May 19 & 20 • Live Online



Mastering Large

Virtual Meetings

About the Event

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



Time

11am–3pm CDT



Location

Online

What to Expect

Getting good work done is hard enough in person. In a virtual context, it requires even more attention to detail. How do you keep all teammates engaged during virtual meetings and how do you distribute the work in an asynchronous manner? It takes a pro-level toolkit and mindset to leave virtual meeting participants excited about the next virtual meeting. In this workshop, you will find many tools to get the most out of a team’s distributed intelligence.



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.







What You'll Learn

Gracefully and effectively host 20-100 people online

Patterns to foster radical conversation

Lead group synthesis of complex data

Tools to plan your large scale gatherings mindfully and collaboratively

Create real outcomes online

Leverage group intelligence

Bringing a Team?



Discounts are 20% off for a group of 3-4

Discounts are 30% off for a group of 5+

Email hello@voltagecontrol.com for group discount codes



Wait, what's facilitation?

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.





What People are Saying

"There are many choices for workshops, but in my mind there are very few who get it right. Douglas Ferguson and Voltage Control get it. If you are looking to learn a topic for the first time or level up your own skills or that of your team, then the virtual workshops offered by Voltage Control are a great option. Thanks to the workshops, we are now confidently moving beyond design thinking and regularly pushing prototypes into production."

Robert T.

VP & SENIOR CORPORATE COUNSEL at LIBERTY MUTUAL

"Anyone that can construct a sequence of conversations to lead others is a metaskill. Anyone who participates in meetings or owns an agenda would benefit from this. It is a whirlwind, but you are among others who are in charge of making an impact. This is a practical, hands-on deep dive for managers, entrepreneurs, and leaders who can change their culture by leading meetings like a pro."

Mark T.

head of services at mural

About Douglas

Douglas is an entrepreneur and human-centered technologist with over 20 years of experience. He is president of Voltage Control, an Austin-based workshop agency that specializes in Design Sprints and innovation workshops. Prior to Voltage Control,  Douglas held CTO positions at numerous Austin startups where he led product and engineering teams using agile, lean, and human-centered design principles. While CTO at Twyla, Douglas worked directly with Google Ventures running Design Sprints and now brings this experience and process to companies everywhere. 



Douglas recently published his first book Beyond the Prototype, which offers expert advice for people shifting from discovery projects to realization and launch. Douglas is active in the Austin startup community where he serves on the board of several non-profits, mentors startups, and advises early-stage ventures. Douglas spends his free time patching up modular synthesizers, playing guitar, and taking photographs. He graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

About Daniel

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.

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