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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: November 6, 2019

7 Reviews (43 ratings)Reviews

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.
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.
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.
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.
Anonymous Author
Great course, was easy to follow and understand, with good examples.
Anonymous Author
Presenter is engaging and easy to listen to. Content is very basic.
Member's Profile
Very logical presentation with practical steps and examples


Course Complexity: Foundational

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information

Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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 .
Course Syllabus
  6:36Introduction to How to Facilitate Effective Meetings
  14:49Preparing To Facilitate
  15:32Set The Stage To Facilitate
  26:48Ingredients for Effective Facilitation
Challenges,Common Pitfalls and Facilitation Tips
  12:33Common Pitfalls
  8:57Facilitation Tips
Continuous Play
  1:39:19How To Facilitate Effective Meetings
Supporting Materials
  PDFSlides: How to Facilitate Effective Meetings
  PDFHow to Facilitate Effective Meetings Glossary/index
  PDFEffective Meeting Agenda
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