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An experiential coaching workshop to help you facilitate and lead a creative and effective distributed workforce.
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, hands-on class, you’ll sharpen your facilitation and leadership skills through practice and peer feedback. Our facilitators will lead you through various virtual facilitation methods and distributed team management, teaching why and how they work.
You’ll practice tips and tricks so you can incorporate these jedi techniques into everyday distributed team workflows like a pro. You’ll end the day with a new way of looking at facilitating work online and the confidence to approach it with renewed energy and optimism. It’s not just about a bigger toolbox, but developing a new paradigm that you can draw on to be a master leader for a distributed team that collaborates virtually.
Deep Work Session 1
The different levels of virtual work
Deep Work Session 2
The frameworks to decentralize command and distributed contribution
Deep Work Session 3
The tools to foster creativity and capture virtual room intelligence
Deep Work Session 4
Level up the team with ongoing feedback like a pro
How to make asynchronous & synchronous work for your team in a virtual environment
Go from a manager to a maker - learn digital tools and how to build vs. talk
How to leverage a remote, diverse mix of strengths and personalities
Lead group synthesis of complex data in virtual meetings
Transform your online meeting planning using a narrative framework
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 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.
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Douglas Ferguson is an entrepreneur and human-centered technologist with over 20 years of experience. He is Founder and President of Voltage Control, an Austin-based facilitation agency that specializes in helping teams work better together through participatory decision making and design inspired facilitation techniques. He has helped transform teams from U.S. SOCOM, the Air Force, Adobe, Dropbox, Fidelity, Vrbo, Liberty Mutual, Humana, and SAIC.
Douglas is a thought leader and master facilitator of Design Sprints, Innovation Workshops, Team Alignment Workshops, Transformations, Meeting Systems, and Culture Workshops. He is also the author of three books: Beyond the Prototype, How to Remix Anything (co-authored), and Start Within (co-authored).
Motivated by a mission to rid the world of horrible meetings and offer meaningful meetings in their place, Voltage Control is calling upon fellow facilitators to transform meeting and innovation culture. From free weekly community meetups to Control the Room–the annual facilitator summit, Voltage Control is building a community of facilitators to change the world.
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