Meeting Agenda Template

Looking for a good starting place for the agenda for your next meeting? Here is an Excel file that you can use. There is more here than you will likely need for any given meeting, so just remove the extras that you don’t use.

At the top you will find:

Goal
The most important thing to know about your meeting: what do you hope to achieve?

Location, Date, and Start Time
OK, pretty obvious.

End Time
This gets calculated auto-magically for you.

Owner
Who is calling this meeting?

Facilitator
If this meeting will have a facilitator (a very good idea), who are they?

Scribe and Time Keeper
Other roles that may be helpful

The bottom of the agenda is where you put your agenda items. There are six columns:

What
Well, what is the agenda item anyway? Give it a short description.

How
What process will the group use for this item? Possibilities include: brainstorming, discussion, voting, or perhaps group wisdom without groupthink.

Goal
Why are you discussing this anyway?

Who
Who will own this agenda item?

Time Allocated
This column is useful when creating the agenda, as it lets you figure out how much time you will need.

Start Time
This value calculates automatically based on the start time of the meeting and the length of all of the agenda items before this agenda item. This is really useful to have during the meeting, so that you can tell if you are running on time.

Download it now!

Leave a comment to let me know if you find it useful, or to share any suggestions or tips.

Cheers,

Chris

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