12 hours of training to transform your meetings into effective and participatory workshops, using the best practices of agility, creativity, and collective intelligence.

+ 1 follow-up/feedback point.

This module can be organized in-house (with only your organization’s employees and on your real cases) or as cross-company training.
It can be offered remotely and/or in person, with several possible schedules (1.5 continuous days, 3×0.5 days, etc.).

Watch the video below: Baptiste Talandier presents Opti’meeting training!


A training that combines methods and postures, to discover and practice various facilitation formats and techniques, both in-person and remotely… No more pointless meetings, make way for collective intelligence and productive meetings!

Based on the best agile, collaborative, and pedagogical practices, the training will help you develop your facilitator posture and acquire tools for the main types of meetings.

The teachings of this training can be implemented both in person and remotely.


  • Make the time you spend together more efficient and stop feeling like you’re wasting your time
  • Adapt tools and techniques to the environment (classroom, remote, or hybrid)
  • Stop mixing purposes (discussing strategy in the middle of a synchronization meeting, having emotional regulation during a strategy meeting)
  • Stop reactive responses (and no longer knowing what we are reacting to in the end…)
  • Know when and why to prepare, or not, for a meeting.

“An effective meeting stimulates energy and collaboration. It allows everyone to contribute to the collective project. This is why structured processes and facilitation methods are essential to get the most out of our time together.” Stéphane Ely


Project team members, project managers, managers, and co-directors who want to re-enchant their daily lives through powerful, efficient, and caring collective practices.

No pre-requisites are required.


An approach based on :

  • The postures and fundamentals of facilitation in collective intelligence
  • Techniques and processes from agile methods, creative methods, and holocracy: planning poker, PPCO, photo language, word dance, consent decision-making, fan school…
  • The principles of NVC (non-violent communication)



Once you have the appropriate method and tools, you can :

  • Design meeting agendas tailored to your objectives and configuration
  • Facilitate your workshops by adopting a clarifying, unifying, and engaging posture
  • Detecting and managing disruptive behaviors
  • Vary your approaches around the main types of meetings/workshops: information sharing, building a common vision, prioritization and decision-making, synchronization…


A box to support the process: the Opti’meeting box, a real facilitator’s toolbox, includes key elements for conducting a workshop (process sheets, technical sheets, templates to be completed…).


Objectives :

  • Develop your posture as a facilitator of collaborative workshops
  • Design facilitation guides adapted to the workshop’s objectives and modalities
  • Diversify your approaches in the main types of meetings/workshops: information sharing, building a common vision, prioritization and decision-making, synchronization…

Program :

  • Definition of the role of a collaborative workshop facilitator
  • Presentation and appropriation of the main principles and rules of climate
  • Focus on different configurations (plenary, pairs, sub-groups, etc.)
  • Focus on different workshop environments (in-person, remote, hybrid), and associated tools
  • Vary your approaches around the main types of meetings/workshops: information sharing, building a common vision, prioritization and decision-making, synchronization…
  • Synchronization meeting: stakes, key techniques, and pitfalls to avoid
  • Prioritization and decision-making workshop: stakes, key techniques, and pitfalls to avoid
  • Interactive synthesis of the main teachings of the training

All our training sessions can be extended with individual support
according to your needs and topics.


Stéphane Ely_iasagora


was trained in creativity in France and the United States with Guy Aznar.

With CPSI (Creative Problem Solving Institute), he is certified in ICL (Integrating Creative Leadership) and Doing Design Thinking.

He is a certified Holacracy coach. Founding member of ias.agora, Founder of elycorp. (consulting in creativity, innovation, and brand strategy), former member of the board of Créa-Université (delivering the first University Certificate of Creativity in France), leader at Créa Conference (Sestri) and CPSI (USA), former President of the French Association for the Development of Creativity: www.crea-france.com. He is co-author – with Guy Aznar – of the book La posture sensible dans le processus de création des idées (Créa-Université, 2011).

Baptiste Talandier_iasagora


was trained in creativity in France with Stéphane Ely, Clotilde Lacambre, and Todd Lubart.

He holds a Master II Research degree in Economics and Psychology (Paris-Descartes and Panthéon-Sorbonne Universities). He is a certified ScrumMaster (ScrumAlliance), SAFe 4 Agilist (Scaled Agile), and Holacracy Practitioner (iGi Partners).

A member of ias.agora, he joined elycorp. in 2017. As Project Manager, he is involved in monitoring and supporting teams, particularly by piloting facilitation and training programs.


was trained in creativity by Créa-Université, from which she is certified. She holds a Master Pro in semiotics and a Master’s degree in science and technology. She is a certified Holacracy practitioner.

Passionate about brands, Hélène has been carrying out qualitative research for over 25 years, helping marketing teams with their positioning and communication strategies.

A founding member of ias.agora, she works on consulting, research, and training projects.




For each training objective, trainees are asked to answer a questionnaire designed to determine the knowledge/skills they have acquired, those that are in the process of acquiring or those still to be acquired. Assessment is also based on the situational scenarios proposed during training.


Don’t hesitate to contact us; together we’ll explore your specific needs and the levers to ensure that your training project is appropriate.


The course lasts 12 hours and includes access to our tools.

  • Inter-company training: €1,200 excl. tax (€100 excl. tax/hour)
    Preferential rates for simultaneous individual registrations for several courses (-15% on 2nd registration, -25% on 3rd registration).
  • In-company training: please contact us for a customized quote (prices vary according to the number of employees to be trained and the level of adaptation to your specific challenges).
  • Possible Options: coaching and post-training follow-up (customized quote to suit your needs)

ias.agora is a Datadocked and Qualiopi-certified training organization
(national reference framework on the quality of actions contributing to skills development). All our training courses are financially eligible.