Facilitate Online Group Work - Like A Pro!

Solve problems, address opportunities and define new goals with your group online.

  • Start With the Right Foundation of facilitation concepts and tech tools for the work.
  • Invest in Solid Preparation to plan, scope out, design and set-up good online process.
  • Facilitate Great Sessions for focused, productive, aligning and time-efficient results.

Who this is for.

You are a professional, project or group leader, consultant or coach. You lead cross-functional, multi-disciplinary, elected, or cross-sectoral groups and projects. You seek to build your facilitation skills to successfully lead groups online, and in-person. This course is not for professional facilitators who already have significant experience.

©2021 Masterful Facilitation Institute.

What If Remote Work Is Here to Stay?

Rethink Your Role for Online, and Be Ready for Whatever the Future Holds

You believe that work in the future will be virtual in some way.

You are looking to sharpen your saw on how to facilitate, and how to do so successfully online. You may be just starting out, or already be in a role where you must lead group work such as project manager, internal or external consultant, group coach, business analyst, professional and technical expert, change and quality improvement agent, organization development leader, and other human resource leader. You seek proven techniques and skills to enhance your ability to design and lead effective and productive group work - both online and in person.

  • You want to bring together those with expertise and a stake in an issue to tap their knowledge, brainstorm possibilities, understand their needs, and gain their support.
  • You know that involving others on a team or in an organization to address important issues is how a culture of innovation and high performance succeeds.
  • You believe in participation and have seen firsthand how much greater the level of commitment, ability and buy-in generated, when people have a meaningful role in shaping the decisions and strategies they’ll be asked to support or implement.

. . . the problem is that . . .


Collaborative and creative work requires more than discussion.


Neither you nor your team feel confident to lead online work.


The sheer number (and cost) of online tools is bewildering.


You don't want to be unprepared but can't start from scratch.

What if:

You could follow a proven methodology that is easy to follow and apply?


Generic and broadly applicable process you can easily apply to most group work.


Sound structure that ensures everyone contributes their piece of the puzzle.


Fully transferable skills for leading virtual and in-person group work.


Focused group work is effective, time-efficient and consensus-based.

What to do. How to do it. When and Why

Our comprehensive 9-module online course will enable you to:


Pick the Right Technology

Get your technology right for the work: right functionality; right tech roles; right pre- and -post meeting practices and right interactivity use during sessions.


Prepare With Confidence

Whether facilitating a virtual team meeting of just a few people, a large group video conference, or ongoing collaborative work, you'll know exactly how to prepare and what to do, before, during and after for success.


Fully Engage Participants

Run the live portion of sessions for maximum interactivity, full participation and effectiveness. Leverage the power of asynchronous technology for max results.


Facilitate Productive Work Sessions

Lead effective facilitation processes that guarantee results so you can easily tackle problems, address opportunities, creatively generate ideas, and define new directions online or in-person, and unlock the promise of collaboration.


Tackle More Complex Online Work

Apply the Five-Step Workshop method to various collaborative purposes. Strategically choose the best participant exercises for the phase of the workshop. Skillfully navigate through any dynamics or groan zone inherent in collaboration.

What Our Students Say

"I cannot speak highly enough of the Masterful Facilitation Institute! In my view a leader in facilitation training! I would absolutely recommend their courses to everyone wanting to develop practical and effective facilitation skills."

- Kim Hannah (Public Involvement Consultant), Health Canada

"We highly recommend Masterful Facilitation Institute as a strong and innovative provider of facilitation training that is approachable, insightful and differentiating.”

- John Horn, Mgr. L&D, People Solutions, Vancity Credit Union

"The facilitation course you delivered exceeded our expectations; the instructors were outstanding. Their professional and engaging approach and their wealth of knowledge helped make the course a tremendous learning experience."

- Leslie Keen, Associate Dean Teaching and Learning, Science, University of Calgary

Course: 9 Empowering Modules in 3 Core Pillars

This comprehensive 9-module course is organized around three pillars: Concepts and Tools, Preparation and Facilitation. You acquire proven step-by-step methods and practices so you can successfully facilitate collaborative group work online to solicit input, address issues, brainstorm ideas, generate new directions, and build consensus. Your skills are fully transferable to in-person group work, so you have the competencies to lead great meetings and sessions in both settings.

"This is the foundational course for facilitators who are new and building their skills, and those that are intermediate in the discipline. It offers a wealth of resources, ways of thinking and structuring thinking that is powerful and grounded. I'm looking forward to applying some of the new tools in the toolkit right away in an upcoming facilitation! - - Laara Archer, Director, In Your Corner

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. 

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.

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. 

"Facilitating Online Collaboration is a master course to equip you to be a rock start with facilitating online programs/sessions effectively and creatively to exceed your client’s goals. --Jody Béke, Leadership Development and Career Leader and Coach

Three Options

Online Course

Access for 1 year to the full self-directed course. Proceed at own pace.

  • 9 Modules
  • Videos
  • Checklists/templates
  • Downloads
  • Student Forum
  • Individual Coaching
  • Group Calls

$757 Option


Add Coaching

Access for 1 year plus 2 personal coaching calls each of 60 minutes.

  • 9 modules
  • Videos
  • Checklists/templates
  • Downloads
  • Student Forum
  • Individual Coaching
  • Group Calls

$1,297 Option

Add Group Calls

Access for 1 year plus 4 group video calls each of up to 90 minutes. Q&A.

  • 9 Modules
  • Videos
  • Checklists/templates
  • Downloads
  • Student Forum
  • Group Video Calls
  • Individual Coaching

$1,497 Option

Course Modules: You Receive

The course is ready now and fully loaded into your dashboard with your registration . You can complete each new module at your own convenience, and you could complete it in as short a period as 5 days or 5 weeks. But you don't have to. Access to the course is available to you for 1 full year.


Video presentations of the practical "what" and "how" of the specific lesson.


Download the comprehensive PDFs of the video presentations. Build your reference handbook to refer back to time and again.


Every module is supported with checklists, templates, helpful links and resources.

Online Forum

If you choose, interact with other students through the online discussion forum.

Meet Myriam

My focus and passion for the past three decades has been professionally facilitating groups to help release their collective creativity, intelligence and wisdom so they can succeed at their unique missions and goals. 

My motivation for founding Masterful Facilitation in 2008 was to assist professionals, consultants and leaders like you to develop their facilitation leadership. Our courses build your know-how and confidence. You acquire the core professional facilitation concepts, tools, and methods so you can design and facilitate valuable, time-efficient, engaging and supported outcomes – every time for any purpose, whether facilitating in-person or virtually.

Our Guarantee

We are in the business of creating courses that create results. If, for any reason, you are not thrilled with the content and the potential impact this course will have on your ability to lead great virtual meetings and online sessions, then after 30 days, send us an email. We will refund 100% of your payment, no questions asked.

Group Savings Rates

Got an interested group of 3 or more folks? Register at the same time to benefit as follows:

  • 3-5 people - 15% savings
  • 6-11 people - 25% savings
  • 12+ people - 35% savings

Note: Group savings not valid with any other offer.


Take a quantum leap in your virtual leadership. Support your team's performance too.


©2021 Masterful Facilitation Institute.