Make the Magic Happen in a Meeting: Meeting Facilitation Skills

Meetings, do we need them? How do we make them meaningful? In the field of prevention, we often have the responsibility of facilitating meetings. We use meetings to bring community partners together, to coordinate work, to create buy-in, and to facilitate community change, but most of us facilitate meetings without training on how to organize and run effective meetings. How do we get people to the table, and once there get (and keep) them engaged? How can we make the most of our time together and ensure everyone feels their time was honored and well-spent? In this workshop, prevention professionals will learn practical skills to plan and facilitate effective meetings.

Note: Space is limited.  Registration will close earlier if the training fills. 



  • Articulate the cost and value of meetings
  • Develop an attendance strategy, create a strong agenda, select an effective format, define roles, and manage logistics
  • Prevent uh-ohs in advance and avoid meeting disasters
  • Encourage meaningful participation and collaboration
  • Conduct effective post-meeting follow up and foster ongoing engagement



Registrants who fully attend this event or training will receive a certificate of attendance via email within two weeks after the event or training.



Jamie Comstock and Robin Carr 

Jamie Comstock and Robin Carr founded Info Inspired in 2014. Both are certified prevention specialists with over 30 years of combined experience in the field. Outside of their work on Info Inspired, Jamie is the Health Promotion Program Manager and Robin is the Substance Use Prevention Coordinator for Bangor Public Health and Community Services in Bangor, Maine.


The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.


Starts: Jul. 23, 2024 10:00 am
Ends: Jul. 23, 2024 1:00 pm
Registration Deadline
June 24, 2024
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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