Facilitating Difficult Meetings: How to Achieve Consensus and Collaboration
Meetings are an important tool for sharing information, gathering ideas and making decisions, but sometimes they are less than effective and even stressful. Difficulties can arise because of complex problems to solve, stakeholders with different priorities, and personality conflicts. Learn how to act as a meeting facilitator to resolve problems, achieve consensus and manage personalities.
Benefits and Learning Outcomes
- Learn helpful decision-making strategies that fit your situation
- Gain insights into different personalities and how to take advantage of each person’s unique perspective
- Discover tips for creating a safe atmosphere that encourages everyone to share their ideas and yet allows people to disagree
- Ensure quality communication by setting ground rules and encouraging good listening skills
Meetings may not always be easy, but they should always be productive, moving the group forward towards their ultimate goal in the time needed.
Brian McGowan UWM-SCE Facilitating Difficult Meetings
All sessions are Face-to-Face unless otherwise noted.