Strategic Facilitation for Better Meetings and Workshops

An intro on how to harness collective intelligence towards business outcomes in prototyping and ideation sessions, workshops and meetings.

Overview

Time is a finite resource, yet we waste so much of it in poorly planned workshops.

  • How can you make sure you get the most out of everyone in the room?
  • How will you make sure that you hit specific goals or agenda items?
  • How might you handle conflict or difficult group members?
  • What tools and skills do you need to be a great workshop or meeting facilitator?

As pioneers of facilitation-based learning and education, Hyper Island has over 20 years’ experience helping teams work better together. In this introductory 1-day workshop we’ll share as much as we can to equip you with the tools and methods you need.

What you'll learn

After this 1-day course you will have acquired basic knowledge and skills to use right away in your work or add to your resume.

Knowledge

  • Know the foundations of workshop and meeting design & facilitation
  • Know how to use facilitation as a tool to boost innovation and to solve complex issues
  • Know how to lead a group towards a common goal, while managing expectations
  • Understand how to approach working with diverse groups and behaviors
  • Understand the importance of human needs in teams
  • Understand principles and mental models for practising process design and facilitation

Skills & Tools

  • Design meetings and workshops towards a specific goal or outcome
  • Harness the collective intelligence of a group
  • Engage and include participants when running workshops, ideation and prototyping processes
  • Build supportive environments and set up guidelines for groups
  • Put process design into action
  • Apply the right tools, methods and skills in the right moment
  • Create your own facilitation toolbox to empower yourself and your team