During last year’s Snow & Ice Symposium, SIMA piloted Role-based Roundtables that brought together people in similar positions to learn and network. The four roles were CEO-CEO, Operations, Sales, and Billing/Admin. Two master facilitators per room guided participants through a discussion and a series of questions for about an hour. Overall, it went well, but we got lots of feedback on ways we could improve, including:
The title was boring and not descriptive enough
Attendees wanted more time to allow people to discuss deep topics
Desire for more time for individuals to connect with others who do the same work
Allow time for relationship building, ...