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Online Consulting Sessions
Connect with me on Zoom for 1-hour consulting sessions on themes such as Converting Your Face-to-Face Course to Online, Facilitating Interactive Webinars, and Zoom Facilitation Practice.
August 13, 2020, 3:00-4:00 PDT – online
Getting Comfortable with Online Meetings
In the world we are living in right now, our ability to connect with others depends on our ability to use online tools and platforms. But what do you do if you’re not familiar with how to meet with others online, or if the meeting online – and turning on your video camera – fills you with a quiet sense of dread? This session will not only introduce you to some of the tools within web conferencing systems that can help you create engaging virtual online meetings, it will give you strategies to start practicing immediately to build and maintain relationships with the people you’re meeting. The time to get comfortable planning for and facilitating online meetings is now. Come to this free session to learn (and share) some strategies to help you get there.
September 14 – 18, 2020 – Online
FLO MicroCourse: Liberating Structures
Join us for this entirely asynchronous online five-day microcourse on using Liberating Structures, a collection of 33+ powerful activities that can be used face-to-face or online.
September 15, 2020, 10:30-12:00 PDT – online
Creating Engaging Online Meetings
Bringing people together for online meetings should be both meaningful and engaging, but accomplishing it takes intentional design. In this free 1.5 hour webinar you’ll learn some useful strategies about how to make your meetings more engaging and inclusive and discover where to source participatory activities that work for the online environment. We’ll talk about potential activities for opening and closing sessions and for managing people’s energy levels as well as basic processes that will work in almost any virtual session.
September 21 – 27, 2020 – Online
FLO MicroCourse: Deepening Empathy Through Reframing
How might we more deeply understand and connect with our students and colleagues when teaching online or face-to-face? Deepening our empathy for others is one way we can grow as inclusive facilitators of learning. In this free, one-week microcourse, you’ll explore how to use the design thinking skill of reframing to expand your thinking and increase your empathy for others, to unlock potentially new and innovative solutions to current challenges.
October 5 – 25, 2020 – online
Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) Synchronous
Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) Synchronous is a 3-week facilitated online course which will introduce you to best practice strategies to plan for, facilitate and follow up after synchronous online (virtual) learning events. It will help you enhance skills you need to confidently and effectively facilitate virtual learning. It is designed to provide you with opportunities to see and learn from examples of virtual facilitation and, if desired, practice virtual facilitation skills in a safe environment.
Nov 2 – 29, 2020 – online
Designing Online with Liberating Structures
Liberating Structures are facilitated activities that can be used with groups of any kind. They are “serious fun” processes to support engagement, collaboration, and innovation. While Liberating Structures can absolutely be used with groups in person, this four-week online course is about facilitating Liberating Structures online.
Whether you occasionally run meetings or lead teams through complex cycles of organizational change, you will find useful tools in the Liberating Structures collection to boost your online facilitation practice and effectiveness.
In this course you’ll experience many Liberating Structures, in both synchronous and asynchronous online modes, and discover how you can bring creativity and engagement to your online meetings and learning events using Liberating Structures.
May 3 – June 6, 2021 – online
Creating Effective Group Learning Experiences
This 5-week online course is designed as a practical introduction to adult learning design: just enough theory to guide practice and a variety of practical learning design skills and tools. All activities will be applicable to learning in organizations and will enable participants to translate what they learn into their workplace context. Participants can expect approximately 6 hours of work each week, including reading, online discussion posts and activities.