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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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Online Learning Events: Why Size Matters

When you organise a live online learning event, how many people do you want to turn up? The answer isn’t always “as many as possible”!  In reality, “it depends”. It depends on what you want people to learn, and how you want them to learn it – just as it does for an in-the-room event. …

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Facilitating Remotely: What I’ve Just Learned

The other night I spoke at an Agile coaches’ retreat in Ann Arbor, Michigan. But I didn’t have to travel 3,777 miles across the Atlantic – I connected via video conference. Does that make me a hypocrite? Regular readers of this blog, and students of my courses such as Remote Meetings Masterclass, will know I’m …

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Why Facilitation Fails Online

I love facilitating groups online. It’s inspiring to support a bunch of scattered individuals to form a real team, working out how to communicate with each other and make stuff happen quickly and efficiently. And on Friday, I’ll be hosting the second Metaphorum – an online unconference for fans of Clean Language, metaphor, self-organisation and …

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What Is An Online Unconference? Join In To Find Out

What is an online unconference? A really excellent idea! A brilliant way to spend a day with collaborators all over the world, without leaving your home. And a way to get a lot of stuff done, quickly and efficiently. But what is an online unconference? An unconference is a participant-driven conference, usually facilitated using Open …

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