Tuesday, March 7, 2023
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Event Description

Making Meetings Work: Simple tools for better, more productive meetings

Anna Young, Principal, Anna Young Consulting

Whether we work remotely or in-person, much of our time is spent in meetings. We often hear the complaint, “I couldn’t get any real work done today because I was in meetings the whole time.” Aren’t meetings designed to support the work we are trying to do, not obstruct it? When did meetings start to control us rather than the other way around? What are the underlying intentions that have gone astray? And what can we do about it?  
In this webinar, we’ll explore these questions and focus on how to regain control of our meetings, whether we are showing up as organizers or attendees. Participants can expect to learn simple yet powerful tools that will make meetings of all sizes better and more productive. 

Automatic closed captioning via Zoom is turned on by default for all NAO virtual sessions. For other accommodation requests, please contact us at Advanced notice of at least 10 days is appreciated.

About the Presenter

Anna Young, Principal, Anna Young Consulting

Anna Young is an accomplished executive and leadership coach and experienced senior leader. Her work includes individual coaching, team development and group facilitation. She creates the space for leaders to explore key opportunities and dilemmas and develop capacity to be more effective in their work, while drawing on their own strengths.

She has decades of experience facilitating teams in strategic planning, team building, discovery workshops and in organizing and leading team events that unlock new insights and build new connections and relationships. She has worked all over the world, is committed to and is skilled in allowing teams and individuals to tap into their own knowledge and wisdom and then reflecting truths that allow problems and opportunities to be seen from a new angle.

Originally from the UK, Anna has lived, worked and learned within many communities around the world including the Balkans, Indonesia, South and Central Asia. For the past two decades she has found her home in Portland in the Pacific Northwest of the United States where she lives with her two children, husband and rabbit.

She holds an Associate Coaching Certification from the International Coaching Federation and is certified through New Ventures West. She holds a Master’s Degree from Oxford University and a Post Graduate Teaching Certificate from Leeds University.

Thank You Funders and Sponsors

Thank you to the following FUNDERS and SPONSORS who are supporting NAO’s online events and communications during these challenging times. Their support is vital in helping NAO to bring much-needed resources and information to Oregon’s nonprofits – thank you.

Funders: Meyer Memorial Trust, The Ford Family Foundation, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, Oregon Community Foundation, The Kinsman Foundation, First Interstate BancSystem Foundation, The Carpenter Foundation and The Roundhouse Foundation
Partner Sponsors: Columbia Bank, Nonstop Health, Kaiser Permanente and Nike
Friend Sponsors: Miller Nash, McDonald Jacobs, Bliss Sequoia Insurance & Risk Advisors, CFO Selections
Supporter Sponsor: Nonprofit Professionals Now


$15 NAO Member 
$30 Nonmember

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March 7th, 2023 from 12:00 PM to  1:00 PM
Online Event
Event Fee(s)
Price $30.00
Event Particulars
City Online learning
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Operations & Planning
Event Region Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Metropolitan Portland, North Coast, Northern Willamette Valley, South Coast, Southern Oregon, Southern Willamette Valley
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding, Principles & Practices