Core Facilitation Skills

Facilitating Meetings that Work

Research indicates that as many as 50% of meetings are considered unproductive. If your role requires you to lead meetings to manage a project, gain input, solve problems or make decisions, having a foundation in meeting facilitation skills is critical to your success.

In this highly interactive one-day workshop Facilitating Meetings that Work, we introduce participants to the core facilitator practices, meeting preparation tools and techniques, and the consensus building process.

Whether you want to adopt a more collaborative approach to conversations or need to reach your meeting objectives more often, this one day workshop introduces participants to must-have tools to structure and lead productive meetings.

  • Gain a clear understanding of the roles, core values and behaviors of meeting facilitators
  • Work with powerful process tools and techniques
  • Develop your confidence in handling resistance and dysfunctional behaviors
  • Receive personal feedback and coaching
  • Practice new tools in a safe learning environment
  • Professionals who need a foundational understanding of meeting facilitation best practices, building buy-in and balancing participation and consensus building
  • Internal or external consultants
  • Project Managers – Earn 7 PDU®’s
  • Business Analysts
  • Anyone who leads or administers meetings

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  • A workbook filled with templates, reminders and methods participants can refer to when applying new skills to the meeting room
  • A Pocket Guide – ‘Facilitation At A Glance’ by Ingrid Bens – filled with meeting processes and additional learning
  • 7 PDU’s from PMI®
  • Certificate of Completion 

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We regularly conduct public classes that are open to individual facilitators or groups from within organizations. The course is conducted over two days.

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Note About Payments

We do not offer the ability to pay online since we need to ensure you have any applicable pre-requisites and are granted any discounts you or your organization may be eligible for. You will have the option to secure your spot in the class by paying with either a credit card or by cheque.

Public Workshop Participant Cancellation Policy

If you cancel more than 20 business days before the start of a workshop, you will be eligible for a full refund.
If you cancel 15-20 business days before the start of a workshop, Facilitation First will allow one courtesy transfer to be used in a future public workshop of equal or lesser value. This must be used within 12 months. A $150 per participant administration fee will apply for the courtesy transfer and will be charged at the time of the cancellation.
For cancellations received less than 15 days before the start of a workshop or if you fail to attend, neither a refund nor a courtesy transfer will be issued.

Our training is offered on-site, right where you are. It is one of the most cost effective and convenient ways for group training. Our workshops can be targeted or customized to meet your specific needs. An in-house session also enhances the relationships between learners, laying the foundation for partnerships that go far beyond the session.

For more information regarding our on-site training, complete this form.

Facilitating Meetings that Work (1 Day)

If you have large populations of staff who lead meetings, Facilitation First certifies on-site client facilitators to teach our content and adapt it to your organization’s needs at a fraction of the cost required to pay external facilitators.

Certifying your in-house trainers in our programs will also enhance process facilitation expertise, providing more insight into facilitating meetings. Not only are you enhancing trainer competency, you are developing a cadre of internal facilitators!

To learn more, complete this request.

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