Virtual Facilitation

A practical guide for facilitating effective and engaging virtual sessions – for practitioners by practitioners
Wiley & Sons

2 December 2020

Virtual facilitation is about helping a group of people performing better in a virtual space. And we believe that everyone can learn to host better meetings if they understand the dynamics and have effective tools at their disposal.

A practical handbook for practitioners

We want to help businesses of all sizes and across all industries to raise the quality of their virtual sessions. Our purpose is to help you and your teams spend your time more effectively and create even greater impact.

That’s why we have written a practical guide to provide you with the tools we use to ensure high-quality sessions and with ideas and inspiration on how to get more out of your virtual meetings, workshops and training.

With the book, we want to help you make sense of the virtual world. We’re not just going to talk about the technical aspects of virtual facilitation – we’re bringing our years of experience in human behaviour to help you get the best out of your people and the technical possibilities that lie before us.

The book is a practical guide to facilitating effective and engaging virtual sessions – for practitioners by practitioners.

A little background on the book

Virtual facilitation is not something you just do. It’s a 21st century skill

While many businesses are embracing the new virtual opportunities, many also lack the skills, knowledge or insight to get the most out of them. And facilitating engaging and effective virtual meetings is not something you can just do. It’s a 21st century skill.

It’s also about future-proofing your organisation. Instead of expecting your employees to put the hours in, the winning formula that you need for future success will involve being efficient while also tapping into the creativity, engagement and motivation of your employees. Physically and virtually.

In virtual spaces, the 21st century human mind is challenged

Maybe you’ve thought about what other people in your virtual meeting are actually doing out there on the other side of the screen. A study shows that more than 60% of people have done other work during virtual meetings, while a whopping 27% have admitted to falling asleep.