Take 2 - Taking Virtual Facilitation to the Next Level

Course Length: 6 hours (1 day)
You are a facilitator and pivoted in 2020 to a virtual environment. And you’re asking yourself: “I didn’t choose to be an on-camera actor!?”

You have the basics down in online meetings or presentations, but you know it can be better. Virtual isn’t the same as live - don’t try to recreate that.

When the Lumière brothers invented the movie camera, they regarded their creation as little more than a curious novelty. They called it moving images - their thinking was limited (picture a tree or a train as their first movies). There was no evolution to the new medium.

As a facilitator, this is your time to practice and master the skills that create effective, collaborative and engaging sessions in a virtual setting that results in clear actions for the participants.

Let’s go to that next level virtually and as a facilitator: let’s take your skills from good to great in a few hours.

Learning Objectives:
This one-day workshop will teach participants how to:
  • Understand and explore the importance of preparation tools and mindset
  • Discover ways to genuinely engage the audience.
  • Prepare all you want and be ready to improvise.
  • Bring virtual to life
  • What’s the call to action and why it matters to all
Target Student:
Managers leading meetings, instructors, and trainers wanting to improve interaction and engagement in virtual settings.

Course Outline

Section 1: Plan, Plan, Plan
Virtual interaction takes more time to plan than in person interaction.
What are the concerns, challenges and decision making of the facilitated session?
Start with an effective and thoughtful opening

Section 2: The Credibility and Trust Moments
Take the ‘ick’ out of icebreakers - when to use them and why
Answering questions are pivotal moments in any session - what do you need to keep the session moving forward, acknowledge and answer the questions and deal with the emotions (yours and theirs) at this time?

Section 3: Body Language
Part of facilitating involves the ability to ‘read the room’.
How is this done in a virtual world and tips to make your experience more successful.
Stress causes fight or flight - how to recognize and deal with it.

Section 4: Connection, Communication, Collaboration and Continuity
Start with the big ideas, then narrow it down.
Learn collaborative exercises to use with your teams virtually
Keep the psychological safety to allow dialogue.

Section 5: Feedback and Outcome
Part of your role as a facilitator includes providing and accepting feedback.
What makes feedback effective and safe?
Leading the session with a clear call to action for participants

Section 6: The Virtual Facilitation
Timing is key
Mastering the pace, pitch and tone of the session
Different ways to use breakouts

This Course Comes With

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Take 2 - Taking Virtual Facilitation to the Next Level
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Date(s) Price Qty
January 12, 2023 9am to 4pm ET $795.00 (CAD)*  
February 17, 2023 9am to 4pm ET $795.00 (CAD)*  
May 4, 2023 9am to 4pm ET $795.00 (CAD)*  

* 13% HST will be applied on checkout

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