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)
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.
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
The next Group Facilitation Skills course which Orla is training will be in Manchester on 24th-25th April. Information & booking link here. Testimonials for this course include The best training course I’ve ever done It exceeded my expectations, because the
What kind of leadership best supports OD? What is the relationship between leadership and organisational culture? What can we learn from our own experience and from recent management thinking on leadership? These were some of the questions that participants from across the
Earlier this year I completed an extremely interesting assignment with the Dutch organisation PAX for Peace. PAX approached INTRAC to ask for help with devising and piloting an action learning programme. INTRAC asked me if I would be interested to