Full Signature Course

9-Empowering Modules each with: Videos. Checklists. Templates. Student Forum.

"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

You are a professional, project or group leader, consultant or coach.

You may be just starting out, or already be in a role where you must lead group work online. In this comprehensive course, you acquire proven step-by-step methods and practices to successfully facilitate collaborative group work online so you can easily tackle problems, brainstorm ideas, generate new directions, and build consensus with your virtual group. Skills transferable to in-person sessions.

Do more online. Take a quantum leap in your virtual leadership. Support your team's higher performance too!

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  • $ 757 - Access to Full Course for 1 Year (Self-Directed Study)

  • $1,297 - Full Course Access. Add 2 Personal Coaching Calls @ 60 Minutes

  • $1,497 - Full Course Access. Add 4 Group Zoom Calls @ 90 Minutes

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    WELCOME

    • [Watch] Welcome!

    • [Read Me First & Download Course Overview] Selecting Your Best Pathway Through the Course

    • [Watch/Download] Course Overview & You

    • [Summary Checklists] Facilitating Online Collaboration and Leading Great Virtual Meetings

    • [Optional Video] Why Develop Your Facilitation Competencies?

  • 2

    GETTING STARTED

    • [Watch] How to navigate around...

    • [Read] Tips: Video Speed / Web Browser / Revisit Completed Lessons / Video Link

    • [Survey] What brought you here...? {Coaching Call Option Students - answer email instead}

    • Student Introductions and Discussions

    • Your Project: Is There A Project You'd Like to Develop and Share Into the Learning Community?

    • Questions for Us?

  • 3

    Section A: CONCEPTS /TOOLS

    • CONCEPTS & TOOLS

  • 4

    Module 1: Collaboration

    • [Watch] Module 1.1 Collaboration - Working with Diverse Groups

    • [Download] Module 1.1: Collaboration - Working with Diverse Groups - PDF

    • [Watch] Module 1.2: Collaboration Principles - Shifting from Partial Views to Whole System View

    • [Download] Module 1.2: Collaboration Principles - PDF

    • [Download] Module 1.3: Dialogue-Multi-Stakeholder Engagement - PDF

    • [Download] Your Take-Aways: Start, Stop and Continue - Module 1

    • Share Your Learnings and Insights - Module #1

  • 5

    Module 2: Process

    • [Watch] Intro-Module 2 - Process

    • [Watch] Module 2.1: Facilitation Diamond. Divergent, Lateral and Convergent Thinking

    • [Download] Module 2.1 Facilitation Diamond - PDF

    • [Download] Module 2.2: Core Facilitation Practices - PDF

    • [Download] Module 2.3: Core Facilitation Process Techniques - PDFs

    • [Checklist] Essential Skills for Guiding Groups

    • [Download] Your Take-Aways: Start, Stop and Continue - Module 2

    • Share Your Learnings and Insights - Module #2

  • 6

    Module 3: Tools

    • [Watch] Module 3.1 Picking Your Right Collaboration Tech Tools

    • [Download] Module 3.1 Picking Your Right Collaboration Tools - PDF

    • [Links] Comparison of Tech Tools for Online Brainstorming, Planning and Decision-Making

    • [Watch] Module 3.2 Right Technology and Virtual Considerations

    • [Download] Module 3.2-Right Technology and Virtual Considerations - PDF

    • [Download] Module 3.3 Interactivity Tools and Participant Styles - PDF

    • [Link] Online Guides/Help for Your Tech Platform's Interactivity Tools Like Whiteboard, Etc.

    • [Download] Your Take-Aways: Start, Stop and Continue - Module 3

    • Share Your Learnings and Insights - Module #3

  • 7

    Section B: PREPARE

    • [Watch} Overview-Section B Prepare

  • 8

    Module 4: Plan

    • [Watch] Module 4: Plan

    • [Download] Module 4: Planning Your Online Facilitation - PDF

    • [Checklist] Module 4: Plan- Step by Step

    • [Graphic Templates] Map of the Workshop Journey and Online Work Session Plan

    • [Bonus} A Checklist for Planning In-Person Meetings

    • [Bonus] Choosing the Right Set-Up for In-Person Meetings

    • [Download] Your Take-Aways: Start, Stop and Continue - Module #4

    • Share Your Learnings and Insights - Module #4

  • 9

    Module 5: Design

    • [Watch] Intro-Module 5. Design

    • [Watch] Module 5: Design

    • [Download] Module 5: Virtual Session Design Step by Step - PDF

    • [Checklist] PREPARE - Step by Step - PDF

    • [Download] Module 5.2 Your Mindset - Adopt A Virtual Facilitator Mindset- Summary Ideas

