Virtual Facilitation

Virtual Facilitation -

Forget Zoom Fatigue. Become a Confident Virtual Facilitator

A 3-part webinar series covers the tools and skills you need to effectively facilitate and communicate during online meetings.

3 x 90 minute sessions 9.00am – 10.30am

Wednesday, 10th February 2021
Thursday, 18th February
Tuesday, 23rd February

How we manage meetings has changed!

Are your online meetings draining you of energy and motivation?

Group meetings are a key part of how we make change and take action.

But the rules have changed. You now have to navigate an offline and online world - even as priorities are shifting around you.

You’re having to re-learn how to communicate and work together. Some people are working from home, some from the office. Video calls are an everyday part of our working lives.

And it’s tiring.

While virtual meetings were a blessing during the lockdown, you’re now getting “Zoom fatigue”.

You might be struggling with:
• Managing the technology
• Deciding what tools to use and when
• Creating an interactive forum for people to share ideas
• Awkward silences
• Making decisions together virtually.

Meet Paul McGregor, your Virtual Facilitation Guide

You know there must be a better way to do virtual meetings, but you don’t have time to figure it all out for yourself. Paul McGregor is here to show you the way.

Back in 2017, Paul left his comfortable government job to freelance with Enspiral and Lifehack - both 100% remote organisations. This experience gave him insight into what makes virtual collaboration work.

Now with Business Lab, Paul helps organisations to collaborate with their communities. This involves hosting many meetings and gatherings. He’s tested all the virtual meeting tools out there so you don’t have to.

Connect with Paul on LinkedIn or hear him speak as the host of the Beyond Consultation Podcast.

Workshop Plan

Session 1: The Foundations - Build connections and learn about the Three Principles for Virtual Facilitation

Session 2: Tools - See some of the additional tools in action

Session 3: Applied Learning - Work on a live case study to apply what you’re learned

What You’ll Learn

New principles
Facilitating virtually requires some new principles and mindsets. You’ll learn about the Three Principles for Virtual Facilitation.

New processes
Recreating the magic of a good meeting in a virtual setting requires some new processes. You can’t just take what worked in real life and hope for the best. Paul will show you new processes to bring life to your virtual meetings.

New tools
Your video meeting platform is only one tool in your new virtual toolkit. Paul has tested dozens of tools so you don’t have to. He’ll share the simplest tools to augment your virtual meeting experience.

Who should attend

This training is for you if:
  • You keep seeing the “Host” button next to your name on video calls
  • You facilitate lots of virtual meetings, but you wouldn’t describe yourself as a pro facilitator

 

The training will apply no matter the context you’re working in. Whether you’re hosting:
  • Virtual team meetings
  • Virtual stakeholder engagement
  • Virtual training workshops
  • Virtual events or meetups.

 

What others say…

“Paul thanks for being such a great facilitator and the flexibility to change to suit our needs on Wednesday was much appreciated. It was so valuable, I felt like we were a real team by the end of it. I loved the tools you shared, thank you.”
Gael McKechie, St John


"I didn’t have any concerns before the workshops because I had seen Paul in action and liked his style. The ease of communication both before and during the event was awesome. The presenting style was so fresh and full of energy, which I loved. Paul rocked. Such a cool mannerism about him and so super helpful. THANK YOU!"
Lesley McIntosh, Manager, Community Sport, Sport Tasman

Register early before the 20 spots disappear

Zoom Meeting Dates & Times

3 x 90 minute sessions 9.00am – 10.30am

Workshop 1: Wednesday, 10th February 2021
Workshop 2: Thursday 18th February
Workshop 3: Tuesday 23rd February 

Once you register you will be sent the link and password for the Zoom meetings.

​Price & Registration

3 - part Webinar Series - $199.00 inc GST 

or

3-part webinar series PLUS coaching call with Paul to prepare you for your next virtual workshop or meeting - $340.00 inc GST

You will be sent the details to access ZOOM, after you have registered.


Registration

Payment online is by Debit or Credit Card: VISA, Mastercard or American Express only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process.

Upon completion of your registration, you will receive an automated confirmation email. If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Faye Johnson on 027 607 3000 or email: faye@grow.co.nz

We work hard to ensure that all workshops are cost effective by automating our systems. If you require an invoice (rather than paying by debit or credit card) there will be a $25.00 inc GST surcharge for this, and you will need to supply:

  • The full name and postal address required to appear on the invoice.
  • The contact name and email of the person(s) responsible for authorising this expense and approving payment.
  • Any purchase order references required on vendor invoices.

Please email faye@grow.co.nz  if you would like to reserve a place, as our workshops fill quickly.


What happens if you have to cancel?

We know that sometimes your plans can change for many different reasons. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome to attend at no extra cost. If a substitute delegate is not available and you need to cancel your registration, please be aware of the following:

Up to 7 days prior to the event you will be provided a refund of your registration cost, less a $20.00 inc GST per attendee service charge.

If you cancel within 7 days of the event, you are not eligible to receive a refund. Please note: should your registration not be paid by the time of the event, you are still liable to make the payment. Unpaid accounts may be passed over to our debt collection agency and additional costs may be incurred. 

All cancellations must be received in writing via email.

Training is cancellable by GROW with 3 days’ notice if a minimum number of attendees is not met and full refunds will be provided.

Please note: GROW Ltd reserves the right to make any amendments that we may deem to be in the best interest of the forum – it is however very unlikely and we will notify you as soon as possible should this occur.

For more information see our full Terms of Trade.

We are pround to be working with Business Lab in bringing you this webinar.

CONTACT US

For further details, please contact:
Faye Johnson at faye@grow.co.nz
Phone: 027 607 3000