Meetings That Work is a practical how-to guide full of step by step instructions, tools and practice exercises. Part One focuses on the process of running an effective meet- ing. Part Two describes the un- derlying principles of facilita- tion and meeting management. Part Three focuses on the core personal skills needed to facilitate. It is a meditation on what it takes to be present and focused in order to serve others and facilitate a needed shift or change. If practiced, it will prove invaluable to anyone working collaboratively on projects and change initiatives to meet company goals. Meetings That Work is useful for experienced facilitators or project managers as well as for those who have less experience and need a framework to work within.
By the end of Part Three and with experience and practical application of the material, you will have a working knowledge of the attitudes and actions of a skillful facilitator. You will be sensitized to some of the ethical pitfalls of facilitation. Above all, you will feel more confident in your ability to facilitate a meeting or change initiative successfully.