NOTE: ** = Required Field
**Type of report being submitted: Committee Final Report
**Committee Name: Midwinter Discussion Forum
**Supervising Board Member: Sally Gibson
**Chair, Co-Chairs, Assistant Chairs: Beth Filar Williams, Rich Murray
**Committee members: Tiffany Allen, Karen Davidson, Sebastian Derry, Sarah Jeong, Nancy Kampfe, Amy Kane, Andrea Wirth
**Goals, Objectives, Projects completed (including, but not limited to, any procedures, tip sheets, checklists, etc. created during the reporting year):
We hosted an online leadership discussion on NMRT-L centered
on the book Getting Things Done When You
Are Not In Charge by Geoff Bellman, which was chosen from a list of titles
provided by the Self-Study and Resource Allocation Committee. The discussion began October 4 and continued
for five weeks, wrapping up on Nov. 5.
Each week two committee members facilitated/led the discussion. A total of 121 messages were posted to the
list as a part of the discussion; 44 different people sent messages. The author of the book also followed the
discussion and posted his comments.
Unfortunately during week 3 there was a technical problem with
**Action Items/Issues To Be Resolved – What plans/projects remain which will be carried over or postponed until next year? Have there been any substantial changes in plans requiring a reconsideration or cancellation of projects? Information regarding such will be helpful for future chairs and planners.
Holding the discussion online rather than in person at a program at Midwinter was a first-time experiment and for the most part the committee felt it was a big success. The main suggestion for future chairs and planners is that, should NMRT decide to continue with the online discussion, five weeks is too long. Three weeks would probably be a more reasonable length.
Financial Report Section:
Your budget appropriation (see budget)
Amount which you have spent this year
Difference between budgeted amount and amount spent (a-b)
**Report submitted by: Rich Murray
**Email address: email@example.com