Course Curriculum

10 MODULES - Develop your facilitation IQ and EQ so that you can think like a professional facilitator. Gain the frameworks, facilitator practices, and core toolkit for online collaborative work sessions and workshops.

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    WELCOME

    • [Watch] Welcome!

    • [Watch/Download] Welcome and Getting Started - Facilitating Online Collaboration

    • [Downloads] Course Overview and Outline

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

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    GETTING STARTED

    • [Watch] How to navigate around...

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

    • [Survey] What brought you here...?

    • Student Introductions and Discussions

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

    • Questions for Us?

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    Section A: CONCEPTS /TOOLS

    • CONCEPTS & TOOLS

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    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

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    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

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    Module 3: Tools

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

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

    • [Watch] Module 3.2 Right Technology and Virtual Considerations

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

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

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

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

    • Share Your Learnings and Insights - Module #3

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    Section B: PREPARE

    • [Watch} Overview-Section B Prepare

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    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

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

    • Share Your Learnings and Insights - Module #4

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    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

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

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

    • [Bonus] Steps to Creating An Agenda

    • [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

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    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

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

    • [Watch] Module 6.2: Asynchronous

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

    • Quick Tips for Recording Your Messages BEFORE a Live Meeting

    • [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

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    Section C: FACILITATE

    • [Watch] FACILITATE - Overview

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    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

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    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

    • [Watch] Module 8.2: Breakouts

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

    • [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

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    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

    • [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

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    Next steps

    • [Watch] Congratulations!

    • More resources for you

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