Meetings, focus groups, and brainstorming sessions help organizations generate new ideas, connect on strategy, receive input and reflect on the past to move towards the future. A great meeting, focus group, or brainstorming session brings forth diverse opinions and thoughts, generating input from all individuals that have gathered. In this workshop, we will provide an in-depth review of methods and structures for virtual and in-person meetings, focus groups, and brainstorming sessions. If you are gathering people together whether in-person or virtually, it is critical to engage attendees and achieve the goals you are setting to accomplish. Gathering people together takes time and being as productive as possible is essential to achieving your goals. This workshop will also focus on how to close out, analyze information and data gathered and methods to move forward.
Who Should Attend?
Professionals looking to amp up their meeting time productivity
What The Training Will Cover
Review structures and methods to lead more effective meetings, structures, and brainstorming sessions to increase diversity in input and equity in responses
Understand methods to ensure participants feel included and engaged to produce results for why you have gathered
Review structure and roles for meetings, focus groups, and brainstorming sessions
Understand how to analyze data and use information gathered from meetings, focus groups, and brainstorming sessions to move goals forward
This workshop is recorded. It is best to attend live but if you miss the live workshop, you can watch the recordings and then reach out to the instructor with any follow up questions. After the conference, attendees will receive recordings and materials from the workshop.
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Please Note: We do not offer any other discounts for this training other than the member rate.
Some of our favorite books and articles on adult education, facilitation, and training;
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Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom
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The Adult Learner
Knowles, M. S., & Holton, E. F. (2015), London: Routledge
Visual Meetings: How Graphics, Sticky Notes and Idea Mapping Can Transform Group Productivity
Sibbet, D. (2013), Hoboken, N.J: Wiley
Tips & tools: The Art of Experiential Group Facilitation
Stanchfield, J. (2007), Oklahoma City, OK: Wood 'N' Barnes Publishing
Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques
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