Event Description

Facilitation in a Virtual Environment

Aug. 17, 2020

Core Course - QNET Certificate in Facilitation & Design (CFD) 
Optional Course - QNET Certificate in Management Development (CMD) 


COURSE DATE / TIMES (in person & virtual):

The course will be offered in person, but will switch to a virtual format if needed. 

In person:
8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Aug 17 at QNET, 660-175 Hargrave, Winnipeg

Virtual:
8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Aug 17 + pre & post workshop learning / activities

What date(s) / times(s) should I mark in my calendar?
Please mark both the in person and virtual dates/times in your calendar to ensure you are available if the course is switched to a virtual format.  

What if I want to attend virtually, even if it is being offered in person?
If there are health or travel considerations that make the virtual offering more suitable for you, please email us and we'll be happy to explore whether the course can be offered in a hybrid format (offered in person at QNET, with some participants attending virtually).

 

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Workshop Description:

Meetings, presentations and learning events are more frequently being offered in virtual environments where it can be challenging to keep groups focused and on track.

In this workshop, you look at the unique challenges of virtual facilitation and develop the ability to use a variety of interactive techniques and activities that create successful virtual sessions. You will be able to understand how to use your presentation software functions to increase engagement, establish motivation and maximize participation. You will also look at techniques to manage time, keep the group’s attention, and meet the session goals.

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES:

  • apply theories of adult learning to virtual session design and facilitation
  • identify opportunities to create interactivity using activities and feedback
  • determine how to best make use of virtual presentation software to engage participants
  • establish and maintain a positive climate in a virtual environment
  • create audience-focused objectives
  • design questions to promote involvement
  • use an inclusive communication style
  • verbalize transitions and link activities


DELIVERABLE: You will design and deliver a virtual session using the techniques covered in the workshop.

Facilitators: 
Marie Antaya is the Director of Eclectic Communications, a highly recognized training and consulting company. As an international speaker, author of four books and adult educator, Marie has shared her expertise with clients in private, non-profit and public sector organizations leading numerous program and course development projects. Marie designs and delivers informative, practical online and offline programs tailored to the audience's needs. Marie has direct adult education training with certificates in Workshop Facilitation and Adult Education. She is certified to deliver workshops and one-on-one sessions using EQ-i 2.0 Emotional Intelligence and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator instruments. Marie is also a Certified Training and Development Professional. 

Susan Portelance is an associate of Eclectic Communications and brings to the classroom over 10 years of training experience and four years of Toastmasters participation where she has honed her public speaking and leadership skills. Susan has completed training in adult education, presentation skills and coaching skills. Also, she is a Certified Training and Development Professional.

 

This workshop is:


Fees*:

- QNET Members: $399.00 + GST  QNET member list
- Event Partners (see list below): $399.00 + GST
- Non-Members: $469.00 + GST 
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*Above rate includes comprehensive materials with job aids, checklists and other great reference materials.

Special rate is available if you register for all 4 CFD courses; details here.

 

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