How would you describe the meetings that happen in your organization, department and team today? Wouldn’t it be great if all meetings and workshops were events where groups worked effectively, collaborated and achieved synergy? If discussions were fair, open, inclusive and most importantly, had plans of action that the group, not any one individual, came up with? Meetings like this would be easy!

Unfortunately many feel that meetings that happen in their organization are far from easy. The key to improving the quality of meetings and workshops is to improve the quality of facilitation. Good facilitators make the process of meetings and workshops easy. In fact the word facilitation means “to make easy!”

This one-day workshop aims to teach you the secrets of effective facilitation so that meetings and workshops you are responsible for can be collaborative, discussion based, group focused and get results. In a word, easy!

This course will be valuable to you if:
  • You would like to have more structured meetings or workshops
  • You would like to involve more participants in your meetings or workshops
  • You would like to learn techniques to expand the variety of ideas generated particularly during brainstorming sessions
  • You want to improve your ability to achieve group consensus
  • You want to all attendees to increase levels of commitment to an action plan and ensure follow through after the meeting or workshop closes

Course Objectives:
  • To understand the role of a facilitator and how it differs from the role of a coach, trainer or leader
  • To know the 7 steps of successful facilitation
  • To plan for a successful meeting or training outcome
  • To understand multiple intelligences and how to design activities that work for all of them
  • To learn ways of dealing with conflict among participants and achieve consensus
  • To effectively open and close a meeting or workshop



08:45 Registration & Networking
09:00 Morning Session
10:30 Morning Session Coffee Break
10:45 Morning Session
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Afternoon Session
15:30 Afternoon Session Coffee Break
15:45 Afternoon Session
17:00 Session Ends


A prepayment is required when choosing 'Members only price' or 'Standard Price'.

Member Ticket
Members only price RMB 2,650
Member Company Employee Ticket
RMB 3,650
Non-Member Ticket
RMB 4,650


  • All registrations shall be made online before the session. For full-day sessions, payment also shall be made before the session.
  • For half-day sessions, AmCham Shanghai members are eligible to attend free of charge with Training Credit*; AmCham Shanghai members without Training Credit are eligible to attend at “Member Rate”; Employees who work at AmCham Shanghai member companies are eligible to attend at "Employee Rate".
  • For full-day sessions, AmCham Shanghai members are eligible to attend at “Member Rate”; Employees who work at AmCham Shanghai member companies are eligible to attend at “Employee Rate”; Non-members are eligible to attend at “Non-Member Rate”.
  • Limited spaces are available and attendance will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Members please bring your membership card and non-members bring your business card upon check-in at the training session.
Walk-in and Cancellation Policy
  • This session requires confirmation of attendance in advance. If you attend this session without prior registration, you will be charged an RMB50 "walk-in" fee as member and RMB100 as employee.
  • Cancellation: If you need to cancel your registration for a half-day session, please notify Ivette Corominas at (86 21) 6279 7119 ext. 5671 or email ivette.corominas@amcham-shanghai.org no less than 24 hours in advance. If you need to cancel your registration for a full-day session, please notify Ivette Corominas at least two weeks prior to the session for a full refund. Cancellation made within two weeks before the session will not be refundable.
  • To ensure that you have a seat, please come to the session on time. Open seats will be released to other guests 15 minutes after the session starts.