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Do you know how to keep your group focused during long meetings?

  How long are your meetings? You might be shifting to shorter meetings, or you may be one of those groups for which long meetings are a necessary evil. Whether your agendas are long due to necessity, infrequent group...

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How to Use Facilitation to Solve Meeting Mishaps

Think of your last meeting. Would you consider it time well spent? How about the one before it? Was it effective? Take a moment to compare the two meetings. You probably see some similarities in the outcome or strategy...

7 Ways To Keep Your People Focused During Summer Distractions

In the summertime, when the weather is hot, how do you keep your team driven and engaged? When schools let out and families are home, the beautiful weather is just one more reason your employees’ minds can be easily distracted. But your organization can’t close in the summer months...

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Why – and How – to Become a Master Facilitator

Do you lead groups and meetings in your current role or hope to become a leader within your organization? Planning and running meetings, groups, conferences, or organized group activities requires a unique skill set. Training as a master facilitator...

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A Foolproof Path to Fast Issue Resolution

When important decisions come up at your organization, do you meet as a group to pursue issue resolution? Meetings that require difficult decisions can end in conflict. You might leave without an agreed upon consensus. Or you might find...

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How to Avoid a Bad Meeting – The 6 P’s of Meeting Preparation

If you’ve ever had to run a meeting, you know a few things to be true. One, meetings are going to happen – they’re necessary. Two, it’s your job to prepare for, execute, and follow-up on the meeting. Three,...

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How to Evolve Your Meeting with the 10 Principles of Facilitation

The age-old question – “Why are we having this meeting?” – goes much deeper than you or your manager’s desires to set the meeting. As The Harvard Business Review states, if we’re being completely honest, our need for the...

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5 Tips for Organizing a Business Conference People Will Love

The business conference. A reliable source for networking and professional development — and often the most talked-about event of the year. If you are tasked to plan your next company conference, don’t take it lightly. Conferences require a unique...

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Team Building Is More Than a Trust Fall

Planning a team building exercise can be a daunting task. There are too many activities to choose from, and most produce eye rolls rather than excitement from the team members. But when properly planned and executed, this is an...

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A Successful Fiscal Year Starts with Strategic Planning

If your fiscal year ends in June, you are probably beginning to prepare for 2017-18. First up is scheduling a date for your organization’s strategic planning session. Scheduling can be challenging and time-consuming, especially if you have a large...