meetings

It’s OK to say “no” to a hybrid session.

It’s OK to say “no” to a hybrid session.

“Can we do this hybrid?” Almost every client with whom I talk about facilitating a meeting or workshop asks this question. Three-quarters of the time, I answer, “It’s possible. Let’s talk more about it.” We often decide that a hybrid

We’re not all Zoom experts, yet.

We’re not all Zoom experts, yet.

Use ACE (be aware, be considerate, encourage, and educate) to create great online experiences. One year ago, I and many of my colleagues worldwide, entered the world of online (virtual) facilitation on a full-time basis. What an exciting, rewarding, and

Great design is more important than ever for facilitation.

Great design is more important than ever for facilitation.

Online, in-person, hybrid … oh, my! With COVID-19 continuing to change the way that people gather in meetings, workshops, and sessions, facilitators need to be more diligent than ever about design. Here’s a guide I prepared for myself last year

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