Meetings That Work

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Practical tools to design and lead effective meetings (2 days)

“The ‘Meetings That Work’ training ticked all the boxes. It was very interesting to hear the theory and useful to have to put it in practice during the many exercises. The proof of that is that I use the templates and ideas from this course on a weekly basis. It improves planning and preparing for one of our 20 meetings (annually). Feedback on the improved meeting format is excellent.”

Peter Van Roste, General Manager CENTR 

Who this course is for

This course is for anyone who leads or attends lots of meetings, and all those who want to lead meetings with a clear purpose and great outcomes – including team leaders and managers within organisations, those working with Boards, management teams, partnerships and external stakeholders, youth and community workers and independent facilitators. The course has no pre-requisite, and is recommended to newcomers to facilitation.

IAF endorsed trainingPreparing for CPF certification? This course and Group Facilitation Methods are two of three modules of the ICA Associates Professional Facilitator Program endorsed by the International Association of Facilitators for those preparing to become an IAF Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF). Together with Facilitating Client Collaboration they comprise the new ToP Facilitation Essentials Program that has been submitted for IAF endorsement. This course alone covers many of the competencies required by the IAF.

Questions this course answers

“How can I turn meetings into “events” that people want to attend? How can I increase participation, and get the best input and results from everyone?  How can I increase commitment to action, and handle difficult or controversial items?”

This course will provide you with tips, templates and practical tools from professional facilitators that will enable you to get more from meetings than you ever thought possible.

Design and run great meetings:

  • Create engaging agendas
  • Construct meaningful processes
  • Increase group participation and productivity
  • Make group decision making more effective

Create a Participatory Environment:

  • Use diversity to make everything interesting
  • Deal with difficult situations
  • Get the very best results
  • Develop teamwork and follow-through

Gain Confidence as a Facilitative Leader:

  • Learn best practice tools and techniques
  • Enhance meaningful participation
  • Communicate more effectively in groups

What you will gain

How to plan, prepare for and facilitate productive meetings with best professional tools and approaches available:

  • Dialogue approach
  • Ladder of participation
  • Effective flipcharting
  • Product oriented agenda design

How to play the role of meeting facilitator more effectively, and get results that generate confidence and motivation in the whole team:

  • Process and its elements
  • Tips for effective communication
  • Event design and orchestration
  • STEPS model

Throughout the course there are valuable tools, contexts and guidelines that will deepen your capacities as a leader, facilitator and coach:

  • 72 facilitation tools
  • Seven intelligences
  • Working with difficult behaviours

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