Meetings are a necessary part of any collaborative project - but those that are not well planned or facilitated can be counterproductive. Observing basic principles of planning and facilitation can ensure that a group reaches its meeting objectives.
This guide explains the role of a facilitator and describes how to plan and execute meetings that deliver results. Topics include
The NOAA Coastal Services Center offers assistance to organizations interested in meeting planning and facilitation. Services include guidance in designing an agenda and choosing the right techniques to achieve meeting goals, and in some cases provision of a skilled facilitator for an event. Contact the Center for more information - firstname.lastname@example.org.