Facilitating Meetings and Groups

Everything you need to know about facilitating meetings and groups.
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  • Length 4 hours
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Published 11/2014 English

Course Description

Welcome to Facilitating Meetings and Groupsfrom LearnSmart.

LearnSmart is Project Management Institute (PMI)® Global Registered Education Provider (REP 3577). This course qualifies for the above credit hours toward the PMP® or CAMP® training contact hours or toward maintaining your current certification. Thus meeting the Professional Development Unit (PDU) requirement necessary to continue their PMP® Certification or for experienced project managers wanting to brush up on their education.

If you're interested in becoming an accomplished project manager, this training will give you valuable real-life project management techniques. Learn the skills you need to be an effective project manager - this course qualifies for 7.00 PDU credit hours toward your PMP® certification from PMI®.

Course Overview:

We demonstrate the extensive range of skills and tools needed to organize meetings that are both productive and time efficient. Through this course, viewers learn how to take charge, how to lead, and how to move groups towards their goals.

Recommendations:

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  • Smart method to learn - This course is helpful and using smart way to motivate thinking and understanding. The instructor has a professional delivery method, and the he materials are interesting and creative specially the flashcards and the exercises -- Ibrahim Alsayed
  • This course is of high quality - This course will let you become a PMP and CAMP master and it will explain you every concept. The instructor is highly engaging and highly motivating. Can't be better. Thank you -- Saber Tlili
  • Excellent class! -- I already have my PMP, but wish I had this class as a study tool prior to taking the test. I am confident that a person who studies the materials presented in this course should have no problem with the exam. I took the class for the PDUs to keep my certification up. On completion of the class I followed the instructions, and had no problem registering the credits with PMI -- Robert Vroom

PMI, PMP, and CAMP are a registered trademarks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

What are the requirements?

  • No prerequisites for this course - A computer with Internet

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Upon completion of this course, you will be able to organize and lead meetings efficiently and successfully.
  • he course will teach you how to engage the group, get them to cooperate and productively achieve the goals that had been set for the meeting.
  • At same time, you will learn how to manage your time effectively.
  • This course qualifies for 7.00 PDU credit hours toward the PMP® certification from PMI.org

What is the target audience?

  • Professionals looking to deepen their understanding of human resource and management responsibilities, and how to effectively do them.
  • Project managers who are looking to keep their project management certification and fulfill their professional development hour requirements.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Pre-Assessment
Pre-Assessment
41 questions
Section 2: Introduction
Introduction to Facilitating Meetings and Groups
Preview
01:40
The Facilitator Role
Preview
02:19
Section 3: Characteristics of a Successful Facilitator
Communication Skills
Preview
03:51
Attributes for Success
Preview
03:28
Self-Assessment
01:36
Remedies and Strategies
08:50
Section 4: The Facilitative Process
Framework
01:17
Pre-Negotiation
01:01
Set-up and Greeting
02:31
Establishing Ground Rules
02:02
Setting the Agenda
03:10
Open Discussion
01:47
Problem Solving
02:16
Consensus Building
00:58
Closing and Evaluation
01:13
Between-Meeting Facilitation
01:26
Chapter 1-3 Quiz
7 questions
Section 5: Internal vs. External Facilitators
Internal Facilitators
02:14
External Facilitators
02:31
Section 6: Conventional Groups vs. Participatory Groups
Conventional Groups
01:56
Participatory Groups
01:15
Values and Goals of Group Facilitation
02:20
Section 7: Facilitation Tools and Techniques
Generating Ideas
03:45
Gathering Different Perspectives
01:04
Playing by the Rules
02:43
Tricks for Reinvigorating the Group
04:20
Refining Ideas
01:42
Stacking
03:25
Directing the Group's Focus
06:12
Reaching Consensus
05:12
Setting the Agenda
03:29
Departing from the Agenda
02:42
Time Management
02:59
Chapter 4-6 Quiz
7 questions
Section 8: Facilitating Meetings and Work Groups
Types of Groups
03:03
Group Size
02:31
Meeting Structure
05:06
Open Agenda-Setting
02:17
The Problem-Solving Process
10:07
Problem-Solving Tools
03:31
Group Decision-making
05:18
Decision-making Methods
05:57
Reaching Inclusive Solutions
02:54
Providing Closure
02:22
Section 9: Facilitating Difficult Situations
Sources and Types of Conflict
05:07
Preventing Diruptive Behavior
01:53
Intervention Strategies
07:54
Intervention Scenarios
04:40
Managing Group Conflict
02:57
Breaking an Impasse
03:23
Chapter 7 & 8 Quiz
13 questions
Section 10: Facilitative Options
Advantages of Co-Facilitation
05:04
Disadvantages of Co-Facilitation
04:08
Co-Facilitation in Practices
04:19
Maintaining Boundaries
02:45
Facilitating Breakout Groups
07:54
Alternative Formats
08:18
Do's and Don'ts of Chart Writing
05:32
Section 11: Facilitative Leadership
The Changing Role of Management
04:33
Traditional Leaders vs. Facilitative Leaders
07:56
Facilitative Leaders vs. Group Facilitators
01:28
Basic vs. Developmental Facilitation
03:00
Section 12: Creating a Supportive Learning Environment
Setting the Stage -- The Physical Environment
07:04
Setting the Stage -- The Mental and Emotional Environment
07:17
Dealing with Emotions
06:42
Summary and Conclusion
00:37
Chapter 9-11 Quiz
13 questions
Section 13: Final Exam
Final Exam
39 questions
Supplementary Materials
Article

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Instructor Biography

LearnSmart LLC, Smarter Training. Never Open a Textbook Again.

LearnSmart has served the learning community with high-quality professional skills and IT certification training since 1997. In that time, the company has helped thousands earn career-related certifications from respected vendors, such as Project Management Institute (PMI)®, Cisco, Microsoft, CompTIA, Oracle, and EC-Council. LearnSmart offers over 1,000 courses covering IT, project management, administrative, HR, and workplace safety topics. With a rapidly growing clientele of individuals and corporations, LearnSmart serves a broad range of Fortune 500 companies to universities, as well as government institutions and the armed forces.

LearnSmart is able to meet diverse career and learning needs through its extensive selection of training. LearnSmart uses industry experts to give learners the most up-to-date content in a video format as well as training resources including; reference tools, pretests, study guides and labs. For more information about how we can help pinpoint and solve your individual or multi-user training challenges.

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