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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.

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 18, 2020, 10:30-12:30 PDT – online
The Business of Breakout Rooms

In this session, we’ll explore everything there is to discover about facilitating breakout room activities in Zoom. You’ll not only experience going into breakout rooms as a participant, you’ll get a chance to facilitate them and press all the buttons. Since you can’t practice breakout rooms alone, come to this session to practice them together with a supportive group. Let’s engage in useful conversation about best practices with breakout rooms that will support you in your online facilitation.

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.

October 29, 2020, 11:00-12:30 PDT – online
Liberating Structures Online: Introduction

Liberating Structures are a set of 33+ “seriously fun” activities which are also powerful enough to bring groups effectively together in inclusive and collaborative ways. In this session, you’ll learn what Liberating Structures are, why and when you could use them, and how they can enhance interactivity in your online meetings and learning events. You’ll experience several basic Liberating Structures that you’ll be able to turn around and use right away in your own group collaborations.

November 16, 2020, 10:30-12:30 PDT – online
Liberating Structures Online: Strings and Mashups

If you’ve been captivated by Liberating Structures, either because you’ve been facilitating them already or you’ve read about and are familiar with how powerful they are to use with groups, this session is for you. Whether you’re new to facilitating LS online or have been doing it for a while, this “strings and mashups” session will take your facilitation practice deeper. You’ll experience several Liberating Structures as an online participant, then we’ll debrief and discuss what the facilitation side looks like, so you can add them to your own online facilitation repertoire. This session will include structures from the original set of 33 Liberating Structures and at least one LS in development. We’ll explore LS strings and you’ll experience an LS “mashup” in action.

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.

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