Meetings are often seen as one of the biggest time wasters. The problem is not the actual meeting, but rather how the meeting is managed. Poor planning and facilitation are guaranteed to result in a nonproductive meeting and a waste of company resources. This course is designed to help participants utilize tools and methods to plan, prepare, and facilitate a productive meeting that will capitalize on the time and talents of all attendees.


  • Apply four steps to successfully facilitate meetings
  • Create an effective purpose statement
  • Identify intended outcomes to achieve the purpose
  • Develop an agenda that is focused on achieving intended outcomes
  • Understand the logistics of setting up a meeting
  • Apply three tools that keep a meeting on track
  • Resolve challenging attendee behaviors
  • Utilize a method for reviewing a meeting that gets results on action items