Effective hybrid meetings

Online & fully interactive – LIVE trainer – small groups

When working with colleague who are geographically dispersed, virtual and hybrid meetings are a vital way of collaborating and maintaining relationships. However, ensuring that all participants are able to take part fully, irrespective of where they are working, and that meeting time is used efficiently and effectively isn’t always easy. Challenges can come from the technology, communication dynamics, and a lack of meeting planning and leadership.

The success of a virtual meeting is largely down to the skills of its facilitator or chair. A skilled chair will identify and use the best technologies, keep the meeting on track,  focus on the pertinent points, manage disagreement and distraction, and – importantly – ensure the meeting has a clear end product.

This live online training session provides you with the tools to fulfil this role effectively. Led by an expert trainer and with a small and interactive group, you’ll end the session with the skills and confidence to facilitate successful virtual and hybrid meetings in a wide range of contexts.

What participants will learn

This intensive session is designed to have maximum practical impact in a short time. It provides tools and tips around topics including:

  • How to engage attendees
  • The role of the chairperson
  • Making the most of technology without being distracted by it
  • Creating consistent protocols for running a meeting
  • Ensuring everyone is involved, seen and heard – whether joining from home or office
  • Using the purpose of the meeting to determine the meeting’s structure
  • Using different software to achieve collaboration, idea-generation and problem solving
  • Using meetings to drive things forward
  • Creating ownership and accountability of tasks arising from meetings
  • Holding productive discussions during virtual meetings
  • Listening to what’s not being said
  • Involving quieter participants
  • Manage dynamics including challenging conversations / people

After the course every participant receives a PDF course handbook covering everything they’ve learnt on the course.


How is the training delivered?

This is a live and fully interactive training session. Just like classroom training, it is delivered by an experienced tutor to a small group, ensuring plenty of chances to ask questions and discuss experiences. 

Using a web based interface (Zoom, WebEx, Teams etc.) delegates are able to see, hear and interact with the trainer and other participants in real time. The session is intensive, and last about 90 minutes, equipping participants with a raft of instantly implementable techniques to improve their ability and comfort running virtual meetings.

Our trainers

Our home and remote working trainers are expert practitioners and consultants, with many years of experience delivering impactful training across a broad range of organisations and sectors.

Sally Prescott

Sally has years of experience supporting organisations to deliver exceptional service, leadership and communications. She is a qualified coach and is licensed to deliver a wide range of training programmes. Whether through classroom or virtual training, Sally's energy, knowledge and experience have a lasting impact on those she teaches.

Kate Jennings - Cambridge Executive Development

Kate Jennings

A highly experienced trainer, coach and consultant with a commercial background in product development, Kate has worked with clients in the UK, Europe and US to develop and deliver classroom and virtual professional skills programmes.

Joanna Markham - Cambridge Executive Development

Joanna Markham

Joanna developed her vast knowledge over a long career as an academic and senior leader in industry. As a consultant she has worked with some of the world’s biggest companies, helping develop the professional and leadership skills of people ranging from new starters to CEOs.

If you have a group of colleagues who could benefit from the Effective Hybrid Meetings training we can deliver a private session at a time that suits you.

Participants can join the session from the office or from home, and can take part in their own teams, or with a mixture of colleagues from across your organisation.

Fees depend on the number of participants and whether or not you would like the content adapted to address any specific issues relevant to your group.

Please contact us to find out more and to obtain a quote.

About us

Cambridge Exec is a boutique learning consultancy made up of a select team of specialists in workplace wellbeing, communications and people-oriented leadership and management. We deliver training and coaching, and conduct research and analysis that supports your people-centred workplace culture.

For over fifteen years we’ve been helping organisations ranging from small startups to international brands to build their people’s capacities, enhance wellbeing and boost engagement and productivity at work.

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