Mastering Online Facilitation Series: Keeping Live Sessions Lively (Live Online)

Aug 20, 2014 01:00pm -
Aug 20, 2014 02:00pm

Event Description

The Mastering Online Facilitation Series includes four one-hour webinars. You may register for any or all sessions.

The Mastering Online Facilitation Series is designed to improve your skills when leading online meetings, webinars, and events. These classes are for those with some experience using online meeting technology, but wanting to create an online meeting experience where attendees are actively engaged and learning is the focus.

Keeping Live Sessions Lively

Topics to be covered:

  • Creating an environment conducive to great facilitation
  • Engagement: facilitation vs. lecturing
  • Improvisation that meets participants’ needs
  • Back-up plans: when technology lets us down
  • Next steps


Participants will be able to:

  1. Explain what successful facilitators do to create a welcoming online environment for meetings and webinars;
  2. Cite three techniques used to foster engagement in online meetings and webinars;
  3. Demonstrate familiarity with at least three ways to recover from tech failures during online meetings and webinars, and;
  4. Have at least two ideas they will immediately apply to their own online meetings and webinars.

This webinar will be delivered via SEFLIN Connect. Log-in information will be emailed approximately one week before the course.

Presented by: Paul Signorelli
Paul Signorelli has more than 20 years of experience in workplace learning and performance programs and projects for libraries, health care organizations, and national nonprofit membership organizations. As Director of Staff Training (six years) and Volunteer Services (14 years) for the San Francisco Public Library, he created, implemented, and managed numerous training plans. He has authored many articles and the recent book Workplace Learning & Leadership, a staff training guide co-written with Lori Reed for ALA Editions to highlight examples of trainers as successful leaders within their organizations (April 2011). He continues to develop curriculum which responds to learners needs; teaches introductory software workshops (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and customer service workshops; and remains involved in projects to successfully and creatively introduce new technology into organizations to the benefit of his clients and their customers.

Registration deadline:  8/13/2014

Register separately for any or all classes in the Mastering Online Facilitation Series:

Note: Two additional training sessions will be held in August for interested attendees to practice their skills and receive individualized coaching from the instructor. Participation is limited; information will be provided during the class.

Staff from Florida libraries may register for this workshop at no charge. Priority will be given to SEFLIN members. Non-members will be placed on a waiting list and added as space permits after the registration deadline.

Non-Member Registration Form

Event Type:Training
Early registration ends on Jun 08, 2014.
Regular registration starts on Jun 09, 2014 and ends on Aug 19, 2014.
Late registration starts on Aug 20, 2014.