Over the years, students and alumni have clamored for a simple reference sheet of our curriculum and how to prepare for a meeting. We think we have it now and hope you agree.
Meetings can be expensive and wasteful, especially when poorly prepared. Therefore, download a PDF of the Meeting Pathway guide and Meeting Canvas on our Facilitator Resources page or under the Alumni section of our website. Additionally, posters are available for purchase in various sizes and formats at our Facilitation Store.
- Graphic Meeting Pathway to thoroughly prepare and ensure meeting success.
- The Meeting Canvas aligns expectations for meeting and workshop charters.
Meeting Pathway to Success
Julia Reich, graphic recorder of Stone Soup Creative, should be applauded (and hired) because her Meeting Pathway to Success provides a simple-to-follow guide for complex events called meetings (or workshops). Intended for individuals working on their own, Meeting Pathway begins with the end in mind (DONE). It concludes with your final preparatory activities. Follow the six steps in the Meeting Pathway to remember everything critical to the success of your meetings (or workshops).
Meeting Pathway provides a color-coded, single-page reference to the significant components of an important meeting or workshop, and includes:
- Meeting types
- Introductory and wrap activities
- Simple agenda instructions
- Annotated agenda components
- Rehearsal considerations
- Tools and activities
- Ground rules
- Visual prompts reminder
We are also introducing the first and only structured Meeting Canvas.
Use the Meeting Canvas to supplement the Meeting Pathway to reinforce clarity and help build consensus around the components of a successful meeting from your group’s perspective. The Meeting Canvas establishes a consensual tone based on transparency and evidence-based decision-making. Order a large poster version for use with Post-It® Notes, then photograph your ongoing development, and share it with other stakeholders as appropriate.
The Meeting Canvas includes 37 preparatory considerations.
Review and adapt them for each meeting or workshop. The three vectors of leadership [WHY}, facilitation [WHAT], and methodology [HOW] are considered and prompted. They cut across four primary dimensions including Deliverable, Culture, Commitment, and Logistics.
MG RUSH alumni have immediate access to a brochure that includes both the Meeting Pathway (11 x 17) and the Meeting Canvas.
Poster versions of both are also available in the Facilitation Store in paper quality from simple matte finish to photographic glossy on foam mount. For more information and prices go to Meeting Pathway or Meeting Canvas.
Register for a class or forward this to someone who should. MG RUSH professional facilitation curriculum focuses on practicing methodology. Each student thoroughly practices and rehearses tools before class concludes. While some call this immersion, we call it the road to building impactful facilitation skills.
Become Part of the Solution While You Improve Your Facilitation, Leadership, and Methodology Skills
MG RUSH Professional Facilitation curriculum provides an excellent way to earn up to 40 SEUs from the Scrum Alliance, 40 PDUs from PMI, 40 CDUs from IIBA, and 3.2 CEUs. As a member of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF), our Professional Facilitation, our training fully aligns with IAF Certification and International Institute for Facilitation (INIFAC) principles. Consequently, our professional curriculum fully prepares alumni for their Certified Professional Facilitator designation.
Furthermore, all of our classes immerse students in the responsibilities and dynamics of effective facilitation and methodology. Nobody is smarter than everybody so attend an MG RUSH Professional Facilitation, Leadership, and Methodology workshop offered around the world. For additional details, see MG RUSH for a current schedule.
Go to the Facilitation Training Store to access proven in-house resources. Because there you will discover fully annotated agendas, break timers, and templates. Finally, take a few seconds to buy us a cup of coffee and please SHARE with others.
In conclusion, we dare you to embrace the will, wisdom, and activities that amplify a facilitative leader.