HIFI-virtual is an on-line course that includes practical, creative tools and practices to build your capacity to ensure impactful remote meetings. This course is for experienced facilitators ready to try different approaches and step up their game in the area of virtual facilitation.
With urgent action on inequality and climate change needed, we need meaningful, creative conversations now more than ever. Successful meetings (whether virtual or in person) tap into the collective intelligence of a group. They can reshape how a problem is perceived, influence perspectives on how to effect change, and help find new ways of joining forces with allies. They lead to new levels of strategic alignment and collective action across constellations of individuals, organizations, movements and sectors.
This course will take place on September 14, 15, 16, 2021 from
08:00 AM — 01:30 PM (UTC-4) in Toronto
That's 07:00 AM — 12:30 PM (UTC -5) in Mexico City
Or, 9:00 AM — 02:30 PM (UTC -3) in São Paulo
And, 2:00 PM — 7:30 PM (UTC+2) in Johannesburg
Each class will have a maximum 30 people and take place online using the Zoom Video Conferencing Application. Each day of the 3 days course involves 6 hours that are divided into well-paced sessions that include facilitated group meetings, as well as self-directed learning, and will allow you to:
- Recognize your own facilitation patterns and engagement styles
- Develop multi-actor engagement strategies
- Work with tension and conflict in resourceful ways
- Create approaches to navigate complexity
- Learn tools for creating vibrant conversations
- Design virtual meetings for optimum results
As a catalyst for systems change, Spring has worked with hundreds of activists, organizations and funders through our global programs: UN Women, Open Society Foundations, Tax Justice Network, CIVICUS, African Women’s Development Fund, Mama Cash, Desjusticia, Hivos and more. Read more about our virtual facilitation training here.
Join facilitators Elizabeth Seja Min and Amis Agung Boersma for three days of strengthening your capacity to facilitate meetings and collaborations, especially when things get tough and complicated. Amis and Elizabeth have a wealth of combined experience collaborating with nonprofits, think tanks, community-based groups, government and private sector actors around the world.