Workshop planning

5 Zoom tips to master professional workshop facilitation

August 17, 2020

Our process for virtual delivery includes preparing workshop participants on the content and technical aspects of virtual interaction and the different ways to ensure participants productively contribute to discussions. In this article we share our facilitators’ top tips on how to get the most from the online facilitation tool, Zoom!

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Run better virtual meetings by focusing on what (really) needs to be done

July 28, 2020

Virtual meetings have fast become our new normal; and while principles for running effective in-person meetings remain highly relevant, we need to adjust our approach and focus to get the most out of our virtual interactions.

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#Keep Business Moving – Navigating COVID-19

July 7, 2020

From what we can see, we may be working virtually for an extended time – some projections are pushing out to the end of 2020. With that in mind the temptation to wait until things get back to ‘normal’ may not be the best solution. It is vital to focus on the important conversations that need to be had. Thinking through what needs to stay on the agenda to ensure your organisation or team keeps moving has never been more important.
We can help you identify the wider implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and keep your organisation moving.

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Remote yet accountable: How to create a culture of accountability while working remotely

June 15, 2020

We explore the necessary conditions for a culture of accountability and how to foster these conditions when working remotely by focusing on two factors: the right cadence and using the right digital tools.

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Getting maximum impact from your strategy workshops – Download our free guide

April 24, 2020

Our commitment to deep preparation, expert facilitation and outcomes orientation remains unchanged in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic. That said, we have been turning our minds to key questions our clients are currently grappling with: ‘What does this mean for our strategy? What happens to our strategy offsites and other key workshop dates in the calendar?’
This collection of articles gives you an overview of the way our team of strategy experts approach strategy and strategic discussions.

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Five practices for conducting successful remote workshops

March 19, 2020

The current COVID-19 situation is first and foremost a health concern. We must keep our people and workplaces safe and reduce the risk to our families and communities. The secondary challenge is keeping the wheels of our economy and businesses turning. Decisions still need to be made, strategies and plans developed, and we still have to bring together groups for powerful, meaningful collaboration if we are to continue to deliver as best we can through turbulent times. In light of this, we thought we’d share five practices for conducting successful remote/digital workshops.

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Looking for a great workshop venue in Melbourne or regional Victoria?

September 20, 2019

We know that finding the right venue for your workshop or conference is a critical piece in your event organising puzzle. So to help you in your search we have outlined some of our facilitators’ favourite workshop venues. 

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Designing your workshop agenda? Have impact and avoid death by presentation

August 20, 2019

Clients often come to us with a workshop design considered and agenda partially drafted. ‘There are a lot of presenters’ they say sheepishly. The role of the facilitator is not simply to introduce and thank each speaker. Instead, we believe our role as the facilitator is to work closely with you to forensically consider all aspects of the workshop design including narrative and content; session planning and processes; and of course, participant experience.

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Planning A Workshop

Preparing for a workshop? A checklist for the organising team

July 26, 2019

Making sure your workshop or conference venue ticks all your specific requirements is another critical step in the conferencing organising process. So with that in mind, we have put together…

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Creating your vision

May 31, 2019

Getting started on vision discussions can be hard. At Strategic Facilitators we use these five techniques to help kick start vision discussions and stimulate new ideas.

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