Description: Using a mix of theory, real-life experiences, and hands-on application, this course teaches practical tools to design and lead effective meetings that are productive rather than frustrating. These tools transform boring meetings into energizing events focused on priority topics that move vital projects forward, create full participation that utilities the expertise of everyone in the room, and maximizes input, decision making, and commitment. The diversity in the group becomes one of its greatest assets.
This course has four modules:
1. Creating participatory meetings: participation at its best, levels of involvement in decision making and facilitating brainstorming.
2. Planning agenda items: agenda design and creating facilitation plans to address each agenda item.
3. Designing meetings and events: keys to healthy communication, preparing for meetings and creating meeting designs.
4. Facilitating meetings: stages of the group's journey, social styles, the facilitator's role, dealing with difficult situations.
Agenda Day One
Participation and involvement
Agenda Day Two
Designing meetings and events
Options for Workshops: Public Workshops or Customized In House Workshops for 10 or more.
Length of Workshop: 2 days 8:30am - 5:00 pm
This course has been endorsed by the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) as part of the Professional Facilitator Program to lead you to become a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF). MTW alone covers many of the competencies required by the IAF.