Facilitation Skills for Successful Meetings

Discount Available for groups

This course will take place in person at the School of Government in Chapel Hill, NC from 9:00am-4:15pm

Lack of consensus. A few people dominate the discussion. Lots of idea, but no clear decisions made. There has to be a better way.

Facilitating online groups can pose additional challenges when being “in a meeting” means most or all participants are online, or some are online, and others are in a room “mask to mask.”  

Whether you regularly facilitate or are just a frequent participant in group discussions, you can hone particular communication and leadership skills within the context of a meeting.  

This course will give you tools for planning and guiding meetings so that everyone contributes, and ideas are turned into clear agreements. Contribute to the success of your organization by creating a workplace environment that leverages the power of the group while driving toward a common goal.  


Meet Your Instructors

Image of John B. Stephens

Associate Professor of Public Administration and Government


John Stephens


Image of Peg Carlson

Albert and Gladys Coates Distinguished Term Professor of the Practice in Public Leadership and Organizational Development, Director, Center for Public Leadership and Governance


Peg Carlson





  • Chapel Hill, NC
    December 8
    School of Government
    400 South Rd
    Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before November 30, 2023 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after December 01, 2023, but you will receive a transferrable credit to be used within 12 months. Click here to view the School’s full cancellation and refund policy.
    Registration and payment for this course grants access for a single attendee. In order to register a group of attendees, please register each person individually. If you have questions, please contact our registration office at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919.966.4414.
For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Ling Rudicil

Program Manager, Management and Leadership Group
Albert and Gladys Hall Coates Distinguished Term Teaching Assistant Professor, Center for Public Leadership and Governance