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Essential Facilitation

Core Skills for Guiding Groups to their Desired Outcomes

Learn The Interaction Method™ and Transform Your Meeting Culture

The Interaction Method™ is a research-based approach for building consensus, reconciling differences, and taking collaborative action.

Facilitate High-Stakes Meetings
Participants learn how to guide a groups – whose members may have widely divergent backgrounds and views – to successful outcomes.

Improve Performance Across Three Dimensions
When meeting leaders and facilitators apply The Interaction Method, groups produce better results, improve work processes, and build stronger relationships.

Build A More Collaborative Culture
When people use these tools in meetings, the company adopts a common collaborative language and a set of effective meeting routines. The results: less wasted time and more productive meetings.

"I can guide senior leaders through a prioritization process with skills I learned in Essential Facilitation. I'm more confident in combining my experience and charisma with facilitative behaviors to lead complex meetings with many stakeholders."
- Ryan Hull, Mobile Technology Supervisor

Thousands of companies have trusted Interaction Associates to develop their effective meetings culture.

How Participants Learn

Live | In Classroom
IA Program Leaders deliver this in two or three days at your site. You can also certify internal trainers to teach Essential Facilitation™ to your managers, project leaders and HR professionals.

Live Online | Virtual Instructor-Led
Highly interactive online training for project managers and leaders who regularly facilitate online meetings. Practice is specifically geared to the virtual meeting environment. Six to eight 90-minute sessions.

Custom Blend | Combination live classroom, VILT & Asynchronous
Tailor a blended learning journey for target populations of group facilitators and team leaders who regularly facilitate both in-person  & online meetings.

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1 in 10 employees should have the facilitation skills and confidence to help people work better together in meetings.

Meetings are a microcosm of team effectiveness and organization culture. 

We've taught over 500,000 people to lead and facilitate meetings. Having facilitation capacity makes a big difference.

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