Facilitating Team Development at Meetings

Erica (Engineer and Team Leader, Project X)My boss has just assigned me to facilitate a series of meetings with the Project X team at the conference in Atlanta next month. I am hesitant to take on this responsibility because I don’t have the formal authority to do it effectively. After expressing these concerns to my boss, she recommended that I talk with you for advice and support.”

Jeremy (PMP, Director, Project Management Office)Why do you think you need formal authority to facilitate team meetings?”

EricaI don’t think the attendees will listen to me otherwise. Most of them are senior to me, and they are used to telling their direct reports what to do. The others are colleagues who have ...

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