Designing Effective Meetings - May 2 2023



Tuesday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM MT


FREE for participants in our region (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY). $45 for participants outside our region. Waitlisting is free and if a spot becomes available, we will contact you for payment.

Primary Competency

Communication Skills

Ideal for: Meeting Facilitators, Coalition Leaders, Committee Leaders, Workgroup Leaders

How do you design a meeting so it is focused, effective, and engaging? This workshop focuses on the key leadership skill of how to plan and structure a meeting to achieve your desired outcomes. We will address the strategic skill of Persuasive Communication and explore strategies for leading meetings that are inclusive, invite dialogue and engagement, and motivate participants to action. We’ll also provide actionable strategies and techniques to help keep your meetings on point and action-oriented.

What to Expect

This 2-hour workshop is sure to provide tips to elevate how you facilitate meetings. We will use a blend of instruction and practice work in small groups, so come ready to participate!

This virtual workshop requires your participation by video using a webcam or built-in camera on your device. Contact us if you need assistance accessing a webcam.

workshop ACCESS

Look for an email from us before your live session with instructions on how to access the workshop. If you don’t see an email (don’t forget to check your spam folder), email Make sure you sign in before to ensure you know how to connect with your camera.

We strive to host inclusive and accessible events that enable all individuals, including those with disabilities to engage fully. Please let us know of any accommodations that will assist your full participation.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Define: Describe meeting planning and design strategies that encourage participation and engagement.
  • Build an Agenda: Create an organized and actionable meeting agenda that best serves the meeting's purpose.
  • Address Issues: Identify at least 1 meeting design strategy that addresses the issues of power or inclusivity.

Length of Learning Opportunity
2 hours
Registration Information

Click on the green "Register for the Waitlist" button at the top left of this page. You will need to be logged in or will need to create an account prior to registering for this training. Creating an account will not automatically register you for this training. You will need to re-open this page and register. Please email with registration questions.

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

Sarah Davis is the Associate Director of RM-PHTC. Sarah’s background involves coalition leadership, including working with the smoke-free movement in Colorado in the early 2000s, Colorado Amendment 35 tobacco tax, and with Nevada’s smoke-free casino efforts. Sarah is a graduate from the Interaction Institute’s Facilitative Leadership for Social Change program and she holds a Master's degree in Nonprofit Management.


Geographic Relevance
Priority given to individuals from Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, or Wyoming.

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