Facilitating Meetings

Facilitating Meetings That Work

7 Hours
(17)
This course is available in French

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

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 workshop, we introduce participants to the five core facilitator practices, meeting preparation tools and techniques, and the consensus building process.

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

Facilitating Meetings that Work - March 25, 2024

Excellent training that I recommend to all my colleagues, very informative and dynamic!

Nathalie Beaudet, Desjardins, March 2024

Facilitating Meetings that Work - October 29, 2023

I am writing to sincerely thank you for a successful session!  We appreciate your professionalism to engage our attendees and the training techniques you used to increase participation and anchor in principles.  We have only received positive feedback and we…

Governance Office, College of Physicians & Surgeons

Facilitating Meetings that Work - March 23, 2023 - C

I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and walked away with a number of tools and strategies that I can easily and effortless apply. I will recommend this workshop to others

Renee Ruccolo, City of Windsor, March 2023

Facilitating Meetings that Work - March 23, 2023 - A

The way the course was conducted was inviting, focused and a pleasure to be part of

Stefan Fediuk, City of Windsor, March 2023

Facilitating Meetings That Work - October 1, 2019 - B

This class was exceptional! I feel much more prepared to facilitate meetings, virtually or in-person

Participant, ESRI, October 2019

Facilitating Meetings That Work - January 17, 2020 - C

Thoroughly enjoyed the training, very effective and hands on approach. Highly recommend!

Participant, Loblaw, January 2020

WORKSHOP DELIVERY OPTIONS

Manage Yourself:

  • Learn the role and beliefs of the facilitator in the context of creating powerful meetings that engage, inspire and achieve outcomes
  • Embrace the 5 core facilitation practices to foster highly collaborative group dynamics

Manage the Process

  • Recognize the importance of meeting structure by making your meetings POP – Define the meeting ‘purpose’, ‘outcomes’ and ‘process’
  • Learn how to effectively prepare for and start a meeting
  • Learn the four-step consensus building process, including creative brainstorming and prioritization techniques
  • Understand how to test for agreement and what ‘consensus’ really means

Manage the Group

  • Learn inclusive techniques and best practices to keep participants engaged and allow for a diversity of opinions to be heard
  • Understand how to proactively establish and gain buy-in to group norms
  • Practice new tools in a safe learning environment and receive personal tips and coaching

 

All techniques and engagement strategies taught and modelled in our 2 x Half Day Virtual Delivery apply specifically to “virtual” meetings.

  • Project Managers – earn 7 PDUs
  • Human Resources Professionals – earn CPD hours
  • Managers or Team Leaders at any level
  • Professionals who need to increase buy-in and decrease resistance in group settings
  • Six Sigma and Lean Professionals
  • Internal or external Consultants
  • Business Analysts
  • Anyone who leads groups or collaborative meetings to achieve critical outcomes

  • A Participant Workbook filled with templates, reminders and methods you can refer to when applying new skills to any meeting (digital manual provided for Virtual Delivery)
  • 7 PDU’s from PMI
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Optional Pocket Guide by bestselling author, Ingrid Bens – ‘Facilitation at a Glance’ (available for an additional fee)

Excellent training that I recommend to all my colleagues, very informative and dynamic!

Nathalie Beaudet, Desjardins, March 2024

I am writing to sincerely thank you for a successful session!  We appreciate your professionalism to engage our attendees and the training techniques you used to increase participation and anchor in principles.  We have only received positive feedback and we are excited for our Chairs and Vice-Chairs to use the new tools they have learned in our meetings.

Governance Office, College of Physicians & Surgeons

I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and walked away with a number of tools and strategies that I can easily and effortless apply. I will recommend this workshop to others

Renee Ruccolo, City of Windsor, March 2023

The way the course was conducted was inviting, focused and a pleasure to be part of

Stefan Fediuk, City of Windsor, March 2023

This class was exceptional! I feel much more prepared to facilitate meetings, virtually or in-person

Participant, ESRI, October 2019

In-House Training
Our training is offered in-house, both virtually and in your premises.
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Facilitating Meetings That Work
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