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6 Ideas for Creative Meeting Facilitation

As successful meeting facilitators, our advice has often been sought by clients who want to hold productive business meetings. Below are some practical and effective tips you can try at your next corporate get-together.

Best Practices for Facilitating Effective Board Meetings

Productive, interesting and effective meetings do not happen overnight. As professional facilitators, we know that successful meetings take a lot of hard work and meticulous planning. Below are practical tips you may want to consider before holding your next...

3 Pitfalls Associated with Ineffective Meeting Habits and How to Avoid Them

Ineffective meetings waste time and money. They can also engender frustration, lack of respect and even anger among employees who feel that their time and ideas aren’t valued. Meetings, both small and large, can provide leaders with a chance to motivate and encourage their employees. However, done badly, they...

A Facilitator’s Guide to an Agile Meeting

Our Certified Master Facilitators work in a variety of industries all over the world. Their expertise and well-honed instincts are invaluable for productive and highly-focused meetings. Below are a few easy and practical suggestions on how to host your...

10 Signs Your Meeting Lacks Effective Facilitation

On average, employees spend more than a third of their workday in meetings. For many of us, it seems like a lot more than that. A poorly organized, unproductive meeting can feel endless. Moreover, when we leave a meeting where little, if anything, has been accomplished, it feels like...

5 Personalities Present in Every Meeting and Ways to Get the Most Out of Everyone

You’re a pretty good meeting leader, if you do say so yourself. You welcome all ideas, encourage contributions from everyone and keep the meeting on track. However — sometimes you get participants who challenge your confidence in your leadership...

How To Develop a Winning Meeting Strategy in 2015

Every business wants to increase productivity in the new year. One important way to do that is to increase the efficiency and productivity of meetings. That can be done by changing the emphasis you place on the various types of meeting communication.

Tips for Being a Facilitative Consultant

When it comes to being a facilitative consultant, there are things you need to keep in mind to be the best in your field. Here are some of our master facilitators’ top suggestions.

Choose a Facilitator for Conflict Resolution

Wherever there is more than one person with an opinion in a room, there is potential for conflict, but this doesn’t have to halt workplace productivity or lead to irreconcilable differences. In fact, conflict can spark innovation and solidify professional partnerships as well as direction. However, professional facilitation is...

How To Ensure Effective Time Management in a Meeting

Meetings are ironically one of the biggest time-wasters in the modern office, but they don’t have to be. You can effectively share important information about upcoming news or projects without taking a huge chunk out of the day’s productivity, but it takes some degree of forethought and planning. Leadership...

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