Facilitating Online Collaboration



      Facilitate online meetings / sessions…

                  - involving diverse participants

             - designed for the online environment

                 - focused on collaborative outomces


Who Is This Course For?

Ideal for team leaders and group facilitators looking to enhance their repertoire of online facilitation skills, practical methods and frameworks to enhance the quality and results of your virtual meetings and online collaboration, including roles such as project manager, internal consultant, business analyst, professional and technical expert, change and quality improvement agent, organization development and other human resource leaders. (See Group savings rates.)

What Is This Course About?

Facilitating Online Collaborationis a comprehensive course on how to facilitate group work online. Whether you are leading remote or distributed team meetings or guiding a collaborative group through an online work session or longer workshop, this program provides the facilitation skillsets and mindsets you need to succeed. 


Section A: Right Foundation: Concepts and Tools

Your starting point as you begin this course is to acquire the right foundation of facilitation concepts to support your collaborative work, and the right foundation of technology tools for working virtually. Section A covers:

  • Module 1 - The promise and challenge of collaboration.
  • Module 2 - The facilitation process to guide the divergent, lateral, and convergent thinking.
  • Module 3 -The right online collaboration tools and the technology for virtual work. 

Section B: Solid Preparation: Good Process = Good Results

Planning and process design are essential for online success. Section B covers:

  • Module 4 - Scoping out the collaboration and planning out the work.
  • Module 5 - Designing the agenda, process, and group activities to facilitate.
  • Module 6 - Setting up right for interactive real time virtual sessions and asynchronous work.

Section C: Facilitating Online: Discussion and Collaboration

 Your facilitation plan and detailed process design are applied to lead great virtual meetings and online collaboration. Section C covers:

  • Module 7- Running interactive live virtual meetings and work sessions.
  • Module 8 - Facilitating a collaborative work session live and asynchronously.
  • Module 9 - Facilitating a multi-session workshop with Five-Step Workshop. 

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