The Data Standard

Efficient meetings? with David Cox at Behavioral Health Center of Excellence
Dave Melillo, Chief Data Officer at Behavioral Health Center of Excellence, joins The Data Standard to discuss how to have efficient meetings.

Episode Summary

Today, many of us spend our workdays online, in one-on-one and group meetings.  Here are some tips to help you make your presence known and have a positive impact, especially during large group meetings:

  • Be visible.  Turn your camera on to simulate in-person attendance.
  • Prepare.  Know the meeting’s purpose and agenda, complete assigned prework, review relevant notes from prior discussions, and write down ideas you’ll contribute and questions you’ll ask.
  • Use active listening skills to test your understanding of new or complex ideas – you’ll help yourself and others.
  • Using statements like, “Robin, what are your thoughts about this approach?” is a good way to invite others to contribute.
  • Support ideas offered by colleagues, especially those who have a hard time being heard and valued over the voices of the favored.
  • Summarize key discussion points and action items.  This is a helpful end-of-meeting strategy, and it can also be an effective way to refocus the discussion or transition to a new topic.

Meet The Host

Darren Kaplan

Co-Founder & Board Member of HiQ Labs

Darren Kaplan is 2x Founder and recognized as one of the Top 20 Data Science Influencers in 2020. Darren is the co-creator of The Data Standard, the premier networking user-community for data-science, data engineers, and cybersecurity enthusiasts.

Meet The Guest

David Cox

Chief Data Officer at Behavioral Health Center of Excellence

David is a Behavior Analyst and Data Scientist with 14+ years of experience in the behavioral health and wellness industries. David is currently the Chief Data Officer at the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence where he combines behavioral science and data science to research, understand, and improve behavioral health service delivery.