Workshop

Agenda Design for Distributed Prototyping

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.

Date

May 21, 2020

Time

10am-11am EST​

Location

Live Online

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What to expect

What to Eexpect

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.

What You'll Learn

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 You'll Learn

This agenda design session will be activity-based. You’ll have the chance to ask questions about new facilitation approaches and frameworks in a safe space. We won’t just talk at you — you’ll learn through asking questions and commenting in real-time. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, so you can learn from our experience running hundreds of workshops at some of the world’s largest enterprises.

Agenda

Deep Work Session 1

Advanced Fundamentals

Deep Work Session 2

Visual Synthesis

Deep Work Session 3

Addressing Dysfunction

Deep Work Session 4

Meeting Systems

Who Should Attend

Professional Facilitators

Who want to hone their virtual facilitation craft.

Scrum Masters

Seeking to improve virtual planning, grooming, and retro sessions.

Design Thinkers

Looking to add new tools and concepts to your virtual tool belt .

Leaders

Coming to the realization that facilitated leadership in the virtual landscape is the future.

Key Takeaways

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

Rapid rearrange and experiment with new collaboration sequences

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Douglas Ferguson

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).

https://www.linkedin.com/in/douglasferguson/

John Fitch

John is Chief Product Officer of Voltage Control, where we prototypes tools to help people facilitate better meetings. He enjoys designing technology through unlearning and the generous act of sonder. Prior to Voltage Control, John was Entrepreneur in Residence at Animal Ventures where he advised Fortune 100 leadership on their prototyping practices and led distributed software teams at the intersection of machine learning, robotics, and decentralized computing. John also worked directly with Google Ventures running Design Sprints and now coaches organizations how to develop rapid prototyping practices within their culture.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnwfitch/
What People Are Saying

"One of the best things about the Voltage Control community is that they setup a virtual learning space that covers every aspect of Edgar Dale’s classic cone of learning. They encompass the principles of adult learning without ever talking about it ... they just do it."

Ron K.

DIGITAL CHANGE CONSULTANT AT IBM

Photo Disclaimer

Please note that photographs, video & audio recordings will be taken throughout this event. These will be used by Voltage Control for marketing and publicity in our publications, on our website and in social media, or in any third-party publication. Please contact us via email if you have any concerns or if you wish to be exempted from this activity.​

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