Learn how to facilitate successful collaborative work at a distance. Your teams and workgroups are being asked to work with colleagues located around the world; as a facilitator or HR partner, you may be struggling to support the kinds of creative and collaborative work they need to accomplish. Smooth and effective virtual facilitation requires an understanding of the unique challenges the online environment poses for collaboration, along with a toolbox of approaches that really work with non-co-located participants. This workshop provides you with what you need to transfer your face-to-face facilitation skills to remote settings.
We will explore why collaborative work that is not co-located is so challenging, and how you can tame the challenges. We'll engage in discussion and practice, with practical take-aways that you can put to use immediately.
This online workshop will be led by Rachel Smith, The Grove's director of digital facilitation services and author of a forthcoming book about virtual collaboration. Rachel's deep experience with virtual work and gentle style of introducing people to new tools ensure that everyone, from the technology newbie to the tech-savvy, can safely push the frontiers of their own learning.>
This training will be limited to 16 participants.
Please note: Although our work will have a visual component, this is not a virtual graphic recording course. No special equipment is required other than the ability to connect to a web meeting.
This workshop is for you if:
• You find yourself hosting a lot of remote meetings and want to make them more engaging and effective.
• You are a facilitator who wants to add remote facilitation to your repertoire.
• You are a trainer who runs online classes and you’d like to use something other than slide shows.
• You are curious about how virtual meetings can be as engaging as face-to-face ones.
|Dec 4-8, 2017||Online, five 2-hour sessions, 8:30-10:30am Pacific time|
|Mar 5-9, 2018||Online, five 2-hour sessions, 8:30-10:30am Pacific time|
|Jun 11-15, 2018||Online, five 2-hour sessions, 8:30-10:30am Pacific time|
|Sep 17-21, 2018||Online, five 2-hour sessions, 8:30-10:30am Pacific time|
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