Meeting Facilitation

Outside Meeting Facilitation Can Help Your Team Answer the Hard Questions

We work closely with you to define the goals of the meeting or retreat and prioritize the issues. Together we discuss not only the business context for the event but also the human context, identify areas where the discussion may veer off track and agree on strategies for handling explosive issues.

In developing the meeting agenda, we incorporate interactive challenges - indoors or outdoors - that energize the group, illuminate the issues at hand, and provide a welcome break from sitting in chairs.

We keep the meeting moving toward your goals by expertly balancing the need for progress with the need for people to speak out. We can resolve emerging conflicts quickly and keep the atmosphere positive. Our facilitation sets the tone for the event and inspires the participants to treat each other's ideas with a high level of respect.

Our clients report tremendous satisfaction not only with the meeting results and the decision-making process, but also with the energy and enthusiasm that accompanies participants back to the workplace.

Planning Hints

Your meeting location. If you have already decided on the venue, we can help choose meeting space appropriate for the team building program and are happy to talk to the venue contact. If you have chosen your team building program, but are still looking for a venue, we may be able to recommend some venues. Remember, we can go to the venue of your choice, no matter where it is in the world.

Surprise or not? We have found that in most cases, the group participants prefer to have some advance notice as to what type of activity they will be participating in. You may choose to give them minimal information in order to keep them guessing or provide them with an information sheet (supplied by iZone) that describes the workshop.

What is included? We include all supplies and equipment needed to lead your corporate team building program. Our average lead facilitator to participant ratio is 1:20 and the facilitator's pre and post planning time is included except in some situations involving intensive needs assessment survey or interview work. As we lead programs throughout India and abroad, facilitator travel expenses may be an additional charge.

Meals and Snacks. Don't forget about meals and snacks - group members appreciate bottled water on a warm afternoon or a thermos of coffee to start off a chilly morning. If we are meeting at an outdoor venue, we may be able to recommend a caterer in your area who delivers box lunches and beverages.

Starting Time. Often if the start of 'activities' coincides with the end of a meal or business session, we have a greater chance of beginning on time and not losing individuals as they check voicemail or take a short break. Please allow extra time if you are transporting people from a hotel to a different location.