Informal meetings can simply be a conversation between an evaluator and a key stakeholder that is not conducted in a formal way. While they don't have any of the formal structures of a regular meeting such as agendas and minutes, they still should always have the same protocols and expected outcomes.
- Interactive Evaluation Practice: Mastering the Interpersonal Dynamics of Program Evaluation: This resource discusses 13 interactive, face-to-face techniques to use in meetings to achieve particular evaluation goals. It has lots of practical, down-to-earth advice, including conversation starter questions and a great chapter on managing conflict constructively in meetings, among other gems.
- Conducting effective meetings: This paper from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) provides a number of strategies to ensure that meetings reach stated objectives in an engaging and productive manner.
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