Intro to meeting facilitationPresentation Transcript
Intro to Meeting Facilitation
Take 5 minutes and write about a successful meetingyou participated in. Describe what the meeting was about. What key decisions needed to be made? What happened that enabled the meeting to be a success? What makes a successful meeting?
• Design & Plan • Guide & Manage: Engage Participants Acquire Support Make Decisions • Record • AccountabilityWhat does a Facilitator do?
What makes a successful facilitator?
WhatHow Why Focus on Outcomes
? • Who are they • What’s in it for them • The type of involvement they need to have Your Participants
• Information and materials• Room arrangements• Supplies Other Considerations
• Ground Rules• Review the objectives and agenda• Listen, engage and include• Summarize Guide & Manage
Description:RamblerInterruptsAssumed ExpertStrategy:1. Locate “pause” moment2. Acknowledge their point3. Ask for thoughts from others The Monopolizer
Description: Joker/Wisecrack Questions within questions Topics out of context Strategy: 1. Acknowledge them momentarily 2. Reiterate topic being discussed and goalThe Distractor/Attention Seeker
Description:Finds fault on everythingNegativeGripeStrategy:Dont coax or show pityTalk about benefitsTurn it back to them The Skeptic
Description:Side conversationsMuttering to themselvesStrategy:1. Call on them2. Restate the last opinion or remark of the group3. Ask them their opinion The Sniper