Saturday, October 31, 2020

Anatomy of a Killer Agenda

Great facilitators have killer agendas. This is the place where students can go to find anything they need to support their learning. Do your agendas include the five elements listed below?

5 Elements of a Killer Agenda


The agenda has a title that clearly conveys what the session is about.

Brief overview 

Provide an overview of the session that includes what students will know and be able to do following the session.


There are meaningful hyperlinks to all resources. Students should not have to copy down urls or have to memorize directions. These should all be in the resources.


A well thought out agenda is timed outlining how many minutes are allocated to each topic.  

Link to slides

Link each part of your agenda to the corresponding slide. This makes it easier to go back and forth between the deck and agenda should a student want to do that. It also makes it easier for any student to turn-key the information to others. This is particularly important for scenarios when the person taking the class may be asked to be responsible for taking what they learned back to their school or office and teach it to others. 

Here's an example

Screenshot of an agenda with all the elements stated in the article

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