This course provides professionals with proven knowledge, practical instructions and examples to effectively facilitate meetings that set clear expectations, engage participation and increase overall productivity.  

In this course, we show you how to prepare for facilitation with simple but highly effective elements to structure your meetings for success.  We provide invaluable insight on how to create a meeting environment that provides collective clarity and genuine interactions while fostering a strong focus on delivering results.  To round out the course, we cover common meeting facilitation missteps while enriching your understanding with remedies to help you avoid them.

This course provides the knowledge to immediately transform your meetings into value-added time, fortify your ability to engender energized participation, and meet required objectives while building your overall skill set.

Course Key Concepts: Facilitation, Meeting, How To, Effective, Results.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify fundamental elements to blueprint meetings for success.
  • Discover key elements needed to structure meetings for efficiency.
  • Recognize essential skills to engage participation and promote desired outcomes.
  • Explore common pitfalls and learn how to avoid them.
Last updated/reviewed: August 11, 2023
158 Reviews (833 ratings)

Reviews

5
Anonymous Author
The examples provided were helpful and relatable.

5
Anonymous Author
Darrell is thoroughly engaging and always intriguing throughout this course. I really enjoyed listening to the energy and passion he has on this subject. He takes you through the stages of preparing, setting the stage, and then facilitating a meeting. He covers meeting pitfalls and helpful tips to keep a meeting on par. His coverage of “nightmare participants” is comical, but definitely a reality we all need to be aware of in the typical meeting audience.

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Anonymous Author
Professor Littleberry - another great course from you! I will surely be applying what I have learned from the course on effective meetings from now onwards. As someone who prepares and presents our monthly financial statements and analysis in our monthly meetings; this course is a jewel. Thank you.

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Member's Profile
Solid presentation. Would be improved by some video clip examples. The article was entirely from the side of the facilitator but often the problem is that managers don't have these skills. Maybe some discussion about how to address these issues with those that are failing to facilitate.

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Anonymous Author
I really enjoyed this course. It gave a lot of good information on Facilitating Meetings, things to look out for and ways to bring folks back on track. I go to many many meetings and i will use his advice going forward. I would like more courses on conducting business meetings.

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Anonymous Author
Great tips for effectively facilitating a meeting. Shows all the preparation to pitfalls that you will need to be aware when having meetings. There are plenty of challenges, but using this class can help you be prepared for anything that happens in the meetings.

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Anonymous Author
The facilitation tips will be tools that I use actively going forward. With the Covid pandemic changing the way meetings are conducted by way of Zoom, teams etc, it is important to hone up on ones meeting facilitation skills, even when meeting remotely.

5
Member's Profile
Great course really provided me with the tools needed to facilitate effective meetings. Presence, audience engagement, and organization are key aspects of leading a boardroom discussion and that really came through in the lesson.

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Anonymous Author
always a god topic to cover as we have so many meetings and yet the outcome is often very poor compared to the needs. it is a more important skill than it is given credit for as so most decisions get made in meetings.

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Member's Profile
Mr. Littleberry was an engaging speaker. His examples demonstrated that he has battle-tested these tools/techniques through years of hands-on experience. I look forward to taking another class from him in the future.

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Anonymous Author
The presenter was excellent. I really liked how he used practical examples to illustrate points. The presenter effectively used the slides to make the course more meaningful. I can highly recommend this course.

5
Anonymous Author
This provides good insight on running effective meetings. I do see a lot of what he is talking about when it comes to good meetings. Though they are not difficult to manage, it is important to learn these skills.

5
Anonymous Author
Very helpful information, very well laid out, great examples and engagingly presented. Presenter did good recap of each stage before going onto next stage. Good info to readily use when facilitating next meeting.

5
Anonymous Author
Excellent content. This course really did a good job at getting to the meat and potatoes of the content. The content, context, and multiple modes of representation they provide is highly effective and enjoyable!

5
Member's Profile
This short two hour course was full of good, specific advice about how to faciliatate effective meetings. I like the content and the slides which can be used as a refresher anytime before your next meeting.

5
Member's Profile
Most of what was covered in this course I experience daily at my workplace, but it was nice to have an opportunity to organize and recognize the best practices that we need to constantly strive to follow.

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Anonymous Author
The course provides a great overview of key items to remember and consider when facilitating a meeting. Definitely a must for any person who is involved heavily in leading and facilitating meetings.

5
Anonymous Author
Like with all soft-skills type classes, this one shows that what we think we know may not always be true, and specifically names the things we may already be doing so we can tweak and reinforce them.

5
Anonymous Author
This course provided good information on facilitating effective meetings with examples and tips. The information was very thorough as it started with the preparation needed to have a good outcome.

5
Member's Profile
This course is beneficial if you find yourself in charge of meetings at work and need a blueprint on how to run an effective meeting. The instructor was very precise and provided excellent tips.

