All cohorts are live and interactive between participants, and between participants and faculty.  We use the Zoom virtual platform to facilitate learning and model engagement.

All cohorts are live and interactive between participants, and between participants and faculty.

We use the Zoom virtual platform to facilitate learning and model engagement.

We've learned that virtual meetings don't have to be a waste of time. In fact, they can be more valuable than face to face meetings. They are an inexpensive way to get people together: no travel costs and readily available technology.

The Great Virtual Meetings Training is a journey into personal and professional learning and application of
the technology of relationships +
the technology of virtual delivery via Zoom

(5 sessions, 1.5 hours, 1 per week)

Great Virtual Meetings teaches the art and science of designing and leading virtual meetings and conversations that are inspirational, productive and transformative.

  • Learn to convene and facilitate successful collaborative work at a distance so you can create engaging, participatory meetings for remote teams.

  • Get behind the scenes with Zoom technology to explore current tools and features.

  • Unleash your team’s EQ with the power of convening

  • Learn how convening skills can shift the culture of your team, department or organization to full-on commitment.

5 1.5-hour Zoom learning sessions
in a collaborative cohort setting

July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1, 8
8:00am-9:30am Central US
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Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
7:00pm-8:30pm Central US
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or 2 payments of $200

[10% discount for AoC Grads or 2+ participants]
[scholarships available: contact Patricia Neal]

- All sessions are live and interactive, use the Zoom virtual platform, and are recorded for post-session viewing -


Session 1: Introduction, Overview: At the Heart of the Matter, Intent, "Webside Manner", Your Case Study, Your Purpose in Action, Exploring Zoom Capacity

Session 2: The Architecture of Designing Great Virtual Meetings: Invitation, Context, Exploring Zoom Features

Session 3: Practice & Application: Your Case Study, Creating Safe Spaces, Hearing All the Voices

Session 4: The Challenges: Essential Conversation, Creation, Holding Paradox and Disruption

Session 5: 9 Steps to Collaboration: Synthesis, Application, Your Case Study 


√ Online Learning Platform

√ The Art of Convening book (e-version)

√ Curriculum: overview of the AoC Book, course readings, journaling, combined with an exploration of the practices, principles, challenges and successes of convening virtually

√ Interactive exercises designed to maximize collaborative learning and application

√ Applied learning: Each training incorporates a "Case Study" as a tool and metric with which you will be able to design a specific convening opportunity in your life and/or work

√ Learn & practice the 9 Steps to Collaboration in a highly interactive learning environment.

I’ve gotten so much from the Virtual course. I love how you put together all the tools to make a really meaningful experience. Designing my own online class as a case study was a great real-time learning opportunity – thank you!
— Diane Nettifee, president, Magis Ventures
Thanks for such an eye opening, well-done training.
— Stuart Ackman, Ackman Commercial Realty




Convening is different from facilitation. By definition, facilitation is ‘the process of making things easy or easier.’  Conveners invite participants to co-create the highest possible outcome for a meeting or gathering.



Both virtual and in-person training options are available.

Virtual Trainings—All virtual trainings utilize a Zoom video platform

In-house—A CPL Certified Convener will train the program at a location you specify.

Trainer Certification—Individuals or trainers from your organization certify to teach the course within your company.

Need more flexibility? We can help you meet the scheduling demands and limitations of your teams or organizations.