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But while remote meeting technology is steadily improving, outdated remote meeting practices aren’t keeping pace with changes in the way teams work.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 workshop, you will ROCK at engaging distant participants, and have tons of tips to share with others.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
The Small Print
The course will run remotely over two half-days from 9am to 12.30pm. Please ensure you are ready to join the call by 8.45am. 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.
Please note that to take part you will need to be able to use video conferencing software like Zoom. Your facilitator will send you a link to join the call and download the software before the course date.
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.
Saddia5 days ago
Great atmosphere, Sal was very welcoming & explained each step making it very easy to follow through the whole module. Highly recommend.
Sajid Ali5 days ago
Location was great, refreshments were endless, ice cream fridge was a winner, tutor was excellent!
Paul Murtagh6 days ago
Excellent customer service. Good value for money
Trusted Customer20 days ago
Happy name speaks for itself. You feel happy when you go there
Anne Mitson20 days ago
Manuela Romeo20 days ago
Course very well delivered and structured. The facilitator focused on our weaknesses and tailored the course to our needs.
Shameem Akhtar23 days ago
the whole package was good
Trusted Customer29 days ago
The atmosphere, the content, the trainer, the offices
Trusted Customer30 days ago
From the moment I walked through the door everyone was really welcoming and put me at my ease. Dez, the facilitator held the group well and ket the flow of the training ...
Trusted Customer33 days ago
Course was good. Trainer was excellent as usual. Only gripe is the aftercare bit. I have attended 2 previous courses and have asked for (and received) a PDF of the traini...
Anna Jones34 days ago
Fabulous trainer, great location and venue.
Samantha Phillips41 days ago
I think Happy are fantastic! Their communication is clear and quick. I received a warm welcome on the day of my course and support throughout, as well as a yummy lunch pr...