Practice Facilitation Handbook

Module 13 Trainer’s Guide: Conducting a Kickoff Meeting

Table of Contents


  • Presession preparation for learners: 10 minutes
  • Session: 60 minutes

Materials Checklist

__  Program materials. Specific to the practice facilitation intervention (provided by the program).

__  Sample copies of the facilitation program’s Business Associate Agreement, Memorandum of Understanding, project summary sheet. (Provided by the particular facilitation program).


Learners will:.

  1. Understand the purpose of a kickoff meeting.
  2. Be able to facilitate an effective kickoff meeting.

Exercises and Activities To Complete Before and During the Session

Presession Preparation

Read (10 minutes)

  1. Module 13.

During the Session

Present (15 minutes)

  1. Module 13.

Discuss (15 minutes)

  1. What is the purpose of a kickoff meeting?
  2. What is the role of the facilitator?

Act (30 minutes)

  1. Divide into groups of three and conduct a “mock kickoff” session. Designate one person as the facilitator, one as the practice staff, and one as the observer.
  2. Report to the group about “lessons learned” from the mock kickoff session.
Page last reviewed May 2013
Page originally created May 2013
Internet Citation: Module 13 Trainer’s Guide: Conducting a Kickoff Meeting. Content last reviewed May 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
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