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How engaging can your online session be? (slides)

Our meetings, workshops and events, our world, are increasingly moving online – now more than ever! So as leaders and facilitators we must be prepared to move with them. Virtual sessions can have advantages over face-to-face, but disadvantages too – not least, shorter attention spans and greater potential for distractions. How can we keep people engaged and focused when meeting online?

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How engaging can your online session be? (slides)

  1. 1. Online ToP Focused Conversation Series 1 How engaging can your online event be?
  2. 2. 2 Session aims – 60 minutes 1. To connect, share and learn with others sharing your interest in the topic 2. To experience ICA’s ToP Focused Conversation method 3. To share sources of further information and support 2
  3. 3. 3 About us 3 Martin Gilbraith Megan Evans Dawn Williams Órla Cronin Ester Mae Cox Alan Heckman NileenVerbeten Kayla Schnuelle ICA:UK Facilitating Virtual Events training team - profiles
  4. 4. 4 About you >450 registered 4
  5. 5. 5 ToP Focused Conversation method 5
  6. 6. 66 ToP Focused conversation method
  7. 7. 7 How engaging can your online session be? ⚫ What kind of online events do we have experience of? ⚫ When have you felt particularly engaged, or disengaged? What was going on? ⚫ What are some tips & tools that can make a difference? How engaging can your online session be? ⚫ What’s one insight, tip or tool that you can take away and apply? 7 ToP Focused conversation
  8. 8. 8 ToP values ➢ Inclusive Participation ➢ Teamwork & Collaboration ➢ Individual & Group Creativity ➢ Ownership & Action ➢ Reflection & Learning ToP methods 1. Focused Conversation 2. Consensus Workshop 3. Action Planning 4. Participatory Strategic Planning 5. Historical Scan 6. … 8 ICA’s Technology of Participation
  9. 9. 99 ⚫ The Art of Focused Conversation ⚫ Getting to the Bottom of ToP ⚫ Is there a single, universal principle of facilitation? ⚫ Martin Gilbraith ICA:UK ToP training ⚫ ICA:UK ToP training ⚫ ICA:UK Free Resources ⚫ ICA & ToP Worldwide ⚫ IAF Worldwide ToP training & resources
  10. 10. 10 Next Steps Visit to: ⚫ Access the recording and slide show from this session (under Free Resources) ⚫ Review our range of ToP training courses, online and offline ⚫ Join the wider IAF England and Wales facilitation community for ongoing opportunities for further discussions (also via Free Resources) 10