Five steps to design an effective collaborative meeting

Long before I had any professional experience or training as a facilitator, I often found myself in the position of needing to organize meetings that engaged participants on a deeply collaborative level. 

Sometimes, these meetings took place within an organization where I was asked to bring together leaders with vastly different perspectives and programmatic experience to discuss future strategic directions. Often, they were meetings with partners, politicians, and community members to co-create a shared vision or — even more daunting — resolve issues where there was a high degree of conflict.

Can you relate?

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