NEW! Facilitate Fantastic Meetings! with Maria Fafard

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this training, learners will be able to: 

  • Design effective and engaging meetings. 
  • Facilitate constructive meetings by using facilitation skills such as guiding the group to desired outcomes.
  • Demonstrate utilization of the mindset, tools, and techniques of a successful facilitator.


The ability to design and facilitate an effective and engaging meeting has always been a vital skill for successful project managers. Your ability to facilitate meetings while engaging and motivating your team members and stakeholders is especially important today as we navigate the challenges of return to office (RTO) and learn the importance of facilitating with equal skill in face-to-face, virtual, and hybrid settings.

You don't have to spend your days in endless meetings where goals are not accomplished and participants are left disengaged. In this highly interactive training, you will learn how to design and facilitate meetings that consistently achieve results, engage and inspire participants, and boost your team’s productivity and collaboration powers. This training dives into facilitation competencies and their application in a project management context. You will develop and practice skills, such as guiding the group to target outcomes; learn to use rich engagement tools; and learn about the importance of mindset as you step into the role of a facilitator. 

This training relies on the use of hands-on exercises and storytelling; you will have the opportunity to practice your newly acquired skills via group exercises and role-play. Upon completion of this training, you will leverage facilitation skills to make a greater impact in your organization and increase productivity, engagement, and communication in your project team. What might be even more exciting is that applying these competencies will help you empower the transformation of teams and organizations.

PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Power Skills and Business Acumen PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Ways of Working PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials. *Please note that the asterisked row below applies to the PMI® Agile Certification Journey and includes Disciplined Agile® Scrum Master (DASM), Disciplined Agile® Senior Scrum Master (DASSM), Disciplined Agile® Coach (DAC), and Disciplined Agile® Value Stream Consultant (DAVSC) certifications.
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acumen Total
CAPM® / PMI-CP™ / PMP® / PgMP® 0 7 0 7.00
PMI-ACP® / Agile* 0 7 0 7.00
PMI-SP® 0 7 0 7.00
PMI-RMP® 0 7 0 7.00
PfMP® 0 7 0 7.00
PMI-PBA® 0 7 0 7.00
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acument Talent Triangle



Maria Fafard PMP

Maria Fafard is an executive coach, facilitator and speaker who is passionate about helping leaders, teams and organizations reach their full potential. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), and a graduate of a Leadership Coaching program at Georgetown University in Washington DC. Drawing on two decades of experience in Technology, Finance, and Consulting, including Fortune 100 experience, she coaches executives and high potential employees and delivers coaching in cohort-based leadership development programs.

Maria sees coaching as a powerful tool of transformation, and works with leaders to co-create a reality of fulfillment, meaning, and growth for them and the people they lead. Maria specializes in transformational coaching, partnering with clients to discern their core values and reorient their life and career around them; to uncover blind spots; and to find new perspectives. Typical engagements address executive development in the areas of self-awareness, servant leadership, executive presence, mindfulness, articulating an authentic personal brand, building relationships, and accelerating personal growth.

Maria holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Economics and certifications including ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Coaching and Team Facilitation (ICP-ACC and -ATF), Leadership Circle Profile, Myers-Briggs (MBTI) Steps I and II, Personalysis, CSM, CSPO, CSP, SPM/PO, and PMP®. She is passionate about her work and frequently speaks on topics of coaching, facilitation, thought leadership, and personal branding at conferences and events.

Training Information

23 October 2023
Start Time
8:00 AM
1 Day


Member Price
(US$705.00 before 11 September)
Nonmember Price
(US$910.00 before 11 September)
Government Price
Student Price

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