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Corrie Melanson

For many of us, service delivery models have shifted online. We’ve been doing the best we know how for the past few months, and we’re collectively suffering from online meeting fatigue. Corrie Melanson is an expert in engaging and visual learning. She’ll share strategies for how to move beyond mechanics to the dynamics of online learning, building inclusion, engagement, and efficiency. Corrie is a learning strategist with over 20 years of supporting organizations with their learning needs — in person and online. She specializes in helping organizations manage the transition from in-person to virtual meetings and training, and from hosting live workshops to delivering e-learning programs. Corrie has a deep and personal understanding of the good, the bad, and the ridiculous aspects of delivering service online and looks forward to sharing her experience with you.

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About this course

Shifting your meetings, events, or courses online?
Struggling to adapt?
Suffering from online meeting fatigue?

Make the shift, and have fun doing it. Knowing how to run your tech is not enough. Corrie will teach you the strategies you need to move beyond the mechanics of video conference to the dynamics of online collaboration, learning, inclusion, and engagement.

Class Dates:

Thursday, November 18th, 1-3pm ADT

Thursday November 25th, 1-3pm ADT

Thursday December 2nd, 1-3pm ADT

Thursday December 9th, 1-3pm ADT

Thursday December 16th, 1-3pm ADT

This 5-week intensive course is designed to help trainers, facilitators, and educators acquire and adapt interactive and visual tools for online gatherings that go beyond talk and text to enhance inclusion, focus, and effectiveness.

  • Acquire collaborative and visual online tools including decision-making, preparation,
    and follow-up to build trust and increase collaboration and efficiency
  • Explore and adopt best practices in online facilitation
  • Incorporate online meeting design principles into your training and facilitation
  • Manage online meetings including set-up, technology, and online tools
  • Create or adapt “face-to-face” workshops to be inclusive and engaging online
  • Translate knowledge and data into visual and creative formats that can be presented in engaging, easily understood, specific, and relevant ways

Each course includes:

  • 10 hours of online group training: 5 LIVE 2-hour sessions, once a week (all sessions are recorded for those who can’t make the live calls)
  • 30-minute 1-on-1 coaching call with Corrie
  • 5 detailed weekly lessons, packed with videos, resources, links, templates, worksheets, and more
  • Online Facilitation Toolkit
  • 15+ unique resources and templates
  • 10+ training videos
  • Sample host and participant guides
  • Live facilitation sandbox practice activity
  • Email and course platform support
  • Access to all training resources for a year beyond the end of the course
  • Bonus Online by Design Card Deck!
  • Bonus lesson with 30 icons and visual template “how-to” guide

This course covers Corrie’s unique 4-D Model for online, in-person, and blended approaches to learning and collaboration:

Discover: Get clear on everything from your target audience to your learning objectives

  • Experience the magic of powerful questions and conversational choreography
  • Be inspired to incorporate adult education and universal design principles into your meetings, training, and facilitation
  • Practice using annotation, spectrums, and visual tools
  • Explore creating safe(r) spaces online

Design: Plan for engagement, collaboration, and accessibility.

  • Acquire collaborative and visual online tools including decision-making, preparation,
    and follow-up to build trust and increase collaboration and efficiency
  • Explore the 5 Ps of preparation
  • Practice using collaborative whiteboards and scenarios

Deliver: Spark curiosity, maximize participation, and build connection.

  • Explore and adopt best practices in online facilitation
  • Create or adapt “face-to-face” workshops to be inclusive and engaging online
  • Incorporate physical movement and embodied activities
  • Practice using wordclouds, brainstorming, and voting tools

Deepen: Leverage learning with extended activities, feedback, and communities of practice.

  • Manage online meetings, including set-up, technology, and online tools
  • Translate knowledge and data into visual and creative formats that can be presented in engaging, easily-understood, specific, and relevant ways
  • Practice using visual templates, tools for rapid feedback, and a range of facilitation best practices

*We offer 4 deeply discounted spaces on a first come, first serve basis for folks who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or Racialized here: https://app.ruzuku.com/courses/74952/about?price_point=86056&url_hash=7f7aeaa2416b173812b7f3e1