Presentation on theme: "Communicate with a Paperless Meeting Solution Capital Area Intermediate Unit Joan Adams, IT Systems Administrator Jill Machemer, Supervisor of Instructional."— Presentation transcript:
Communicate with a Paperless Meeting Solution Capital Area Intermediate Unit Joan Adams, IT Systems Administrator Jill Machemer, Supervisor of Instructional Technology David Martin, Director of Technology
What is communication? Different types of communication are needed for different tasks. If a group’s task is relatively simple, a centralized communication network in which interaction between members is limited, tends to increase effectiveness. Complex problem-solving is facilitated by decentralized communication networks (Shaw, 1981). Shaw, M.E. (1981). Group Dynamics: The Psychology of Small Group Behavior. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Communication is an essential process in the development of group culture. The type of communication structure determines leadership, roles and the status hierarchy within the group; group morale and cohesiveness; and it limits or enhances productivity (Hare, 1992). Hare, A.P. (1992). Group, Teams and Social Interaction. Theories and Applications. New York: Praeger.
What does paperless mean? Leverage technology people already use – laptops, home computers, iPads, other mobile devices – to access information Accessible via internet browsers Never lose information – as long as you have internet access it can be retrieved Provided with multiple options to view, print or download agendas, notes or minutes Have a consistent process or tool to provide agendas and related information to stakeholders
Why is paperless better? Less resources (paper, ink, postage, binders) used to produce agendas Agendas/minutes are accurate and timely Agendas/minutes are easily accessible for staff or community and business stakeholders Increased efficiency of agenda creators Increased collaboration between agenda creators and meeting attendees Past agendas are easy to search and retrieve
What is AgendaManager? Paperless meeting management solution targeted specifically to education and government Entirely web-based so the agenda can be created by anyone with Internet access Designed to be intuitive and flexible for agenda creators, minute takers and meeting attendees Created to facilitate public and private meetings within an organization
Why was AgendaManager created? Member school districts identified needs Increase communication and collaboration Eliminate the need for numerous emails and Word documents Access to information (On Demand and quick) Streamline processes and communication (hierarchical structure) Online access to all meetings and not just board meetings Save time and money Collaborative process Member districts provided (and continue to provide) feedback and suggestions
What are some features? Agendas can be public or private Minutes can be taken online and displayed immediately or downloaded to Word Logged in members can take their own private notes online Agendas can be viewed online, downloaded as a PDF or printed Attendance and Voting can be tracked online Accounts can have unlimited members and groups
Who can benefit from a paperless solution? Board of Directors Superintendent/Executive Directors Assistant Superintendent Director of Curriculum Director of Technology Principals Central Office staff Any Leader who holds meetings that wants to increase collaboration and communication
How can AgendaManager be used? Service Agencies and Districts Committee meetings –Strategic planning –School improvement –Curriculum revision –Budget Department meetings Faculty Meetings Communication to parents and community Board of Director Meetings Job alike meetings etc
What is the support for AgendaManager? Understanding of educational agencies and how they operate Implementation team to assist in creating the account, groups and users Training specific to the users’ role Support team available via phone and email
“AgendaManager has been a positive effective electronic tool for our District. We have saved money on reducing the amount of staff time needed to prepare School Board and meeting materials. We are also saving money on paper costs for every meeting in the District. We use AgendaManager for almost every meeting in our District at the present time!” – Dr. Richard Weinstein, Superintendent, Middletown Area School District Take a Tour