SURE-Fire Meetings (41226)

Washington, DC
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
SURE-Fire Meetings (41226)
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 8:30 AM -
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 4:30 PM

Mathematica Policy Research
1100 1st Street, NE, 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20002

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Register now to take advantage of Early Bird pricing!

Full Tuition Fee: $850 USD
Early Bird Tuition Fee: $765 USD
10% off for 3 or more from the same organization

(We reserve the right to cancel this event up to three weeks in advance of the start date, dependent on registration numbers.)  Meetings are essential work for any organization. But too often people find meetings boring, unproductive or even a waste of time. The time and resources invested in meetings is too valuable to waste!


SURE-Fire Meetings is a two day, hands-on course in which you will learn to plan and facilitate effective meetings. You will practice new approaches to three critical phases of meetings: preparation, facilitation, and follow-up. Discover how applying adult learning theory – particularly the principles and practices of Dialogue Education™ - to meeting design and facilitation will dramatically improve participation, decision-making and productivity.


This fast-paced course is loaded with resources for your meetings tool box. Small class size ensures lots of instructor contact. In just two days, you will develop the knowledge and skills to transform your meetings!


SURE-Fire Meetings participants will:

  • Analyze Three Phases of Meetings:  Preparation, Facilitation and Follow-up
  • Assess needs and Advance the agenda before your meeting
  • Move your team through Meeting Zones en route to decisions
  • Distinguish the Voices of Decision-Making for your participants
  • Identify action-oriented Meeting Objectives
  • Apply the SURE-Fire Principles (Safe, Useful, Respectful and Engaging)
  • Practice group facilitation for both divergent and convergent conversations
  • Examine approaches to decision making
  • Review methods to Evaluate and Followup your meetings
  • Draft a Meeting Design you can use immediately in your workplace

This 2-day course includes the SURE-FIRE Meetings manual, a meeting design tool, and break-time refreshments.



  • The closest metro stop is Metro Center located on the red line, exit at the 12th, & G Street exit. CFED sits directly across from the 12th & G Street metro exit. On each corner, you will see Cosi, Macy, 1200 G (CFED), and Payless Shoe Store.
  • You will be utilizing the Eleanor & Theodore Roosevelt rooms
  • Please feel free use CFED’s group rate of $249.00 per night at the Donovan House located 1155 14th Street NW Washington DC 20005 (202)737.1200




Contact Information

  • Valerie Uccellani
    888.432.2763, ext. 109



Payment Instructions

  • All major credit cards and checks accepted. 

    For purchase orders, select “check” as the payment option. 

    Once you submit your registration, you will be able to immediately print out your invoice from the “documents” section.

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