Watch an experiential agenda design session to help you facilitate and lead a creative and effective distributed team of makers.
Running a distributed team requires much more than just working remotely and using Zoom. You have to change your paradigm around traditional collaboration. If you are able to, a team that can execute asynchronously can do things a traditional team can’t. In this fun, fast-paced design session, you’ll witness facilitation experts and agenda software entrepreneurs design a distributed prototyping workshop agenda in real time. Using SessionLab, master facilitators from Voltage Control will show you how they design agendas to make the most of a distributed prototyping team, and by participating, you will level-up your facilitation and leadership skills through observation and peer feedback. Our facilitators will be building out an agenda filled with virtual facilitation methods and distributed team management strategies, teaching why and how they work.
You’ll see tips and tricks so you can incorporate these jedi techniques into everyday distributed team workflows like a pro. It’s not just about having an agenda, but developing a new paradigm that you can draw on to be a master leader for a distributed team that collaborates virtually.
How to design agendas for asynchronous & synchronous work for your team in a virtual environment
Transform your online meeting planning using a narrative framework
Witness a team of meeting software entrepreneurs and professional facilitators remix ideas in real-time
Whether you know it or not, you are probably a facilitator. Facilitators lead and guide teams through important gatherings (think: “lockdowns,” working sessions, strategic meetings, etc.) to achieve better outcomes. They are skilled at developing focused agendas, leading collaborative activities, remaining impartial, and keeping participants on task, even if the team is distributed. Even if you are not a professional facilitator, many of us have to play the role of facilitator at key moments in our day-to-day work. Here’s your chance to learn tools to do it more successfully.
VP & SENIOR CORPORATE COUNSEL at LIBERTY MUTUAL
digital change consultant at ibm
Douglas Ferguson is the founder and president of Austin-based facilitation agency Voltage Control, a Design Sprint and innovation expert, master facilitator, speaker, Fractional CTO/CPO, and author of three books: Beyond the Prototype, How to Remix Anything (Co-authored), and Start Within (Co-authored).
Facilitator, Co-founder and CEO of SessionLab
Robert is the co-founder of SessionLab, an online platform that helps people design and facilitate better meetings.
The motivation and passion to build SessionLab grew from facilitating hundreds of group workshops and experiential learning sessions. Having to battle with version number 38 of the same Excel sheet while co-designing workshops, and struggling to find new creative workshop exercises was telling that there clearly should be a better way to design effective sessions.
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