Workshop

Mastering Large Virtual Meetings

In this fun, fast-paced two day online workshop, you’ll learn how to facilitate large virtual meetings.

In this fun, fast-paced two day online workshop, you’ll learn how to facilitate large virtual meetings. Your instructors will lead you through various methods, teaching why and how they work.

You’ll get facilitation tips and tricks and learn how to incorporate these techniques into virtual meetings. You’ll end the day with a new way of looking at facilitating virtually and the confidence to approach it with renewed energy and optimism.

Date

May 19-20, 2020

Time

11am-3pm EST​

Location

Live Online

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What to expect

What to Expect

Gracefully and effectively host 20–100 people online. Learn patterns to foster radical conversation. Lead group synthesis of complex data and create real outcomes online. Finally, leverage group intelligence with new tools for planning large scale gatherings mindfully and collaboratively.

What You'll Learn

Gracefully and effectively host 20–100 people online. Learn patterns to foster radical conversation. Lead group synthesis of complex data and create real outcomes online. Finally, leverage group intelligence with new tools for planning large scale gatherings mindfully and collaboratively.

How You'll Learn

A full day online? Yes, you read right. We can meet for a full day in real life (or at least, we used to be able to!). We still need to come together to solve big problems, and sometimes that takes a big group to have all the knowledge, experience and expertise in the room. We’ll take breaks, run warmups and keep you energized and engaged the whole day.

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

Your unique mix of strengths and weaknesses

Simple virtual tools to transform everyday meetings

Strategies to address meeting dysfunction

A personalized plan for your meeting culture

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Douglas Ferguson

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.

Daniel Stillman

Daniel designs conversations for a living. An independent design facilitator and coach, he works with teams and organizations to frame and sustain productive and collaborative conversations. He’s worked with clients of all shapes and sizes on product, service and organizational innovation. He hosts The Conversation Factory podcast and is the author of the upcoming book, “Good Talk: How to Design Conversations that Matter” a handbook for change makers and innovators.
What People Are Saying

I realized my entire role is facilitation. I have to do a lot of lateral influencing. So I use these skills even if it is not a super-structured workshop. Our product team has micro meetings all the time, and these methods help us get the most of those moments. My team can lean on me to facilitate. You will redesign the way you have conversations. I can’t believe every college student doesn’t have to take a class like this. This is how you collaborate. It is the underpinning of the future of work.

Savannah C.

PRODUCT DESIGNER @ TAILWIND

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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