The ability to plan and facilitate effective meetings is an essential leadership competency. Well-managed meetings lead to greater clarity of purpose, increased accountability, and improved performance and results. Leaders and staff desire meetings that are purposeful, participative, and result in meaningful mission-focused discussions and decisions. This interactive workshop will provide individual insight and group practice in meeting planning and facilitation. Participants will use results of a self-assessment to increase their self-awareness of their meeting management behaviors. They will identify personal areas they seek to improve and skills to use when managing meetings.

Using real-work examples, participants will learn how to plan purposeful meeting agendas, facilitate collaborative conversations to solve problems, and use different decision-making approaches., Special emphasis will be placed on framing and communicating meeting objectives, facilitating efficient collaborative dialogue, and engaging group members using different decision-making methods.


Participants will be able to:

  • Define emotional intelligence and describe the impact of EI in the workplace
  • Identify the four competencies of emotional intelligence (EI) including self awareness, self management, social awareness and social management
  • Identify EI strengths and recognize the interrelatedness of mind, body, and emotion
  • Identify triggers and develop strategies for managing the stress response
  • Recognize the impact the leader has on individuals and teams in the workplace
  • Describe what effective managers do, and practice essential skills, such as communicating expectations
  • Develop strategies for leading their own teams and groups more effectively, including creating a climate for learning
  • Identify and describe five fundamental elements of effective meetings-Planning, Modeling, Moderating, Closing, and Follow-Up;
  • Identify pros and cons of different meeting venues and situations (e.g., In-person, large groups, conference calls, etc.) and strategies for enhancing meeting effectiveness;
  • Plan purposeful meetings;
  • Model effective meeting behaviors using increased self-awareness of one’s own meeting behaviors and habits;
  • Recognize and manage barriers to effective meeting management; and
  • Close a meeting and plan follow up steps.
  • Identify personal steps to practice when planning and facilitating meetings.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Leaders and employees across all areas and levels

LENGTH: 9am – 4pm (includes 1 hour break for lunch)