Effective Meeting Management and Facilitation

Too many meetings? Endless discussion? Constant lack of agreement? This is a direct result of teams failing to reach agreements in a timely fashion and in a way that all parties feel good about. Facilitating consensus across a group of professionals is a critical requirement to any project’s success.

In this course, you will learn techniques and tools for information-gathering sessions, as well as how to tap into an individual’s hidden needs, gain team alignment, and drive decision making. A special emphasis is placed on showing you how to run more productive meetings and manage common problems with group dynamics and decision making.

Discover three ways to improve your group problem-solving sessions

All attendees will receive the book, “The Trusted Advisor,” by Maister.

Who Should Attend

New and experienced business analysts and project managers, program managers, general managers and supervisors that lead and facilitate group meetings, project team leaders, and technical team members who are asked to provide their advice or give recommendations for solutions to projects.

NOTE to Business Analysis Certificate students: If you took the course “Stakeholder Management: Communication Through the Requirements Process,” you do not need to take this course.

PMBOK® Guide Knowledge Areas in this course
Time management, cost management, scope management, quality management, risk management, project integration, communication management, and human resource management, stakeholder management, procurement management.

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Continuing Education Units

This course provides 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

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How You Will Benefit

  • Decrease the number of ineffective meetings
  • Reduce the time it takes to capture project needs and requirements
  • Get group consensus quicker
  • Better identify assumed or unspoken needs and requirements
  • Learn techniques for handling participants that disrupt, hijack, or take groups off target in meetings
  • Get groups to be accountable and responsible for agreed upon activities
  • Develop focus and excitement for new or ongoing initiatives
  • Better understand the different techniques needed for one-to-one, small group, and large group environments

SHRM Preferred Provider

SHRM Preferred Provider 2018

The Center for Professional and Executive Development is a 2018 Preferred Provider with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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