Making Hybrid Meetings Effective

Most organisations now have a mixture of colleagues working remotely and at offices or sites, so inevitably, we will be running more meetings where some people are in the room and some are connecting via video software such as Teams or Zoom. We call these hybrid meetings.

How do we make sure these hybrid meetings are effective? What are some of the considerations to bear in mind? What will we need to do differently to ensure true participation and collaboration between all attendees?

This programme will help you answer these questions and will be delivered virtually using to structures and tools recommended so that participants will not only learn concepts but experience them.

This programme is only available for online private bookings. Please get in touch for availability and pricing.

Course Overview

What you will learn

This 3 hour long course will cover:


  • The key ingredients for meeting success: presence and participation
  • Understanding the cognitive load of hybrid environments
  • What does it mean to be truly inclusive of all participants?
  • Shared responsibility for success and a learning approach


  • Understanding the need to overcome barriers of affinity and operational distance as well as geographical distance
  • Planning the pre-work, meeting and the activities to be used
  • Signposting structures that can be used to ensure collaboration from everyone
  • Collaboration tools such as Jamboards and Menti
  • Planning in positivity and connection


  • Setting standards for participation and behaviour
  • Techniques for actively favouring input from remote participants
  • Buddying people for shared accountability
  • When things go wrong

This workshop is only available for online private bookings. Please get in touch for availability and pricing.

Group Learning Events

Looking for a private group event for your team, or even your whole organisation?

We can organise a date that works for you, and we can tailor the content to your team. Our private workshops can be held online, inhouse at your workplace or here at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, Central London (following current government guidelines).

Find out more and enquire now

What are Happy's online events like?

In this short video, take a look at some of the ways that we create interactive, engaging experiences online using Zoom.

Get in touch

This course is only available as a one-to-one or private group booking.

For pricing and availability, send us a message using the form below, leave us a message on 020 7375 7300, or speak to an Account Manager straight away using our Live Chat service in the bottom right of your screen!

The Small Print

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.

Learners should log into the training session 10 minutes before the start time, to ensure that they have downloaded and set up Zoom correctly. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals.

Your active participation is expected: everyone will be heard and seen throughout, just as they would be if we were in a room together. To be heard, hear and seen you will need a microphone, speakers and camera — if you have a modern laptop that’s all you will need. Remember, you’ll need a quiet place to call from and a decent internet connection is a must.

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.

Coronavirus Update

We are monitoring the Coronavirus pandemic closely and are following all current Government guidelines. Please see our Coronavirus Policy for more details and the latest information.

If you have any questions or concerns, get in touch with our friendly team.