The Importance of Virtual Facilitation

Nyheter - 6 juni 2024

It takes time to create and facilitate an online workshop that is effective and addresses the challenges that may arise when working remotely. Virtual facilitators (the person responsible for ensuring the workshop runs smoothly and actively engages the participants) have to be able to adapt quickly on the in the moment.

A successful online meeting or workshop needs a balance of information sharing discussion, group discussions and other engagement activities. Additionally, it needs to tackle logistical issues such as inadequate technology, time management and note-taking. Virtual facilitators are usually responsible for these duties, which can be stressful and complicated particularly if the sessions are poorly run.

Virtual facilitation is becoming increasingly widespread as remote groups and organizations struggle to keep up with the increasing demand for flexible meetings. It’s a skill that can only be learned through practice and is not that www.mergerdataroom.blog/do-managers-consider-the-data-room-as-real-magic/ different than facilitators in person with the exception of the added difficulty of involving and motivating remote participants throughout the session.

Numerous studies have highlighted the importance of tailoring VF to the specific organization structure and the specific cultural characteristics of each site. This was highlighted by Fox et al., who provided facilitators with guidelines for a minimum amount of virtual facilitation sessions per center. Other studies, such as those of Malone et. and. and Hartmann included a part of training for facilitators within the organization which focused on developing skills, competencies, and knowledge specifically associated with virtual facilitation.

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