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Effective Meeting Facilitation

Planning & Facilitating Effective Meetings

Today’s highly competitive business environment demands that individuals and organizations perform at higher levels. Meetings, meetings, meetings, meetings – our entire business life is made up of meetings! If we did the math, 70% of our work year is made up of attending meetings. Let’s do some math based on 1500 hours of meetings each year. If your average employee is making $35.00 per hour loaded, the annual meeting investment cost is $52,500 per employee. Now, multiply that times the number of employees who facilitate and attend meetings. Just 10 employees equates to a $520,500 meeting investment cost each year. Imagine if your managers and employees became more effective meeting facilitators and attendees. What could the annual savings be through improved meeting productivity? Just a 10% improvement in meeting facilitation effectives pays for one employees annual cost. This doesn’t include the cost improvement on the effectiveness of the meeting deliverables – this savings can equate to millions of dollars annually.

Global Eagle Company’s Effective Meeting Facilitation Training provides an interactive training model where trainees will experience, learn and apply the most effective meeting facilitation skills available in the training market. The trainees will come away from the training with a new understanding of how to plan, organize, facilitate and take away productive actions from meetings. We will also assist the employees on how to measure meeting effectiveness and sustain their facilitation skills.

Course Modules

  • Meeting Planning, Process and Content
  • Meeting Facilitators and Attendees Roles, Responsibilities and Expectations
  • Setting the Meeting Ground Rules
  • Understanding and Managing Meeting Attendee’s Behavior & Group Dynamics
  • Meeting Agenda to Meeting Time Management
  • How to Manage Interruptions and Effective Use of Parking Lots
  • End of Meeting Action Planning and Delegation
  • How to Take and Publish Meeting Notes
  • How to Measure Meeting Effectiveness

Benefits of Effective Meeting Facilitation

  • Measurable Return on Meeting Investment Costs
  • Higher Level Meeting Productivity
  • More Effective Follow Through of Meeting Action Items and Deliverables
  • Less Frustration for Meeting Facilitators and Attendees
  • Less Meetings and More Action

Who Should Attend

  • Executives
  • Managers
  • Directors
  • Staff Level Employees
  • Supervisors
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Email Specific Request for Services