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HEALTHY PARKINSON’S COMMUNITIES™ RESOURCE ROUNDUP: Hosting effective meetings and managing a coalition


In past months on our Healthy Parkinson’s Communities Resource Roundups, we have shared resources on:  

This month, we share resources on hosting effective meetings, as well as resources for maintaining and engaging your coalition. Next month, we will share resources on how to measure ongoing progress in your community.  

How to host effective meetings: 

9 Tips For Hosting Awesomely Effective Meetings from Workflow Max
This article provides great suggestions about effectively organizing meetings, encouraging hands-on participation, and keeping up momentum.  

Having Effective Meetings from Deep South Coalitions
This resource explains how to hold meetings that are organized, strategically developed, and structured for delegation. It includes questions to consider when developing meetings, tips for hosting effective meetings, meeting guidelines for facilitators, and suggestions for creating effective agendas.  

Two Activities for Community Collaboration from Charter for Compassion
The activities outlined in this resource can help you build relationships in your Community Action Committee (CAC) and identify common values within the group.  

The Power of Spaces from TED Radio Hour
This episode of TED Radio Hour from NPR digs into the way spaces shape the human experience, exploring how our rooms, homes, and buildings give us meaning and purpose. 

Maintaining and engaging your coalition: 

Maintaining a Coalition from Community Tool Box
This resource explains how to maintain and sustain a coalition and its mission over time. It includes information on why maintaining a coalition is important, what needs to be maintained, how to maintain a coalition, and what alternatives there are to maintenance. If you are building a CAC in your area, this tool will be incredibly useful.   

Do More of What You Love and Less of What You Don’t from Entrepreneurial Operating System
Managing a coalition requires thoughtful leadership that recognizes group strengths and dynamics. This resource includes instructions for leading an activity that can help you determine where energy is being allocated for tasks. It also explains how to create a plan for delegation, which is incredibly important in managing a highly effective team. Consider sharing this activity with other CAC members so you can ensure your whole team is operating effectively and efficiently and that each member is completing tasks they love.  

Want to learn more? 

Already leading a group? Interested in starting one? Download our Healthy Parkinson’s Communities Getting Started Guide or reach out to Community Engagement Manager Gabby Dimotsantos at for more resources and suggestions on building and managing an effective community coalition. 

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