strategic planning

Learning while “Zooming” over seven weeks

Learning while “Zooming” over seven weeks

I recently facilitated a seven-part series about nonprofit board governance and teamwork for a 12-member board of directors. The platform was Zoom, the sessions were 1½ hour each held weekly over seven weeks, and most of the participants had only

Virtual Idea 3: Active listening in a virtual session

Virtual Idea 3: Active listening in a virtual session

I love using an active listening activity in an in-person facilitated meeting, workshop, or session. Active listening is a quick, yet powerful, activity as it gives participants a way to collect their thoughts about a topic and then express them.

Virtual Idea 2: Exploring the 5 life stages of a nonprofit organization online

Virtual Idea 2: Exploring the 5 life stages of a nonprofit organization online

When I facilitate strategic planning, board governance, board development, and team building sessions with nonprofit organizations, I often use an activity I developed based on a book entitled The 5 Life Stages of Nonprofit Organizations by Judith Sharken Simon with

Virtual Idea 1: Using images before and during a facilitated virtual session

Virtual Idea 1: Using images before and during a facilitated virtual session

Over the past few weeks of our COVID-19 reality, I have enjoyed learning excellent ways to transform in-person facilitation design and techniques to virtual meetings and sessions. Here’s Virtual idea 1 in a short series I will post about activities