Making Virtual Facilitation a Success

IAF has set up this webpage in response to COVID-19 and the needs of facilitators and the wider world who are struggling with collaborating remotely. The webpage includes 3 categories of resources:

1. EVENTSOnline meetings, webinars, and platform gatherings to learn about tools, techniques and platforms. These sessions are for everyone, and given by members, vendors & friends of the IAF.

2. RESOURCES. List of resources for virtual facilitation.
Please Note: Inclusion in this list should not be considered an endorsement of the tool from the IAF . 

3. COMMUNITYOnline meetings offering support & conversation forums for facilitators who are trying to make sense of the crisis, re-planning, transforming their offerings and being present for each other.

We will promote this page across all social media, with the intention to feature & support our members, and be a rational voice in the overwelming amount of info that is flooding the market.#workingremote #WFH #virtualfacilitation.

PLEASE NOTE: The events and resources listed on this page will be constantly updated. If you have any information that you would like us to include on this page, kindly email us at office@iaf-world.org

EVENTS
 

IAF Italy - #FACILITA2020 - COVID Free Edition on QiqoChat
Weekly, Saturdays, 14:30 - 17:30 (GMT +2) 
Email xfacilita@gmail.com to learn more.


Facilitação Virtual Workshop / Virtual Facilitation Workshop / Facilitación Virtual Taller
www.facilitacaovirtual.com.br (Inscrições em Português)
www.virtualfacilitation.com (Register in English)
www.facilitacionvirtual.com (Registro en Español)

Enjoy an IAF member discount of 15% off events by Aprendix.Global - visit the exclusive offers page to learn how!


Ten Directions - Next Stage Facilitation Intensive Programmes

April 20 - May 25 2021: 6 weekly classes, in daytime hours for Europe & Americas.
https://tendirections.com/offerings/integral-facilitator/next-stage/

October 12 - November 16 2021: 6 weekly classes, in daytime hours for Europe & Americas.
https://tendirections.com/offerings/integral-facilitator/next-stage/

IAF members, save 15% off your registration to either of these courses! Visit our exclusive offers page to learn more.


Online ProcessWork Module - In Spanish
22 de February Y 6 de Mayo
Soñando al hombre: Herramientas prácticas para la gestión de nuestras relaciones I y II. 

Regístrate ahora - IAF members will recieve a 10% discount. 


Let's Talk About Race
Thursdays, May 6, 13, 20, and 27, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

If you struggle with racial injustice, and having difficult conversations, join us for this workshop.
Enjoy an IAF member discount of 20% off. Sign up today to join our pilot workship. The discount will be applied at registration. 

Register now


Introduction to Facilitation Online
Wednesday, 12 May 2021 - 14:30 - 17:00 (GFM+1)
Enjoy an IAF member discount of 10% off all training events by Martin Gilbraith. Visit our exclusive offers page to see how you can save.


Online Seminar - ProcessWork Approach - Awakening Leadership: Embracing Diversity in our Teams & Organizations
May 28-30 2021 
With Gil Emslie, assisted by Barbara Rabinard Coll. Sessions are in English and Spanish, with translation. Enjoy an IAF member discount of 10% off. Please email Mar Ruiz in order to receive the discount at - info@trabajodeprocesos.net

More details and a link to register can be found here: https://www.trabajodeprocesos.net/en/event/awakening-leadership/


Train the Online Trainer

The world is rapidly changing and facilitators need to be able to facilitate online. In this 8-session training you will learn how to develop, design and facilitate interactive, highly engaging sessions rather than presenting a dull, one-way webinar. The Train the Online Trainer is very interactive and set up to provide theory as well as hands on practice. Groups are small (max 12 participants) to allow for highly interactive sessions. The training starts twice a year or more often when there is high demand. Please go to our calendar to find out the upcoming programme dates, more information and enrolling! IAF members will receive a 10% discount.


Advanced Train the Online Trainer

A new programme for facilitators with experience in live online delivery. A very interactive programme to take your online facilitation skills to the next level! You can join this programme if you have followed our Train the Online Trainer programme or a similar training elsewhere, or if you are otherwise experienced in online facilitation. A pre programme intake is included to ensure a balanced level of experience within the group. Format: 6 Sessions of 2,5 hours each in WebEx or Zoom, 2 hours of peer coaching and 1 hour one on one supervision from the trainer (optional at additional cost). Each group has 10 seats only! Please go to our calendar to find out the upcoming programme dates, more information and enrolling! IAF members will receive a 10% discount.


