TIME: 2 hours LOCATION: In-person or virtual FOCUS: Personal & Career PRESENTATIONS: 1 BREAKS: 1 MEMBERS: Up to 10 […]

Forum Flow Example – 3 Hours

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In a prior post > https://tinyurl.com/ygdllsyg < I shared a template for a 4-hour Forum meeting. That’s the longest monthly meeting any of the Forums I’ve trained last. Holding a 3-hour Forum meeting is the healthy middle ground between too long and too short. Here’s a template for a 3-hour Forum meeting. TIME: 3 hours […]

3 Creative Ways To Spice Up Your Forum Meeting

3 Creative Ways To Spice Up Your Forum Meeting

While having a repetitive monthly accountability meeting is a major benefit of Forum, it is also nice to spice the monthly meetings up every so often. Here are three creative ways you can spice up your next Forum meeting. 1) Unique Location – After getting a tour of a t-shirt factory by the CEO, we set […]

Closing Forums With A Final Thought

It’s always good to wrap up a Forum meeting together and on a high note. A way to achieve a positive Forum closing is by including a “Final Thought” section as the last item on the agenda. Here’s some Moderator language you can use when setting up the “Final Thought” section: “As we close out […]

3 Minute Body Scan Video

3 Minute Body Scan Video

In a prior post (https://tinyurl.com/y4vh8ejr) I talked about the value of starting a Forum meeting with a meditative 3-minute body scan using Calm or Headspace. The issue with both of these apps is that they aren’t always free. But it turns out that Calm.com shares their 3-minute body scan meditation on Youtube so now you […]

How to Run the Deep Dive

How to Run the Deep Dive

Every Forum meeting typically has one Presentation and one Deep Dive. A Presentation is meant for one person to share their challenge and get support from the group. A Deep Dive is meant to be a topic that the whole group learns together. Here are some examples of Deep Dive topics: Hiring Practices Communication Skills […]

Open Your Meeting With A Meditative Body Scan

Open Your Meeting With A Meditative Body Scan

It’s an extraordinary thing that a group of 6-10 people are willing to carve out 3-4 hours each month to challenge and support one another to design and keep on track, the life they want to lead. While it would be great if everyone came into the Forum with a clear head and 100% focus, […]

Forum Flow Example – 4 Hours

Forum Flow Example 4 hours

There are many different ways to run a Forum, and the one that is right for you and your Forum will depend on many factors such as: How long is the meeting? Are you meeting in-person or virtual? What is the focus of the Forum? Is someone presenting? Are two people presenting? How many people […]