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Facilitation Workshop

We'll help you bring people together for worthwhile, meaningful conversations through the art and science of facilitation.

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As a society, we have 11 million meetings a day. Of these meetings, around half are unproductive, costing $37bn a year. Meetings are frequently ruined by a lack of planning, focus, engagement, healthy debate and follow-up. Facilitation is the art of productive dialog and, with these problems in mind, has never been more important.

As experienced facilitators, we've seen what does and doesn't work. 

At its core, effective facilitation seeks to...

  1. Harness the collective wisdom in the room
  2. Surface conflicting views
  3. Create a space for idea generation
  4. Foster collective problem-solving

In this series of workshops, we'll explore...

  • Deciding whether / when to meet
  • The N types of meetings and the "5Ps" framework
  • Identifying and working with stakeholders
  • Identifying and assigning meeting roles
  • Preparing the physical or digital space
  • Check-ins and check-outs / warmups and icebreakers
  • Applied improv as a tool for better gatherings
  • Co-creating working agreements and fostering community spirit 
  • Designing powerful opening questions 
  • Observing and responding to group dynamics
  • Fostering healthy interaction and building connections
  • Meeting participant archetypes
  • Identifying and managing harmful behaviors
  • Capturing and harvesting - visual facilitation tricks
  • Managing energy
  • Accountability / Alignment-building & decision making
  • Closing sessions with maximum impact
  • Specific tooling to help with virtual gatherings
  • A "meeting from hell" simulation 😛
  • Practicing & playing with your facilitation skills
mike r

Since the course, I feel that I can effectively host, communicate and contribute to meetings more confidently than I did before.

Mike R. - Product Manager - Riot Games

heather g

I attended your training on how to turn useless meetings into effective collaboration and LOVED it! Your training was hands down one of the most valuable workshops I have attended to date.

Heather G. - Senior Director Product Management - Workday

In addition to offering dedicated workshops and programs for teams, we hold regular sessions that are open to individuals.

If you'd be interested in participating as an individual, let us know...