Maximize Meetings Results

Maximize Meetings Results


Do you go to too many meetings? Are many of them meaningless? Are they inadequately prepared? Are agendas non-existent and desired outcomes vague? Do you wonder why people don’t stay focused and tend to waste valuable time? If you answered YES to any of these questions, this program is for you. Get ready to participate in a highly interactive workshop that addresses the critical skills needed to communicate and facilitate during meaningful meetings.



To enhance interpersonal communication skills

To develop strategies and techniques for effective meeting preparation, participation and facilitation.



I.    Introduction/Meeting Analysis

II.   Traditional Leading vs. Facilitating (What You Do)

A.  The Differences Between Leading and Facilitating

B.  Behaviors and Skill-Sets Needed for Being an Effective Facilitator

C.  Roadblocks to Effective Facilitation and Communication

III.  The Fundamentals of Communication (How You Do It)

A.  Developing Objective Awareness: Be Here Now

B.  The Communication Process & Receiver Orientation

C.  The Impact of Non-Verbal Language

D.  Perception and Understanding

E.  Intuition and Facilitation

F.  Challenges Communicating with Remote Locations

G.  Listening

IV.  Preparing, Facilitating and Participating in Meetings (Applying the How to Group Dynamics and Facilitating Meetings)

A.  Participating in Meetings: Personal Assessment

B.  Why Have a Meeting? Purposes of Meetings

C.  When There Shouldn’t Be a Meeting

D.  Every Meeting Has a Cast of Characters

E.  Tips and Techniques for Facilitators

V.    Characteristics of Productive Meetings

A.  Preparation: Steps to Meaningful Meetings

B.  Purpose, Desired Outcomes, and Time Frames

C.  Developing a Meaningful Agenda and Criteria for a Successful Meeting

D.  Conducting the Meeting and Establishing Norms

E.  Participating in Meetings: Enhancing and Detracting Behaviors

VI.   Becoming a Skilled Facilitator

A.  Helping People Participate

B.  Possible Problems and Solutions

C.  Establishing Facilitative Environments

D.  Revisiting Necessary Facilitator Behaviors

E.  Creating Meaningful Agendas

VII.  Action Planning for Success