Essential Skills for Meeting Facilitators (HHS Region 1)

Date: May 16, 21 and 23, 2024 Format: Webinar
Time: 9:00 AM—10:30 AM EST; each day Cost: FREE


Participants in this three-session series will build skills and confidence to lead effective, dynamic meetings. Each session will be practical and interactive with a focus on learning by doing, covering key principles of meeting facilitation: trust and tone, participation, and engagement, and maintaining productive meetings. Participants should plan to join all 3 sessions and come prepared to engage, interact and practice new skills. This training will be conducted via Zoom.


Audience: Prevention practitioners who are new(er) to the field and/or have limited meeting facilitation experience. Priority registration for participants in the New England region until May 3 due to limited availability.


Session 1 - Trust and Tone: May 16, 9:00-10:30 am EDT

  • Starting the meeting strong and ending energized
  • Setting and sustaining a positive tone
  • Creating a safe, inclusive, productive environment
  •  Active listening

Session 2 - Participation and Engagement, May 21, 9:00-10:30 am EDT

  • Facilitating activities that encourage all to take part
  • Debriefing activities and discussions

Session 3 - Staying on Track and Highly Productive: May 23, 9:00-10:30 am EDT

  • Pacing the agenda while keeping the big picture in mind
  • Managing personalities and group dynamics
  • Encouraging different viewpoints and managing conflict

Criteria for successful completion:
Participants who attend and actively participate in all 3 sessions will receive a certificate of participation for 4.5 contact hours. Participants should be prepared to participate with video and audio and have the ability to join breakout rooms. Participants who are unable to meet the participation requirements may be asked to leave the training.

Registration and capacity: Due to limited space in this training, registration priority will be granted to participants working in a New England state (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) until Friday May 3. Participants from outside the region will be on a waitlist with remaining spaces made available after May 3, 2024.

About the event: This program is hosted by the New England PTTC, a program funded through cooperative agreement from SAMHSA, in response to an identified need for additional facilitation skills training for prevention professionals in the New England region. This training will meet virtually via Zoom and will not be recorded.

Contact Kristen Erickson, [email protected], for any questions

Starts: May. 16, 2024 9:00 am
Ends: May. 23, 2024 10:30 am
Registration Deadline
May 15, 2024
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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