Effective Meeting Planning and Facilitation Training

Meeting Planning and Facilitation Training

How to maximize meeting effectiveness

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Meeting Planning and Facilitation Training that Works

“LSA’s effective meeting training helped change our entire culture around meetings, making them more effective and efficient, thus enabling us to concentrate on driving more business.

Thank you!”
Terry Wassman | VP of Human Resources | Cholestech

“Starting with the Executive Team and through a combination of agreed upon meeting ground rules, templates, agendas, processes  and technology we were able to significantly improve what happens before, during and after our meetings.

Our ineffective meetings have been cut by 50%.”
Chris Wells | SVP of Human Resources & IT | Xoma

Approximately 11 million business meetings are held every day in the United States. Most are considered a waste of valuable time. In a recent survey, 45% of senior executives felt that employees would be more productive if meetings were banned once a week.

Description
According to recent Bain & Co. research, managers spend 50% or more of their time in meetings, yet two-thirds of meetings end before participants can make important decisions. Not surprisingly, the research also shows that 85% of executives are dissatisfied with the efficiency and effectiveness of their companies’ meetings.

When meeting participants collaborate, innovate, problem-solve, and make sound decisions, your organization flourishes.

By employing these proven strategies in every meeting, you will cut your meeting time dramatically and increase the likelihood of getting the right people making better decisions in a shorter time.

This proven live or virtual Meeting Planning and Facilitation Training workshop teaches skills that will enable participants to accomplish more in meetings in less time.

It is based on the premise that successful meetings require both a good plan and strong facilitation. Participants learn all the elements of a successful meeting plan and how to facilitate and achieve desired outcomes during the meeting.

They also practice the meeting skills of gaining consensus, managing the communication flow, keeping the meeting on track, and handling disruptive behaviors in a positive way.

Learning Objectives

Participants learn how to:

  • Determine when to hold a meeting
  • Identify who needs to attend and what role each meeting participant should play
  • Prepare an effective meeting agenda to accomplish the desired meeting objectives
  • Design a meeting to achieve the desired level of participant interaction and collaboration
  • Deal with the most common personality and meeting challenges
  • Develop a reputation for highly effective meetings
  • Run an effective meeting

Each Meeting Planning and Facilitation Training program is 100% customized to meet specific business and project needs.

The process includes meeting pre-work, preparation, and follow-up. Preparation typically includes:

  1. Observation
    Facilitator/consultant observes real-time meetings prior to the workshop to customize the workshop to address key priorities.
  2. Baseline Measurement
    Participants quickly evaluate a current meeting according to best practice guidelines to get a baseline measurement.

Executive sessions are also available to ensure company accountability and alignment. Please contact us directly if you would like to learn how we have helped leading companies improve the effectiveness of their meeting.

Target Audience
Anyone who is responsible for running effective meetings including managers, supervisors, team leaders, individuals, and project leaders.

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We gave LSA a very short deadline to customize an important management training program to meet our unique requirements.

Their facilitator was excellent, an expert in the subject matter, and very credible with our teams.

The targeted design provided practical and valuable information and skills that our managers truly needed.

I highly recommend LSA Global, particularly in the area of management training.

Julaine K. Souza
Senior Vice President

LSA Global has been a great partner in helping us move toward being “the leading developer of talent in the service performance management industry.”

I have engaged LSA to help develop best-in-class programs in the areas of: Executive On-boarding, Manager Training, Sales Training and Coaching, Employee Engagement, and Instructional Design.

They have consistently met or exceeded my (very) high expectations and are always responsive to my needs to increase performance, engagement, customer satisfaction, and sales growth.

Mike Normant
Senior Director, Training & Development

Service Source

The customized Managing Virtual Teams program was extremely valuable for our managers and leaders.

LSA’s fundamental knowledge of our company provided an incredible base to build upon while tackling the complications of managing and working with globally distributed teams.

Our teams walked away walked away with highly useful insights, practices, and tools. It was excellent.

Debra Martucci
Vice President, Information Technology

Our relationship with LSA is extremely valuable.

We worked closely with LSA to customize critical Management Training Programs to meet our unique business needs.

I’d recommend LSA to any company looking for first class and high quality leadership and management training assessment, design, delivery, and follow-through.

Ken Boehm
Vice President of Human Resources

We have been very pleased with the high quality management development programs that LSA Global has designed and delivered to meet our unique needs.

They have world class facilitators and the knowledge gained by our management team has been put into practice very quickly.

LSA consistently delivers excellent results and receives exceptional feedback.   I highly recommend them to anyone looking to improve management capabilities.

Cindee Van Vleck
Director Human Resources

We have been able to utilize LSA’s extensive expertise to leverage our investment in employee development.

The result has been the cost effective and highly effective delivery of high quality management training programs.

Thank you!

Steve Feller
Vice President, Human Resources

Here’s a token of my appreciation for ALL your efforts. I’m offering my most sincere thanks, and it extends to all the folks who made our customized management development programs such a great success.

Susan Anderson
Workforce Planning Bureau

I’ve been associated with LSA for the last 8 years and have found them to be extremely professional and client-focused.

I’ve participated in a number of solutions ranging from Performance Management to Leadership Training.  I’ve found the quality to be superior.

They are always well prepared and have definitely done a considerable amount of pre-work in order to customize to our unique culture and goals.

Duane Schroeder
Human Resource Manager

We contacted LSA to help us design and deliver customized management development programs. LSA worked with us to meet our exact needs. We started at the top with our executive team.  It was such a great success that we rolled it out company-wide. We look forward to a long-term partnership with LSA Global and their team of experts.

Barry L. Byrd, SPHR
Human Resources Manager

LSA custom designed a key management development solution for our Client Partner Teams on both coasts that aligned with our business priorities and organizational culture.

I’d recommend LSA to any company looking for a first class training and consulting partner that truly makes a behavior and performance impact.

Laurie Torres
Chief People Officer

I consistently look to LSA Global when we need help.

I can always count on them to do a thorough needs analysis and to put together impactful and well-received leadership programs.

Their proven and outcome-based management development and performance management expertise make them my top-rated learning and development partner.

Stephanie Webb
HR Program Manager

Rambus

We consider LSA our true business partner.

From Strategic Facilitation and Planning to Presentation Skills and Management Training, they continue to provide excellent value and extremely high quality solutions that make an impact.

I recommend them to anyone looking for a practical approach to drive true business and people results.

Michelle A. Mitchell
Vice President, Worldwide Human Resources

Avon’s success is dependent on strong relationships among our Customers, Representatives, Associates, and outside resources we hire to help us meet our business objectives.

We were very pleased with the results from working with LSA Global to design and facilitate a custom management training program for our events management team focused on decision making and delegation.

LSA demonstrated responsiveness, flexibility, and a highly innovative approach to working with us.

Deanna Rudnitsky
Senior Manager, HR Destiny Sales Region

I had been working with LSA for many years across a few different companies.

Currently, I’m with a company who hadn’t done much new manager training. LSA designed and delivered exactly what we needed at this stage in our life cycle.

Our managers are excited, talking in the halls about the great experience, and applying what they learned.

LSA makes things easy and practical for us.  Thank you!

Phyllis Moracco
HR Director

Harmonic has worked with LSA for over 8 years. We have found their partnership extremely beneficial.

We recently implemented customized Management Development Programs designed to support our company’s strategic initiative of hiring, building, and retaining key intellectual property and human talent.  It has had the greatest impact.

I would recommend LSA to any company that’s looking for a trusted training and development partner to take their leaders and managers to the next level.

Janice Passarello
Director of Human Resources

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