Step 6

Keep the Meeting Moving and Accomplish Objectives

Overview

• Keep the facilitation session on track.

• Communicate effectively.

• Accomplish meeting objectives.

Long before the meeting started, you and the person who called the meeting outlined clear, measurable, time-bound outcomes. At the beginning of the meeting you reviewed these outcomes with the participants and hopefully came to an agreement that they were achievable. But even well-planned meetings can go astray and, before you know it, the time is up. As a facilitator, it’s your job to make sure discussions and activities stick tightly to the time constraints and drive toward desired outcomes.

It’s not just about watching the clock, however; keeping a meeting on track is more ...

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