Facilitation Skills: Running Effective Meetings

    Facilitation Skills: Running Effective Meetings Program Overview

    Successful facilitators have learned the skills of organizing individual resources into group productivity. The process of facilitation goes beyond gathering facts, reaching conclusions, and taking action on complex issues. Effective facilitation utilizes the knowledge, ability, and creativity of each individual within the group.

    This program identifies practical facilitation skills using concise key actions, group practice sessions, and on-the-job applications. It defines the critical facilitation skills of group organization and group leadership.

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    “This effective program gives you a better understanding of the roles and responsibility of presenters and facilitators. There was value in being able to know how to handle the uncontrollable and the key to having an agenda with what is in it (WIIFM) for the audience.”

    Devin Aviugana
    Baffinland Iron Mines
    Baffin Island, Nunavut

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    Public Program Schedule:

    Please contact FKA to have us deliver a customized or off-the-shelf program at your location or online, or take advantage of our One-on-One Coached Learning Services. Coached Learning is available on any topic area covered in our programs. Call us at 1-800-FKA-5585.

    Toronto: January 21, 2020 - January 22, 2020
    Toronto: November 23, 2020 - November 25, 2020

    Who Should Attend the Facilitation Skills: Running Effective Meetings Program?

    • Individuals who need to communicate with others through effectively run meetings including: executives, managers, supervisors, training and learning professionals, presenters, sales and marketing professionals, team facilitators, team leaders, product or project managers, business owners, business unit managers.
    • Learn from the best facilitators in the industry.
    • Immediately apply your new skills and knowledge to work-based content.
    • Practice by facilitating a 20-minute meeting which is recorded for your personal viewing.
    • Build a set of Best Practices that will work for you.
    • Receive a comprehensive manual packed with job aids, checklists, and reference materials.
    • Receive Complimentary Post-Learning Sustainment.
    • Plan and establish a clear framework for managing a meeting.
    • Identify the key components of running effective meetings.
    • Describe specific underlying philosophies of effective facilitation.
    • Adapt your facilitation style to group development stages.
    • Identify the key elements to consider when planning and starting a meeting or group session.
    • Identify the key actions required to keep participants involved, interested, and directed toward accomplishing the desired results.
    • Determine appropriate follow-through plans and conclude the meeting or group session.
    • Identify the key actions to curb unproductive behaviour and keep meetings and group sessions on target.
    • Practice facilitating a meeting or group session.
    • Review the key components of effective facilitation.
    • Discuss group organizational skills and group leadership skills.
    • Explore specific underlying philosophies of effective facilitation.
    • Adapt your facilitation style to group development stages.
    • Examine activities to be completed before the meeting or group session.
    • Build an effective agenda.
    • Start the meeting or group session effectively.
    • Identify guidelines for creating meeting or group session ground rules.
    • Examine role assignment.
    • Discuss how to keep the meeting or group session moving.
    • Generate action steps and build conclusions.
    • Encourage constructive participation.
    • Handle disruptive behavior.
    • Practice facilitating a meeting or group session.

    If you facilitate meetings in the physical and virtual environments, you can add an online module to your workshop. In this one-hour online session you will identify ways to establish a positive climate in the virtual world, practice verbalizing transitions, and identify effective remote listening and questioning techniques.

    You will facilitate a recorded online meeting and receive constructive feedback from your FKA facilitator.

    Call your FKA representative for pricing for the online module as well as the one-day version of this program.

    FKA can further customize your on-site program with additional topics like:

    • Managing diverse points of view
    • Best practices for presenting your ideas effectively

    You will facilitate a recorded online meeting and receive constructive feedback from your FKA facilitator.

    Call your FKA representative for pricing for the online module as well as the one-day version of this program.

    • Two days – $1499 – plus applicable taxes

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