Many of us have experienced boring and awkward virtual meetings. The ones where a few people do an information “download” to the group while everyone else zones out and checks email. Or the ones where people interrupt each other so frequently that it feels a bit pointless to speak up. And yet like it or not, online meetings have become our new daily reality.
In this half day course, facilitated live online, we explore what makes online meetings not just tolerable – but brilliant!
The session is interactive, engaging and fun. We explore some of the the psychological games and group dynamics that commonly occur in meetings and provide practical tips and techniques for dealing with them.
Participants will have the opportunity to practice these tools, to increase their confidence in their facilitation skills, so they are able to run brilliant virtual meetings every time.
Specifically we look at ways to create:
Focus so that meetings don’t stray off the agenda and are kept to time
Safety for all participants to feel comfortable enough to contribute during the meeting
Engagement throughout the meeting, so people aren’t led to multitask in the background or tune out
Clarity on the meeting purpose and takeaways
Enjoyment so that people want to be involved and look forward to the next time you’re hosting the meeting
This course can be run in house tailored to your needs as a team or organisation. Please get in touch for in house enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a result of attending this course you will be able to:
- Thoughtfully prepare the meeting purpose, technology and content
- Set the tone as the facilitator for the meeting you’re hosting
- Invite meaningful contributions from all voices in the meeting
- Keep your participants engaged and interested
- Recover when things go off plan
- Wrap up the meeting with strong closure and useful takeaways