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Essential Facilitation

Core Skills for Guiding Groups to their Desired Outcomes

Tired of Unproductive Meetings?

Essential Facilitation™ provides a solid framework and proven techniques for resolving conflicts, creating buy-in, and building lasting agreements—skills as valuable in everyday life as they are in business. Our methods have been used by hundreds of organizations to generate faster decisions, increase creativity and productivity, and shorten cycle times.

Essential Facilitation - Beth Yates

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.

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"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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Find Other Programs for Leaders and Teams

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.

Tell us about your situation.