How to Facilitate Collaborative Meetings:
Four Essential Functions
This course is for you if:
- You are fed up with inefficient meetings and the waste of time and money that they cost.
- You regularly lead meetings and want some valuable new tricks to make them more productive and efficient.
- You are new to leading meetings and want to learn some basics in a super-easy way.
- You want to teach and inspire others to be good meeting facilitators.
- You want your team to be more collaborative or creative.
- You want to show credibility with a certificate of completion.
What you will learn
How to Provide Structure – practical techniques and steps to help you plan and guide your meetings as a facilitator.
How to Reflect the Group – resources for reflecting and showing your group what they are saying.
How to Encourage Participation – creative techniques to help all voices be heard and all ideas considered.
How to Move the Group Forward – tips to get unstuck, keep on track, and achieve the meeting objectives.
What you will get
This course has 13 videos, many of them from on-location in meeting rooms. It also has an infographic, written explanations of specific techniques, a 9-page outline of key practices, and a checklist of planning steps for facilitators.
PLUS, get Together We Decide
With the purchase of this course, you will also get Together We Decide, An Essential Guide for Making Good Group Decisions for 33% off. Get the Hardcover edition with free shipping, or the Kindle or Nook edition. Your choice.
Already have the book? Give your new one to a friend or your local library!
And, get certified
Get officially certified in How to Facilitate Collaborative Meetings and receive a Certificate of Completion that documents your investment and demonstrates your credibility to others.
When collaborative meetings are most useful
The value of neutral facilitation
Dozens of key techniques
Key aspects of meeting planning
All about meeting ground rules
How structure supports creativity
Reflect the Group
Effective use of handouts
How to use the screen and the walls for reflecting
The importance of good notes
Practical benefits of inclusivity
Techniques for encouraging all personality types
How to welcome and encourage all stakeholders
Move the Group Forward
How to leverage time expectations
How to get a group unstuck
The value of on-the-spot proposals
How to keep learning
Valuable additional resources