Thank you again to the 250 or so people in total that attended today’s free facilitation webinar, in all or in part, and especially to my fellow trainers of the ICA:UK Facilitating Virtual Events course Megan, Dawn, Orla, Alan, Nileen & Ester Mae for co-hosting with me – see our profiles. Here below you will find the session recording and other outputs.
This was the second of two sessions scheduled in partnership with ICA:UK as part of its new Online Focused Conversation Series: Taking time to connect, learn and reflect.
The aim of all these sessions is for participants to connect, share and learn with others sharing their interest the topic, while experiencing ICA’s ToP Focused Conversation method.
In this session the method was adapted to accommodate the number attending, using only the basic tools within the Zoom platform – audio, video, text chat, break-out rooms, screen sharing and polling.
For more on ICA’s Technology of Participation and facilitation online, register now for these further upcoming training & learning sessions:
- Free facilitation webinars – next up “When is online better than face-to-face?”, next week on 17 June
- Introduction to Facilitation Online – Introducing the role of the facilitator and the ToP approach, plus some key tips & tools, 2.5 hours, next on 8 July & 8 September
- Group Facilitation Methods Online – Introducing the foundations of the ToP approach, two powerful techniques for structuring effective conversations and building group consensus – a series of 6 x2 hour sessions, next from 22 June to 2 July
- Facilitating Virtual Events Online – Learn about and practice ways to make online events participatory, engaging and productive – a series of 7 x2 hour sessions, next from 15 September to 8 October
For details of remaining sessions of this series with other ICA:UK lead ToP trainers, and to register for those, please see the ICA:UK Online Focused Conversation Series.
Our meetings, workshops and events, our world, are increasingly moving online – now more than ever! So as leaders and facilitators we must be prepared to move with them. Virtual sessions can have advantages over face-to-face, but disadvantages too – not least, shorter attention spans and greater potential for distractions. How can we keep people engaged and focused when meeting online?
The recording, slides and chat transcript follow here. Thanks also to Carolyn Xie for her beautiful sketchnote and to Archana Pingle & Susanne Dunne for their tweets and Michelle Deacon for her LinkedIn post.
Great facilitation session today. Thank you @martingilbraith
Fab to see @lisawales27 @maclean_jo 🥰 pic.twitter.com/dEV4A5HEZH
— Susanne Dunne (@susanne_dunne) June 10, 2020
Very delighted to catch up with close to 200 #facilitators and people interested in making #virtualfacilitation from all across the globe. Thank you very much @martingilbraith @IAFacilitators @IAFEnglandWales @iaf_eme pic.twitter.com/oeV5zkIQlv
— Archana Pingle (@ArchanaPingle) June 10, 2020
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Hi Martin, great session this morning (in Chile)!
I can’t find the chat transcription. Where is it? Kindly help me finding it.
Hi Alfredo, the chat is in the second embedded document after the video recording, above – you can also find it at https://www.slideshare.net/mobile/MartinGilbraith/how-engaging-can-your-online-event-be-chat?ref=https://martingilbraith.com/2020/06/10/how-engaging-can-your-online-session-be-free-facilitation-webinar-recording-outputs/