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Facilitating Meetings That Work - In House

Facilitation First Inc, Online (+1 locations)
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Course description

Facilitating Meetings That Work

Facilitating Meetings That Work

Research indicates that as many as 50% of meetings are considered unproductive. If your role requires you to lead meetings to manage a project, gain input, solve problems or make decisions, having a foundation in meeting facilitation skills is critical to your success.

In this highly interactive facilitation skills workshop, we introduce participants to the five core facilitator practices, meeting preparation tools and techniques, and the consensus building process.

Since facilitation is a management skill now considered a leadership fundamental, this workshop introduces participants to the must-have tools needed for a more collaborative approach to group dialogue where you reach more meeting objectives more often.

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  • On-site
  • North America

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  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online

Who should attend?

  • Project Managers
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Managers or Team Leaders at any level
  • Professionals who need to increase buy-in and decrease resistance in group settings
  • Six Sigma and Lean Professionals
  • Internal or external Consultants
  • Business Analysts
  • Anyone who leads groups or collaborative meetings to achieve critical outcomes


Use this code to receive 10% off our public enrollment courses or your first in-house delivery (new clients only). The code is FINDCOURSES10.

Certification / Credits

Manage Yourself:

  • Learn the role and beliefs of the facilitator in the context of creating powerful meetings that engage, inspire and achieve outcomes
  • Embrace the 5 core facilitation practices to foster highly collaborative group dynamics

Manage the Process

  • Recognize the importance of meeting structure by making your meetings POP – Define the meeting ‘purpose’, ‘outcomes’ and ‘process’
  • Learn how to effectively prepare for and start a meeting
  • Learn the four-step consensus building process, including creative brainstorming and prioritization techniques
  • Understand how to test for agreement and what ‘consensus’ really means

Manage the Group

  • Learn inclusive techniques and best practices to keep participants engaged and allow for a diversity of opinions to be heard
  • Understand how to proactively establish and gain buy-in to group norms
  • Practice new tools in a safe learning environment and receive personal tips and coaching

Why choose Facilitation First?

Facilitation First has been developing great meeting leaders since 1991

Over 10,000 satisfied learners indicate they would recommend our workshops to their colleagues

Facilitation First Trainers are Master Meeting Facilitators


Average rating 4.9

Based on 33 reviews.
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Nathalie B.
25 Mar 2024
Very informative and dynamic

Excellent training that I recommend to all my colleagues. Very informative and dynamic!

Participant, McDonalds
15 Feb 2024
Great content and very engaging

Overall, Great content and very engaging instruction.

Lorette M.
03 Feb 2024
Great sessions! Thanks.

Great sessions!

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Facilitation First Inc
PO 3051, Danforth PO
M4J 0A1 Toronto Ontario

Facilitation First Inc

For over thirty years, Facilitation First has been top of mind for companies requiring Facilitation Skills Training and Professional Facilitation Services. We specialize in helping leaders and subject matter experts transition to the role of meeting facilitator, where a structured...

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