Effective Meeting Facilitation Training

TrainSMART Inc.
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Corporate / Group Training
Webinar, On-site
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United States of America
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Course description

Effective Meeting Facilitation Training

If there is one thing most organizations have in common with every other business regardless of their sector, size or mission is that employees probably attend a lot of meetings.

The statistics are staggering. Each day in the U.S. there are 25 million meetings. About 15% of an organization’s collective time is spent in meetings, and that percentage is growing.

On average, a middle manager can expect to spend about 35% of their time attending meetings while upper management spends at least half of their day, if not more, attending meetings.

Anecdotally, many report that their days are filled with back-to-back meetings that would not necessarily be a problem if people believed the meetings were productive.

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Target Audience

TrainSMART’s Effective Meeting Facilitation Face-to-Face Training is for managers, team leaders, facilitators, human resources, and anyone who is responsible for facilitating or attending meetings.

Training content

  • Elements of Productive Meetings
  • The Cost of a Meeting: Justifying the meeting costs, identifying other ways to get the information
  • The Meeting Process (in-person and virtual): Plan, Start, Facilitate, Close, Follow-up
  • Planning: Setting Goals, Using an Agenda, Communicating Expectations, Identifying the Participants
  • Starting: Restating goals, Setting Ground Rules, Assigning Roles, Appreciating Participants
  • Facilitation Techniques: Encourage participation, Ask Questions, Manage Conflict, Staying Focused
  • Facilitation Tools: The Parking Lot, Flip Charts, PowerPoint
  • Web Conferencing Best Practices
  • Closing: Summarizing the meeting, Assigning Action Items and Due Dates,
  • Follow-up: Sending Meeting Notes, Adding follow-up dates on calendar, Accountability
  • Applying Skills: Create an action plan

Course delivery details

Effective Meeting Essentials is available in the following formats:

  • Face-to-Face Half-Day Training Workshop
  • Face-to-Face Full Day Training Workshop
  • Multi-Session Webinar
  • Live Virtual Instructor-led Training

Certification / Credits

  • Understand the elements of productive meetings
  • Understand the cost of a meeting
  • Consistently use a meeting process for greater success
  • Improve facilitation skills
  • Use various tools to assist with meeting effectiveness and follow-up
  • Manage interruptions and stay focused
  • Create an Action Plan

Why choose TrainSMART Inc.?

Customized training programs for every organization

Certified Women-Owned Business (WBENC & WOSB)

Industry-proven facilitators, consultants, and experts

About TrainSMART Inc.

TrainSMART Inc.

TrainSmart specializes in helping you identify people and process challenges that may be preventing your organization from achieving optimal results. We take a collaborative approach to create a tailored strategy for success. TrainSmart’s goal is to partner with you to...

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