MASTERFUL FACILITATION ONLINE - Option B
10 Course Modules
Video & Checklists
YOU ARE RETHINKING YOUR ROLE AS LEADER
You are now clear that work in the future will include virtual work in some way. You recognize the need for new facilitative leadership skills to lead your team well - whether virtually or face-to-face.
YOU ARE DISCOVERING UNEXPECTED BENEFITS OF VIRTUAL
Once properly set-up for virtual work, productivity can be enhanced both at the individual and the organizational level.
YOU CAN STANDARDIZE YOUR RECURRING MEETINGS
You can aim for excellence in your virtual meetings, and make your new normal a culture of productive, focused and time-efficient meetings
YOU WANT TO DO MORE COMPLEX ONLINE WORK
You can leverage the capacities that the virtual environment confers like any time and any place parallel work;.
YOU WANT TO FREE UP YOUR TIME
You want to stop re-inventing the wheel and use every good management practice at your disposal to systematize regular meetings so you and your team have more time to focus on top priorities of what needs to be done.
YOU WANT A CULTURE OF HEALTHY VIRTUAL MEETINGS
You are ready to apply the best practices for team meetings on a consistent basis and instil a culture of healthy virtual meetings.
YOU WANT TO DO MORE THAN IN-PERSON
You’ve seen and heard of the tremendous productivity and potential of businesses and organizations that have cracked the code of how to work together in a virtual environment. You believe your team too can learn to do more virtually than you did in-person.
YOU ARE READY!
You realize that this moment is an opportunity to take a quantum leap in your leadership, and you are ready to further develop your facilitation skill set so you can support your virtual group to reach for their high performance potential.
Hi, I'm Myriam Laberge
My focus and passion for the past three decades has been facilitating groups to release their collective creativity, intelligence and wisdom so they can succeed at their unique missions and goals in the world.
My zone of genius as a professional facilitator has been to help my clients achieve their desired results through meaningful, respectful conversations and engagement in focused, productive, creative and inclusive meetings, sessions and other group gatherings.
For more than a decade, through the Masterful Facilitation Institute I founded, our team of experienced professional facilitators and educators has empowered meeting leaders from all organization sectors: business, government, education and community – to develop their confidence and skill to facilitate great meetings and session – every time and for any purpose, both in person and virtually.
Every day, new technology tools and features are being introduced to support this new virtual workplace reality. But installing technology is only one part of the solution. Another vital part is knowing how to use it to effectively lead your virtual group to achieve success.
That’s where we come in. Our mission at Masterful Facilitation Institute since 2008 has been to support meeting leaders like you to build their confidence and skills as effective facilitators so they can design and facilitate great meetings, collaborative group sessions and workshops – every time, for any purpose, whether face-to-face or virtually.
We’ve transformed our face-to-face foundational courses for the virtual environment to help you develop two critical competencies:
You will acquire the strategies, tools, support and guidance to facilitate your virtual meetings with confidence. Your work sessions will be more engaging, energizing and effective. Conversations and activities will result in higher performance for your team. And best of all, the virtual facilitation skills you acquire are transferable and applicable to face-to-face meetings.
Although virtual interaction is different from meeting in-person as it requires additional attention to the online environment, the good news is that many of the best practices for facilitating effective meetings and group work still apply. You don’t have to be a professional facilitator to help your team collaborate and succeed online, but you will benefit greatly from learning and adopting the tools and practices of professional facilitators.
"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 of Teaching and Learning, Faculty of Science, University of Calgary
With your enhanced facilitation skills (techniques, practices, methods and tools), you will be able to lead your virtual work groups through meetings and online working sessions with greater engagement and higher performance. In fact, you’ll be able to do more through virtual meetings and sessions than you achieved in person. We will show you:
What to do, How to do it, When and Why
Our program will help you feel empowered by enabling you to:
Who Is This Comprehensive Course For?
If you are a meeting leader of a recently remote/distributed team, this program is for you.
If you are looking for insights, tips, practical methods and frameworks to enhance the quality and results of your virtual meetings and online collaboration, this program is for you.
