Programs and Events for MCC Alums

Alumni Webinar Hosted by MCC graduate, Jeff Davis'81

 Alumni Jeff Davis '81Preparing & Conducting Effective Online Meetings (for Managers & Work Teams)

Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Time: 11:30 am – 12:45 pm

This 75-minute live webinar will cover the essential “principles and practicals” on how to make your online meetings more productive; helping you make good decisions and workable plans that keep your team on track.


Bringing your team together to discuss and decide how to address pressing day-to-day work issues, while also planning for the longer-term, was challenging enough before Covid-19.  However, the ‘new normal’ work environment requires even more effective planning and execution to meet the demands of the unpredictable and ever-changing world around us.

Online meetings are now indispensable vehicles for the ‘new normal’ world of work.  When utilized effectively, these meetings are a valuable resource, but they can be wasteful and frustrating when they do not deliver.


  • Team leaders – those who feel they need to update their meeting preparation skills and how they conduct online meetings
  • Meeting contributors -  if you are designing and conducting on-line meetings, you might find that your skills are not having the same impact they once had during an in-person meeting setting; this webinar explains why – and what to do about it
  • Meeting participants – If you are on a team, a staff, a project – and you feel disconnected from the online meetings you attend, this webinar explains why that is; and, more importantly, what to do to adjust your skills to be more effective in online meetings!

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:  By the end of this Live Webinar, you will be able to:

  • Use the ‘Road Map’ Methodology to Plan In Advance for Meeting Success
  • Apply the IDD Format to Facilitate Outcome-Based Meetings (Inform, Discuss, Decide)
  • Utilize the RAPID© Method to Accelerate Engaging the Meeting Participants in Contributing Their Expertise and Opinion in Useful Ways
  • Ensure Your Meetings Stay on Track – Using Three Classic Group Dynamics Techniques
  • Assure that the Plans and Decisions Made are Meaningful, Reasonable & Executable (MRE’s)

Jeff Davis'81 is the Principal of Organization Renewal Associates, a consultancy he began in 2008. His focus has always been on "the people side of the business." He is a Senior Consultant, Trainer and Facilitator who focuses on Leadership Development, Workplace Communication, Performance Management and Professional Development.

Jeff graduated from Middlesex Community College, with an Associate Degree in Social Work. Though he went on to further education; and has had many professional experiences since then, he says, "Every day, in some way, I utilize what I learned in the Social Work program at MCC."

Jeff has been on the adjunct faculty at Middlesex Community College since 1994. He was recently selected to serve on MCC’s Alumni Association Board.

This webinar is free to all MCC alums – please join us! Space is limited to the first 50 participants.  You will receive an email within 48 hours with instructions for the webinar.  Register below:




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