Meetings That Rock


Course Objectives Applicable to Each Series

  • Lead meetings that encourage focused, friendly, full participation!
  • Design meetings that have a positive and focused “look and feel”!
  • Know what questions to ask that encourage people’s honest and best thinking in difficult or complex situations.
  • Generate tremendous momentum and trust in the group and with you.
  • Get people to solution, action and decision.

Which Series is Right for You?

  • LIGHT:  Self paced online training for beginning leaders who want to confidently use a few tricks to lead effective meetings! (1 hour)
  • ESSENTIALS:  Self paced online training for beginner to intermediate level leaders who regularly facilitate meetings and want to clearly lead others through many effective tools and techniques. (6-10 hours)
  • PLUS: NOW FULL! Live virtual training and mentoring over 2-3 years for those who want to practice in an international peer cohort and who are committed to a professional career in facilitation and perhaps professional certification. (15-20 hours per virtual course then 2-3 hours per month of practice and mentoring)

* See this blog for more on the facilitator journey stages:

 Your Workshop Guide

Barbara MacKay, CPF®, CTF®, MS has been facilitating since 1981. She is a dual citizen, having spent most of her life in Canada and then in 2002, immigrated to Northwest USA. She founded her facilitation business in 1995. She has designed and led thousands of facilitated meetings, conferences and workshops all over the world. Barbara is also a certified assessor with the International Association of Facilitators and with the USA Technology of Participation (ToP®) Group.  She has certified facilitators from five continents. Barbara offers multiple courses in facilitation skills and has spent the last 22 years researching and practicing a variety of tools and approaches. She blogs extensively about facilitation on her website and has published over 45 lengthy articles on facilitation skills. Her core work is based in the Technology of Participation (ToP®) approach and this is supplemented with a rich infusion of accelerated learning techniques (the neuroscience of learning), cross cultural and non-violent communication methodologies.

Barbara has a playful sense of humor and has been described as having a calm, wise, authentic presence. Barbara has been a presenter at the International Association of Facilitators’ (IAF) conferences for the last 15 years in North America, 1-4 times each in Europe, APAC region  and Australia.  She is currently mentoring many younger and diverse colleagues in North America and Asia.  She is passionate about diversifying and globalizing facilitation competency.  Barbara has a strong meditation and yoga practice and in her spare time gardens, has global colleagues over to her house, and thinks about facilitation!  Learn more about Barbara at