Free Nonprofit Webinar: Beyond Virtual Facilitation: How to Maximize Engagement and Tackle Wicked Problems in Your Virtual Meetings

  • Duration
    45 Minutes
  • Author
    Caliopy Glaros
  • Course Level
  • Year Created
  • CFRE Approved
    1.00 Points



Upcoming Live Webinars 1

Webinar Date Registration Closing Soon 3:00 PM (Local/EST)
Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 at 3:00 PM EDT
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A unique registration is required for each computer.


If You Register and Cannot Attend, You Will Get the Webinar Recording, Slides and Bonus Materials.

Join us for a hands-on training where you will learn the virtual facilitation tools, tips, and tricks needed to build trust, spark ideas, and foster collaboration in your virtual meetings. 

With so much of the world moving online and the inability to predict what the future holds, we cannot keep postponing these critical conversations and difficult decisions for the next in-person opportunity. 

Whether you plan to put these skills to use in your next board meeting, strategic planning retreat, or town hall discussion, we will provide you a step-by-step guide to plan, prepare, and facilitate your next virtual meeting. 

During This Nonprofit Webinar You Will Learn:

  • How to determine the purpose and set reasonable goals for a virtual meeting
  • How to invite the right participants to achieve your goals
  • How to prepare everyone (including yourself) for an impactful virtual meeting
  • How to master the basics of virtual facilitation to maximize engagement
  • How to tackle the hard stuff: difficult dialogues and wicked problems
  • How to move things forward after the virtual meeting ends 

This is also NOT about investing in expensive software or learning an entirely new platform. This is about fully utilizing the best facilitation tool out there - you. 

Yes, you can have deep complex, layered, nuanced discussions online -  but only with careful planning and preparation.  

By the end of this 45-minute free webinar you will walk away with tools, tips, and tricks needed to master difficult dialogues and tackle wicked problems. 

Caliopy  is specifically qualified to teach this webinar because:

  1. She is a certified trainer in Intercultural Communication, and has facilitated high-stakes trainings, workshops, and meetings for organizations in 60+ countries around the world.
  2. She is actively coaching leaders in the COVID-19 era to increase essential skills in facilitating effective and engaging virtual meetings. 
  3. She is a practitioner as well as a scholar, who makes the best research in social psychology and anthropology immediately actionable and applicable to your nonprofit.

You'll Get:

  • Decision Brief Template
  • Meeting Notes Template

Bonus, when you register:

  1. You get a free CharityHowTo account
  2. Your slides will be added to your free CharityHowTo library
  3. The webinar recording will be added to your CharityHowTo library.
  4. When logged in you can browse and add other FREE items to your CharityHowTo library.
  5. You can access and view your webinar recordings and slides anytime, anywhere.

What Attendees Said about This Nonprofit Webinar: 

“The information provided was easy to apply, practical for a variety of virtual meetings and events and something I can bring back to my team and implement fairly quickly. The tips are clear and defined. I always look forward to Charity HowTo webinars for tips on fundraising and engagement of the community!”

Mayra Olivas, Enlace Comunitario

“This is the second CharityHowTo webinar that I have joined and these free webinars are packed with more information than a 3-4 day in-person conference. I have gained A LOT of knowledge to actually take back to my position. I appreciate you all!”

Meghan Scott, Montana Legal Services Association 

“This webinar was so applicable, not only to our current situation in the age of COVID-19 but also to the overall practice of virtual meetings.  This webinar left me with actual solutions and sparked new ideas for engagement.  Thanks to the amazing presenter Caliopy, and thanks CharityHowTo!!”

Fedora Stakes, Austin Community College District

“Caliopy Glaros was extremely knowledgeable and completely engaging when sharing ideas to maximize engagement in virtual meetings.  I learned a lot of tips that I plan to implement in my next meeting! Thank you so much!”

Carol Huegel

“With the new norm of virtual everything, having guidelines to create successful, engaging and productive outcome-meetings has become a most pressing need. Caliopy truly delivered. Thank you CharityHowTo for finding excellent presentations”

Camille Ferrara

“This was one of the best webinars I've attended in a long time. The content was fresh, relevant and very useful, and the pace of the presentation was quick enough to hold my attention without me feeling lost.” 

Heather Parsons, Texans For Safe And Drug-Free Youth

“We have shifted from the real world to the virtual world with little or no experience. Caliopy provides an extremely valuable guide to hold planned, effective, and impactful meetings. Her insights are to the detail, if you are struggling, this webinar will shine some light into the dark.”

Katia Barsse-Blom, Love Justice International

“Caliopy was engaging and informative, and made the action steps seem doable.  She gave lots of good tips, like Google Jamboard, and emphasized how to optimize virtual meetings for different size groups and attention spans.  There are things I can use next week, and in the next several weeks.  Very practical.”

Ashlie Beach, Kirkland Arts Center

“Caliopy Glarios combined the content and process elements for designing and facilitating virtual meetings from start to finish in easy to follow language.”  

Mark Ciesielski, Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

“This webinar was such a great time investment! I am working from home indefinitely, and the skills and know-how to conduct effective virtual meetings will serve me well moving forward.”

Sarah Perry, Home of the Innocent  

“The webinars of CharityHowTo are really well run and a good use of my time.”

Mary Nelson, Advocate Aurora Health

“This webinar is an excellent overview of things to consider for any good meeting but it also gave points for things that are different from what would normally work in a face to face meeting” 

Catherine Fanning

About Your Topic Expert:

Caliopy Glaros helps mission-driven organizations connect their stakeholders through travel, storytelling, and virtual engagement. As a consultant for Philanthropy without Borders, she works with organizations to create impactful virtual and in-person opportunities for donors to connect directly to the programs they support. After years of consulting nonprofits whose donors have limited in-person access to the mission-related work (such as humanitarian aid and environmental conservation groups), she developed tools and strategies to help them create virtual experiences that enhance participation and bring donors closer to the mission. In addition to her extensive research, writing, and speaking, she provides group training, meeting facilitation, individual coaching, and project consulting on mass market communications, one-on-one stewardship, events, site-visits, tours, and travel programs. Caliopy has an academic background in Anthropology and Adult Learning, is a certified trainer in Intercultural Communication, and the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access (IDEA) Chair of the Oregon and SW Washington Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

If You Register and Cannot Attend, You Will Get the Webinar Recording, Slides and Bonus Materials.

Upcoming Live Webinars 1

Webinar Date Wednesday, October 28th, 2020
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