Remote Facilitation

Promoting Inclusion In Online Facilitation

Promoting inclusion matters. In remote meetings our groups are often more diverse than in-the-room gatherings. Power differentials abound, language challenges are obvious… and that’s before we start struggling with the technology itself. This week, Martin Gilbraith and I explored these issues with a worldwide group of fellow facilitators. More than 140 people signed up for …

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How To Take Your Conference Online – While Keeping It Friendly

All over the world, in-the-room conferences are being cancelled. Organisers are filling my inbox with a single question: how can we do this online? Luckily, that’s something I know a bit about. I’ve had several years of running my own “unconference”, Metaphorum, and supporting organisations to take their highly-participative events online.  With Steve McCann I …

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Suddenly *Training* From Home? Grab This

If you teach adults, you’re probably well aware that lectures aren’t the most effective way to change behaviour. You’ve probably adopted approaches such as Training From The Back Of The Room. Your students expect highly interactive sessions packed with small-group activities, games, and with colourful displays on the walls and flip charts. You might even …

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Suddenly Working From Home? What You Need To Know About Remote Meetings

A lot of people have suddenly joined the remote-working revolution in recent days due to the effects of the coronavirus. If you’re one of them, here’s what you need to know about remote meetings. Remote meetings don’t have to suck! Lots of us who’ve been working remotely for many, many years know that any kind …

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How To Track The Energy In An Online Meeting

It’s one of the biggest challenges that leaders of remote meetings report. “How can I track the energy of the group in an online meeting?” Managers, for example, find it hard to tell whether people are agreeing with a proposed course of action. Trainers find it hard to tell if their students are getting what’s …

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