Each new team begins its research process with an initial meeting, a Kickoff, held at the CII offices in Austin, Texas. The purpose of the kickoff meeting is to introduce team members, present them with the research topic developed by CII, facilitate any discussion need to clarify the topic, and then allow the team to explore the benefits that could be derived from the research, the resources that could be engaged in the research process, and the possible useful outcomes or products that the team could produce for member companies. Each kickoff meeting is initially facilitated by a CII Funded Studies Committee member to achieve this purpose, and is deliberately structured to generate dialogue to promote team alignment on the topic before the it attempts to address the more near-term deliverable - the proposal.
2015 Kickoff Meeting Presentation
2015 Kickoff Meeting Notebook Materials
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