Who is this Course For?
Team leaders, project managers, analysts, mid-managers, and executives who lead groups to make critical decisions, design and implement projects, conduct strategic or operational planning, tackle consensus building—in short, anyone who is responsible for making meetings work.
This course is also good if you attend a lot of crummy meetings and wish you had some ‘lead-from-the-side’ tools for making things better.
Aspiring facilitators who want to improve their skills at getting groups to produce results.
Professionals who want these collaboration-building skills for career development and personal growth.
If you derive a personal sense of satisfaction when you bring out the best in the people attending your meetings, this course can help you achieve that goal.
What is Unique in this Course?
This course focuses on improving meeting performance, not just moderating a discussion. We combine the core curriculum with the participants’ knowledge and experience to translate learning to real-world situations. Because the course proceeds from simple to complex facilitations, you have a grounding on how to handle a range of meeting complexities. And we sharply focus on how to define the tangible and concrete deliverable that is wanted by the end of the meeting, matching that with the right meeting design, and then managing the group process to achieve that meeting objective. Participants devote about 50% of their time practicing the skills taught and receiving constructive feedback for improvement from the instructor and peers.