Getting to know the Online Classroom - free demo

At Nomadic, we work a little bit differently. We don’t like boring one-way webinars. We like to interact, engage, play, have fun, learn by doing. To achieve this, we make use of all features that modern-day technology allows. No death by Powerpoint for us. Come and join one of our free demos of one hour to get a feeling of our way of working. Demos are scheduled monthly and can be found at our calendar.

Click on the date of your choice to register. We are looking forward to meet you!


Facilitating Online Collaboration

24/7 self-guided online learning through Masterful Facilitation Online school (1-year access)

A comprehensive course on how to design and facilitate great virtual meetings and online collaboration. IAF members - enjoy a 20% savings on your registration. Visit exclusive offers page to see how you can save.


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RESOURCES

This list is permanently updated please share the resources you use so we can continue updating it.

Please Note: Inclusion in this list should not be considered an endorsement of the tool from the IAF . 

English

  1. IAF Methods Library hosted by SessionLab, almost 500 resources, many of them can be adapted for online deployment (login with IAF account required for full access).
  2. Resources for Online Meetings, Classes, and Events - Facilitators for Pandemic Response Group
  3. Leading During a Pandemic: Setting Strategy, Virtually
  4. An emergency guide to work remotely
  5. The Handbook for Working with Difficult Groups - Chapter 11: Virtual Teams: Difficult in All Dimensions, by Thomas A. O’Neill and and Theresa J. B. Kline
  6. Virtual Facilitating in times of Corona
  7. Prepare | Execute | Follow-up - Organize and lead a meeting, gathering or workshop online
  8. 28 Tools for Online Brainstorming and Decision Making in Meetings (2019 update)
  9. Learning for Nature - Virtual Engagement Guide: Tips and Best Practices
  10. Taylor Newberry Consulting - Tips for Meeting in a Virtual World
  11. Robin Parsons Consulting and Facilitation - Virtual Meetings and Coronavirus - We need tech know-how but also compassion
  12. Tips + Resources for Virtual Gatherings During This Global Pandemic by Elizabeth DiLuzio + Laura Zatlin
  13. Barbara Pederson - Virtual Idea 1: Using images before and during a facilitated virtual session
  14. Jeffer London - Hope for Teams in Troubled Times
  15. Mutual Aid Disaster Relief - Collective Care is Our Best Weapon against COVID-19 
  16. Nomadic International Business Psychology Virtual Facilitation Blog 
  17. Live Connections: Virtual Facilitation for High Engagement and Powerful Learning 
  18. Tips for Successful Online Meetings
  19. IAF India Webinar - Effective Online Facilitation.
  20. Franklin Morais - IAF Competencies in Action-Virtually! 
  21. IAF Latin America and the Caribbean - Recorded Webinar: Ice-breakers for your e-meetings
  22. WEDO & WECF's Planning Virtual Meetings Toolkit
  23. Virtual Planning Do's and Don'ts by Jack Shand, FCMC, the Portage Group
  24. Open Space Technology and Zoom
  25. Conceptboard virtual whiteboard tool
  26. Free library of virtual facilitation tips and techniques
  27. Virtually Possible - Virtual Facilitation Platform - Discount for IAF Members
  28. The Art of Leading Successful Online Meetings: 6 steps to engaging meetings that get results 
  29. Why use virtual flipcharts
  30. How to use virtual flipcharts

Español

  1. Guía para trabajo Remoto
  2. Planeación adaptativa en medio del COVID-19 - Una herramienta práctica para aplicar ahora mismo
  3. Prepararse | Ejecutar | Seguimiento - Organizar y dirigir una reunión, reunión o taller en línea
  4. Recomendaciones para una reunión on-line satisfactoria (pdf)
  5. El Camino del Elder -  Trabajar online con grupos. Metodologías de apoyo

Français 

  1. Comment optimiser le télétravail avec son équipe ?
  2. Mini guide de survie aux réunions à distance (Ebook)
  3. Formation : les fondamentaux de la facilitation à distance
  4. Parcours de formation à la facilitation à distance

Portuguese:

