Developing an agenda

Why an agenda is important

An agenda is much more than a list of things to do. An agenda is a meeting program designed to enable all important and relevant points to be dealt with in good order and good time.

An agenda is also a form of courtesy. It informs the chairperson and participants of the refined purpose of the meeting. This gives them time to prepare for the tasks, and enables them to make a meaningful contribution.

A well planned agenda can:

Imagine a formal meeting without an agenda. What could happen? Make a list of six possible situations or outcomes and post it to the ValleyView Meeting room. Use the topic Need for an agenda. Compare your list with others you find there. Did others identify similar problems?