Everyone loves a great meeting, right? What single most important factor ensures organizational meetings are effective, productive, and engaging? Good facilitation. Skilled meeting facilitation creates the framework and provides the processes that ensure group success. When meetings are facilitated well, participant input is drawn out and processed in a way that moves the discussion forward. Participants are given equal opportunity to contribute and communication is open and effective. By thoughtfully designing the meeting as well as managing the way the group works together, a facilitator helps the group accomplish their meeting purpose. Facilitation and meeting management skills are not just for facilitators, however. Even in meetings where there is no formal facilitator, participants can forward the work by engaging as “facilitative” group members. This training will teach the basic tenets of skillful facilitation and meeting management strategies.