The Virtual Facilitator Micro-Workshop Series

Facilitation First Inc
Training overview
Corporate / Group Training
Virtual Classroom, On-site
1.5 hours

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North America
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The Virtual Facilitator Micro-Workshop Series

Course description

The Virtual Facilitator Micro-Workshop Series

Virtual meetings and training workshops are an absolute necessity for geographically dispersed teams who need to collaborate to drive projects, solve problems and/or exchange critical information. Ineffectively led sessions, however, can be complete time wasters, undermining the group’s productivity and buy-in.

The reality is thatvirtual meetings require even more rigorand understanding of facilitative techniques than in-person meetings. Facilitation First has designed a series of highly interactive micro-workshops that will be delivered via Zoom or your organization’s preferred video conferencing platform

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Certification / Credits

  • Tips and techniques for how to “show up” professionally on camera
  • List of preparatory steps/questions to consider when designing a virtual meeting
  • Practice designing a typical virtual meeting
  • Critical steps to include when setting context for simple and complex meetings, including Parking Lot and Action Plan
  • Practice gaining buy-in on your meeting’sPurpose,Outcome andProcess
  • Suggested norms for virtual meetings and when and how to collaborate with participants to agree on meeting guidelines/norms
  • Clarity as to why engagement is even more critical in virtual meetings
  • An understanding of critical virtual engagement principles
  • Best engagement practices for prepping, starting and managing great virtual meetings
  • Application of learning to mitigate some common virtual engagement dilemmas
  • Clarity around the different meeting/training roles of content and process leader
  • Learn the five core facilitative training practices
  • Practice applying new strategies to maintain neutrality and facilitative listening
  • Clarity as to why teams need to form, or re-form, in the remote environment
  • Transforming work into measurable and trackable output
  • Sharing understanding and agreeing to uses for available collaborative tools
  • How to facilitate a team discussion to align and buy into team meeting norms (aka ground rules)
  • Defining a team communication strategy
  • Clarity as to what storming looks like in a virtual workplace
  • A chance to review and redefine operating guidelines
  • How to manage through resistant behaviour
  • How to foster collaboration with constructive debate
  • A choice of two tools to enhance trust and productivity

Why choose Facilitation First?

Facilitation First has been developing great meeting leaders since 1991

Over 10,000 satisfied learners indicate they would recommend our workshops to their colleagues

Facilitation First Trainers are Master Meeting Facilitators

About Facilitation First

Facilitation First Inc

For over thirty years, Facilitation First has been top of mind for companies requiring Facilitation Skills Training and Professional Facilitation Services. We specialize in helping leaders and subject matter experts transition to the role of meeting facilitator, where a structured...

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PO 3051, Danforth PO
M4J 0A1 Toronto Ontario

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