Living in the ‘digital age’ is both an opportunity and challenge for facilitators. While technology has helped to connect more people across time, space and organizational boundaries, facilitators now need to apply what they already know about good facilitation …and more. More of what, you might ask? More of everything – more preparation, more efficient use of meeting time, more time spent building trust, more use of the facilitation skills, more energy to keep participants focused and motivated, and more attention to follow up. There are actions that facilitators can take before, during, and after a virtual meeting in order to ensure maximum value for their participants – and we want to share them with you!
By popular demand, TRG is proud to offer a new 1.5-day Virtual Meeting Facilitation course for professionals anywhere in the world who facilitate virtual meetings.
As a result of this course, participants will be able to:
- Design a virtual meeting agenda to communicate information, collaborate and co-create, facilitate decision-making, collect information, or build community;
- Select and use appropriate virtual tools to achieve meeting objectives;
- Facilitate positive and inclusive engagement for all participants; and
- Plan for and utilize appropriate communication mechanisms for virtual meeting follow-up.
All you need to participate is a computer with stable internet access, a microphone, headphones, and a quiet place where you can participate without distraction (to you or others). We are hosting the course on Adobe Connect but will send you a link to participate, so you don’t need to have the Adobe Connect software and can take the course from any location. The facilitation skills and tools (such as screen sharing presentations, chat boxes, polling) can be applied across whichever virtual platform you use (Adobe Connect, GoToMeeting, WebEx, Skype, etc.). Ideally, you have some facilitation experience to draw upon during the course.
The trainers who conduct this course are full-time staff members of TRG who spend the majority of their time providing training and organizational development services for businesses and government organizations in the U.S. and around the world. Invariably, this work involves helping people develop the skills they need to help organizations succeed. Because TRG is an employee-owned firm, each trainer has a direct stake in assuring that the training program will meet your needs.
The cost to participate in the Virtual Meeting Facilitation course is $800.
We do not currently have any deliveries scheduled.
If you are interested in taking the course, please contact Kim Hanson at khanson[at]trg-inc.com.