It’s time to learn how to run successful virtual meetings
In this time of chaos, many people will be confined to their living spaces and working from home. For many, this is an unfamiliar and stressful environment. So, it may be helpful to learn some new tips to enable you to conduct online meetings in a such a way that ensures participants feel connected, that meetings are productive and meaningful, and that everyone participates.
There are many tools that Lewis Deep Democracy can add value to the online space; a powerful one is the Check-in.
The Check-in is a tool to kick off the meeting. It creates a space to enable participants to offload or dump information. Each participant is asked to answer specific questions, and then they are given a chance to respond. While someone is responding, it is important not to interrupt them, make comments or ask questions of them; enabling the person to share what he/she chooses.
Typical questions include asking participants to briefly share where they are, how they are, and what expectations they have for the meeting. This sharing allows each person to be “seen”, respected and appreciated. It allows the person to land in the meeting.
As chairperson/facilitator it is important to clearly establish the questions and then immediately model or demonstrate what type of responses you are looking for from this exercise by Checking-in yourself. Set the tone of the Check-in by demonstrating how much detail you are looking for.
Questions can vary depending on the nature of the Check-in. If it’s a formal meeting with a set agenda, you can ask if they have anything to add to the agenda. Or if it’s an informal meeting, you may ask participants to suggest an issue or item discuss.
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WHAT IS LEWIS DEEP DEMOCRACY?
Lewis Deep Democracy (LDD) is an international company that supports, trains and empowers people in an established and proven method that transforms relationships when practised.
Our vision is to give people the confidence and tools to lean into, instead of shy away from, tension and conflict. We know that when people practice the tools they gain awareness, insights, innovative solutions and healthier relationships. As a critical mass embraces this method the tendency for violence will be lessened.
HOW WE ACHIEVE OUR MISSION
We have a global network of accredited & licensed instructors that educate people in the LDD method and how to apply it to their lives – from world leaders needing to drive change and innovation to parents seeking effective ways to communicate with their children.This method has no boundaries and, when applied, has profound effects on individuals, their teams, communities and ultimately the world.
YOU WILL LEARN
- Tap into the emotional undercurrents and wisdom of a group
- Recognise and overcome resistance to decision making
- Hear all the voices in a group
- Draw out diverse opinions
- Confidently step into tension and navigate through it
- Gain ‘buy-in’ to decisions and change
- Develop self-awareness that is essential for this era of transition
- Deepen relationships and personal growth
- Resolve tension and conflict arising from diverse opinions
- Create a culture of inclusion that embraces diversity
- Enable creative and innovative decision making
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