Boston Facilitators Roundtable - Event Information
DESIGNING COLLABORATION AND ENGAGEMENT IN VIRTUAL PROGRAMS
Meeting virtually is the new normal. Whether you’re designing a facilitated meeting or a training, you want to design a session that keeps people engaged. Even if you’re already familiar with the virtual space, this session should enlarge your thinking about how to design a meeting or a training.
Meeting virtually is the new normal. You might think of it as an example of a crisis that generates an opportunity! Shifting from in-person to virtual meetings is a good opportunity to upgrade your skills and to improve your meeting or workshop structure. Whether you’re designing a facilitated meeting or a training, you want to design a session that keeps people engaged.
This session is going to focus on using tools to build collaboration and engagement, including Zoom (polls, breakouts) and Googledocs (and possibly another, if we have time). We’ll be practicing and learning at the same time – using the tools and interacting, while learning how to create a dynamic experience for your clients and organizations. We’ll move images and post-its around on the screen, and create separate workspaces for breakout groups, which helps you manage a large group of people. Even if you’re already familiar with the virtual space, this session should enlarge your thinking about how to design a meeting or a training.
Abby Yanow is a master facilitator, leadership and team coach. She has designed and facilitated many virtual meetings and trainings, and teaches other facilitators how to convert their training materials into the virtual space. She has rich experience improving the effectiveness of individuals, leaders and teams. Abby holds a master’s degree in Intercultural Communication, earned an OD certification from NTL and is an ICF-certified coach.