Focus Question: What are the conversations which need to be had?
From leading meetings, to giving presentations that break the mold of Zoom Fatigue, to undertaking strategic planning, in the remote space facilitation skills are critical.
Virtual Facilitation is a highly interactive approach to helping groups or teams in the online or digital space have the conversations they need to have. Facilitation is all about Dialogue, a two-way conversation. How much space and time are you leaving for interaction in your virtual calls?
Building out your toolkit in the area of virtual facilitation might include boosting your skills in:
What are the things that are going to help your next virtual conversation stand out?
Consider what type of conversations you are engaging in. Are you creating space for pause, reflection, action and dialogues? What are the skills you need – is it more about developing a mastery of facilitation tools OR focusing more on your approach to leaving space for dialogue.
For more on this topic check out Jennifer’s book, Effective Virtual Conversations which explores principles and practices of virtual and online conversations across the ecosystem of virtual learning – from asynchronous approaches, webinars, coaching to team building.
All the best,
Co-host of the Remote Pathways Podcast
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