Facilitation Skills for Project Managers

Meetings are nothing more than a tool to get results. A successfully facilitated meeting helps to achieve and exceed project goals, by improving issues resolution, decision making, and risk management. Facilitation is an art and science that consists of a set of skills that can be learned. Successful facilitators can recognize and balance the needs of the meeting, the individuals, and the team.

This webinar discusses typical challenging behaviors of individuals and groups and associates them with various animal metaphors. We will review a few facilitation strategies for key challenging behaviors. We’ve all been in meetings with the “wise old owl” who philosophizes at great length. And we all know what it feels like when there is an “elephant in the room.” The images may be simple to grasp, but this is not a basic meeting management webinar.

You will learn about:

  • The fundamentals of facilitation
  • A perspective shift that encourages the use of meetings as a tool
  • Overview of the top individual challenging meeting behaviors
  • Strategies for dealing with some challenging behaviors

About the presenter: Star Dargin, PCC, CPCC, is a Trainer and Consultant for Corporate Education Group. Star is also Founder of Star Leadership, a management consulting firm that offers coaching, training, and consulting services for businesses. Star’s client experience includes numerous industries, small businesses, learning institutions, state agencies, and independent workers. Star has held leadership positions at several high-tech companies, in roles such as Director of Engineering, Director of Project Managers, and International Program Manager; additionally, Star is an adjunct professor at Boston University where she teaches graduate level courses on Leadership and Communication for Project Managers

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