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Facilitating Virtual Collaboration

Practices & Tools To Enliven Online Group Work

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ONLINE WORKSHOP

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Reflecting on this workshop, I am most impressed by how impactful the tools we are learning can be for the wide variety of companies and backgrounds we come from. Personally, going forward, I will always pull up The Grove Facilitation Model when preparing to facilitate meetings to ensure that my meeting is effective from beginning to end and will use the ‘Decision Funnel’ to make decisions in a group.

Jonathan Ong-Siong
Operations Rotational Development Program Analyst
Genentech

Overview

The Grove’s Facilitating Virtual Collaboration workshop provides a treasure chest of best practices and tools for successful remote work. You will tackle the unique challenges that come with virtual facilitation and learn how to run distraction-resistant, productive and visually engaging online meetings. Learn methods for enhancing personal connections and deepening relationships in an online environment. This hands-on workshop provides you with what you need to transfer your face-to-face facilitation skills to remote and hybrid settings.

You will work with seasoned workshop leaders who bring years of field experience facilitating virtual and visual meetings. Watch behind-the-scenes as the workshop leaders solve real-time facilitation challenges, and navigates the inevitable technology glitches that arise in remote work.


 

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This Course Is for You If:

  • You run virtual meetings, and you’d like them to be more creative and productive.
  • You are a visual practitioner who wants to add virtual collaboration tools to your repertoire.
  • You are a trainer or educator, and you’d like to learn online techniques to keep your participants engaged.
  • You are a project manager who wants to connect with peers facing similar challenges with effective remote work.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to design effective meetings using The Grove Facilitation Model™.
  • Learn best practices for supporting contribution from everyone—drawing out quiet people and managing strong personalities.
  •  Learn strategies and best practices for inclusion when participants have varying tech capacity.
  • Develop fluency with different collaborative platforms, such as digital whiteboards, collaboration hubs and low-tech approaches. Know what to look for so your chosen platforms support your meeting outcomes.
  • Build a toolbox of high-engagement visual techniques and best practices.
  • Explore tips and tools for adapting to hybrid meetings.
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What This Course Is Like: 

  • The Grove’s interactive facilitative approach to training is responsive to each group’s priorities.
  • Hands-on practice in lively small group breakout sessions and partner work provides practice and connects you with peers.
  • Tackles real-world challenges from your work experience.
  • Provides a supportive environment with a limited number of participants.
  • Abundant resources and links are provided for ongoing learning.
  • Includes 30 minutes of bonus office hours daily after each session for questions and coaching targeted for the unique needs of participants.
  • A modest amount of work will be assigned outside of class.
     

Of Special Note:

  • This is a live online course, and the sessions are not recorded.
  • This course does have a large visual component, but it is not a virtual graphic recording course.
  • No special equipment is required other than the ability to connect to a web meeting.
  • Familiarity with Mural (digital whiteboard) is a plus but not required—we will orient you to this tool prior to the course and will practice with it throughout.

Questions about our courses, or interested in organizing a course for your workplace?

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