Meeting Management & Facilitation Skills is a practical guide for making your steady stream of meetings more productive, efficient, and enjoyable. It is designed for anyone who attends meetings, from seasoned professionals to those newly embarking on their careers.
Based on the knowledge and experience of facilitators with decades of experience in a vast array of industries and projects, this book gives readers a strong foundation to immediately begin facilitating better meetings both in person and online.
Managing a successful meeting takes planning and preparation, effective facilitation skills, and a myriad of methods and techniques. This helpful introduction provides essential information on these topics, as well as the facilitation process, maximizing group work, engagement and communication, conflicts and difficult behavior, and the importance of visuals.
The Facilitation Center at EKU has been providing facilitation services and training on meeting management and facilitation since 2003. Trainees have shared that what they learned from the Center has been transformational to their meetings and the way they work. This book was developed with that core information so a broader audience can put an end to boring, frustrating, and ineffective meetings.