The maintenance of a learning culture in the workplace that is hybrid requires you develop the skills necessary to facilitate online meetings and workshops. If you’re new at facilitating in a digital setting it can be a bit difficult and daunting to get started.
In remote sessions, it’s vital for the facilitator to establish a connection and engage with participants in the same manner as they would in a room together. It is important to utilize various tools, alter your voice to the visual space and be aware of how people can communicate differently online.
A good virtual facilitator won’t be afraid to request feedback or make suggestions. They’re also observant and interested in improving their skills and methods.
They’re a great ice-breaker and can gauge the intensity of a session within the first few minutes to know whether it’s time to kick start or an flash.
Great virtual facilitators aren’t afraid to solicit feedback and suggest modifications if they feel that the group isn’t engaged or are moving off topic. They also create a positive and welcoming atmosphere to facilitate discussion and allow everyone to connect.
They are virtual moderators who keep students on track and guide them. They’re not afraid to tackle tech issues and find solutions when they arise during the course.