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How to Facilitate a Truly Productive Meeting

4 Weeks


Cohort-based Course

Learn concrete skills and build a reputation for leading meetings that people find valuable

Hosted by

Dom Michalec

Professional Facilitator | Product Coach | IAF Member

Course overview

Designed around you, a painful problem, and a career-defining skill

The calendar affects your focus, which in turn affects your ability to do valuable work. The purpose of this course is to help you become confident in leading productive meetings so you and your team can make better use of your time together.

Each lesson will include step-by-step instruction, real-life examples, and opportunities for you to apply the concepts in your own context.

The weekly workshops are highly interactive. They will build upon each other to create a toolbox of reusable resources for your immediate use. By the end of the course, you will have everything you need to begin facilitating truly productive meetings with confidence.

Group discounts are available for teams of 6 or more. Please contact me at dmichalec5@gmail.com for more information.

You will benefit from this course if:


Your team spends the majority of their day in unstructured discussions, meetings about meetings, and status updates.


Your team is notorious for slow decision making, axle-wrapping tangents, and/or unhealthy meeting dynamics.


You notice loss in post-meeting follow through, low trust in the team, and calls for more checkins with higher ups.

What you'll be able to do by the end of the course

Prepare everyone to show up mindful and excited to do good work in the meeting

Many think an agenda alone is sufficient when sending a meeting invitation, however, a clear purpose is more beneficial for ensuring productive meetings.

That's why we'll go beyond an agenda and produce a 4 point invitation outline that simply works.

Guide dialogue with confidence while maintaining focus on an intended outcome

A facilitator's role is not just to lead activities, but to make it easier for people to achieve a shared goal through intentional connection.

That's why we'll focus on facilitation principles that unleash everyone's ability to fully engage.

Foster trust across the organization and sustain momentum after the meeting

The meeting doesn't end when you hit 'log off,' it ends when everyone knows what's up next, its importance to them, and their role in helping the team drive post-meeting impact.

That's why we'll craft meeting followups that build confidence and follow through.

Engage with other cohort members to deepen connections made during the course

Having an a-ah! moment is great, but sharing it with people you've formed a bond with during a learning experience is even better.

That's why we'll provide opportunities for deeper connection even after the course ends.

Meet Your Instructor

Dom Michalec

Dom Michalec

Professional Facilitator | Product Coach | Member, International Association of Facilitators

I have devoted my career to help advance a vision. A vision where the majority of people wake up every day feeling connected to others through shared purpose, and end the day fulfilled by the contributions of their work. My tool of choice to enact that vision is facilitation.

My experiences as a professional facilitator have led me to countless workshops in the past 5 years with companies all over the world. As a Product Coach at Pathfinder Product, I've helped product teams make improvements to how they collaborate, enabling them to focus on building things people love to use.

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Course Schedule & Topics

~ 8 hours over 4 Sessions
  • Friday, March 3rd, 12:00-12:45 pm EST

    (Encouraged Attendance) Course Kickoff

    Course topics covered this week:

    • Connect with your fellow cohort members
    • What to expect throughout the course
    • Q&A before we start
  • Friday, March 10th 12:00-1:30 pm EST

    Workshop #1: The Productive Invitation

    Course topics covered this week:

    • 4 Principles of a Productive Meeting Invitation
  • Friday, March 17th 12:00-1:30 pm EST

    Workshop #2: Designing and Holding Space

    Course topics covered this week:

    • 2 Principles for Harnessing Harmony and Healthy Conflict
  • Friday, March 24th 12:00-1:30 pm EST

    Workshop #3: The Productive Followup

    Course topics that serve this outcome:

    • 1 Principle for Creating Alignment and Success Momentum

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Learn with Real People on Maven

Active hands-on learning

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

Interactive and project-based

You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

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