Pandemic restrictions are here to stay for a while. And organizations have found that many employees can work productively from home and travelling to meet is unnecessary.
Your team needs to address bigger, long-term issues through collaborative work sessions to solve problems, generate ideas and brainstorm innovative solutions, revise or develop strategy.
Increasingly, successful leaders need to know how to lead teams to succeed no matter where the team members are located (all remote, all co-located or a hybrid).
The online facilitation skills you will learn are FULLY TRANSFERABLE to in-person meetings and working sessions.
I want to lead recurring virtual meetings better.
In the first 5 modules, Mastering eMeetings 101 (Option A), you'll enhance your ability to lead your recurring virtual meetings with greater time-efficiency, effectiveness, engagement, energy and overall excellence. You can expect to invest between 1 to 2 hours per module to view videos, read downloadable materials, and complete exercises on your own time.
Note: Access for this and all other options is available for 1 full year from your sign-up date.
I want to have the frameworks, strategies and techniques to facilitate online collaborative sessions.
In the next 5 modules, Developing Your Facilitation Mindset and Skillset for Online Collaboration (Option B) you acquire facilitation practices, methods and techniques to facilitate online collaboration. Again, you can proceed through the course at your own page, and have 1 full year to complete it.
Delivered over 10 weeks via Masterful Facilitation’s Online School, the course will empower remote team leaders like you with a practical facilitation foundation. You will learn how to facilitate positive and effective virtual group meetings as well as acquire the facilitation mindset and skillsets to tackle more complex work sessions.
You can expect to invest between 1 to 2 hours per module to view videos, read downloadable materials, and complete exercises. Between modules, if you choose to participate, you can explore topics and share experiences with your class cohort in the online forum on the Masterful Facilitation Online school site. Your Masterful Facilitation instructor may offer additional content as relevant to the issues posted, though the primary intention is rich co-learning and exchange
Each module of the Option you sign up for will be loaded at the pace of 1 per week starting October 21st. You can proceed through the Masterful Facilitation Online School and complete each new module at your own convenience. Access is for 1 full year.
Option A: Mastering eMeetings 101: Fine-Tuning Your Recurring Meetings for Excellence - 5 modules
The goal of Option A is to nip any timewasters in the bud so you can help your team succeed virtually with minimum wasted time, frustration, disengagement, overwhelm and uncertainty.
At the end of the five modules, you will be able to follow the Great Virtual Meeting Formula to ensure you have the right technology tools to communicate and collaborate; a solid structure for recurring virtual meetings; and the best facilitation techniques for focused and interactive process. And you also be able to:
Option B: Developing Your Facilitation Mindset and Skillset for Online Collaboration – 10 modules.
Choose this option if you wish to enhance your current facilitation IQ and EQ in addition to leading better recurring meetings.
You'll continue in all your virtual meetings to strive for efficient, engaging, energizing and generally excellent results that free you up! Additionally, at the end of the 10 modules you will be able to:
At the end of the 10 modules, you will be able to view collaborative work sessions from the mindset of a Professional Facilitator. You’ll be more aware of the guiding principles and frameworks that guide how best to design a working session, and know the best practices for leading any conversation for maximum engagement and interaction.
These practices go much beyond what you learned in the first 5 modules of Mastering eMeetings 101. You’ll know how to ensure maximum collective learning and engagement from virtual participants - essential conditions for collaboration and alignment.
Organizational clients may arrange for customized delivery schedules starting January 2021 for in-house groups to go through this training together. Group savings rates apply to any Option. Additionally, groups who register at the same time from an organization or association can benefit from savings as follows:
Note: Group savings not valid with any other offer. Click here to discuss.
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If, for any reason, you are not thrilled with the content and the potential impact this course will have on your ability to lead great virtual meetings after you’ve completed the first 3 modules, send us an email. We will refund 100% of your payment within 30 days, no questions asked
"I would 100% recommend this facilitation program [Masterful Facilitation Institute foundational course “The Confident Facilitator”]. If you want to learn or hone a process for facilitation from the experts, this is it!" -- L.C., Participant, The Confident Facilitator
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