Running an unforgettable virtual workshop requires much more than just an agenda.
In this fun, fast-paced, hands-on class, you’ll sharpen your facilitation skills through practice and peer feedback. Douglas will lead you through various virtual facilitation methods, teaching why and how they work.
You’ll practice tips and tricks so you can incorporate these jedi techniques into everyday virtual meetings like a pro. You’ll end the workshop with a new way of looking at facilitating workshops online and the confidence to approach it with renewed energy and optimism. It’s not just about a bigger toolbox, but developing internal resources that you can draw on to be a master facilitator.
Facilitators lead and guide teams through important virtual and in-person 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 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.
Deep Work Session 1
Deep Work Session 2
Deep Work Session 3
Deep Work Session 4
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Who want to hone their virtual facilitation craft.
Seeking to improve virtual planning, grooming, and retro sessions.
Looking to add new tools and concepts to your virtual tool belt .
Coming to the realization that facilitated leadership in the virtual landscape is the future.
Simple virtual tools to transform everyday meetings
Strategies to address meeting dysfunction
A personalized plan for your meeting culture
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.
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