Mission Critical Meetings: 81 Practical Facilitation Techniques


Ava S. Butler is an organizational development consultant with over thirty years of experience. She has designed and facilitated hundreds of meetings, workshops, and strategy retreats with organizations across the United States, Canada, and Europe.

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Most people believe that meetings are a huge waste of time—and they’re right. Though meetings are essential to the life of any organization, they tend to be boring, inefficient, and unproductive.

But they don’t have to be.

Mission Critical Meetings shows you how to facilitate meetings that participants will look forward to. You’ll learn how to:

  • get participants engaged
  • keep everyone on track
  • boost creativity
  • foster a sense of teamwork
  • make and implement decisions
  • …and much more

The impact of a well-run meeting extends far beyond the short-term enthusiasm of its participants. When you use the techniques described in this book, members will be better equipped to stay on task, work toward a common goal, and contribute to the success of your organization.


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