This page will have resources related to the Service Coordinator Forum on Facilitating Team Meetings. If you plan to participate in the forum, please follow our Community Guidelines (pdf). This resource list will be updated as the forum progresses.
Service coordinators are invited to connect with one another and EITP staff within this quarterly forum to discuss successes and challenges that arise while facilitating team meetings. This is an open forum that will allow service coordinators to problem-solve and share strategies for success with one another.
Registration is required
Check your email for a link to register for this forum. The link will be emailed quarterly to only IL SC Forum members and CFC Managers. (You may need to join the IL SC forum to get the quarterly invitation to join).
Once you've registered for the Facilitating Team Meetings forum, you will get a registration confirmation email that contains a pre-survey and Zoom information to join the meeting. You only need to register one time and then you will get reminders for upcoming forum events.
We encourage (but don't require) completing the following before participating in the event:
Submit the pre-survey with your questions and/or challenges you’d like to troubleshoot. The pre-survey will be sent in your registration confirmation email and will allow EITP facilitators to organize and prepare additional resources as needed.
If able, complete the online training "Using Your Facilitation Skills to Be an Effective Host" (1 hour in Assessment and 0.5 hours in Intervention). It is strongly recommended but not required to participate in the forum.
If desired, complete "Facilitating Team Meetings - Reflective Questions" to help you organize your questions and ideas you could contribute to the discussion.
EI Credit for Forum Participation
0.5 hours of in the Area of Assessment and 0.5 hours in Area of Intervention will be awarded to participants.
Learn about and share effective facilitation and “hosting” strategies
Problem-solve and troubleshoot challenges experienced as meeting facilitators
Gain a sense of community and learn new ways to facilitate team meetings and activities from/with peers and EITP facilitators
The forum will meet quarterly for 1 hour on the 2nd Thursday of March, June, September, and December at 12:00 pm central.
Understanding the SC Role
IFSP Meeting Planning/Prep Activities
Teaming & Collaboration (including Team Dynamics)
Engaging in Meaningful Discussions
Overcoming Conflict and Achieving Consensus