Program Description

Ways to Take Boring Out of Your Meetings

All meetings share the same objective—to gather people together with a common mission, objective or interest.

Unfortunately, many meetings share a common characteristic of being boring. Yaawwnn. Planners don’t try to make them boring, but habit and busyness and lack of resources preclude them from adding zip and zing to their meetings.

Dana Saal will share ways to bring that zip and zing into your meetings that will make people want to attend and have them looking forward to the next one.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe three low-cost ways to enhance networking.
  2. Describe how to use simple case studies for connecting and/or teambuilding.
  3. Choose from a list of 50 Awesome Ideas to improve your meetings.


About the Speaker - Dana Saal, CMP, CAE

Dana L. Saal, CMP, CAE, has been planning meetings for associations for more than 30 years. She recently decided that coaching meeting planners is now more fun than proofing function sheets, counting coffee cups and writing scripts. She consults with associations, speaks and teaches, and writes a blog, Dana’s Meeting Minutes, for the Illinois Society of Association Professionals.


CAE - 1 Hour

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As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.

Note: This program is not endorsed, accredited, or affiliated with ASAE or the CAE program. Applicants may use any program that meets eligibility requirements in the specific timeframe towards the exam application or renewal. There are no specific individual courses required as part of the applications – selection of eligible education is up to the applicant based on his/her needs.

  • When

  • Monday, August 28, 2017
    11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Where

  • Memorial Center for Learning & Innovation
    228 W. Miller St
    Springfield, Illinois 62702

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