Become a Confident Virtual Facilitator! These 3-part webinar series cover the tools and skills you need to effectively facilitate and communicate during online meetings.

Using ZOOM

Virtual Facilitation using ZOOM

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Virtual Facilitation using Microsoft TEAMS

Next dates TBC
3 x 90 minute sessions - 1.30pm - 3.00pm
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How we manage meetings has changed!

Forget online meeting fatigue. Train your own team to become confident Virtual Facilitators!

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 “online 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

Pre-workshop survey: Fill out a short survey to identify your learning needs.

Workshop 1: The Foundations - Build connections and learn about the tools available in your video meeting platform.
         Challenge 1: Take notice of what's working well (and what's not!) in your virtual meetings.

Workshop 2: Principles - Learn about four guiding principles for bringing the best out of people in virtual meetings.
        Challenge 2: Apply one of the principles in a virtual meeting

Workshop 3: The 5 Ps of Facilitation - Learn and apply a simple facilitation framework to an upcoming virtual meeting or event.
       Challenge 3: Read Paul's e-book and continue to apply the lessons learned to your mahi.

Virtual Facilitation using ZOOM

Contact us to register your interest

Virtual Facilitation using Microsoft TEAMS

Next dates TBC
3 x 90 minute sessions - 1.30pm - 3.00pm
Contact us today to register your interest

What You’ll Learn

New principles
Facilitating virtually requires some new principles and mindsets. You’ll learn four simple principles to guide how you show up and lead in a virtual space.

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.


Private workshops for your organisation

We are also offering these workshop series as private workshops for your organisation.

Price by negotiation. Contact us today for more information.

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

"The workshops were really well presented, organised, friendly atmosphere & a great space to learn some new skills."  Mark Saxton, Speech Language Therapist, Ministry of Education

"I'll now consider how I can involve people in meetings/ presentations more, so that I'm not the only one doing the talking. I'll also consider the 5 Ps and how they relate to a meeting that I'm hosting, and how doing things like icebreakers/ breakout rooms near the beginning of a presentation help to normalise talking/ sharing - things which I hadn't considered before". Ministry of Education

"The workshop was lively and entertaining, with useful practical strategies and opportunities to use them. A good model to support us in facilitating our online sessions, thank you."

Meeting Dates & Times

You will be sent the details to access TEAMS / ZOOM, after you have registered. This is an interactive workshop with breakout room activities and we therefore ask all participants to have their own computer / laptop as this makes the breakout room activities and discussions easier and enhances the learning for all.

This webinar series will not be recorded.

These workshops sell out fast! Book now to secure your place.

Price & Registration


3 - part Webinar Series - $328.00 inc GST


3-part webinar series PLUS coaching call with Paul to prepare you for your next virtual workshop or meeting - $490.00 inc GST

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

The price stated is per person. If you are sending 5 or more delegates, please email us for a discounted rate.

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.

Our registration platform is hosted by Lil Regie, our NZ based booking agent. Upon completing your registration by hitting the blue 'Confirm Booking' button, you will receive an automated email confirming the booking and amount paid by credit card. A GST Tax Invoice showing your payment in full will also be emailed to you.

If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Faye Johnson on 027 607 3000 or email:

Invoicing Information
We work hard to ensure that all workshops are cost effective by automating our systems. If your organisation is unable to use our automated booking system and pay by credit/debit card and therefore require an invoice instead to pay by direct bank credit, there will be a $25.00 inc GST surcharge for this, and you will need to supply the following please:

  • 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 this information to Brian - and and along with the Invoice we will also send you a special booking link which will come up as free of charge. Through this link you will need to complete your registration. 

Please note - our workshops fill quickly so if you would like to reserve a place, please contact

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 (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 proud to be working with Business Lab in bringing you this webinar.

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For further details, please contact:
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Phone: 027 607 3000