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.

 

Outcomes

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. Each participant will work individually with the producer between sessions to prepare her or his practice session. 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. If you opt for the full programme, part A+B, the final assignment consists of facilitating and recording two sessions with a real audience. 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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Topics

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)
Total
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.

 

Credits

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 and BCC credits:

CCE

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CEE category:
Units:
ICF Core Competencies
8
Resource Development
7.5

BCC

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Course
15.5 hours
Individual assignments
8 hours
Total
23.5 hours


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).

 

Enrollment

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 cune@nomadicibp.com.

 

Pricing

Programme fee, including materials:

Independent professionals
€ 1195.-
Organisations
€ 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 Spring 2014 (registration now open)

Session
Date
Time – Amsterdam
Session 1: Programme kick off
Saturday 22 March
10:00 – 12:00 CET
Session 2: Technology
Saturday 29 March
10:00 – 12:00 CET
Session 3: Design & practice
Saturday 5 April
10:00 – 12:00 CEST
Session 4: Facilitation & practice
Saturday 12 April
10:00 – 12:00 CEST
Session 5: Using voice & practice
Satruday 26 April
10:00 – 12:00 CEST
Session 6: Virtual closeness & practice
Saturday 3 May
10:00 – 12:00 CEST
Session 7: Practice sessions
Saturday 10 May
10:00 – 12:00 CEST
Session 8: Closing & next steps
Saturday 17 May
10:00 – 12:00 CEST

CE(S)T, Centrual European (Summer) Time

 

Dates for Autumn 2014 (registration now open)

Session
Date
Time – Amsterdam
Session 1: Programme kick off
Saturday 27 September
10:00 – 12:00 CEST
Session 2: Technology
Saturday 4 October
10:00 – 12:00 CEST
Session 3: Design & practice
Saturday 11 October
10:00 – 12:00 CEST
Session 4: Facilitation & practice
Saturday 18 October
10:00 – 12:00 CEST
Session 5: Using voice & practice
Satruday 25 October
10:00 – 12:00 CEST
Session 6: Virtual closeness & practice
Saturday 1 November
10:00 – 12:00 CET
Session 7: Practice sessions
Saturday 8 November
10:00 – 12:00 CET
Session 8: Closing & next steps
Saturday 15 November
10:00 – 12:00 CET

CE(S)T, Centrual European (Summer) Time

 

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.

 

Testimonials

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

 

Questions?

Contact Linda Voorthuis at voorthuis@nomadicibp.com or Fredrik Fogelberg (lead trainer) at fogelberg@nomadicibp.com.

Web: www.virtualteamtraining.net

Phone: +31 33 462 1932

 

About Nomadic International Business Psychology

Nomadic IBP is a niche player in the field of leadership development, focusing exclusively on remote leadership, virtual teamwork, coaching international executives and teams.