Tips for Your Group or Team Programs
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- Identify key activities and questions to be asking and undertaking prior to a group or team program.
- Apply seven tips in the area of program design for their own workshop, retreat or group or team program
- Incorporate seven critical considerations for implementing powerful group or team programs
- Consider seven post-program activities to support evaluation, ongoing client relationships and learning
- Apply these 28 group and team program tips to their own workshop, retreat, webinar or teleclass program development
- Desire to be working with teams and groups as part of their work
- Desire to learn
- Interest in creating their own workshop, webinar, retreat, group or team program.
Are you a coach, facilitator, trainer or leader? Looking to brush up your skills in working with teams or groups through workshops, retreats, webinars, teleclasses?
Do you lead, or want to lead, workshops, team building, webinars, teleclasses or group or team coaching? Looking to amp up your results and make sure you're doing the best for your group members? Tips for your group and team programs provides dozens of practical tips in the areas of design and implementation. The program is geared for leaders, coaches, trainers and other professionals responsible for learning events.
Wanting to expand your ideas on how to DESIGN, IMPLEMENT powerful learning and facilitated experiences? Looking to not have to reinvent the wheel and/or fall into pitfalls?
Group and team programs can take a number of forms - workshops, retreats, webinars, teleclasses group and team coaching. In this program you will find tips which can be incorporated whether you are creating a webinar or a group or team coaching program.
I’ve been working with teams and groups for more than twenty five years, as a leader, facilitator, trainer and coach. These tips are all road tested through my own experience in running programs in more than 19 countries around the world. I’ve trained thousands through both in person and virtual learning events.
In this course you will learn:
- 7 critical activities to undertake pre-program to help with getting to know your group members and “priming” them for learning. These tips benefit both you and your learners. Many of these tips proactively help you avoid tricky issues you may encounter.
- 7 critical activities for designing powerful programs. Powerful learning programs boost member engagement, take into consideration learning styles and incorporate adult learning principles. This section will get you to consider how to incorporate these foundational design pieces. You will also see some "real time" design work in action.
- Our next section looks at 7 critical considerations for implementing powerful programs including essential items for your own facilitation kit, using Post-its in your program and practical tips for working with goals and accountability.
- The fourth section explores seven road-tested post- program tips keep the focus on group and team programs even after the group is done. Post-program activities are important in gaining valuable feedback about your programs, what people LEARN AND IMPLEMENT. It is also useful in creating repeat business for yourself.
Each of these 28 tips are supported by a practical activities for your to apply to your own program development. Many tips also have a downloadable checklist or activity sheet.
This program is based on the resources I continue to use in my own work with virtual and in-person programs, across the entire program cycle, from pre- to post-program and during design and implementation.
If you’ve been wanting to design an offering for a group then this will support you in getting started and avoiding some of the many pitfalls new, and experienced, practitioners fall into.
The tips program also has a part 2 focusing on marketing, geared to support you in creating strategies and activities to fill your programs - virtual and in person. The Marketing Tips for Your Group and Team Programs will be available in Spring 2015.
The program includes more than two dozen tips you can immediately action in your own programs. Each tip is accompanied by a follow-on activity, geared to get you moving these ideas into action.
The program includes more than 42 lectures .
The program is led by author and coach Jennifer Britton, who brings more than 25 years experience coaching, training and facilitating group and team programs in the virtual realm and more than 19 countries worldwide.
- This program will be of interest to leaders, coaches, trainers, facilitators and any other professionals responsible for leading or designing workshops or retreats
- The Tips for Your Group and Team Program is geared for those who want practice, and actionable tips to apply to their own work and client needs. Adaptation will be required based on your context and platform.
- This program does not cover a large amount of theory, rather, it is geared for practitioners.
- This is an introductory course, geared to get you thinking very practically about your upcoming group and team program opportunities.
- This course should not be seen as a replacement for a more in-depth look at program design and implementation. Rather, it is geared for those who want reinforcement and reminders of some things you can do during program design and implementation.
- This course does not cover the important topic of marketing and promoting your group or team programs which will be the focus of a follow-on program
A short introduction from program facilitator Jennifer Britton. Jenn covers what you can expect in the next few hours.
Pre-program Tip #1 explores questions and approaches for getting to know your group or team members before the program begins. Successful programs often begin before you get in the room, or get on the phone or web with your participants. This lecture includes several practical questions you may want to be asking your participants before your program begins.
Pre-program tip #2 encourages you to develop an FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) sheet or page about your program. The lecture provides you with several areas you may want to include in your own FAQ.
The activity this lecture invites you to draft your own FAQ and get some feedback on it.
Pre-program tip #3 goes into detail about logistical considerations for both in person and virtual programming. It is these small details that can become big ones before the start of a program.
This lecture includes a one-page downloadable worksheet.
Pre-program tip #4 encourages you to develop a welcome package for your participants. Building onto the Frequently Asked Questions you have drafted, what else will they want informaiton on before your start your work together. There is a one page download available with some additional questions you may want to consider putting into your welcome package.
This lecture covers room set-up tips. The environment of the room has an impact on the learning process. This lecture provides practical tips to keep in mind even before the program begins. Also available is a downloadable overview of a couple of different room set ups.
The first design tip gets you to consider the learning style needs of your various group members. Do people like to interact with materials and learning visually? Through sound? Kinesthetically or through action? Think about what you are designing and how you are meeting the needs of the various learning styles.
Make sure you download the related tip sheet for Design Tip #1.
There are a variety of ways to boost engagement in any group or team program, whether you are in-person or working virtually. This lecture explores more than half-a-dozen ways you can be designing your programs for interactivity.
This lecture has a downloadable worksheet.
This short video lecture covers the seven implementation tips we will be looking at. Each one feeds into creating powerful programming with groups and teams. You will want to consider how you will want to adjust these tips for the various programs and client groups/teams you are working with.
Before running your next group or team program, webinar or retreat, you will want to build in time to review each of these seven implementation tips, and undertake the related activities.
Implementation Tip #1 explores the topic of working with your groups and teams at the start of a program to create Agreements, Ways of Working or Ground Rules. These are key to creating shared expectations and being able to proactively avert many tricky issues that might emerge such as people coming in late, overuse of phones and technology etc.
This lecture includes a downloadable tip sheet with an exercise suggestion for your own programming.
This lecture explores different approaches to involve different group and team members and boost engagement. Make sure to download the accompanying worksheet to keep in mind as you approach the implementation of your next group or team program.
Implementation Tip #4 includes tips on a key faciiltation resource - Post-It Notes! The lecture covers more than 7 ways for you to be incorporating sticky notes into your group and team programs (in person and virtually).
The lecture also includes a downloadable tip sheet with an activity for you to complete for your own program.
Join Jennifer as she walks you through one of her faciliation kits. This lecture covers some of the essential faciltiation tools you will want to have on hand for both in person (and virtual!) programs. Make sure to download the checklist of items. Your assignment is to pull these together for yourself in a separate kit or bag. Enjoy!
This module explores a key follow-up activity of gathering testimonials and comments from past participants about their experience in your group or team programs. This tip will be expanded upon in the follow-up Marketing Tips for Your Group and Teams program which will be released in spring 2015.
This lecture focuses on the final follow-up tip for your group or team programs and a reminder that group learning does not just happen with you as the program facilitator, but also amongst group members. Creating learning partners can be a very powerful, and low-cost approach, to keep the conversation going, in between sessions and also after a program. Make sure to download this follow-up tip worksheet..