Food Security and Nutrition Network

Virtual Meetings: Participatory Approaches to Facilitating Meetings Online

Event Details
Date: 
Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
Online

Webinar technology like Adobe Connect, WebEx and GoToMeeting offer development practitioners new platforms to hold meetings for project teams, working groups and communities of practice, but it can be a struggle to keep participants engaged throughout the meeting.

CORE Group and the Knowledge Management Task Force of the TOPS FSN Network hosted a one-hour workshop that walked participants through some participatory activities for facilitating virtual meetings. Web meetings, for the purposes of this meeting, were differentiated from webinars in their size (of around 8 to 20 participants) and with a greater emphasis on interaction and dialogue among all participants rather than one-way presentation. While many of the lessons covered could be applied across platforms, this event emphasized some specific features of the Adobe Connect.

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Event Recording

Event Presentation

Small Group Notes

Narrated Presentation (summarized presentation on this topic)

This workshop was first in a 3-part facilitation event series. The second was an in-person facilitation workshop., and the third was a webinar on hybird (online and in-person) events.