    • [Links] Pre-Built Templates - Save Time Designing Workshops and Ongoing Collaborative Work

    • [Links & Download] Free Visual / Graphic Tools , Resources and Social Connection Apps

    • [Download] Module 5.3 - Steps to Creating An Agenda (Optional)

    • [Template] 45-Minute Weekly Team Meeting Template - Editable Word

    • [Download] Your Take-Aways: Start, Stop and Continue - Module 5

    • Share Your Learnings and Insights - Module #5

  • 10

    Module 6: Set-Up

    • [Watch] Module 6:1 Set-Up - Ready Your Virtual Space. Yourself. Your Participants

    • [Download] Module 6.1 Ready Your Virtual Space. Yourself. Your Participants

    • [Bonus] Set-Up Your Digital Facilitator Workspace

    • [Links] Your Chosen Online Collaborative Platform

    • [Checklist] SET-UP Step by Step - PDFs

    • [Watch] Module 6.2: Asynchronous

    • [Download] Module 6.2 Asynchronous - Any Time / Any Place Group Work

    • [Links] Online Resources for Warm-Ups & Energizers

    • [Download ] Module 6.3 Community. Expectations and Session Norms. Connections/Warm-Ups

    • [Download] Your Take-Aways: Start, Stop and Continue - Module 6

    • Share Your Learnings and Insights - Module #6

  • 11

    Section C: FACILITATE

    • [Watch] FACILITATE - Overview

  • 12

    Module 7: Live

    • [Watch] Module 7.1: Live

    • [Download] Module 7.1 Live Interactive Virtual Meetings - PDF

    • [Watch] Module 7.2: Discussion

    • [Download] Module 7.2 Discussion-Engaging Larger Groups - PDF

    • [Watch] Module 7.3: Manage & Trouble Shoot

    • [Download] Module 7.3 Manage, Trouble-Shoot Shine - PDF

    • [Checklists] 1) Great Virtual Meetings; 2) Five Dimensions; 3) Trouble Shoot and Shine - PDFs

    • [Template] Detailed Input-Feedback Meeting Process Agenda - Word - Editable

    • [Bonus] How to Avoid Death by PowerPoint - PDF

    • [Bonus] Handy Participant Clock

    • [Handy Resource] Zoom - Super Easy Guide to Share with Your New Users

    • [Download] Your Take-Aways: Start, Stop and Continue - Module #7

    • Share Your Learnings and Insights - Module #7

  • 13

    Module 8: Session

    • [Watch] Module 8.1: Demo - Green Birthday Party Ideas

    • [Watch] Module 8.1: Work Session Walk-through of Demo

    • [Download] Module 8.1 - Facilitating A Simple Collaborative Online Work Session

    • [Template] Detailed Process Design for Collaborative Session in Demo

    • [Watch] Module 8.2: Breakouts

    • [Download] Module 8.2 Breakouts-Leverage Small Group Work and Engagement

    • [Links] Breakout Timers - Resource List

    • [Checklist] FACILITATE Step by Step - PDFs

    • [Bonus] Conversation Methods: The World Cafe and Open Space

    • [Links] Liberating Structures for Work Session Design

    • [Download] Your Take-Aways: Start, Stop and Continue - Module 8

    • Share Your Learnings and Insights - Module #8

  • 14

    Module 9 - Workshop

    • [Watch] Overview of Module 9

    • [Watch] Module 9.1 Five-Step Workshop

    • [Download] Module 9.1 - Five-Step Workshop - PDF

    • [Watch} Module 9.2.1 Activities

    • [Download PDF] Module 9.2.1 Activities - What to Consider When Choosing Your Activities

    • [Watch] Module 9.2.2 Participant Mindset

    • [Download PDF] Module 9.2.2 Mindset - Selecting Activities for Participant Mindset

    • [Watch] Module 9.3 Groan Zone

    • [Bonus] Standing in the Fire: The Main Thing Is Not To Panic!

    • [Download PDF] Module 9.3 Facilitating Through the Groan Zone

    • [Download] Your Take-Aways: Start, Stop and Continue - Module 9

    • Share Your Learnings and Insights - Module #9

    • [Bonus] Module 9: Generic Workshop Agenda

  • 15

    Next steps

    • [Watch] Congratulations!

    • More resources for you

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