Facilitating Productive Meetings to Build Collaborative Teams - VIRTUAL (Only TLP Cohorts 1-9))

Event Date: 2/29/2024

Event Overview

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Note: This a virtual session. While it is possible to participate using different types of devices, the session will be best is you are using a computer with access to audio and a microphone. 

A CT Transportation Leadership Program ELECTIVE Workshop

Course Description:

For many people, attending meetings is seen as a huge waste of time or a dreaded necessity and once completed, they can return to their real work.  This training helps supervisors and managers plan and organize productive meetings to help their team members successfully do their jobs and create an atmosphere where people can disagree openly to reach better decisions.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss basics of planning, organizing, and facilitating meetings.
  • Discuss tips on how to disagree respectfully. 
  • Identify ways to facilitate input during discussion.
  • Discuss ways to encourage support from team members after decisions are made.

Who Should Attend:

This workshop is available only to Transportation Leadership Program Cohort 1-9 participants. 

Course Instructor:

Jiro Sumada is the Deputy Director of the City and County of Honolulu's Department of Planning and Permits. Although he was trained as an engineer, Jiro has a wealth of management experience as well. He spent over 13 years leading several large government organizations in Hawaii, including several years as Deputy Director for Highways at the Hawaii DOT. Using a style of “Managing with Aloha”, he has worked with public works agencies involved in road and highway maintenance, engineering and construction, and land use planning and construction permitting. With this broad range of leadership experiences, Jiro provides teambuilding and leadership training to both public and private organizations.


  • Registration Contact: Please direct any questions to Bethe Greene.

  • Cost: 
    - $125 per participant. The workshop is available only to Leadership Transportation Program Cohort 1-9 participants.

  • Approximately one week prior to the class, you will receive an email confirmation of your attendance, along with instructions on how to log on to the webinar.

  • Cancellation/Refund Policy: The registration fee is refundable if notice of cancellation is received 48 hours prior to the start of the program. Registrants who are unable to attend and do not cancel in advance are subject to the registration fee. Substitutions may be made at any time.  Please notify us of changes.

  • If you require an accommodation to participate in this workshop, please contact Bethe Greene.

  • Video/Photographs may be taken for promotional and training purposes. Please notify us during registration if you do not wish to be photographed/filmed.