Productive Meeting and Facilitation Skills

ITL-114 (1 Day)
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Productive Meeting and Facilitation Skills Overview

Accelebrate’s Productive Meeting and Facilitation Skills course teaches IT managers how to conduct productive meetings that conclude with significant decisions that drive the mission of their organizations. Students will practice skills in a simulated meeting to enhance the use of human talent, strategies for effective decision-making, and tactics to work through potential roadblocks to action steps.

Location and Pricing

Accelebrate courses are taught as private, customized training for groups of 3 or more at your site. In addition, we offer live, private online training for teams who may be in multiple locations or wish to save on travel costs. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private on-site or online training, please contact us.

Online Training with Accelebrate. In the wake of the sudden emergence of the Coronavirus crisis, we want to help our clients continue to learn and grow while at home. We are offering 10% off any new booking of private online classes for your team of 3 or more if purchased before May 15, 2020. Please use discount code online2020 in the comments section of the contact form. For more information, and to see how we ensure successful online training, please see this Online Training Q&A.

Productive Meeting and Facilitation Skills Objectives

All students will:

  • Understand the connection between productive meetings and constructive IT decisions
  • Learn strategies for pre-meeting planning and for effective follow up
  • Gain working knowledge in several decision-making strategies
  • Practice using facilitative language and specific skills in leading a simulated meeting

Productive Meeting and Facilitation Skills Outline

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Introduction
Definitions and Vocabulary
  • Facilitating vs. leading/chairing a meeting
  • Process and content viewpoints
  • Meeting roles: facilitator, recorder, active group member
  • Facilitation self-assessment
Meeting Structure
  • Informational and problem-solving types of meetings
  • Before, during and after the meeting
  • Developing meeting protocols
  • Detailed and simple agendas
Decision-making Spectrum and Strategies
  • Rationale for seeking consensus
  • Approaches for setting workable priorities
Finessing People and Personality Issues
  • Facilitative language
  • 5 types of explorative questions
  • Handling divisive situations
Handling Visuals and Other Materials
  • Effective PowerPoint tips
  • Flip charts, storyboards
Simulated Meeting Practice
  • A structured approach to running a problem-solving meeting with detailed peer and trainer feedback
  • All meeting roles are rotated among students
Conclusion
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Lecture percentage

40%

Lecture/Demo

Lab percentage

60%

Lab

Course Number:

ITL-114

Duration:

1 Day

Prerequisites:

Prior experience working in an IT client service role is presumed.

Training Materials:

All attendees receive comprehensive courseware covering all topics in the course.

Software Requirements:

This is an interactive seminar that does not require computers. The room should be configured to support pencil and paper exercises in groups of 3-4 participants.

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