Facilitation Skills for Nonprofit Leaders- Making Meetings Work

How many hours do you sit in meetings every week? Do you feel like you are getting your message across as a leader?

In this session, participants will learn what it takes to facilitate groups of people, both large and small. Learn the structures, strategies, and pitfalls for meetings, gatherings, and even one-on-one discussions. Understand your unique style of facilitation, and what strategies you can adapt immediately to improve your facilitation. Practice facilitating and applying new skills, such as generating conversation, managing disagreement, and building consensus. Work in small groups to receive feedback and strengthen your skills. Learn about valuable resources and practice tools to take with you, such as the Liberating Structures framework and Graphic Facilitation.

This course is great for people who lead staff meetings, groups of volunteers, groups of staffers, board meetings, and special events.

Topics Addressed: facilitation, meetings, time management, purpose, objectives and outcomes

Course Level: Introductory

Who should attend:

  • Nonprofit professionals at all levels who lead groups of people.
  • Leaders looking for strategies to increase their facilitation skills.
  • CNM Members working toward their Volunteer Management certificate.

Method of Facilitation: group activities, discussion

This work will amplify the impact of nonprofits by helping participants:

  • Understand your unique style of facilitation and how to utilize your strengths.
  • Learn how to create structures for facilitating groups.
  • Practice techniques for generating conversation, managing disagreement, and building consensus.

Quotes from previous participants: "Great energy. Love the flexibility and ability to change approach based on situation. Not just this is how but adapted to actual situation. Wrapped it all back to beginning expectations."

"Excellent insight paired with practical tools!"

"Great content and exercises"

Kellee Mannix, Director of Education
July 25, 2019; 9:00 AM to July 25, 2019; 3:30 PM
End Date
Thursday, July 25, 2019
$130.00 for Members; $215.00 for nonmembers; $130.00 for students

Subject Area(s)
Management & Leadership
Center for Nonprofit Management
Other Details
Lunch Included


This workshop has already started and registrations are no longer being accepted. If you are interested in taking this course, please refer to the list below to find another time with the course will be offered.

This workshop is not currently offered at any other times.