Mastering Group Facilitation

Are you responsible for designing meetings, facilitating workshops, or managing a team? 

Join us for a three-day intensive workshop where you will learn and practice the skills of a master facilitator. 

It is in group events – meetings, workshops, retreats, and more – that much of our work is accomplished and connections made between people. Group events are most effective when led by powerful and transformative facilitators; leaders, managers, committee chairs, and anyone leading groups on a regular basis can become a powerful and transformative facilitator. Mastering Group Facilitation provides the tactics, theories, and self-awareness practice to help you become a superb facilitator. Along the way, in this three-day workshop, you’ll discover tools and techniques that will transform other parts of your life because parenting, marriages, friendships, and all forms of relationship are improved through the same tools that produce good facilitation and dialogue.

At Mastering Group Facilitation, you will:

  • Learn to run an effective meeting
    The role of a facilitator | Facilitation techniques | Team building strategies
  • Design the perfect agenda
    The right flow | Tools to prepare | Characteristics of good meeting space
  • Improve your skills
    Practice public speaking | Facilitate an experiential exercise | Receive live coaching and feedback

What participants have to say

Meet Your Instructors

Laura Freebairn-Smith is a Partner and co-founder at OPG. Her specialty is assisting leaders in realizing the full potential of their organizations through humanistic and analytical practices, while offering guidance in the redesign of infrastructure, the creation of strategic plans, and with organizational development.

Read Laura’s full bio here.



Leah Hancock is a Senior Associate at OPG where she guides organizations through strategic planning and culture change initiatives, and facilitates meetings, workshops, and retreats – all with the goal of helping individuals and organizations to increase their positive impact on the world.

Read Leah’s full bio here.

Workshop Details

Length: 2.5 days

Location: Organizational Performance Group, 15 Research Drive, Suite 4, Woodbridge, CT 06525

Prerequisite: Anyone who runs meetings or manages a team 

Tuition: $2,000

Materials Fee: $350

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Transform Your Virtual Meetings!

Sign up to receive free tuition for OPG’s 1.5-hour virtual course: The Art of Virtual Facilitation