Designing Dynamic Spaces Online
Online meetings and trainings can be creative, engaging, and dynamic, especially when participants dare to stretch outside their comfort zones, make themselves seen and heard, and participate boldly. Tools for building energized and expressive spaces online can make meetings and trainings more effective, inclusive and impactful.
As facilitators and trainers, we have many options while designing the agenda and facilitating in the moment to maximize participation and create the spaciousness for exploration and connection. In this advanced online training, we explore how core concepts of experiential facilitation such as container building and the integration-differentiation principle can be applied online.
It is recommended, but not required, to attend the Intro to Facilitating Online Meetings training or Intro to Training Online before taking this training.
Length: 2 hours
We offer the following sliding scale fee options:
$0, full scholarship
Our sliding scale honors different abilities to pay and helps us compensate trainers, coordinators, and accessibility providers fairly. The true cost to attend this workshop is $150. We ask organizations and individuals with large budgets to pay at the higher rates to keep the workshop accessible to all. We acknowledge the different costs and considerations around your attendance, including childcare/caregiving, time away from paid work, and more, and we offer lower fee options to support your attendance. You'll need to pay by credit card when registering online. If you prefer to pay without a credit card, please contact us before registering.
BY THE END OF THE TRAINING, YOU WILL…
- Build skills for designing online spaces that invite authenticity and stepping out of our comfort zones for learning.
- Gain tools for facilitating participatory and energizing spaces online.
- Recognize how existing strengths in in-person communication or problem-solving are applicable to online facilitation.
- Have tools and approaches you can apply immediately, regardless of the software you will be using.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP?
Anyone training and facilitating online who want to increase their effectiveness using interactive and experiential tools. We welcome a range of experiences – from beginner online facilitators to long-time trainers. Some face-to-face facilitation experience is helpful for this training.
It is recommended, but not required, to attend the Intro to Facilitating Online Meetings training and/or Intro to Training Online before attending this training.
This is an interactive online training using the Zoom platform. Come prepared to participate fully, just as you would an in-person training. Please try to connect from a quiet place on a computer with headphones. A computer with a webcam and high-speed internet are recommended to get the most out of the training.
Details for how to connect will be sent prior to the training. The training will include follow-up resources you can use after. We’ll cover tech strategies that apply across software options, but for training on specific software, individual coaching is recommended.
This training will take place online in the Zoom meetings platform. Our trainings offer multiple ways to engage in activities and we do our best to apply best practices in visual accessibility on our slides and handouts including using high contrast and alt text. Closed captioning, sign language interpretation, and advanced copies of the slides are offered if requests are received up to 1 week before the training.
If there is anything else that would make this training more accessible to you, please email us directly or make a note in your registration form.
Attendees are eligible for post-workshop coaching sessions. We’ve found that follow-up coaching maximizes lessons learned, so we’ve dedicated capacity to support integration of new skills and tools back home.
We offer hourly individual and small group coaching around your specific needs. For example, you could use sessions for support choosing online platforms, evaluating online trainings, designing hybrid programs, preparing for an upcoming online meeting, learning Zoom features, etc. Attendees can request coaching, here, after the workshop.