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An experiential coaching workshop to help you redesign your meeting systems and culture.
Each company has a meeting culture that is filled with different meeting systems. And like any system, it has bugs. In this fun, fast-paced, hands-on class, you’ll sharpen your facilitation skills through practice and peer feedback and also understand the different components that make up a healthy meeting culture. You will learn how to design and engineer better meeting systems. Our facilitators will lead you through various virtual facilitation methods and meeting culture design, teaching why and how they work.
You’ll end the workshop with a new way of looking at gathering online and the confidence to approach it with renewed energy and optimism. It’s not just about a bigger toolbox, but developing internal resources and cultural mantras so that more people at your organization can be master facilitators.
Deep Work Session 1
What are meeting systems and how do they create the culture?
Deep Work Session 2
Find out where the bugs are in your current meeting systems
Deep Work Session 3
Design systems to help you foster creativity and capture virtual room intelligence
Deep Work Session 4
Level up with feedback like a pro
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. Facilitators create the meeting culture. They are skilled at developing focused agendas, leading collaborative activities, remaining impartial, and keeping participants on task. They design better meeting systems. 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.
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 Beyond the Prototype, which offers expert advice for people shifting from discovery projects to realization and launch. He is also the co-author of Start Within, How To Remix Anything, and Non-Obvious Guide to Fucking Awesome Meetings. 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.
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