Leading Engaging Remote Meetings

Working remotely is becoming routine: more than two-thirds of knowledge workers around the world work away from the office at least once every week. But in many organisations, more remote work has led to disconnection, isolation, and an erosion of cultures that supported creative collaboration and disruptive innovation.

Remote meetings are the most important way for teams to stay connected. They can be far more useful than text-based, asynchronous systems when it comes to challenging conversations such as troubleshooting, giving difficult feedback, or working together to develop great ideas.

But while remote meeting technology is steadily improving, outdated remote meeting practices aren’t keeping pace with changes in the way teams work. For example, rigid agendas and command-style chairmanship, near-obsolete when it comes to in-person meetings, are still common online.

Remote meetings don’t have to be like that. After this two-day workshop – which will take place via Zoom video conference – you will ROCK at engaging distant participants, and have tons of tips to share with others.

See our Live Online Learning page for a range of two-hour workshops focused on productive online meetings.

Course Overview 

What you will learn

This workshop will be held over two half-days via video call. You will learn ways to:

  • connect the right people, at the right time, to quickly get shared perspectives and collaborate on great work, without the costs and hassles of travel
  • recraft your in-the-room hosting toolkit so that it works just as well - perhaps better! - online
  • design and host great online meetings of all kinds, including cadence meetings (eg updates, reviews, stand-ups, retros), innovation (eg brainstorming), training workshops, influencing events (eg sales pitch)
  • tackle potentially-challenging remote-meeting situations, such as larger and more diverse groups addressing contentious issues  
  • overcome the specific challenges of hybrid meetings, where the main group is together and one or a few are remote
  • prepare participants for full engagement, to eradicate distraction, make focus the default and inspire high-quality dialogue
  • create the cultural conditions where great online meetings of all kinds 'just happen'.

Workshop delivery

This workshop will take place over video conference (Zoom). Your active participation is expected: everyone will be heard and seen throughout, just as they would be if we were meeting in a room together. You will need a webcam and headset, and a quiet place to call from with a decent internet connection.

This programme is delivered under license from remote training and consultancy experts Rees McCann. Judy Rees was named as a Top 100 Influencer in Remote Working in 2020 by Onalytica.

Group Learning Events

If you have five or more learners, a private group event could be cheaper.

We can tailor the content to your team, and host the workshop inhouse at your workplace or here at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, Central London.

Find out more and enquire now

What's it like to learn with Happy?

We offer complete individual involvement and participation on all of our workshops. In this video, Nicky delivers a short session about the different Communication Styles, and how they affect the way you work with and manage others.

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See our available course dates, or contact us for bespoke options.

Leading Engaging Remote Meetings
There are currently no upcoming course dates available. Please contact our team on 020 7375 7300 or email hello@happy.co.uk to enquire and find out availability for private groups.

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Why choose Happy?

  • Award-winning learner-focused approach
  • Small class sizes to give personal one-to-one support
  • Two years of free support after your course
  • Private group options available
  • No quibble money-back guarantee on all courses

The Small Print

The course will run remotely over two half-days from 13.00pm to 16.30pm. Please ensure you are ready to join the call by 12.45pm. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals. If you arrive over 30 minutes late you may be asked to leave and attend another day.

All learners will need to install Zoom on their machines. Full technical requirements are on the Zoom website. Your link will be included in your joining instructions once you have booked your place — if you haven't received this email then please contact our team.

Your active participation is expected: everyone will be heard and seen throughout, just as they would be if we were meeting in a room together. You will need a webcam and headset, and a quiet place to call from with a decent internet connection.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

The happy Guarantee

We want everyone to go away from our courses feeling as though they have learnt useful, practical skills that they can use straight away when they go back to work.

If you don’t feel that your training has been useful or if you are unhappy in any way, just get in touch with our Customer Services team within 30 days of the course. We will be happy to offer you additional support and training free of charge to help you to gain the skills you need, or if you’d prefer, a full refund.

Testimonials from happy Customers

Did you know...

...a phone call is five times more effective than an email and a Skype call is almost ten times as effective?

Reaching out via phone gets people to come to attention, while Skype calls often require scheduling and are therefore taken more seriously.

Happy has a range of other leadership and management programmes, including:

Effective Coaching Skills for Leaders so that you can coach those around you to become more motivated and find their own solutions. Find out more

Managing for the First Time to help you understand what makes a great manager and the practical steps you can take to make it happen. Find out more