Facilitating Meetings

Facilitating Meetings with Ease

14 Hours
This course is part of the Certificate Program


A well-run meeting creates alignment, clarity and motivates a group to action. Ineffective meetings lead to frustration, wasted resources and disengaged staff. With so many organizations recognizing the prohibitive cost of unproductive meetings, it is no wonder that meeting facilitation has become a core competency for anyone who must help groups to work collaboratively to achieve critical outcomes.

Facilitating Meetings with Ease is by far our most popular and comprehensive workshop. In this highly interactive workshop, we equip learners with the tools, techniques and templates needed to lead any outcomes-driven conversation. Whether you’re new to facilitation or have years of experience, this workshop provides a unique opportunity to enhance your mastery of any group situation.



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 dynamic

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, design, start, manage and end 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 that keep participants engaged and allow for a diversity of opinions to be heard
  • Understand how to proactively establish and referee group norms to minimize conflict
  • Gain clarity as to when and how to intervene when challenging behaviors threaten meeting outcomes
  • Practice new tools in a safe learning environment and receive personal tips and coaching

All techniques and engagement strategies taught and modelled in our 4 x Half Day Virtual Delivery apply specifically to “virtual” meetings.

  • Project Managers – earn 14 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)
  • Certificate of Completion that can also be applied to our Facilitative Leadership Certificate Program
  • 14 PDU’s through PMI
  • 14 CPD hours through HRPA
  • 14 Continuing Professional Development Points, through CMC
  • A bestselling facilitation manual, ‘Facilitating with Ease!’ by Ingrid Bens (available for an additional fee)
In-House Training
Our training is offered in-house, both virtually and in your premises.
License this Workshop
If you have large populations of staff who could benefit from this training, Facilitation First certifies in-house trainers to teach our content.
Facilitating Meetings with Ease
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Volume Discounts: 5% off for 2-4 participants and 10% off for 5 or more participants when registered in a single transaction