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How to Be an Effective Group Leader by Bill D. Schul

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13 – Conferences and workshops

Conferences and workshops have become an important adjunct of business and professional life in modern society. Most active persons in either business or one of the professions attend several conferences and workshops each year—locally, regionally, nationally or internationally. Most attend for a variety of reasons. Many of them go because it is expected of them. It would be safe to venture, I think, that most expect to have fun at company or agency expense, and this is viewed as one of the fringe benefits and is a way to take a short vacation on company time. A large percentage welcome the opportunity to renew acquaintances and value highly the business and professional contacts they have made. There are even ...

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