5
Anonymous Author
I highly recommend this course. The topics covered are very helpful The speaker was very lively and engaging. I always facilitate meetings and I still learned a lot of things from this course.

5
Anonymous Author
Great points to reinforce to our meeting coordinators. I appreciated the setting the stage tips and identifying the different types of disruptors who may be in the audience to a given meeting.

5
Anonymous Author
The course was very informative and provided tips that will be very helpful as I facilitate meetings in the future. The instructor explained the material in a very clear and concise manner.

5
Member's Profile
Good course, thank you, it was a subject I had not considered much before but I found that the course gave me numerous good things to think about. Darrell is a good teacher, and engaging!

5
Member's Profile
The class gave valuable information about how to prepare and run a successful business meeting. It prepared you for various types of problems you'll run into and how to resolve them,

5
Member's Profile
Good organization of tips. Nice to know I already use many of these, so it's nice to know I've had good mentors. But, there are some I can add. Good presentation, easy to listen to.

5
Anonymous Author
Great class and teacher. Overall, it was very engaging and informative. The slides are the best that I have seen from one of these lectures. I would recommend this class to others.

5
Member's Profile
This course was very helpful in order to gain tips about how to best facilitate a meeting. I found the tips on how to address problematic "nightmare" attendees especially helpful!

5
Anonymous Author
Great course. Easy to think this stuff is common sense, but this is course if full of great information that will greatly improve your ability to facilitate effective meetings.

5
Member's Profile
overall great courses especially for those who are early in their career development. I would recommend people with less than 7 year working experience to take this course.

5
Anonymous Author
Great course with a lot of practical tips. I can definitely see myself using some of the tips to get better engagement from attendees and drive towards the deliverables.

5
Member's Profile
This was a common sense type presentation. It included good examples/tips of things to include when trying to have a great meeting and keep things on track.

5
Member's Profile
Great course; easy to follow. Instructor was engaging and I found the course easy to listen to. I didnt get bored as I do with many self study courses.

5
Anonymous Author
The training was well structured. It presented key concepts and strategies as well as practical ways to implement those concepts and strategies presented.

5
Anonymous Author
Darrell Littleberry clearly and thoroughly presented course content that sometimes gets overlooked. Great tips and pointers for holding effective meeting!

5
Member's Profile
The instructor not only knows his stuff - he lives it and demonstrates it every minute of this webinar, and as a result the content comes in so naturally.

5
Anonymous Author
Really enjoyed the facilitator's energy and the overall course! Some really great tips that I am planning on trying to implement in my meetings to come!

5
Member's Profile
Darrell did a great job keeping me engaged. There were a lot of helpful tips. It did help to play at 1.5x the normal speed as this gave it more energy.

4
Anonymous Author
Set of informative tips to lead an effective meeting - although it was fairly traditional and did not address multi-cultural leadership/concerns.

5
Anonymous Author
Really great topics and ideas to think about. No matter what business, conducting effective meetings is important. Great tips in this course.

5
Anonymous Author
Great course with helpful ideas and concepts in facilitating effective meetings. The examples and materials were supportive of the message.

5
Anonymous Author
Overall a good, energetic course. We all struggle with meetings at times. This course provides good tips on how to make meetings better.

5
Member's Profile
Provides some strong steps to utilize when preparing a presentation. One of the most beneficial was how to keep everyone's attention.

5
Anonymous Author
Easy to follow along. Really enjoyed the PDF of the slides to help me follow along. Gave me good tips on how to facilitate a meeting.

4
Member's Profile
The presenter was engaging and I liked that, but I thought the material could easily have been covered in half of the amount of time.

4
Member's Profile
Excellent course. If you are facilitating a meeting and want to hold your audience’s attention, this is the course that will help.

4
Member's Profile
Great overview - I wish there were more live examples (not mock ups) but real speeches / live meetings that exemplify the teachings

5
Anonymous Author
Overall a great course in facilitating effective meetings. I liked the specific tips and examples that were shared by the trainer.

5
Anonymous Author
Darrell did an awesome job to keep the course engaging and relevant. The slides and flow of the presentation was very well done!

5
Anonymous Author
Great course that breaks down the basics of effective meeting facilitation. From here, it's just up to practice and repetition.

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Anonymous Author
This is a good summary of tips. It was a little repetitive. I liked that it addressed both large meetings and small meetings.

5
Member's Profile
He provided specific examples of what to say in certain situations in meetings and really focused on common mistakes to avoid.

5
Anonymous Author
The instructor kept the course interesting and gave a lot of useful tips. I will be putting these into practice immediately!

5
Anonymous Author
I really like taking courses with this consultant. He presents the information clearly and uses a lot of helpful examples.

