This unique opportunity offers United Way professionals an incredible course from our leadership program's partner, Leadership Strategies, Inc., at a significant discount. 

Learn the techniques masterful facilitators use to achieve amazing results through groups! How do you get groups to develop workable, realistic solutions? Leadership Strategies, Inc.'s flagship facilitation training course delivers the tools and techniques you can use immediately! You will learn how to motivate a group, build consensus, manage dysfunction, maintain focus, generate ownership and inspire to action.

The Effective Facilitator devotes 80% of its curriculum to actual facilitation practice - the participants learn and practice the group techniques that separate great facilitators from just good ones. We focus on critical skills such as consensus building, keeping the group focused, generating energy, managing dysfunction and gaining agreement. 

Join in with other United Way colleagues for this three-day course that hones your presentation, facilitation, and communication skills. 

The program is 3 full days (all virtual). 

Register today for 2022 Sessions: 
April 18 - 20, 2022 - Cancelled.  
June 27-29 - Cancelled.
Ocotber 4 - 6, 2022. Complete
December 6 - 8, 2022





This program is excellent for United Way professionals of all skill levels, especially those who lead project teams, meetings, larger sessions, community collaborations or partnerships, product teams, or work groups.



Standard participant registration cost for this program is $1,475. 

Have multiple participants from your United Way? Enjoy $100 off every additional participant. To receive this discount, each participant should register separately at the full tuition price. Once registration has closed, each UW with multiple registrants will be discounted $100 per additional registration. The discount(s) will reflect in the final payment.

Register 6+ weeks before the start date and take advantage of a $100 Early Bird discount.

Note: Only one discount can be applied to any individal registration.

Independently offered for $2,695, United Way is able to bring this great program to you for the much lower price quoted above, PLUS offers you the opportunity to connect with colleagues from across our worldwide Network.

As you plan, keep in mind that this event is eligible for flexible credit use! Check out the flexible credit policy (United Way Online access required) for details about flexible credits. 


This virtual program is 3 days of live classroom instruction and practice from 9am to 5pm Eastern Time. Plan for a robust and engaging experience that will provide you with new skills while honing existing skills of communication, facilitation, and presentation. You will be seen as a leader at your United Way when you step to the front of the room (or lead from the table - or virtual window). 


  • Get groups to focus, maintain energy, manage dystunction, and develop and agree on workable, realistic plans or solutions to issues.
  • Gain the tools and techniques to: create a vision that motivates people to action, engage groups in developing solutions and generate ownership that leads to results.
  • Utilize a comprehensive approach that top facilitatues, use, which includes 10 principles and over 100 techniques that result in more productive, engaging, and successful sesesions.  
  • Facilitation is a key leadership skill for United Way. Whether a small, internal working group, your leadership team, your Board, or a larger group of community partners. The ability to build a vision and build buy-in to outcomes and goals is critical. 


Up to 24 PDUs for Project Management Institute certified members. 


As someone who is always in meetings - like project teams, community collaborations, and everything else we do at United Way - I found this program very helpful to me and to our teams. We have more aligned teams and participants, and now hit our goals all the time. 

It's all so practical and relevant. I have tools and strategies I can implement right away!


EVERYTHING about facilitating meetings, especially agenda building and managing dysfunction, is incredibly helpful to my leadership. 


Reflecting back, what I learned the most is how a meeting actually has - and should have - a structure to it. I'll be using the meeting outline provided until it is second nature to me.