Course Overview

In today’s world, group conversation and collaboration are more important than ever before, and the demands on our time mandate that meetings be as efficient and productive as possible. This requires highly-skilled meeting design and facilitation to maximize the potential of the work that we do together.

Skilled meeting facilitation requires adeptness in three major areas:

  1. Managing the Process
  2. Managing the People
  3. Managing the Information

To facilitate with finesse in today’s world, meeting facilitators must be proficient in designing and facilitating meetings regardless of whether those meetings are in-person, online or hybrid. This 15-week, 38-hours Live Online training will include vital tools, techniques, and understandings for designing meetings and facilitating groups (large & small) in-person, online and in a hybrid format. There will be demonstrations and coached practice sessions interspersed throughout the training.

What You'll Learn

  • Design meetings that efficiently accomplish the meeting objectives
  • Engage meeting participants with a wide variety of techniques
  • Create an arena of productive collaboration
  • Skillfully manage groups of three to 300
  • Harvest the meeting work product into highly usable content to perpetuate productivity after the meeting

Who Should Attend

  • Leaders in organizations
  • Board Chairs
  • Educators
  • Mediators
  • Volunteer Coordinators
  • Current or aspiring professional facilitators
  • Anyone who works with groups of people

Graduates of this training will be entitled to 3 hours of coaching by Kathleen Oweegon on meeting design and participant management at no additional charge.

Professional co-facilitation by Kathleen Oweegon is also available at an additional charge.


Additional Information

Participants must attend 13 of the 15 session to receive Digital Badge.




“I really got a lot out of this training and I am excited to pass on the information to my colleagues.”’

“Excellent introduction to facilitation and the skills & tools necessary to be an effective facilitator.”

“It is one of the most beneficial trainings I have ever attended. Useful for understanding and dealing with people in addition to facilitation techniques.”



Thank you for your interest in this course. This course is not currently open for enrollment. Please complete a Course Inquiry so that we may promptly notify you when enrollment opens.

This course is offered through Anderson School of Management.

UNM Staff, Faculty and Retirees can use their Tuition Remission benefit on professional development programs.

JTA Funding Opportunity

Full funding for this program is available through Job Training Albuquerque. Eligibility requirements include: Must be an employee of a business with less than 500 employees, headquartered within the Albuquerque city limits. To learn more about JTA funding, click here.

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