Virtual Facilitation Skills

For facilitators, coaches and trainers     

(download the brochure here)

Are you:

Getting more and more requests from clients to deliver coaching or training virtually?

Finding yourself doing more and more facilitation and meetings virtually?

Are you interested in new learning methodology and keen to apply this in your practice?


Why Develop Virtual Facilitation Skills?

Globalization and technological advancement are rapidly changing the way people work. Working virtually in remote teams is becoming the rule instead of the exception. This new way of working requires a new way of training and coaching. Online facilitation allows you as a facilitator, trainer or consultant to reach all potential clients, regardless of their location. Since 2009, Nomadic IBP has gained considerable experience in the field of online facilitation, and has now created a Virtual Facilitation Skills programme for professionals like you.



Our programme aims at preparing you to design and deliver online training and facilitation in an interactive way. This means you will learn how to design online training sessions, team meetings, group coaching and webinars that are just as interesting and engaging as those that you deliver in a face to face setting. Our vision is that virtual coaching and training can be meaningful, inspiring, impactful and fun. If you deliver one on one executive coaching virtually, you will also benefit from our programme.

Upon completion of this Virtual Facilitation Skills programme, you will be able to:

Successfully facilitate online sessions in an interactive, spontaneous way

Design interactive online sessions

Comfortably handle online training technology

Influence virtual group dynamics in a constructive way

Apply the tricks of the trade.


An Interactive Approach

The programme is completely virtual. All content of the programme is delivered in a highly interactive fashion. This means that you will practise extensively. At least half of each session is used to gain hands-on experience and you will receive ample feedback from your peers and the trainers. After practicing, participants will receive written feedback from the trainer.

In addition to skills practice, the group itself serves as a learning group to experience in the here and now how trust is built virtually. We will reflect on group dynamics and team development as we move through the 8 sessions over the course of 2 months. To ensure that each session will be interactive and engaging, the number of participants in each group will be limited to 9.


Programme Overview


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Differences between face to face and virtual learning

Designing for interactive online learning

Facilitation in an interactive way

Listening as the key communication channel in virtual space

Finding your authentic virtual facilitation style

Group dynamics in virtual space

Building virtual relationships and trust, without face to face contact.


Time Investment

Part A
Virtual training hours (theory, practice, feedback):
16 hours
Individual preparation:
8 hours (estimate)
24 hours

 After completion of the program we can offer you support on virtual facilitation, feedback sessions or advice, on an individual basis, at an hourly fee.



Upon successful completion of part A of the programme you will receive a certificate from Nomadic IBP. With this certificate ICF members will be able to claim the following CCE credits:


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CEE category:
ICF Core Competencies
Resource Development

Technical Requirements

 A computer or laptop with high speed internet

Possibility to use Webex training center (Some corporations with a high security level have firewalls that block Webex)

A USB headset

A quiet place to work (no background noises).



We’d like to know about your type of work and your specific expectations. Therefore the first step in enrolling is a short (20 minute) Skype call with Sven Cune, project manager virtual training. Please contact Sven at



Programme fee, including materials:

Independent professionals
€ 1195.-
€ 1395.-
Travel + accomodation:
€ 0.-!
Hourly fee for additional individual support
€ 225.-*
*for example support in creating a virtual training design or giving individual feedback to participants while facilitating virtually in their own work 
VAT applies for participants based in the Netherlands
SIETAR members enjoy a 10% discount!


Dates for Winter 2015 (registration now open)

Time – Amsterdam
Session 1: Programme kick off
Saturday 10 January
10:00 – 12:00 CET
Session 2: Technology
Saturday 17 January
10:00 – 12:00 CET
Session 3: Design & practice
Saturday 24 January
10:00 – 12:00 CET
Session 4: Facilitation & practice
Saturday 31 January
10:00 – 12:00 CET
Session 5: Using voice & practice
Satruday 7 February
10:00 – 12:00 CET
Session 6: Virtual closeness & practice
Saturday 14 February
10:00 – 12:00 CET
Session 7: Practice sessions
Saturday 28 February
10:00 – 12:00 CET
Session 8: Closing & next steps
Saturday 7 March
10:00 – 12:00 CET

CET, Centrual European Time


Dates for participants based in the Americas

During the winter of 2015 an additional programme will be scheduled at convenient hours for participants from the Americas. The exact times and dates will be announced here shortly.


What if I cannot make all the dates?

Don’t worry. We record the sessions so you can watch and listen to them when you do have the time. However, in order to create a engaged learning group we’d prefer you to sign up for the next group if you know up front you are going to miss more than one session.



Read here what participants of the previous edition of this programme have to say about their experiences.



Contact Linda Voorthuis at or Fredrik Fogelberg (lead trainer) at


Phone: +31 33 462 1932


About Nomadic International Business Psychology

Nomadic IBP (founded 1995) supports international executives and their teams globally to increase their impact and performance. Our facilitators are based on all continents, we train and coach in 15 languages, and offer cutting-edge programmes for remote leaders across the world.