Consciously Competent Meetings

Effective, Collaborative Meetings Don’t Just Happen

There are over 15,000,000 meetings daily in the United States. People lose countless hours and companies spend hundreds of thousands of dollars when these meetings don’t get results. Whether you are a leader or facilitator who runs the meeting or a participant who attends one, our suite of Consciously Competent Meeting offerings will provide the tools that you and your team can employ to enhance your meetings and accomplish your business objectives

For Meeting Leaders

This Day long course created Around Best Practices for Successful Meeting will provide you with the tools, techniques and practiec to be and effective meeting leader.

You will learn how to:

  • Define a clear objective and agenda
  • Determine if a meeting is even necessary
  • Set the context for an effective meeting
  • Ask clear concise questions
  • Enhance your active listening skills
  • Create participant buy-in
  • Keep the group on track
  • Participate but not dominate
  • Balance your roles of meeting leader and participant in the same meeting
  • Achieve meeting and project
  • Take responsibility to make the meetings you attend accomplish the objectives
  • Be a “guide from the side” in supporting the leader to keep the meeting on topic and on time
  • Make the most of your meetings from the time you’re invited through the time you review the material after the meeting

For Meeting Participants

This three-hour course that is created around our Best Practices for Successful Meetings will give you the tools will provide you with tools, techniques, and practice to be a more effective meeting participant.

You will learn how to:

  • Take responsibility to make the meetings you attend accomplish the objectives
  • Be a “guide from the side” in supporting the leader to keep the meeting on topic and on time
  • Make the most of your meetings from the time you’re invited through the time you review the material after the meeting

For Facilitators

Whether your meetings are same time, same place workshops or geographically-distributed conference calls, this three-day highly participative course will enable you to enhance your professional-level facilitation competencies as you:

  • Recognize and appreciate the importance of preparation activities required in planning
  • Understand your sponsor’s needs
  • Customize your agenda to meet those needs
  • Select appropriate processes and techniques to guide the group toward its desired outcome
  • Create a safe environment that fosters interaction
  • Maintain neutrality
  • Enhance your group management skills
  • Engage in follow-up activities

The Consciously Competent Facilitator was created around the core competencies identified by the International Association of Facilitators.  These competencies for professional-level facilitators are incorporated into the certification program for the designation of Certified Professional Facilitator® (CPF).