Effective Meetings

In this training, participants will explore the facets of meeting planning and facilitation. Whether you are facilitating a teleconference or an in-person meeting, this training was designed to help managers and leaders host productive meetings. The facilitator will learn the tools to get everyone engaged, build consensus, come to a group agreement, and overcome conflict and disagreement, while your employees will discover how they can get the most out of every meeting they attend. Using discussion and activities to plan appropriate facilitation sessions, participants will learn principles of effective communication, investigate group management, and meeting best practices.
Learning Objectives
  • Review the core components of effective facilitation
  • How to prepare and plan an effective meeting
  • Apply problem analysis and resolution techniques
  • Demonstrate conflict management strategies
  • Discuss strategies for building consensus and managing agreement in group communication

To schedule one-day or to customize your seminar please call 646-416-6441 or email  julie@elevate4success.com

Course Agenda

Module 1—Understanding Meeting Facilitation

  • Define facilitation
  • Discuss the key characteristics and tasks of a facilitator
  • Identify situations that warrant facilitation
  • Review the focus of meetings (process vs. content)

Module 2—Laying the Groundwork

  • Planning a meeting
    • Pre-meeting preparation and research
    • Preparing pre-meeting information for participants
    • Considerations when planning an agenda
  • Techniques to keep team members engaged and participating
  • Strategies for collecting data

Module 3—Strategies for Building Consensus

  • Encouraging participation
  • Gathering information
  • Presenting information
  • Synthesizing and summarizing

Module 4—Addressing Group Dysfunction

  • Using ground rules to prevent dysfunction
  • Restating and reframing issues
  • Getting people back on track


  • Participant workbook 
  • Presenter slides and outlines 
  • Case Studies and Media as appropriate 
  • Role-play scenarios 
  • Post-training assessment 

Room Requirements 

  • Internet access for the presenter 
  • Screen 
  • Projector (if not ceiling mounted then a table or cart will need to be provided) • Training room must be able to comfortably accommodate the number of participants plus room to move around for various activities) 
  • Rounds or pods, a small table for presenter’s materials, chairs for all participants • One Flip chart and easel for each round table (for small group work) and markers

Additional Requirements 

  • Elevate will choose training facilitators whose background and expertise will support the subject matter and goals of the client 
  • Instructors will use a variety of instructional methods including lecture, group projects, discussion, and role play 
  • Participants are expected to be actively engaged in the learning process 

To schedule one-day or to customize your seminar please call 646-416-6441 or email  julie@elevate4success.com