- Understand the basics of facilitation
- Get the tools to spark good discussion
- Learn how to find the right facilitation style for each situation
A disorganized or inefficient meeting is a workplace pain. At best, it’s a waste of time, and at worst, it creates new problems. Luckily, there’s a solution: creating a facilitation process to transform your meetings into what they should have been all along.
Meetings fail when they are disorganized, when it’s not clear who is running them, when there’s no clarity about what the outcome of the meeting should be. Sound familiar? This seminar will give you the skills to create a facilitation practice that will alleviate these headaches for you, your team, and your organization and create a culture of efficient, productive, successful meetings.
Understand the basics of facilitation
- Learn about the two roles that make up good facilitation
- Identify a facilitation practice that works for your organization and your team
- Get a checklist that will help any facilitator run any meeting effectively
Get the tools to spark good discussion
- Craft the right questions to ask
- Get good hacks for rewriting or rethinking questions
- Critique questions that meeting participants ask
Learn how to find the right facilitation style for each situation
- Understand the different styles and when they should be used
- Map your own facilitation style
- Recognize when you or someone on your team needs to adapt their facilitation style
If you manage a team, lead meetings, or manage people who lead meetings, this seminar is for you. You’ll leave with the tools to define a facilitation practice that will set you, your team, and your organization up for successful, efficient, and productive meetings.
Kevin Hoffman is an information architect and design strategist that has been building web stuff since 1995. He is the author of the forthcoming Rosenfeld Media book, “Meeting Design for Makers and Managers.” He founded the distributed design network Seven Heads Design, a network of highly experienced digital design thinkers who operate independently but love working together. Seven Heads clients have included Walmart, Nintendo, Carnegie Mellon University, Central Park of NYC, and public media companies such as WNYC and WHYY. Formerly he served as Experience Director under Jeffrey Zeldman’s Happy Cog, winning awards for work with clients like Zappos, Harvard, Fonts.com, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.