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Bridging the Gap 
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Hi,

So here we are, 2021; and for my UK readers, we are back into lockdown. For many people, the return to co-parenting and simultaneous co-working will bring back uncomfortable memories of spring. For others, life may have bought about big changes over the past year. What ever the UK's lockdown 3.0 is bringing one thing is certain - that we are all used to Zoom / Teams (insert other video conferencing software) as the norm. The excitement of changing your background has worn off, pyjamas and hoodies are the new attire, and even THAT colleague now can take themselves off mute. But for many of you, another familiar feeling will be settling in - boredom! 

The boredom of monotonous, repetitive meetings will have undoubtedly crept back in for many. It may present its self as frustrations with the software or complaints about it's inadequacy, but how much of that really is the barrier of a screen and how much of it is about the meeting and your participants not having enough Zhush

It has been undoubtedly tough adapting for many, but the potential to be unlocked if we can use this shift to also shift away from old meeting formats of the past which are unproductive and hugely limit the possibility of collaboration and contribution from the bright minds in those little squares. The potential is for the meetings you organise to become incredible environments for innovation, deeper human connection and a greater contribution - let alone better productivity and keeping one eye on the bottom line. 

 

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One of my top tips to start a meeting off in the right way is by using a 'check-in' taking the time to really hear each person and value what they have to say. Doing this transforms client dynamics and colleague relationships alike. For a simple guide to check-ins see this activity guide which is part of my Evolve your Facilitation Online course. 

For over activity guides like this, instructional videos and the chance to practice your skills and techniques with others in a safe environment - back by popular demand, is this course, now on its 3rd cohort!
 

Evolve your facilitation online course
 

Why take the course?
To enable you to have the confidence to bring your style to online meetings with confidence. 

Who should take this course?
  • Managers & Leaders
  • Programme Facilitators
  • Meeting chair people
  • Those in client relationship roles
What is the benefit to me or my organisation? 
  • Increased confidence in running engaging meetings online
  • Better outcomes from the meetings - higher productivity
  • Deeper connections and trust between those you work with
  • A renewed sense of purpose and fulfilment in how you work. 

When does it start? 
Access to the course is open now with live interactive practice sessions scheduled from the 11th January, (don't worry the sessions are recorded for you to watch back if you miss any!) access to me for support and questions through the whole of January and February and access to the resources for life which you can work through at your own pace. 

How do I know this is right for me? 
Do you want to make remote meetings more interesting, create better outcomes and help connect people at a time where they might be feeling disconnected from the team? This course aims to create a space for people to open up and talk about their concerns on this new way of working. You will join a virtual group that will offer you support throughout the journey, and have the opportunity to network and connect with like minded peers. Together we will find a way to bring your whole self to remote working!

If that’s not quite what you are needing, perhaps you might forward this to someone in mind who is tackling these challenges right now? 

“I didn’t realise it was possible to feel so connected to people using digital - I was a bit sceptical but Ed showed us how we can bring our personality and skills to the digital space (zoom) ”  

Course participant

The rating for the course has been strong too and now on our 3rd cohort!
With a net promoter score of +61 (compared to the industry average of +50), meaning people are most likely to recommend the programme to a friend or colleague. 

You can out more about net promoter scores here. 

See the course content, a trailer video and all the details below
Find out more & Join the cohort
How do I sign up? 
Just follow the link in the blue box link, and register your details.  

Still got questions? 
If you are interested in taking part in the programme and still have questions you are be warmly welcomed to get in touch by emailing me, opening the pink chat on the course page or booking a consultation call

Do you offer discounts and support? 

We offer a monthly payment plan to spread the course cost over 3 months to anyone - so that the unfront investment shouldn't be a barrier to learning 
We also offer sliding subsidies as a contribution to a better working world for organisations that are

  • 3rd Sector,
  • Non-Profit
  • Charities
  • B Corps 
  • Those working toward 17 UN Sustainable Development goals.
  • Individuals who are Unemployed, students, low income or have a history of homelessness. 

Email Elaine for financial support stating which of the above you believe makes you eligable and a link to your website (if you are an organisation) and we will let you know what level of subsidy we can offer.

Stay safe, 
Ed 

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