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Be a Group Facilitation Pro in an Age of Meetings

November 3, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Friday, November 3rd, 2023



7 hours


Northeastern University
1175 Tremont Street
BOSTON, MA 02115


Wondering how to make your meetings useful, engaging, and on task? Effective meetings build connections, generate ideas, share knowledge, and can even create pathways to leadership. This training will introduce participants to techniques in meeting preparation and planning, key facilitation skills to manage interpersonal and group dynamics, and how to follow-up for success. This workshop is designed to help you explore and improve your capacity to manage meetings and to connect with other individuals planning meetings by providing practical skills through active-learning, small groups, and presentations. The knowledge gained from this training can be applied to any meeting, from small committee meetings to larger public forums.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes

• Define meeting roles and expectations
• Understand & incorporate appropriate learning styles that invite participation and inclusion
• Identify the characteristics of and learn how to plan a results-oriented meeting
• Identify and apply core facilitation principles in a range of settings
• Understand and learn to manage meetings with a range of participants


Jennifer Raitt is Executive Director of the Northern Middlesex Council of Governments, a regional planning agency based in Lowell. She previously served as Director of Planning and Community Development for the Town of Arlington, Massachusetts. She has worked with local, regional, state, and national housing, community development, and planning organizations. She recently received a Housing Hero award from the Massachusetts Housing Partnership and a Fair Housing Champion Award from CHAPA. Her efforts have also been recognized by the American Planning Association, Massachusetts Municipal Association, and local and regional organizations.

Registration deadline

Registration fee

Regular $150, MACDC Member $100, Student/Americorps/Intern $50



November 3, 2023
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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