Whether you are new to forum, or a veteran looking to spice up your next meeting,
you’ve come to the right place. Watch a webinar or download presentations and other resources to answer your questions, address common challenges, or introduce a new tool or exercise to your forum.
The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters
How you can bring a spirit and practice of civility to forum (and to the rest of your life!)
In this webinar, expert facilitator Barry Kaplan takes you systematically through the four key dimensions of managing a forum meeting: time, space, energy, and content. These guidelines apply whether your forum meeting is virtual, in-person or hybrid. Barry also describes how an exploration of “core regrets” (inspired by Daniel Pink’s The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward) can be the basis for a great forum discussion.
A community call to learn from and with the experts and help all of us maintain and renew our forums.
Good presentations come from good coaching. Follow this step-by-step guide.
The core of a great forum meeting is a great presentation with quality experience sharing. Working backwards, that rests on great updates that are meaningful, deep, and important.
An overview of great forum resources with specific book and website references
Questions to consider as your forum weighs whether to meet virtually, in-person, or some combination
What's my purpose? How can I build a life I can thrive in? A webinar sharing exercises to begin answering these questions.
Getting up on the "balcony" to make conscious choices about the shared leadership of your forum
Virtual meeting norms plus icebreakers, exploration topics, and sample agendas
"Wartime" agendas with new icebreaker, update and presentation options
Exploring options beyond a traditional presentation after forum updates
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Welcome to our Alumni Forum Services Resource Center. This website is packed with useful resources for individual forums, clubs or affinity groups.