Hybrid gatherings have been happening for years, from the team meeting where we arrive and hear that ‘Mary is going to dial in’, to a company wide ‘all hands’ meeting where national teams convene in conference rooms around the globe.
My first foray into podcasting occurred recently after an International Association of Facilitators (IAF) virtual coffee meetup, where spend a few minutes sharing some thoughts on the next challenge of virtual facilitation: facilitating deep connection. Listen here! (Around minute 05:00-7:00)
Short (90 min) taster sessions in virtual facilitation available while we organise our intensive (16 hour) course. Starting 29th April, on Wednesdays or Thursdays for 3 weeks. Places going like hotcakes, for some reason! Book your slot here.
Many people are unfamiliar with the role of a producer in virtual events, but having a producer can make all the difference between a wildly successful event and one that bombs. I describe the key features of the producer role
And 6 more tips on virtual facilitation here this week, this time as a guest blog for ICA:UK, the facilitation and participation charity of which I am an associate. With thanks to firstname.lastname@example.org for the pics
The Social Research Association have just published a blog post by Orla on how to design great virtual events. Hop over here to read it. Thanks to email@example.com for the image.
Last year, I was commissioned, via Intrac, to design a micro (10 minute) qualitative data analysis course for Disasterready.org (providing free online courses for humanitarian and international development professionals). 126 satisfied reviews so far! The Arabic translation has just launched:
Avoid this, by learning how to design and facilitate engaging, inclusive and productive online workshops. The long standing online training in virtual facilitation, on which Orla has been collaborating for the past 5 years, starts again on 16th January, and
Do you want to help groups to have constructive conversations? Would you like meetings to be more participatory, collaborative and creative? How can we ensure that groups define and meet their objectives, with no-one left behind? Come to the Group
Very proud to be supporting this and other projects across the UK, Colombia and Bogota as a member of the learning co-ordinator team (in collaboration with Southern Hemisphere) https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-48233258/girls-at-risk-having-their-lives-turned-around