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Description of the Template and Guide

This meeting agenda template explains how to prepare for and run a solid decision making meeting. This straightforward process walks your team through the critical decision making steps. It doesn’t rely on any specific analytical frameworks or fancy group exercises. You can run this meeting as is, or use it as a starting place when building a more elaborate decision-making session.

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Meeting Goal

Make a decision and secure the team’s commitment to act.


  • Author:  Elise Keith
  • Duration:  60 - 90 minutes
  • Group Size:  12 or fewer
  • Solution Categories:  Leadership Teams Managers
  • Meeting Types:  What is a Decision Making Meeting?

Agenda Overview

  1. Welcome
  2. Present the Decision Challenge
  3. Debate and Discuss Options
  4. Decide and Commit
  5. Define Next Steps
  6. Closing

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