Has leading virtual team meetings become a regular part of your work life? Do you wonder how to make them more interesting and keep people engaged? Do you find yourself frustrated with technology and curious about what people are really doing at the other end of the line? This course will introduce you to best practices in hosting virtual meetings. Using Blackboard-Collaborate, a web based platform, we’ll discuss how to use the features of web technology to improve meeting engagement.
Describe principles for designing, convening and hosting virtual meetings
Explore ways to be an effective virtual meeting participant
Practice with online tools and features that support effective meetings
Identify ways to apply facilitation practices to:
Maintain group focus
Ensure full participation
Facilitate mutual understanding
Support the development of inclusive solutions
Achieve shared responsibility throughout the meeting
Learn ways to manage challenges, potential dysfunction and disagreement virtually
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