Remote Workshop Facilitation

Designing and facilitating remote collaborative workshops - so called digital facilitation - has a set of special challenges. When delivering experiential learning via online video conference, or using Zoom to facilitate teambuilding events, you probably notice that the level of interactivity and the level of energy is lower compared to face-to-face programs. One challenge is when you use digital whiteboards or video chat, you are looking at a computer screen, and you see each other only in small squares at best. Another challenge is that many offline activities don't translate well in the virtual environment. While we don’t claim to facilitate digital programs with the same fun and energy levels as our face-to-face events used to be, we have good news: we collected a range of activities that work also in a remote setting, and we put together the tools and the digital facilitation methods to facilitate effective virtual workshops. Welcome to contact us for organizing your next workshop to rekindle the collaboration and creativity in your team.


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The Remote Alignment Workshop

Is your team slowed down by disagreements about plans and priorities? Would you like to better integrate differing viewpoints and ideas? Would you like to achieve a stronger consensus on issues?

This workshop helps to create a shared perception about the problem space, options, and priorities and opens up the way for moving towards solutions. This workshop brings you a level of effective collaboration similar to face-to-face facilitated workshops.

The workshop is customized and thoroughly prepared.

Service process:

  • Interviewing the Decider / Program Sponsor;
  • Conducting interviews with every participant;
  • Customizing and preparing the workshop;
  • Facilitating the workshop;
  • Creating workshop summary documents.

Typical application area:

Management teams; Teams of co-founders; Steering Committees; Project teams; Taskforces. Ideal group size: 4-6 people.

What makes it effective?

The workshop combines remote collaboration experience, remote facilitation techniques, effective use of collaboration technology, and thorough preparation for the workshop.





Remote Collaborative Problem-Solving Workshops

Is your team progressing slow, or got stuck with some tough challenges? Lacking ideas, or not sure which idea is better? Difficult to agree on how to proceed?

This workshop helps teams to come out of the box, to create and combine ideas, to create consensus about the solution and the next steps of implementation. This workshop brings you a level of effective collaboration similar to face-to-face facilitated workshops.

The workshop is customized and thoroughly prepared.

Service process:

  • Interviewing the Decider / Program Sponsor;
  • Conducting interviews with every participant;
  • Customizing and preparing the workshop;
  • Facilitating the workshop;
  • Creating workshop summary documents.

Typical application area:

Any problems/challenges from small to big, that require a collaborative solution: creating a logo, creating a new product feature or a new product, creating a marketing strategy, creating a new business model, improving business processes, improving management processes, etc. Not suitable for highly technical problems such as fixing a broken machine, debugging software, or developing a new vaccine. Ideal group size: 4-6 people.

What makes it effective?

The workshop combines remote collaboration experience, remote facilitation techniques, effective use of collaboration technology, and thorough preparation for the workshop.





Remote Team Development Workshops

All teams need to step back from tasks and operations time to time, and look at the state of team maturity; reflect on where is the team in its’ team development journey; what works great, and what can be further improved. These workshops are structured, serious conversations focusing on how team members communicate and collaborate, and how can the team develop further towards becoming a “high performing team”.

The workshop is customized and thoroughly prepared.

Service process:

  • Interviewing the Decider / Program Sponsor;
  • Completing the Team-SWOT Online Survey;
  • Conducting interviews with every participant;
  • Customizing and preparing the workshop;
  • Facilitating the workshop/workshops;
  • Creating workshop summary documents.

Application areas:

Management Teams, functional teams, agile teams, project teams, co-founder teams, steering committees, and so on. Ideal group size: 4-12 people.

What makes it effective?

The Team-SWOT Survey and the pre-workshop interviews help team members to new insights about their team. The workshop aims to create beautiful moments of appreciation and a meaningful memory. The workshop combines remote collaboration experience, remote facilitation techniques, effective use of collaboration technology, and thorough preparation in order to create a lasting impact.





Remote Design Sprint

Design Sprint is a structured, facilitated series of workshops including alignment, collaborative creation, building a presentable solution, and collecting Client feedback. It is Design Thinking done in a practical, “agile” way. The original Design Sprint is an intense 4-5 day face-to-face team process for rapidly solving big challenges, creating new products, or improving existing ones. It compresses potentially months of work into a few days. The Design Sprint method was originally created by Jake Knapp in Google in 2010, and it has been polished through hundreds of sprints in Google Ventures, Airbnb, Netflix, Salesforce, Slack, Uber, and companies of all shapes and sizes. By today Design Sprint is a structured, proven methodology with an international community of practitioners.

Remote Design Sprints are almost as old as face-to-face sprints with around 10 years of history. The current typical Remote Design Sprint is a two weeks program, with 3 days of intense workshops for the full team, and compared to face-to-face sprints, more work is done asynchronously behind the scenes.

Service process:

  • Interviewing the Decider / Program Sponsor;
  • Conducting interviews with every participant;
  • Customizing and preparing the workshops;
  • Facilitating the workshop/workshops;
  • Conducting the Client/User/Internal Customer interviews;
  • Creating the sprint summary documents.

Application areas:

Important challenges like creating a new product feature or a new product, or improving processes whenever when Clients (users, external or internal customers, etc.) are impacted by the issues in question. Ideal group size: 4-6 people.


Facilitators


Gabor Nagy

Certified Design Sprint Facilitator

Gabor has 15 years of experience as a corporate trainer and facilitator. As a Co-founder and Head of Product and Marketing at OD-Tools.com Ltd, Gabor has rich experience in leading creative virtual teams.













Please Contact Us for exploring what could be done in your organization.