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How to make good group decisions and work collaboratively


From Fortune 500 companies to local civic engagement organizations to the family dinner table, good group decision making can be the difference between achieving a desired outcome or floundering when important work needs to get done. We’ll discuss what makes for good group decision making—what to look for when participating in a meeting, which group dynamics to be on the lookout for, and how best to work toward a desired outcome.

Craig Freshley, professional meeting facilitator, speaker, author; his latest book is Together We Decide: An Essential Guide for Making Good Group Decisions
Joseph McDonnell,interim president, University of Maine – Farmington; professor of policy, planning and management in the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine

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Jonathan was born in Monsey, New York. A field trip to Washington, DC when he was in 7th grade started him on his circuitous path to a career in public radio. The trip inspired a love of politics and led to his desire to one day call DC home. After graduating from Grinnell College, he worked on a couple of campaigns in Iowa (presidential and congressional) and moved to Washington, DC.