5
Member's Profile
overall good presentation, i like key phrases to hold onto for getting back on track. a list of those phrases would be nice

5
Anonymous Author
Best CPE review course I've taken through Illumeo or any other CPE providing platform. Excellent work, Illumeo and Darrell!

4
Anonymous Author
appreciate all the info provided although a lot of it was just common sense - still good reminders and things to focus on

5
Member's Profile
Outstanding reference material on how to organize and facilitate a meeting, a principal component in everyone's career.

4
Anonymous Author
This course was helpful and provided suggestions to keep a meeting on track and achieve the facilitator's objective.

5
Anonymous Author
Great information and on point. I enjoyed the section on how to deal with people who take your meeting off track.

5
Anonymous Author
Great course, really liked the effective meeting agenda sample. Also enjoyed the examples and suggestions provided.

5
Member's Profile
Very good tips and inputs in a simple and plain language that helps be better achieving objectives of the meeting

4
Anonymous Author
Great class for in-person work! Tips may need to be modified to address meetings in a work from home environment.

5
Member's Profile
well done. I learned much about the effective meeting process. I can use this course as a guide going forward

4
Anonymous Author
Slides are very professional and topics are presented effectively in a very easy to follow and retain manner.

4
Anonymous Author
This course has good reminders of how to make sure meetings are effective and a good use of everyone's time.

5
Anonymous Author
. Materials are well written and clear and vivid. Speaker was clear and easy to listen to and enjoyable.

5
Anonymous Author
The course was thorough and brought to light many great points about how to effectively facilitate meetings.

5
Anonymous Author
Useful information for someone who holds multiple meetings throughout the week with different stakeholders.

5
Member's Profile
Excellent course with genuinely helpful insights. Instructor gave much thought to the design of the course.

5
Member's Profile
This webinar was very educational and will come in very handy. Thank you for the opportunity to view it.

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Anonymous Author
super interesting the exam was tricky but fair could have summarized better in a one page bullet type form

5
Anonymous Author
Quick recap about how to address meetings. Only some tips to deal with the nerves with leading a meeting.

4
Member's Profile
Good course if you do a lot of meetings and trainings in your job. Easy concepts that are often not done.

4
Anonymous Author
Great lesson to learn how to better facilitate meetings. great terminology to help remember key concepts.

5
Anonymous Author
The course was fun and very easy to follow. It covered a great deal of material, but summarized it well.

5
Anonymous Author
This course gave excellent suggestions, especially on ways to deal with difficult situations that arise.

5
Anonymous Author
Great course for a refresher on the appropriate steps to prepare for an facilitate an effective meeting.

5
Anonymous Author
The class gives a lot of helpful tips on how to manage meetings. Will refer to this class in the future.

5
Member's Profile
Excellent design and delivery. Really effective presentation that lends credibility to the content.

5
Member's Profile
essentials are well organized and presented in an effective manner. Easy to understand and follow

5
Member's Profile
This course provides a good overview of meeting preparation and facilitation with great visuals.

5
Member's Profile
Very methodical presentation detailing the steps necessary to effectively facilitate meetings.

5
Anonymous Author
great course with helpful insights and tips on how the have the most effective meetings possible

4
Member's Profile
I thought the slides were great references and the organization was thoughtful and meaningful

5
Anonymous Author
This course provided a good summary of how to facilitate presentations or group conversations.

5
Member's Profile
Very engaging presentation. Provided key points and tips that can be immediately implmented.

5
Anonymous Author
Good practical guide for preparing and conducting the meetings. This is all about control...

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Anonymous Author
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4
Anonymous Author
Good overview of how to facilitate a meeting. I will be using these techniques next time.

4
Anonymous Author
The instructor provided practical tips and reminders for facilitating an effective meeting.

4
Anonymous Author
Very engaging presenter who explains key concepts clearly and with enthusiasm. Thank you.

5
Anonymous Author
Helpful in facilitating a meeting, achieving results and meeting your goals and objectives

5
Anonymous Author
very informative course about How to facilitate effective meeting and it helped me a lot.

5
Member's Profile
really enjoyed material. real world examples were great. length of course seems right.

5
Member's Profile
This course was a good refresher, especially as more people conduct meetings virtually.

5
Member's Profile
I really enjoyed this course and look forward to more effective meetings in the future

5
Anonymous Author
This course provided helpful tips for leading meetings and creating positive outcomes.

5
Anonymous Author
This course establishes many common tips and guides to facilitate successful meetings.

5
Member's Profile
Good material to understand the subject and helpful in conducting business meetings..

5
Member's Profile
This course was outlined in a clear and consice way that made sense for the material.

5
Anonymous Author
Really great info in this course. I will definitely be implementing these strategies

4
Anonymous Author
My name is Mark and I think that I liked this course very much so..................

5
Anonymous Author
Great class with lots of examples and tips that can easily be used in real life.

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Anonymous Author
useful tips for running facilitating effective meetings and keeping them on track

