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Five Steps to a Truly Engaging, Lively Leadership Discussion

Facilitating a lively event panel does not happen spontaneously

During the 2021 ASAE Annual Meeting, I moderated a panel with four women CEOs focused on how each one reimagined their organization’s strategy and adjusted their leadership style since the start of the pandemic. My goal was to create an honest discussion that would encourage the panelists to open up, share their experiences and expertise and create an environment where attendees would get swept up in their stories.

I skipped the formal introductions and instead asked each CEO to share a brief story that illustrated what allowed them to be a strong leader during the past 18 months.

That one question spurred a lively discussion that engaged our audience and generated lots of conversations on the session’s chat and social media.

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