Lead with COnfidence

Discussion Manager

Time Management               Procedural Control                Schedule a Demo

Discussion Manager provides a simple set of tools that give the board chair the control they need to lead the meeting effectively.

The Board Chair sets the tone for the meeting and needs to lead the board through the meeting in most productive and efficient way possible. Discussion Manager enables the Board Chair to maintain order and manage the meeting discussion fairly and effectively. Requests to speak are sent via the Discussion Manager where they can be approved by the Chair and displayed automatically for all to see in the order the requests come in.

No need to interrupt discussion to acknowledge speaking requests and no need to worry about who should speak next. This allows the Chair to focus their thoughts on managing the content and quality of the discussion rather than play referee for whose turn it is.


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Make the Most of Your Time

One of the biggest challenges when running a meeting is keeping the meeting on schedule and respecting the time of all involved. Discussion Manager helps the Board Chair with this challenge by providing the ability to set timers for speakers and discussion that are clearly displayed for all to see.

With the timer set and displayed each speaker knows they will get an equal opportunity to participate and that they need to be concise and to the point. The Chair has the ability to control the length of time set as well allowing them to give more time to important discussion when necessary ensuring the quality of the meeting is not impacted while still respecting the valuable time of everyone involved.

Rules Matter

While facilitating good discussion during meetings is important, there are certain processes and procedures that must be followed in order for the board to fulfill its primary purpose of making critical decisions about items on the meeting agenda. It is up to the Board Chair to ensure that proper procedures are maintained and Discussion Manager helps take on this detailed responsibility. 

With a simple click, the Chair is able to present, manage and advance procedural actions like, motions, seconds, amendments and most importantly voting. The Discussion Manager guides the Chair through these procedures ensuring nothing is missed and everything complies with board rules. It allows the Chair to focus their effort on guiding the tone of the meeting and quality of the discussion rather than getting lost in concerns of bothersome procedural compliance.

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Kimberly Brickles

City Clerk, City of Springfield, TN

Kaitlyn Bernarde

City Clerk, City of Wausau, WI

Kim Pytleski

County Clerk, Oconto County, WI

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