Facilitation Skills: Running Effective Meetings

Powerful techniques for successful meetings.

Public Program Schedule (please contact FKA to have this program run at your location)

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Number of Upcoming Programs: 1
Toronto: November 13, 2018 – November 14, 2018

 

OVERVIEW

Successful facilitators have learned the skills of organizing individual resources into group productivity. The process of facilitation goes beyond gathering facts, reaching conclusions and taking action on complex issues. Effective facilitation utilizes the knowledge, ability and creativity of each individual within the group.

This program identifies practical facilitation skills using concise key actions, group practice sessions, and on-the-job applications. It defines the critical facilitation skills of group organization and, group leadership.

 

Who should attend:
  • Individuals who need to communicate with others through effectively run meetings, including: executives, managers, supervisors, training and learning professionals, presenters, sales and marketing professionals, team facilitators, team leaders, product or project managers, business owners, business unit managers.

 

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Program Objectives:
  • Plan and establish a clear framework for managing a meeting.
  • Identify the key components of effective facilitation.
  • Describe specific underlying philosophies of effective facilitation.
  • Adapt your facilitation style to group development stages.
  • Identify the key elements to consider when planning and starting a meeting.
  • Identify the key actions required to keep participants involved, interested and directed toward accomplishing the desired results.
  • Determine appropriate follow-through plans and conclude a meeting.
  • Identify the key actions to curb unproductive behaviour and keep meetings on target.
  • Practice facilitating a meeting or group session.

 

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Course Outline:
  • Review the key components of effective facilitation.
  • Discuss group organizational skills and group leadership skills.
  • Explore specific underlying philosophies of effective facilitation.
  • Adapt your facilitation style to group development stages.
  • Examine activities to be completed before the meeting.
  • Build an effective agenda.
  • Start the meeting effectively.
  • Identify guidelines for creating meeting ground rules.
  • Examine role assignment.
  • Discuss how to keep the meeting moving.
  • Generate action steps and build conclusions.
  • Encourage constructive participation.
  • Handle disruptive behavior.
  • Practice facilitating a meeting or group session.

 

Special Bonus:

If you facilitate meetings in the physical and virtual environments, you can add an online module to your workshop. In this one-hour online session, you will identify ways to establish a positive climate in the virtual world; practice verbalizing transitions; and identify effective remote listening and questioning techniques.

You will facilitate a recorded online meeting and receive constructive feedback from your FKA facilitator.

Call your FKA representative for pricing for the online module as well as the one-day version of this program.

Customize your On-site:

FKA can further customize your on-site program with additional topics like:

  • Managing diverse points of view
  • Best practices for presenting your ideas effectively

 

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Prices:

2-Days. $1499.00

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