Mastering virtual meetings

As flexible working increases and meeting platforms improve, virtual meetings can be powerful tools. However, they require a different approach to in-person meetings. In this workshop, participants explore how to plan and structure a meeting to ensure the right people are present, reducing unnecessary engagements and wasted time.

Max 12 participants
100 mins

Impact

On your business

  • Greater reach – by being able to master the art of virtual meetings, companies ensure that travel barriers are broken down allowing them to have a global impact.
  • More productive meetings – by ensuring that the meetings are planned effectively, and managed correctly throughout, sessions remain focused on meeting outcomes, ensuring company goals are met.
  • Greater creativity – good virtual meetings require everyone’s contribution, facilitating a more diverse range of ideas and visions and thus driving creativity.

As a result of this workshop participants will

  • Gain a stronger appreciation of the value of collaborative time and the purpose of meetings, reducing the number of unnecessary meetings.
  • Use intentional planning and facilitation techniques, to keep virtual meetings on track and maintain a laser focus on outcomes and objectives.
  • Adopt interaction techniques that boost engagement and contribution from all meeting participants in a virtual environment.
  • Feel more confident planning and facilitating virtual meetings so they can make better use of this increasingly essential workplace tool.

Learning activities

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Workshop

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Discussion

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Online resources

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Action plan

Want to know more?

As flexible working increases and meeting platforms improve, virtual meetings can be powerful tools. They’re easy to set up and allow teams to bring minds together from all over the world, opening up a wealth of collaboration opportunities! However, they require a different approach to in-person meetings and without the right facilitation can be a major source of frustration.

So, how can you reap the benefits of virtual meetings whilst avoiding the pitfalls?

In this workshop, participants explore how to plan and structure a meeting to ensure the right people are present, reducing unnecessary engagements and wasted time. We consider how to be intentional with our approach to planning and facilitation and establish meeting etiquette so that misunderstandings can be avoided, and methods of collaboration agreed upon. Throughout, participants will experience interactive processes that they can use in their own meetings to boost engagement and encourage contribution.

Who will benefit?

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Managers of remote teams

keen to encourage effective communication and collaboration between displaced team members.

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New managers

leading meetings for the first time and eager to learn how to do this in a way that is valuable for everyone.

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