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Subject Matter Expert (SME) Meeting Facilitation


This course emphasizes the importance of communication during the entire process of conducting a SME meeting. It covers: initial contact communication, including persuasive language and follow-up procedures; SME meeting facilitation strategies; and special communication considerations when dealing with resistant or unresponsive SMEs.


Acquire the knowledge and skills needed to facilitate productive and successful SME meetings. Upon successful completion of this class, participants will be able to:

  • Conduct a SME meeting with little or no assistance.
  • Analyze the best approach when facilitating SME meetings.
  • Apply effective communication strategies to solicit SME participation.
  • Determine and employ the best method to follow up with SMEs post meeting.
  • Determine and employ key language to receive buy-in and support from SMEs and those involved with the facilitation process.

Intended Audience

Exam Analysts, Staff Services Analysts, Personnel Technicians, and anyone required to facilitate SME meetings on a regular basis/p>


$175 per participant

Updated 7/23/2019
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