Mastering Large Virtual Meetings



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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

Oct 9 & 10



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.



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.



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.

BRINGING a TEAM?

20% off for a group of 3-4 | 30% off for a group of 5+

Email hello@voltagecontrol.com for group discount codes



About Douglas

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.

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.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

"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 FOR MURAL

"As a venture-backed direct-to-consumer company, what we learn through customer experience directly evolves who we are growing into for current and new customers. As we mature to more retail presence in an unprecedented time of disruption and opportunity, every team member must be empowered with the vulnerability to iterate and actively listen for how to be present. Design thinking and facilitation taught by Voltage Control punctuates that kind of learning perfectly."

Siya M.

Customer Experience at quip

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Refund Policy

All sales for workshops are final. The registered participant may invite another person to substitute their place at any time at no charge.



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