Planning and Facilitating Effective Meetings

Have you ever sat in a meeting and thought, Why am I here?" Many people wish they could do something to get meetings focused or get existing meetings back on the correct path. Whether you are a team leader, facilitator, or team player, this nuts-and-bolts workshop can help you develop the skills necessary to create more productive meetings.

Course Benefits:

Program participants will gain:
  • The ability to thoroughly plan for meetings
  • Techniques to ensure that meeting participants leave knowing what to do next
  • A quick way to make decisions using consensus
  • Ways to keep meeting participants focused on high-priority discussion
  • Methods for facilitating clear communications between team members

Course Objectives:

  • Plan and execute more effective meetings
  • Understand the differences between leaders, trainers, and facilitators what makes you a "facilitator"
  • Effectively use five key meeting roles: facilitator, recorder, timekeeper, minutes-taker, and process observer
  • Facilitate group consensus during problem-solving and decision-making sessions
  • Develop a team vision statement
  • Give feedback and help team members to give each other constructive feedback, decreasing defensiveness and increasing positive impact

Course Content:

  • Meeting planning tools
  • Meeting roles
  • Decision making through consensus
  • Team vision statements
  • Team code of conduct
  • Active listening
  • Constructive feedback

Who Should Attend:

  • Team leaders of managers, formal meeting facilitators
  • Team players looking for facilitative impact during team meeting