Facilitation Skills for Managers – 10 Brainstorming Techniques and 5 Sure Fire Ways to Gain Consensus

Duration 60 Mins
Level Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW20C0354

For organizations to grow and flourish, their teams much be productive and dependable. If managers know how to use facilitation skills to move meetings along and make critical decisions, meetings become a tool for not only building camaraderie, but a means for incredible productivity.

 These factors make facilitation skills the most important expertise 21st-century managers can obtain. Expert facilitation skills reduce meetings that are monotonous and boring. With the expertise this webinar provides, meeting attendees will be involved and motivated to reach the common goals of the organization, thus improving the productivity of the organization.

 The objectives of this webinar are to:

  • Review the requirements for a successful meeting
  • Gain a clear definition of the role of a facilitator in meetings
  • Discover how facilitation skills foster teamwork and build morale
  • Learn how to use core facilitation tools and techniques.
  • Develop skills to handle conflict in the meeting
  • Be able to overcome resistance and build buy-in to goals and objectives
  • Learn 5 ways to build consensus

Sign up for this webinar and change the mindset of meeting attendees. You’ll produce meetings that are efficient, address the concerns of attendees and end with decisions and meaningful assignments. Attendees will look forward to solving nagging problems and moving projects forward. Effective meetings are a major step forward to increased productivity.

Overview of the webinar

Most people consider meetings the bane of their existence – pulling them away from meaningful work. They make sure they have their phone to check email, texts, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or even shipping dates on Amazon.

This webinar helps you facilitate meetings that matter. With this instruction, you will avoid meetings that can are considered a total waste of time. Your meetings will have a clear purpose not, “We’re having a meeting because we always meet on Monday morning.”

They will be properly planned and executed with purpose and energy focused on needs, objectives, and solutions.

You’ll learn not only to manage the logistics of the meeting but how to facilitate opinions, surface the truth about issues, and bring opposing viewpoints together for solid decisions.

Plus, you’ll get tips facilitation tips for starting the meeting, assigning roles, handling sticky situations when personalities begin pushing personal agendas or trying to dominate the conversation.

If you are serious about getting results every time you hold a meeting, this is a “must-attend” webinar. You’ll produce an effective meeting that is not one minute longer than it needs to be, releasing attendees to get back to critical task production and fulfilling assignments made in the meeting.

Who should attend?

  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Top-Level Managers
  • CEO’s
  • CMO’s
  • CTO’s
  • COO’s
  • CFO’s
  • Presidents
  • Vice Presidents
  • Directors
  • Team Leads
  • Marketing Managers
  • IT Directors
  • Managers at all levels
  • Office Managers
  • Facilities Managers
  • Administrators
  • Business Managers
  • Supervisors

Why should you attend?

Meetings present a dichotomy: they are essential for groups to advance their work, yet many attendees rate them as ineffective and a waste of time. Attend this webinar and never get low scores on your meetings again.

We will discuss how to: 

  • Get all meeting attendees to participate
  • Have meeting participants prepared to present
  • Start and end on time
  • Produce meetings attendees find effective 

After attending this live webinar, you will be able to: 

  • Determine the What and WHY for any proposed meeting
  • Write an agenda that captures the needs of the group
  • Handle all the logistics for the meeting
  • Conduct a productive meeting
  • Improve the process of how the meeting flows
  • Ensure results at the end of the meeting
  • Make a plan for the follow up on assignments
  • Close the meeting effectively

Included: Meeting planning worksheets

Faculty - Ms.Karla Brandau

Karla Brandau is a leading authority on time management and Microsoft Outlook. For over twenty years she has taught her innovative productivity methods in top corporations such as Motorola, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Panasonic, and BYD America. Over 85% of the organizations who hire her, invite her back for repeat engagements.

She has written 101 Time Management Tips for Busy Professionals and produced visual “How To” guides for Microsoft Outlook 2010, 2013, and 2016.  She has a degree in education and is a Certified Speaking Professional, an earned designation given by the National Speakers Association.

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