Successful Facilitation Skills

Learn how to move your project, team, or organization toward a specified goal.

About this event

Sharpen your professional skills in facilitating group meetings and improve your discussions with internal colleagues and external stakeholders. You’ll learn specific, effective methods for leading meaningful meetings that result in group decisions and a plan of action.

Topics include:

  • Tools for agenda-building
  • Strategies for time management / focus-management (meet the goals and maximize value)
  • Clarity around people’s roles and responsibilities
  • Tools to encourage attendee participation
  • Best-practice facilitation techniques 

Who should attend: Nonprofit staff who oversee teams, run meetings, and/or conduct training.

Registration Fee:

  • Early Bird: $75 (ends on 6/22)
  • General Admission: $95

If you are a CNM Member or Scholarship Recipient, please send an email to [email protected] to receive your discount code.

Virtual Seminar

Optimized for the virtual environment, this seminar will consist of presentations, group discussions, breakout group sessions, polls, and short breaks. This is an opportunity to do a deep dive on a new topic and leave with tools that you can put into practice immediately.


Alexis MorenoSenior Strategist, Center for Nonprofit Management

Alexis Moreno is a Senior Strategist at the Center for Nonprofit Management with over two decades of leadership experience in higher education and the non-profit sector. Her career has centered around building the leadership capacity of staff and community members, organizational development, program evaluation, and community-based participatory research. She has worked in and with organizations focused on educational equity, urban planning and local history, environmental advocacy, community health, systems change, and family strengthening.

Alexis is a lifelong Southern Californian whose ancestors were born in the US, Mexico, and the Isleta Pueblo in New Mexico, and identifies as a first-generation college graduate and white-collar professional. To nurture her resilience, she enjoys reading science fiction and fantasy, listening to podcasts, practicing yoga, learning about herbal medicine and other healing modalities, spending time in nature, and resting.

Leslie RobinSenior Strategist, Center for Nonprofit Management

Leslie has over 30 years of experience in the nonprofit philanthropic field at the local and national levels, fostering change and meeting social and community needs through strategic planning, leadership training, and organizational development. At CNM Leslie provides leadership training, facilitation, and consulting to a wide range of nonprofit organizations. She served as Organizational Development and Management Adjunct Faculty at Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles, and the School of Jewish Nonprofit Management. Leslie also has ten years of experience as an Urban Planner. She has a Masters degree in Urban Planning from the School of Public Administration at New York University and a Bachelor degree from the School of Business Administration at the University of California at Berkeley.


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