Facilitating Engaging Meetings

Virtual & Interactive Facilitation Skills Program

Do you want to lead more productive meetings? Are you struggling with getting folks to participate in meetings? Do you wonder how to prevent or manage difficult group dynamics in meetings?

Our 3-part interactive virtual program increases your understanding of meeting facilitation and your confidence as a facilitator. We’ll learn and practice skills together through guided interactive virtual sessions. This workshop series is designed to emphasize peer learning and to build connections with your peers who also care about the environment and community health. You will walk away from this program with a new set of facilitation tools and a plan to apply what you learn in your own context!

Workshop Descriptions

Session 1 

Focus: Your personal tendencies, strengths, and stance as a facilitator, planning for engaging meetings, creating clear outcomes and expectations

Facilitators will also focus on participant needs, priorities, and concerns to address throughout the training

Session 2

Focus: Tips for creating engagement and productivity, specific tools for leading meetings (virtual and in-person meetings), applying the facilitation skills of listening and summarizing

Session 3 

Focus: Group dynamics and facilitation strategies, self-awareness and self-management, practice facilitation skills, create a personal plan as a facilitator

Overall Outcomes

By the end of the program you will gain knowledge and skills about:

  • Your facilitation role and stance
  • Planning an engaging meeting
  • An understanding of group dynamics
  • Core facilitator skills, including listening, summarizing, and redirecting
  • Specific activities and tools that support engagement
  • A personal plan and intentions for your future facilitation efforts

What you get from the program

  •  A pre-session orientation video with introductory activity
  • Three 90-minute interactive workshops that emphasize skill building and practicing different facilitation tools and approaches
  • Emphasis on breakout rooms and group engagement in sessions
  • Assignments between workshops to build each session

      Post session information

  • All ICL handouts and worksheets from session with templates to use for your future facilitation efforts
  • Slides from the session with content embedded in
  • We collate the slides with the content created in the sessions (jamboards, mentimeters, chat engagement, and poll results)
  • Recordings of the workshops, available for 60 days following the end of the program

Upcoming Dates

FALL  2024

All Sessions 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Eastern Time)

  1. Tuesday, September 17th
  2. Thursday, September 19th
  3. Tuesday, September 24th

Early Bird pricing ends:  August 1st

Registration closes: September 9th



All Sessions 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Eastern Time)

  1. Tuesday, December 3rd
  2. Thursday, December 5th
  3. Tuesday, December 10th

Early Bird pricing ends: October 15th

Registration closes: November 18th


Tuition Cost

Early Bird Pricing: $325

Regular Pricing: $350


Additional Information

  • Facilitating Engaging Meetings is designed as a series of interactive workshops. Please come prepared to interact and contribute to the cohort.
  • In an attempt to create a diverse cohort of participants from various organizations, we are encouraging no more than three people from any organization to register. If you have more than three staff interested in this series, please reach out to info@icl.org.
  • This workshop series will be co-led by ICL Senior Associates.
  • Please direct any questions about this workshop series to info@icl.org.
  • A calendar invitation and Zoom link will be shared with you after registration and before the workshop series begins.
  • There is a no refund policy for this program. Registration transfers will be excepted on a case by case basis. Reach out to info@icl.org with any questions on this policy.

Curious what past program participants are saying?

“Since the program ended, I’ve already referred back to what we learned multiple times. The material in this facilitation series felt like something that everybody should have a chance to learn.”

-February 2024 participant

I found this training session to be extremely beneficial and informative! I am excited to take what I learned and apply it to my future agendas.”

-Spring 2024 participant