Executive Education

Facilitation Skills for Leaders

Lead effective meetings

This program will provide you with tools and skills for leading effective meetings and facilitating wider group discussions. Enable dialogues that generate trust and effective action. Overcome challenging situations. Develop an individual action plan for showcasing your talent as a facilitative leader.

This program is designed for anyone directly engaged in facilitating meetings or other gatherings of people who need to work collectively to achieve results.

  • Feel confident in planning and facilitating meetings and discussions, both in person and online
  • Build trust, participation and effective meeting outcomes
  • Keep group discussions on a focused and productive track
  • Foster a collaborative environment
  • Increase accountability for ongoing results
  • Create a personalized action plan for effective meeting facilitation

Assessing your Facilitation Needs

  • Optimizing creative ways to meet and facilitate discussions
  • Using facilitation to demonstrate leadership

The Five-Step Model to Facilitation

  • Setting a positive climate
  • Listening to understand
  • Anchoring discussions with a meaningful purpose
  • Staying focused, making decisions
  • Involving everyone

Facilitating Larger Groups

  • Clarifying objectives
  • Developing presence by creating your facilitation persona 

Planning and Designing Facilitation Events 

  • Managing time while staying flexible 
  • Gaining commitment and growth 

Encouraging Participation and Collaboration

  • Managing louder voices and drawing out quieter ones 
  • Inclusivity and cross-cultural communication

Strategic Facilitation 

  • Using influence and persuasion to up your game 
  • Designing Your individualized facilitation plan

Special features

You will gain hands-on experience by engaging in targeted skill-building exercises, and receive feedback from the program leader.

Amy Stanley

Amy Stanley


Amy is an Adjunct faculty member at the UBC Sauder School of Business. She has worked in various HR roles, including 8 years as an HR Manager in UBC’s Department of Medicine. An expert executive coach, she manages her own leadership development business helping leaders handle conflict and create high-performing organizations. Her global client list includes a range of industries from the business, finance, government and education sectors.

Upcoming sessions

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Jun 21 - 22, 2023
$2195.00 + tax (5%)



8:30am – 4:30pm in Vancouver, BC

8:30am – 4:30pm in Vancouver, BC

UBC Robson Square

Participating organizations

Success stories

  “The program provided a diverse and fun, yet structured, environment that inspired learning. I would recommend it to anyone looking to get practical and theoretical knowledge of meeting facilitation.”

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