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Meeting Management and Facilitation


April 21 & 22, 2015

9 am - 4:30 p.m.; 14 PDU; $829; Baldwin Wallace, Berea

Instructor: Crickett Rastall


To facilitate, “…to help move forward,” is a role every manager plays, whether it is to increase productivity during standing department meetings, or as the leader of a cross-functional project team.  Increasing your meeting management and facilitation skills is about applying effective ways to structure meetings and incorporate specific techniques to gather and consolidate information to lead a group in decision-making. 

This course not only covers the simple need of meeting structure, but involves intervention strategies and several facilitation tools, including devices that will help you use and combine the collective strengths of meeting participants to ensure group objectives are met. This course includes a reference guide with meeting facilitation tips.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the critical planning steps that make meeting time more effective
  • Develop a plan for a facilitated session and conduct the session for their work group/company
  • Use a variety of tools that can be used to generate, prioritize and select ideas or solutions
  • Manage individual and group behaviors that could occur in a facilitated session
  • Explore methods to maximize meetings and problem solving results

 
Target Audience: Managers, project managers, or any functional leader who is responsible for facilitating business outcomes through cross-functional team meetings.

Course outline:

The Basics for Effective Meetings 

  • Process and Content
  • Holding Meetings
  • Preparing for Meetings
  • Leading a Meeting

The Facilitator’s Role

  • What is a Facilitator? Why Have One?
  • Key Behaviors for a Facilitator
  • How to Control a Meeting
  • Difficult Meeting Participants

Meeting Management and Facilitation Tools

 

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