Professional Meeting Facilitation
Strategic Planning Retreats
Strategic planning retreats are probably one of the most important events on the executive team’s calendar, yet many managers express frustration with their past experiences. You have just two days and an overwhelming agenda. Your executives are outspoken and articulate and yet you need to resolve issues and agree on concrete actions. Success comes from having the right agenda, the right design, the right pre-work and the right facilitator. Over the past twenty-three years, we have run over 560 strategic planning sessions and board retreats and in that time we have learned a lot about what works, and what doesn’t. We want to help you get more from your next strategic planning retreat.
Advisory Board Meetings
When you establish an Advisory Board the investment of time, money, and reputation is enormous. Because of this you want to make sure you have the right facilitator. The right facilitator will not only help you gain more insight, they will also help protect and even build your reputation. We have a track record of success at facilitating advisory board meetings for pharmaceuticals, medical devices, consumer products, and b2b markets. The key is in helping you come up with a double win, a win for you, and a win for your participants.
Conference and Workshop Facilitation
If you are a conference organizer, and you want to use breakout groups or workshops to draw on the expertise, knowledge and experience of the participants then we want to work with you. Faced with severe time constraints, large numbers of participants, and budgetary constraints you need to make the most of the situation. We want to help. Whether you need a single facilitator or a team we can show you how the right facilitator with the right approach will give you the results you want, and more.
At Meeting Facilitators International we…
- Have only one line of business, professional meeting facilitation
- Guarantee our results, if you aren’t satisfied you don’t pay
- Are always available for an initial free consultation
Meet Our Facilitators
We are a group of experienced meeting facilitators focused on strategic planning off-site meetings and customer advisory board sessions. We currently have facilitators in Chicago, Toronto, New York and Washington.
From Our Clients
“Over the past five or six years we have worked with Bruce more than a dozen times as a focus group moderator for our pharmaceutical and medical device clients. The clients are always impressed with how quickly Bruce picks up challenging concepts and how easily he communicates them. The high-quality feedback and insight he draws from the focus group participants is what we are all looking for. Bruce’s track record in exceeding client objectives makes me extremely comfortable recommending him to any of our clients regardless of therapeutic area.”
“We wanted to find somebody unbiased, with no agenda, who could lead the retreat and pull in all points of view. Bruce did this and more. He brought some clever ways to make sure that we fully explored our ideas and he forced the discipline of setting priorities and of committing to an action plan. We have now used him three years in a row since everyone sees the value he adds and trusts his process.”
Mary Todd Peterson