Online and Hybrid Meeting Management Training

The rise of remote and hybrid work has brought new challenges to running engaging meetings. With attendees joining from offices homes and elsewhere, it can be difficult to maintain focus and participation at the same level as fully in-person sessions. Many meeting organisers express frustration with the commitment and engagement of virtual participants. Online meeting disengagement has become common, with attendees multi-tasking, checking out mentally or getting distracted.

Sildo published a surveys showing that in your average meeting:

  • 57% of attendees are actively multitasking during online meetings
  • 44% said they become demotivated and bored
  • 42% confessed that they browse news or social media

Partial attention and fading focus during online meetings has become an engagement pandemic. Once participants retreat into passive observer mode, it is extremely difficult to re-engage them. So this course is a total shake up on how you run meetings in order to establish connection and ensure full active participation in every meeting you run from this point forward.



Online and Hybrid Meeting Management Training Structure

Our Online and Hybrid Meeting Management training course provides a complete reset on how you structure and facilitate meetings in this new environment.

  1. Welcome and introduction; Setting your personal goals of the session.
  2. When (or when not) do hybrid meetings work?
  3. The five keys to getting people to participate in hybrid meetings.
  4. Ensuring a tight focus.
  5. 10 reasons for meeting attendance
  6. Nudge influence.
  7. Setting expectations.
  8. Pre instructions.
  9. Invites
  10. Establishing intent.
  11. Assigning roles.
  12. Action orientated objectives.
  13. Inclusivity and participation.
  14. The Q Pyramid technique.
  15. Assigning roles.
  16. Engagement tools.
  17. Voting, breakouts, assigned activity, timers, countdowns, chat.
  18. The Pomodoro technique.
  19. Balancing process, content and technology.
  20. Structure options:
  21. The decision cycle (Position, Comment, Decision).
  22. Course resources; Download all the tools and templates for easy application.


Who Is This Course For?

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Remote UK & International Training Delivery

This course is or anyone who has lifted traditional face to face meetings and dropped them into online and or hybrid environments. If you need to know how to shake up your meetings for good, then you need this course. If you are frustrated by the behaviour of others in your remote meetings, then you need this course.

You need this course if:

  • You want to re-energise and regain control of sluggish virtual meetings
  • You need ideas to spark creative thinking and collaboration among remote groups
  • You want to limit distractions and keep virtual groups focused from start to finish
  • You want to rebuild the human connections and productivity lost in the shift to online meetings
  • You want to confidently facilitate sessions that consistently achieve objectives, despite lack of physical presence

Our expert instructors will demonstrate innovative techniques tailored specifically to the dynamics and challenges of hybrid and virtual meetings. You’ll learn formats, pacing, and facilitation methods that will transform distracted, passive attendees into engaged, committed participants. Take your online and hybrid meetings from painful and pointless to productive, collaborative, and even fun. This course equips you with the skills and strategies you need to bring people together and drive results, no matter the location.

What Will You Learn?

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Totally reposition how you undertake online meetings.
  • Gain tools to help decisions about whether to met and how to meet if needed.
  • Establish more focus in meetings.
  • Condition others in the meeting.
  • Engage others better in meetings.
  • Establish specific roles to assign others in meetings.
  • Learn how to use a range of engagement tools.
  • See how to balance content, process and technology.
  • Develop a solid meeting preparation approach.
  • Stop people becoming observers.
  • Facilitate participation.
  • Increase inclusivity.