and technology meetings and workshops are a powerful way to energize
a team, focus on emerging relevant technologies, enhance
team-building, and solve problems.
Effective meetings don't just
happen! They require careful,
experienced planning to be successful and to avoid many pitfalls. In addition, they
usually require several weeks or months of the full-time attention
of some of the most experienced technical and management personnel
in the organization. These are exactly the people most needed
to get the project or development planning effort off the ground.
is where Dr. Locke can make a major contribution. He
can work with your experienced personnel to plan a successful
meeting while relieving them of the learning curve and
time-consuming elements of implementing a successful meeting or
workshop. On a fixed
price basis, he can be engaged to work directly with the key
organization decision-makers, plan the meeting's program, plan for
speakers, panels, discussions, receptions, dinners - whatever is
needed to make the meeting successful. He
often acts as a moderator or Master of Ceremonies, as desired,
bringing cohesion and professionalism to the conference, while
keeping the conference on schedule and on task. He can handle
physical arrangements, catering, and other services, as desired by
Locke can also prepare a professional report or "after-action" document
describing the results of the meeting for senior management or other
non-attendees, and can help plan follow-up activities.
Many clients have found this service to greatly enhance the
value of such meetings and enabling them do effective follow-up on
the ideas and recommendations developed at the meeting.
Locke has recently created highly successful, high-profile meetings for
both government agencies and private organizations.