Workshops: Facilitating Virtual Collaboration with Rachel Smith


Teams and workgroups are increasingly asked to work with colleagues located around the world. Meanwhile, facilitators and HR partners struggle to support their needs with tools and practices that enable 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.

Join us for this online seminar-style workshop and learn how to facilitate successful collaborative work at a distance. 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 learnings that you can put to use immediately.

This training will be limited to 15 participants.


  • Focus on supporting collaboration. We will move beyond brainstorming activities and learn how to help people work meaningfully with the ideas they generate.
  • Up your tools game. Experiment with different kinds of collaborative tools and learn what to look for when evaluating a new tool.
  • Be your best facilitator self in online settings. Build on your own strengths as a facilitator and grow your capacities in your challenge areas.
  • Work on real-world challenges. Bring questions that arise from your own virtual work for us to tackle together.

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:

consultants, team and project leaders, managers, and trainers who want to facilitate or meet remotely.

Dates Location
Mar 13-17, 2017 Online, five 2-hour sessions, 8:30-10:30am Pacific time
Jun 12-16, 2017 Online, five 2-hour sessions, 8:30-10:30am Pacific time
Jul 17-21, 2017 Online, five 2-hour sessions, 8:30-10:30am Pacific time
Sep 25-29, 2017 Online, five 2-hour sessions, 8:30-10:30am Pacific time
Dec 4-8, 2017 Online, five 2-hour sessions, 8:30-10:30am Pacific time


To register: email
or call 1.415.561.6132
or 1.800.49.GROVE, ex. 3.

* = If workshop date is in red, please call 415.561.6132 to be added to the waitlist.

Additional Information

We Also Offer Custom Workshops

Your Challenges, Your Skill Sets, Your Goals

Our custom workshops, at The Grove or onsite at your location, are ideal if you have specific needs or want to build on previous Grove training. Each session is tailored to your unique challenges and goals.


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