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DE0305: Making Your Meetings Work

Date: 11/01/2013 - 10/01/2014 Course Status: Completed
Facility: Online Location: Online
Instructor: Thomas Taylor Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
Level: Basic Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff
Quota: - students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 2.00 (Total CDE); 2.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 2.00 (AGD - 550)
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The IHS Division of Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider
The IHS Division of Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider

This training presents ways to make your large meetings or conferences and small staff meetings more interesting and effective. Meetings that provide opportunities for participants to interact and network with each other and provide information on the latest developments in areas such as diabetes care can enhance overall patient care. Our goal is to enliven meetings that can too often become routine and boring. Information is included on how to facilitate a variety of techniques during your meetings such as panel discussions; brainstorming, role playing and others. We encourage you to experiment with alternative ways of setting up your meetings. In this way, you will enhance the contributions of everyone and make life a lot more interesting at work.

Course developed February 2008. Course reviewed March 2011. Course revised November 2013.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this training, you will be able to:

  • Identify the principles of planning creative meetings;
  • Describe five techniques that encourage interaction and networking among participants;
  • Compare and contrast the goals of small and large meetings and the five techniques; and
  • Discuss the role of the facilitator in small and large meetings and the five techniques.

Disclosure Policy:

It is the policy of the Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, that faculty/planners disclose any financial or other relationships with commercial companies whose products may be discussed in the educational activity. The Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, also requires that faculty disclose any unlabeled or investigative use of pharmaceutical products and medical devices. Images that have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes are prohibited.

None of the faculty/planners for this activity has a conflict of interest, and there is no use of unlabeled or investigative pharmaceutical products or medical devices. No images have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes.The educational objectives, content, and selection of educational methods and instructors are conducted independent of any commercial entity.

Concerns or complaints about this course may be directed to IHS CDE Coordinator or to ADA CERP (


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Tuition Policy:

Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start date of any course. Request for refunds must be received in writing at least two weeks before the course begins. For each refund request, there will be an administrative charge of $100. No refunds will be made to registrants who fail to attend a course. If IHS CDE program cancels a course, then 100% of the tuition will be refunded.

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