Facilitation Skills for Effective Meetings (new)

Presented by: 
Alan Simpson
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 1:00pm
Okanagan Campus
Arts Building, Room 202
Focus Area: Communicating in the Workplace

Program Summary

Meeting! You gather as a team, whip through all the stuff that’s important, feel great about the work you’re all doing, and come out feeling energized and inspired! What’s that? Your meetings don’t look like this!? Oh, are your meetings more often…

  • A confirmation that no one really knows what they’re supposed to be doing
  • A source of more conflict and confusion than you started with
  • Deathly boring events that sap your energy and motivation
  • A barrier to actually getting the work done

Don’t worry, you’re probably having the same experience as 99% of people in business – that meetings suck!

This ½ day course will give you hands-on experience with the latest proven techniques for designing and facilitating effective, focused meetings.

Topics and Takeaway’s

  • Move beyond “seat-of-the-pants” facilitation and reliance on instinct, to use the most powerful facilitation methods and processes available.
  • Learn step-by-step approaches to clear thinking, sound decisions, solid consensus and open space dialogue. 
  • Practice meeting effectiveness roles, use facilitation tools and skills and deal with specific meeting situations and difficult behaviors.
  • Acquire valuable tools and skills for keeping people focused, following through on decisions and actions, and achieving desired outcomes.
  • Increased confidence in effective meeting facilitation even if you are not leading the meeting.

Adult Learning Environment

  • Interactive small group conversations
  • Large group engagement with content
  • Self-awareness and self-reflection exercises
  • Collaborative and participatory engagement

About Your Facilitator

Alan Simpson, MA (Conflict Management), Cert. ConRes, is a facilitator, instructor, conflict coach and mediator for individuals and groups. He provides engagement processes and training seminars for leaders and their organizations nationally and internationally.  He has 30 years of experience in coaching and training adults, families and organizations in communication skills, change management and conflict engagement.  He has worked with businesses, schools, government staff, non-profit boards and faith based organizations. Alan is a sessional instructor for the Justice Institute of BC and lives in Armstrong.

Event Details

Facilitation Skills for Effective Meetings
Alan Simpson
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Location: Okanagan Campus
Building: Arts Building
Room: 202


Please register here.

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