Managers and team leaders are increasingly being required to direct teams, hold meetings, and facilitate groups virtually. For many of us not used to working this way, this requires a new set of skills, or perhaps a desire to add to our existing virtual facilitation skill set.
Keeping projects on course, supervising and motivating staff, are all a little different in the virtual world, but can be managed well, with the right skill sets.
This short, practical course is designed to give leaders and managers the knowledge and experience necessary to fulfil their role successfully when working virtually.
During this course, participants will explore the role of the facilitator and have the opportunity to practice some of the practical aspects of virtual facilitation.
They will learn:
- The protocols for working virtually
- Key facilitation skills
- How to facilitate virtually
- The benefits and challenges of virtual facilitation
- Practical skills for successful virtual facilitation
Groups of between 6 and 10 participants work together through a programme of theoretical knowledge and practical application. The programme lasts for four hours, either as 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon taking place on the same day, or in one complete morning session with a short 15 minute break
Participants will go on to create their own personal development plan to continue their progress so that they become accomplished, confident and successful virtual facilitators.
Optional follow on sessions are available, and recommended, to provide the opportunity to practice some of the more practical aspects of virtual facilitation. These sessions include peer to peer feedback, and supervision and feedback from the trainer.