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UNC School of Government

Facilitation Skills for Successful Meetings

Available dates

Dec 6, 2019
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
USD 485
USD 485 per day


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About the course

Lack of consensus. A few people dominate the discussion. Lots of idea, but no clear decisions made. There has to be a better way.

We’ve all left meetings that we don’t feel were the best use of our time. So what separates a good meeting from a bad one? Learning the skills of group facilitation will enable you to offer helpful guidance and improve the meeting process and outcome.

Whether you regularly facilitate or are just a frequent participant in group discussions, you can hone particular communication and leadership skills within the context of a meeting. This one-day course will give you tools for planning and guiding meetings so that everyone contributes and ideas are turned into clear agreements. Contribute to the success of your organization by creating a workplace environment that leverages the power of the group while driving toward a common goal.


  • Topics - Local and State Government
  • Leadership and Management

Who should attend

  • Public Officials - Local and State Government Roles
  • City and County Clerks
  • City and County Managers
  • Managers and Supervisors
  • Department Heads

Trust the experts

Lydian Altman

Lydian Altman works with and across various public sector organizations to diagnose, design, develop, and deliver leadership programs and services for public officials through the School’s Center for Public Leadership and Governance. Since she joined the School in 1999, her work has included cons...


Peg Carlson

Peg Carlson is director of the School of Government’s Center for Public Leadership and Governance, a new initiative designed to integrate, coordinate, and expand the School’s leadership, governance, and management programs and scholarship. Carlson rejoined the School of Government in September 20...


John Stephens

John Stephens joined the School of Government in 1996. Previously, he was research director of the Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management. His publications include Guidebook to Public Dispute Resolution in North Carolina and Public Management Bulletin: Using a Mediator in P...


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