Global Meeting Facilitation
A changing business environment is increasing opportunities to meet people from diverse cultural backgrounds. It is essential in an intensely competitive global market to leverage the knowledge and experience of team members in transforming diverse ideas into a competitive edge. Are you doing enough to facilitate meetings that bring opinions together to create results? It is quite common for meetings between people from the same country to stray from the agenda or be dominated by more assertive people. Proceedings often become even more challenging for facilitators in gatherings between people from around the world. It is thus becoming crucial for executives and leaders to acquire facilitation skills that empower them to bring contributions together and draw the right conclusions. In our seminar, you will learn how to properly facilitate and streamline meetings between diverse team members. The lecture will be in Japanese while the exercises will be in English so you can apply your new knowledge. You will complete the seminar as a more confident ―and successful―facilitator.
- 77,000 yen (inc.tax)
- Delivery Language: Japanese, Material Languagae : Japanese, Exercises: English
- Quintegral Faculty
- 1 day（9:30-17:30）
- PDU Leadership: 7.0
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How You Will Benefit
- You will alleviate the following concerns and confidently facilitate global meetings:
- 1. Bringing diverse people together
- 2. Facilitating meetings in English
- 3. A lack of knowledge and skills
Who Should Attend
- Executives and leaders who are likely to facilitate global meetings
1. The globalization of meetings
• We will discuss how communications differ in meetings solely between Japanese participants and in gatherings between people from diverse nationalities, noting the impact of high-and low-context cultures. We will also cover typical Japanese approaches to multi-national meetings.
2. The facilitator’s role and tasks
• As well as defining what facilitators do, we will explore such preparatory considerations as whether meetings are needed, clarifying their objectives, choosing participants, determining meeting formats, and preparing agendas.
3. Encouraging participation
• Beginnings count. Practice opening speeches to produce results by encouraging everyone to participate.
4. Effective facilitation
• Facilitation skills include encouraging input from participants, acting to achieve results, bringing discussions back on track, asking questions to clarify opinions, listening to participants, dealing with disruptive individuals, managing time, bringing views together, and writing the minutes.
5. Facilitation skills to accommodate diverse people
• You will learn about the various behavioral traits of participants and how to intervene under various circumstances.
6. Practicing facilitation
• You will draw on a case study to practice facilitating a meeting in Japanese.
7. Intervening (in English)
• You will learn English expressions that you can use to intervene in certain situations.
8. Practicing virtual meetings (in English)
• You will learn about differences between virtual and face-to-face meetings, common issues in virtual meetings, and solutions. You will also practice facilitation in English based on the case study you read in Module 6.
Prerequisite / Pre-Assignment
TOEIC Score 500 or Higher / Pre-Assignment Required