Effective facilitators know how to take charge of meetings and lead groups toward successfully completing their work objectives. In this course, you will strategically plan meetings and create formal agendas, lead groups to generate new ideas through brainstorming events, and help people work through facilitated difficult sessions. You will also further develop your facilitation skills by leading virtual meetings and even moderating international sessions.


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Learning Objectives

In this course, you will develop the skills to facilitate meetings effectively.
You will:
Build a foundation for a successful meeting.
Prepare for a meeting.
Set the stage for a meeting.
Facilitate a meeting.
Facilitate a specialized meeting

  • Lesson 1: Building a Foundation for Successful Meetings

  • Topic A: Identify Types of Meetings
    Topic B: Identify Attributes of Strong Meeting Leaders

  • Lesson 2: Preparing for a Meeting

  • Topic A: Clarify the Purpose of the Meeting
    Topic B: Identify Participants
    Topic C: Plan Meeting Logistics
    Topic D: Create an Agenda

  • Lesson 3: Setting the Stage for a Meeting

  • Topic A: Establish a Meeting Climate
    Topic B: Resolve Challenging Situations

  • Lesson 4: Facilitating a Meeting

  • Topic A: Lead a Meeting
    Topic B: Make Sound Decisions
    Topic C: Publish Meeting Minutes
    Topic D: Close a Meeting

  • Lesson 5: Facilitating Specialized Meetings

  • Topic A: Manage a Brainstorming Session
    Topic B: Manage a Virtual Meeting
    Topic C: Manage an International Meeting


This course is designed for managers, supervisors, team leaders, or anyone who leads meetings as part of their job and wants to learn how to become a more effective meeting facilitator.




To ensure your success, we recommend that you have some level of work experience in any of a variety of organizational settings. You should also have general end-user computer and Internet skills.


Length: 1.0 day (8 hours)


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