Virtual Facilitation Essentials - Boost Your Skills in Creating and Leading Engaging Virtual Events (Webinars, Conference Calls, Virtual Coaching): An Essentials program
One Day Offerings - by zoom. Choose from:
Thursday March 25 - 9 - 4 pm ET
5 week program:
Mondays 1230 - 145 pm ET: April 12, 19, 26, May 3 and 10 2021
Have a group of 4-10 yourself? We can deliver a customized session at alternative date and time just for you.
Are you a leader, coach, trainer, facilitator who is wanting to enhance your skills and confidence of leading in the virtual domain? Are you responsible for leading virtual meetings, training, virtual team sessions, online sessions, or webinars? Want to avoid the Death By Conference Call syndrome? Want to avoid Zoom Fatigue?
The Virtual Facilitation Essentials is a foundational course packed with practical, actionable tips on creating and delivering more effective virtual facilitation. Led by Effective Group Coaching author, Jennifer Britton, Jenn has led tens of thousands of hours of virtual conversations, and trainings in the last two decades. From phone, to zoom to skype, Jenn has worked with team members and learners in more than 50 countries around the world. As a coach and educator her focus is on helping others become more effective in their delivery methods. She ‘s been involved in designing and delivering train-the-trainer programming for more than 15 years, and virtual train the training since 2006.
The Virtual Facilitation Essentials program has evolved out of her virtual train the trainer work with organizations over the last decade and the public Virtual Facilitation Skills Intensive program, which she has delivered since 2013. It's a resource-rich, practical session in virtual facilitation. Here's what a recent alumni of the program said about her experience:
“Before doing Jennifer’s program I was really struggling to feel confident in the virtual facilitation space. The virtual space felt like facilitating without any of my normal facilitator super powers. The program has helped me see how I can create engagement, sense what’s happening on a call, handle group challenges, make the most of the tech and to really enjoy connecting with people! I’m now so much more relaxed and confident. I can’t recommend the program highly enough.” - Fiona Smith
In the Virtual Facilitation Essentials program we explore the following topics:
Week 1 – Virtual Facilitation Foundations
- Four Essential ingredients for virtual facilitation
- The range of virtual facilitation options
- Core Skills for Virtual Facilitation -and how yours stack up
Week 2 – Approaches and Engagement Strategies for Effective Virtual Learning
- Different virtual design options
- Foundations of engagement – practical approaches for engagement
- Core elements for Effective, and Engaging, Virtual Events
Week 3 – Building your Facilitation Toolkit
Whether you are leading meetings, webinars or other virtual events, having a robust toolkit to draw up upon is key. This session introduces you to more than 12 virtual facilitation approaches – from openers, to closers to goal setting and accountability in the virtual space.
Week 4 – Exploring the Technologies
- Exploring breakouts and technology issues
- Core logistical issues to consider
- Different roles in a virtual event
- Evaluating virtual events
Week 5 - Tricky Issues and open space for additional topics
In week five we explore common tricky issues around technology, design and participant issues, along with how to mitigate against them.
This program is approved for 8.5 CCES with the ICF, including 5.5 hours of core competencies.
Cost: $475 US for the 5 week Essentials (2021 pricing). This includes weekly module notes, a pre-call with Jennifer Britton to learn more about your needs, plus weekly 1-1 laser calls to focus in on your own questions and focus areas.
Class size is capped at 8-10 virtual learners, with average group size being in the 3-5 range.
Reserve your spot now - $475 US. Includes the 5 x 75 minute calls, weekly 15 min 1-1s to go deeper around your program ideas/needs, a copy of Effective Virtual Conversations, 18 Templates to support you in your program work, and weekly module notes. Registration is handled through our sister site - GroupCoachingEssentials - please click this link to register
Questions? Reach out to Jennifer directly by email or by phone.
Note the program is approved by the International Coach Federation for 8.5 hours of Continuing Coach Education (including 5.5 hours of core competencies).