AudienceAnyone responsible for regularly planning and facilitating meetings requiring group interaction (e.g., problem solving, decision making, planning, goal setting, etc.). Can be customized for intact work group.

DescriptionThis is a practical skill-building workshop on how to make meetings highly focused, productive and effective. Through intensive skills practice, participants will learn to write purpose and desired-outcome statements and agendas; develop ground rules, build consensus and keep the meeting focused and on track.
Objectives of this class are for the participant to:
  • Plan a meeting effectively ahead of time to set it up for success
  • Begin a meeting in a way that improves its chances for success
  • Encourage participation
  • Handle disruptive behavior in meetings
  • Manage differing viewpoints and build consensus
  • Summarize for action
  • Evaluate and continually improve meetings
PrerequisitesSupervisory approval, support, and commitment to apply skills on the job; participant should facilitate a meeting within one month after the workshop.

Suggested Class SizeMinimum 12
Maximum 20

Course Length2 days