Organizing, designing, facilitating effective distributed workshop

6 EPISODES   |  LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

Serie Overview

After 10 years of internal experimentation and 3 years of application with many other organizations, we believe it's time to spread some principles and practices for running effective remote and distributed workshops.

The recent events related to the coronavirus have made remote working mainstream, but this is only a circumstance within a broader and more complex scenario already in motion for many years now. It is now becoming evident how interwoven we are with each other in the world.

It's not just a matter of necessity. It is also a win-win occasion for taking advantage for the organization itself:
- Real-time and easier involvement of collaborators from different cities or countries.
- Possibility to reach and engage talents from all around the world.
- Ability to leverage on collective intelligence more than ever.
-Reduction of costs for meetings and travels.

In fact, it is not just a matter of temporizing until the coronavirus has passed. It is the moment to improve our way to conversate, collaborate and co-create as a new standard for the future. It’s time to nurture resilience and antifragility. It is time to raise the bar for effective collaboration in the decade just begun.

Who should join us

  • Consultants, facilitators and coaches

  • Team leaders, project managers and whoever is coordinating people remotely

  • Executives, managers and leaders who want to improve their way to involve people in collaboration, conversation and cocreation

All episodes details

EPISODE 0

Premiere

In this introductory episode we will share an overview of the current context in which the transition from live workshops to distributed one has been accelerated and, at times, imposed.

At the same time we will try to make sense of why all this is not only a necessity, but one of the greatest opportunities that organizations and professionals have to evolve their way of working on a practical and cultural level.

DATE: 24 JULY 2020
TIME: 15:00 – 16:00 CEST
FORMAT: WEBINAR
PRICE: FREE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
TOTAL SEATS: 50
YOU WILL USE: ZOOM, MIRO, GOOGLE DOCS

EPISODE 1

Organizing for distributed workshops

Even more than face to face workshops, in distributed ones is critical to think in advance about some key elements. Taking things for granted is a big risk, as well as thinking that you can do the same things you are used to. In this episode you will learn how to properly organize and prepare for the workshop, what are the critical issues to take care of on respect of the technology, the relationship with the participants and the logistic setup.

DATE: 04 SEP 2020
TIME: 15:00 – 18:00 CEST
FORMAT: COURSE
PRICE: €34 + VAT
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
TOTAL SEATS: 20
YOU WILL USE: ZOOM, MIRO, GOOGLE DOCS

EPISODE 2

Basics of workshop design

If you want to involve people in something that produces some results, you should prepare for being at the same time effective and engaging. This episode is where you can learn about principles and practices for designing effective experiences. A good design is in fact key for answering the question: how can I make the group reaching its goals keeping the people engaged?

DATE: 11 SEP 2020
TIME: 15:00 – 18:00 CEST
FORMAT: COURSE
PRICE: €34 + VAT
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
TOTAL SEATS: 20
YOU WILL USE: ZOOM, MIRO, GOOGLE DOCS

EPISODE 3

Designing for online distributed workshops

In this episode we will discover what are the key differences between designing for a live workshop and designing for a remote one. In fact, a few critical shrewdnesses can have a huge impact on the experience of the participants, strongly participating in the success or failure of the entire workshop.

DATE: 18 SEP 2020
TIME: 15:00 – 18:00 CEST
FORMAT: COURSE
PRICE: €34 + VAT
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
TOTAL SEATS: 20
YOU WILL USE: ZOOM, MIRO, GOOGLE DOCS

EPISODE 4

Basics of workshop facilitation

Even though you can organize and design at best, the moment you are in the room with the participants everything can happen and you have to play with it, reacting, adapting and being ready for welcoming the emergence. In this episode we will explore the basics of facilitating workshops. It will be centered on the key principles and practices to take care of while you are in the room with the people, directing the energy of the group while guiding them towards their goal.

DATE: 25 SEP 2020
TIME: 15:00 – 18:00 CEST
FORMAT: COURSE
PRICE: €34 + VAT
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
TOTAL SEATS: 20
YOU WILL USE: ZOOM, MIRO, GOOGLE DOCS

EPISODE 5

Facilitating online distributed workshops

When you are in front of a screen you lose almost 50% of the communication channels that you’d have in real life. But there are also good news! In this episode we will explore how your facilitation skills have to evolve when you approach a group remotely. A few changes in your way to hold the space and directing the activities are in fact necessary to avoid gross errors and to transform a limit in an important opportunity.

DATE: 2 OCT 2020
TIME: 15:00 – 18:00 CEST
FORMAT: COURSE
PRICE: €34 + VAT
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
TOTAL SEATS: 20
YOU WILL USE: ZOOM, MIRO, GOOGLE DOCS

What participants say

I am learning tremendously from the presentations, I want to hear even more from Paul, Pete and Stu, we are just scratching the surface! and the discussions are very interesting too because of the range of experiences and perspectives.
I've enjoyed all the episodes attended so far. Each one builds on the next, but could be attended individually and still make sense. The facilitators work well together and Emanuele's hosting is excellent. There's also lots of audience participation, plus the topics discussed are relevant and practical

You may also like

No event found!

Still not sure?

Ask us anything.