  1. Um guia para trabalhar a distância em situações de emergência
  2. Preparar | Executar | Encaminhar - Organizar e conduzir uma reunião, encontro ou workshop online

suomi:

  1. https://grapepeople.fi/blogikirjoitus/parhaat-sovellukset-etatyon-tueksi/
  2. https://grapepeople.fi/blogikirjoitus/etakokousten-top-5-haasteet-ja-ratkaisut/
  3. https://grapepeople.fi/blogikirjoitus/5-hyvan-etakokouksen-salaisuutta/
  4. https://grapepeople.fi/blogikirjoitus/miten-aloittaa-etakokous-tai-etakoulutus-napakasti-mutta-rennosti/
  5. https://grapepeople.fi/blogikirjoitus/miten-luen-ihmisten-tunnetiloja-verkkotilaisuudessa-4-vinkkia/
  6. https://grapepeople.fi/blogikirjoitus/pitaisiko-etakokouksissa-kayttaa-videota-5-huomiota/
  7. https://osana.fi/energiaa-etakokouksiin/
  8. https://osana.fi/miten-aktivoida-osallistujat-etakoulutuksissa/
  9. https://osana.fi/luonteva-etaosallistuminen/

فارسی

  1. http://iranfacil.com/web-conferencing/
  2. http://iranfacil.com/virtual-facilitation/
  3. http://iranfacil.com/webinar/
  4. http://iranfacil.com/virtual-meeting
  5. جلسات مجازی تسهیلگری مجازی و کنفرانس وب

 Italiano

  1. Raccomandazioni per riunione online di successo
     

Nederlands

  1. Faciliteren van Online Meetings
  2. Brainy Bunch TV 
     

Danish

  1. Facilitering af onlinemøder
     

Software for virtual collaboration:

NOTE: The appearance of a software or online service from these suppliers does not mean an endorsement from the IAF or any of its officers or representatives. All resources listed here are recommended by IAF members who offer to share tips and give more advice on how to use them for virtual facilitation.

If you'd like to share more tools please send an email to office@iaf-world.org.

Tool Facilitators that use it (for tips and advice)
Adobe Connect Martin Gilbraith
CANVAS (LMS) Lynda Baker
Gamestorming Suite Bruno Selun
Google Drive Lynda Baker, Jerry Ming, Jerlyn Tang,  Natalie Zend
Google Jamboard Celeste Brito, Ana Umbelino, Rita Oliveira Pelica
GroupMap Jeremy Lu, Paul Nunesdea
Howspace Peter Seah, Paul Nunesdea
Lucid Meetings Beatrice Briggs
MeetingSphere   Steve Bather, Paul Nunesdea
Mentimeter Gary Austin
Miro Pepe Nummi
MURAL Lynda Baker, Jerry MingPaul Nunesdea, Jerlyn TangRossana Von Sacken,
Nureva Span Workspace Jon Knight, Paul Nunesdea
Poll Everywhere Natalie Zend
QIQOchat Gerardo de Luzenberger
Remo Pilar Orti, Rachel Malek, Paul Nunesdea
Slack Jerry Mings, Jerlyn TangNatalie Zend
Stormz Hector Villareal
Synthetron online discussion tool  Megan Ross
Teeming Natalie Zend
Thoughtexchange Fernando Murray Loureiro
VideoFacilitator Pilar Orti, Paolo Martinez
Zoom Martin Gilbraith, Rosanna von Sacken, Lynda Baker, Rita Gupta
MS Teams Charlotte Ditloev Jensen (Phone - +45 50810018)

COMMUNITY


Digital tools for visual collaboration and group decision-making - LINKEDIN GROUP


IAF England and Wales Chapter Meetups:
All of IAF E&W regular meetups are available and now online. Visit the website for more information.


#COVID19 channel in Slack:
Slack Channel: https://iaffacilitatorfriends.slack.com/
Join Link: https://join.slack.com/t/iaffacilitatorfriends/shared_invite/zt-b2ybfxlg-BHrl6D~F__OJ2vxn9uj2_A


Comunidad de facilitadores hispanohablantes (Community of Spanish speaking facilitators)
Contact: Beatrice Briggs bbriggs@iifac.org (Mexico)


Live Well, Die Wise virtual listening group for 8 people starting 18 May
Learn more and register at http://www.get2thepoint.org/lwdw.php 


Facilitators for Pandemic Response Group

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