We believe that most of the hard work for a successful retreat or critical business meeting happens during the planning process. Defining the focus of the meeting is critical. Is it to improve team accountability, communication, and trust? Is it strategic planning? Whatever the purpose, every minute should be planned to support that result.
Excelerant meeting facilitations are created using proven methods that build trust, improve communication, and focus on identifying and implementing your highest priorities and strategies. We work closely with your key stakeholders to prioritize issues and ensure that the right people are in the room. We create a detailed agenda and meeting plan to establish and clearly communicate goals and expectations. We design and develop the meeting to ensure that decisions are made, committed to and documented. Our approach to facilitation keeps the meeting on track and allows all participants to be fully engaged.
A professional meeting facilitator is a trained neutral person whose role is to create the structure and process to achieve the meeting’s objective. Facilitation is a method used by organizations to plan and execute all types of meetings, such as executive strategy, safety, team or departmental, and new technology or process implementations. Working from an agreed upon agenda, the faciliator navigates difficult conversations, manages conflict, and keeps the meeting running smoothly.
Our professional meeting facilitators have a deep understanding of adult learning, leadership and communication styles. This understanding gives the facilitator the unique ability to balance the stronger, more vocal participants with the more subdued personalities to create a highly-interactive and engaging environment.
Have you ever left a meeting not knowing what to do next or running out of time before a decision could be made? Leadership, executive and departmental retreats and meetings are becoming more common for organizations. Planning, preparing for, and creating a rewarding experience that produces results can be both time consuming and challenging for the meeting leader. An outside professional facilitator allows the leader to not only be engaged in the planning process, but also participate with the rest of their team.
Executive Team Meeting
Strategic Planning Meeting
Project Planning Meeting
New Team Meeting
Task Force Meeting
Strategic Planning Retreat
Industry & Professional Association Meetings
Excelerant is an award-winning leadership development and human resources consulting company based in Lafayette, Louisiana. Using a unique approach, Excelerant combines expertise in training, coaching, human resources, and facilitation to solve problems with practical, executable solutions that deliver high-impact, sustainable results.