Meetings that work

Design and Facilitate Effective Meetings

Pre-Requisite: None 

 

Get more from meetings than you ever thought possible with best practices from professional facilitators. Turn meetings into “events” that people want to attend, increase participation and get the best input and results from everyone. Meetings That Work is for anyone who leads or attends lots of meetings and will provide you with professional tips, templates and practical tools to increase commitment to action, and handle difficult or controversial items.

 

This course has been endorsed by the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) as part of the Professional Facilitator Program to lead you to become a Certified Professional Facilitator(CPF). MTW alone covers many of the competencies required by the IAF.

Who is it for?

  • Organizational leaders and managers responsible for strategic and operational planning meetings.
  • Project managers responsible for guiding a whole project cycle.
  • Team leaders responsible for organizational operations and project implementation.
  • Community leaders responsible for planning and implementing action campaigns.
  • Government officials responsible for program development, project implementation and policy formation.
  • Facilitators responsible for enabling group productivity.

Benefits

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

Key Methods Taught

Plan, prepare for and facilitate productive meetings with best professional tools and approaches available.

  • Dialogue approach
  • Ladder of participation
  • Effective flip charting
  • Product oriented agenda design

Play the role of meeting facilitator more effectively and get results that generate confidence and motivation in the whole team. Turn meetings into events.

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 behaviors.

Learn practical tools to design and lead effective meetings

Agenda

Day One

Participation and Involvement

  • Great meetings
  • Participation at its best
  • Levels of involvement in decision making
  • Facilitating brainstorming

Planning Agenda

  • Elements of dialogue
  • Asking questions
  • Planning for agenda items in meetings
  • Creating facilitation plans for agenda items

 

Day Two

Designing Meetings and Events

  • Keys to healthy communication
  • Preparing for meetings
  • Creating meeting designs
  • Meeting planning

Facilitating Meetings

  • Stages in the group’s journey
  • Facilitator’s role
  • Dealing with difficult situations
  • Personal action planning

 


When is this course given

To know when the next Meetings That Work course will be given, please refer to our courses schedule. 

  


Contact Us

ICA Japan & TOP Facilitation Japan

4-1-22 2F Soshigaya, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 157-0072

Telephone 03-3484-5092

Fax 03-3484-1909

email:  & staff@top-facilitation.jp & staff@icajapan.org