5
Anonymous Author
Very engaging presentation. A lot of take aways that can be used in your career.

5
Anonymous Author
The presenter was enthusiastic and the course was full of helpful information.

5
Member's Profile
Nice course with great tips on how to effectively facilitate business meetings.

5
Member's Profile
Same feedback as the other course that Darrell taught. very engaging and useful!

5
Member's Profile
good course. excellent topic. i hope to start using the information immediately

5
Member's Profile
Energetic presentation that captures the key points to run effective meetings.

5
Anonymous Author
Good presentation of facilitating a meeting. Well structured and good content.

5
Member's Profile
I learned some very helpful tips and tricks for the facilitation of meetings.

5
Anonymous Author
Very interesting presentation, nearly anyone should benefit from this course.

4
Anonymous Author
Some of the content was very helpful but the presentation was a bit informal.

5
Anonymous Author
Very helpful to think about all of these tactics when facilitating meetings

4
Anonymous Author
different info than how i used to run meeting, i think it is still helpful

5
Member's Profile
great, good feedback, informational, excited for more. all good things.

4
Anonymous Author
Great course! Helpful, common sense methods to help keep things on track.

5
Anonymous Author
great meeting and really clear slides to use for reference in the future

4
Anonymous Author
This was a good course I think, not much to say about that..............

4
Anonymous Author
The stage that was set was helpful. The facilitation tips seemed useful.

5
Anonymous Author
Darrell's interest in the topic makes for a great learning environment!

5
Anonymous Author
Very helpful! Loved the examples on what / how to say different things

4
Anonymous Author
This was a helpful review of meeting tips and the slides were useful.

5
Anonymous Author
Not the typical area of focus for accountants, however, informative!

5
Anonymous Author
Great course, was easy to follow and understand, with good examples.

4
Anonymous Author
Presenter is engaging and easy to listen to. Content is very basic.

5
Anonymous Author
Great course for effective meetings, easy to understand and follow.

5
Member's Profile
Really useful tips to help address common issues faced in a meeting

5
Member's Profile
Darrell is a great presenter and did a great job with this topic!

4
Member's Profile
Clear concise effective ways to control and facilitate a meeting.

4
Anonymous Author
The was a very informative course. Highly recommended, good tips

5
Member's Profile
Great information for me as an unorganized meeting facilitator.

5
Anonymous Author
one of the lighter courses if you need a break from financials.

4
Member's Profile
Great meeting facilitation tips including how to manage pitfalls.

5
Anonymous Author
Good course, nice presentation of the information. learned a lot

5
Anonymous Author
Great information and tips for facilitating effective meetings.

5
Member's Profile
Great course that i will refer to before facilitating meetings!

5
Member's Profile
I like the facilitator a lot. He was engaging and interesting.

5
Anonymous Author
Very engaging course! I will certainly use these techniques!

5
Anonymous Author
This trainer does a great job. Great training, useful tips!

5
Member's Profile
Very logical presentation with practical steps and examples

4
Anonymous Author
informtative and clear in how to conduct effective meetings

5
Anonymous Author
simple and easy to under stand the content. would recommend

5
Member's Profile
Good course on effective meeting preparation and strategy

5
Member's Profile
So glad I took this course. What a game changer! Thank you!

5
Member's Profile
having a non profit committee meeting today....thanks.....

4
Anonymous Author
The facilitator was easy to listen to and well organized.

5
Anonymous Author
Surprisingly challenging course. I got good tips from it.

5
Anonymous Author
Good refresher/tips on how to run good meetings. Thanks

5
Anonymous Author
One of the best course I have recently taken - great job

5
Member's Profile
Really helpful information, highly recommend the course!

5
Member's Profile
Great points! Will definitely apply to all my meetings!

4
Anonymous Author
Presenter was thorough and course content appropriate.

5
Anonymous Author
This was a fun and engaging course. I learned a lot.

5
Member's Profile
Great recommendations! I always enjoy your courses!

5
Member's Profile
Great tips for effectively facilitating a meeting.

Prerequisites
Course Complexity: Foundational

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Instructor for this course
Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
  Introduction to How to Facilitate Effective Meetings6:36
  Preparing To Facilitate14:49
  Set The Stage To Facilitate15:32
  Ingredients for Effective Facilitation26:48
Challenges,Common Pitfalls and Facilitation Tips
  Challenges11:57
  Common Pitfalls12:33
  Facilitation Tips8:57
  Summary2:12
Continuous Play
  How To Facilitate Effective Meetings1:39:19
Supporting Materials
  Slides: How to Facilitate Effective MeetingsPDF
  How to Facilitate Effective Meetings Glossary/indexPDF
  Effective Meeting AgendaPDF
Review And Test
  REVIEW QUESTIONSquiz
 FINAL EXAMexam