Summary: Listen-in as the best meeting faciliators in the world share stories, tips, and advice; to help you improve your meetings, improves your career, and improve your life!

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 MTR003: Elaine Stover of greenschemes Shares Meeting Tips You Can Use Today! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:06

In this episode of Meeting Tips Radio, Elaine Stover of greenschemes shares several practical meeting tips that you can use today! Elaine Stover is a Human Ecologist, Facilitator, Trainer and Process Designer, and Founder and Principal, greenschemes™.   She has lived and worked in four countries outside of the U.S.: Australia, India, Egypt and Belgium where she worked with the Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) to develop what is now known as Technology of Participation (ToP)®. She used this methodology to train village health caretakers in India and Egypt and Eritrea from 1981 – 1987. Since 1992, she has focused her work primarily in North Carolina, first as the Director of ICA at Greensboro, working with planning and design professionals to facilitate participatory, integrated thinking and co-planning and design processes toward planning and redesigning communities. She founded greenschemes™ in 2006, in order to incorporate an ecological perspective into her work. Her integrative work includes designing collaborative processes and training programs – including training in ToP Facilitation Methods and ToP Strategic Planning – both of which are participatory and productive. She is currently serving as a Mentor ToP trainer for Apprentice trainers across North & South Carolina. Ms. Stover holds a B.S. from Purdue University and a M.S. in Human Ecology (magna cum laude) from Vrije Univrsiteit Brussels, Brussels, Belgium. She has also done graduate study in ecological design at North Carolina State University. She is currently a nationally certified Mentor trainer of the Technology of Participation (ToP)® . Interview and Show Notes: Web Site: Training: or e-Mail:

 MTR002: Linda Alton of MNToP Shares Powerful Meeting Tips! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:56

In this interview with Linda Alton of MNTop, Linda shares simple yet powerful meeting tips that you can start using right away!  Linda also shares how she helped develop the ORID and the Focused Conversation.  Linda then takes us on a fascinating journey from facilitating in Kenyan villages to corporate America.  Linda shares it all in this episode. Linda been part of the evolution of the Technology of Participation methods over much of the last 40 years period of time staff of the Institute of Cultural Affairs. She and her family worked with the ICA in the United States (San Francisco, Denver, Philadelphia, and then  outside of the U.S. for 20 years on Mactan Island, The Philippines, Kenya and Belgium; again, exploring what  works best in group environments and how to bring groups to new realizations   Linda's been using and helping to 'grow'  what emerged...the Technology of Participation - or 'ToP' methods, in Minneapolis, MN since 1996.   Minnesota Technology of Participation or MNToP is where you will find her website, programs, and tracks of the evolution and growth of the field of Facilitation. This Interview: Linda's Website: Linda's Training Courses: Linda's email:

 MTR001: Welcome to the Meeting Tips Radio Podcast! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:01

Welcome to the Meeting Tips Radio Podcast!  In this introductory episode I will discuss the purpose and format for the podcast. I want to start with my pledge to you: I pledge to do my best to bring you stories, tips and advice, from the best meeting facilitators in the world; so you can improve your meetings, improve your career, and improve your life. Here are the 5 things that I will do for you each week: Bring you stories, tips and advice from the best meeting facilitators in the world, to help you improve your meetings, career, and life Bring those stories, tips, and advice to you every Thursday Deliver the stories, tips, and advice in a format that’s easy to use (podcast) Make Meeting Tips Radio widely available through social media sites Provide you with resources and support to help you benefit from our successes and avoid our failures Here are the 5 things that you can do to help me out: Listen to the podcast each week Click here to subscribe to our email list so we can get to know you and notify you when new episodes are available Tell your friends about Meeting Tips Radio by clicking on the social media links below Click here to be on the show and share your story with Facilitation Nation Click here to check out the training opportunities from our training partners


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