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Read Some Examples of Strategic Meeting/Event Planning Initiatives

Designing and implementing an effective and productive event/meeting with outcomes that contribute to a larger organizational objective is essential. Whether a conference, an off-site retreat, or a tactical session, we design and facilitate meetings and events that are goal oriented, stay on task, ensure participation, and are a valuable use of time.

We also work to ensure that there are clear and actionable next steps, as well as a mechanism for follow-up on action items. We collaborate with our clients to develop specific and realistic meeting goals, and to identify participants, outcomes and deliverables. We also work with clients to ensure ample notice of meetings, explain the purpose, and communicate what is expected of each participant. We can help our clients find the best meeting location and appropriate room set-up to accomplish the meeting objectives. Once the participants are assembled, our facilitators help run an effective meeting. We are there to help reach the stated meeting goals and stay true to the schedule. As issues or conflict arise, we provide the needed coaching and direction to ensure forward progress. We also capture action items and commitments, and can develop a written record of the meeting.

Goal and Agenda Definition - We collaborate with our clients to develop specific and realistic meeting goals, and to identify participants, outcomes and deliverables. This may involve informal interviews with meeting participants. Based on these discussions, we create an agenda that will accomplish the stated goals and meet expectations.

Effective Participation - A meeting is effective only when the right people are there and contributing. We work with clients to ensure ample notice of meetings, explain the purpose, and communicate what is expected of each participant.

The Right Venue - The success of a meeting can hinge on the venue and environment. A team that is charged with developing a five year plan likely will need to assemble at an off-site location that is void of interruption and enables participants to think creatively. We team with our clients to find the best meeting location and the appropriate room set-up.

Facilitation - Once the participants are assembled, Opportunity Knocks facilitators helps run an effective meeting. We are there to help reach the stated meeting goals and stay true to the schedule. As issues or conflict arise, we provide the needed coaching and direction to ensure forward progress. We also capture action items and commitments, and can develop a written record of the meeting.

Follow-Up - While much work happens at a meeting, there usually is even more work afterwards. We help clients track action items, ensure accountability, and recommend next steps. We also can follow-up with meeting participants to evaluate meeting effectiveness.

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Examples of Strategic Meeting/Event Planning & Facilitation


Organized and managed a conference and trade show for a State environmental agency/non-profit corporation that attracted over 500 attendees and 80 exhibits.


Developed a client guide that provided a framework for effective event and meeting planning.


Organized and facilitated over 50 events including meetings, staff retreats, annual meetings and training sessions.

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