Individuals

Are you struggling to keep your audience engaged with online meetings, workshops, and events?

As a leader, you need to overcome Zoom fatigue, monotony, and the endless distractions that are all around us.

Imagine you have the tools, experience, and confidence to turn your online gatherings into creative, engaging, and fun collaborations.

Now is the time to invest in yourself and become the influencer and change-agent your organization, community, or sector needs.

Build access and inclusion

Maximize engagement and participation

Unlock shared knowledge

Produce results and drive your goals forward

Corrie Melanson

Instructional designer, curriculum developer, facilitator, trainer, and graphic recorder — has more than twenty years of experience leveraging creative visual tools and genuine interaction to spark action and accelerate learning, both online and off.

Be the leader known for meetings that are accessible, inclusive, and maximize engagement and participation.

You’ll see what’s possible in virtual spaces and learn live from master facilitator Corrie Melanson and from other inspiring professionals in your cohort. And when the laughter, sharing, insight, and hands-on practice is done, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running with new tools and skills that make an immediate impact:

  Creative and participatory visual tools

  The magic of powerful questions and collective wisdom

  The confidence to convene interactive and innovative meetings

  A toolkit of resources you can apply TODAY!

 

“Led by expert group facilitator Corrie Melanson, Beyond Talk and Text gathered facilitators to an interactive online space for 90 minute sessions over 5 weeks. We took deep dives into how to interact with our groups online – tools, tips, strategies, experimentation the works. It was robust learning and a rich experience with others on the same journey as I me. I highly recommend it.”

Susan Hollett, President, Hollett and Sons Inc. and WinSETT National Coordinator

“Corrie provided a tremendous amount of very useful, practical information and templates in Beyond Talk & Text. The course has given me much more confidence that I can deliver engaging, interactive online learning. And I am confident that I can improve every time I teach. I will continue to benefit from this course every time I visit all the great resources provided.”

Eileen Pease, Expert in the Brain at Work

Ready for your next step?

REGISTER FOR BEYOND TALK & TEXT

DATES: May 20 – June 10, 2021
TIME: 1-3pm AT

$497 CAD

ABOUT BEYOND TALK & TEXT

Shifting your meetings, events, or courses online?
Struggling to adapt?
Suffering from online meeting fatigue?

Make the shift, and have fun doing it. Knowing how to run your tech is not enough. Corrie will teach you the strategies you need to move beyond the mechanics of video conference to the dynamics of online collaboration, learning, inclusion, and engagement.

This 4-week intensive course is designed to help trainers, facilitators, and educators acquire and adapt interactive and visual tools for online gatherings that go beyond talk and text to enhance inclusion, focus, and effectiveness. My trainings are designed to rapidly scale up your ability to facilitate impactful virtual meetings and introduce you to a helpful suite of online tools.

FAQs

Have questions before you register? Check out our FAQs to learn more about the courses and the process.

Ready for your next step?

REGISTER FOR BEYOND TALK & TEXT

DATES: May 20 – June 10, 2021
TIME: 1-3pm AT

$497 CAD – Registration closes May 20th!

ABOUT BEYOND TALK & TEXT

Shifting your meetings, events, or courses online?
Struggling to adapt?
Suffering from online meeting fatigue?

Make the shift, and have fun doing it. Knowing how to run your tech is not enough. Corrie will teach you the strategies you need to move beyond the mechanics of video conference to the dynamics of online collaboration, learning, inclusion, and engagement.

This 4-week intensive course is designed to help trainers, facilitators, and educators acquire and adapt interactive and visual tools for online gatherings that go beyond talk and text to enhance inclusion, focus, and effectiveness. My trainings are designed to rapidly scale up your ability to facilitate impactful virtual meetings and introduce you to a helpful suite of online tools.

The 4-D Model

Corrie’s unique 4-D Model works for online, in-person, and blended approaches to learning and collaboration:

Week 1 — Discover: Get clear on everything from your target audience to your learning objectives

  • Experience the magic of powerful questions and conversational choreography
  • Be inspired to incorporate adult education and universal design principles into your meetings, training, and facilitation
  • Practice using annotation, spectrums, and visual tools
  • Explore creating safe(r) spaces online

Week 2 — Design: Plan for engagement, collaboration, and accessibility.

  • Acquire collaborative and visual online tools including decision-making, preparation,
    and follow-up to build trust and increase collaboration and efficiency
  • Explore the 5 Ps of preparation
  • Practice using collaborative whiteboards and scenarios

Week 3 — Deliver: Spark curiosity, maximize participation, and build connection.

  • Explore and adopt best practices in online facilitation
  • Create or adapt “face-to-face” workshops to be inclusive and engaging online
  • Incorporate physical movement and embodied activities
  • Practice using wordclouds, brainstorming, and voting tools

Week 4 — Deepen: Leverage learning with extended activities, feedback, and communities of practice.

  • Manage online meetings, including set-up, technology, and online tools
  • Translate knowledge and data into visual and creative formats that can be presented in engaging, easily-understood, specific, and relevant ways
  • Practice using visual templates, tools for rapid feedback, and a range of facilitation best practices
What’s included?

The course includes:

  • 8 hours of online group training: 4 LIVE 2-hour sessions, once a week (all sessions are recorded for those who can’t make the live calls)
  • 30-minute 1-on-1 coaching call with Corrie
  • 4 detailed weekly lessons, packed with videos, resources, links, templates, worksheets, and more
  • 50+ page Online Facilitation Toolkit
  • 15+ unique resources and templates
  • 10+ training videos
  • Sample host and participant guides
  • Live facilitation sandbox practice activity
  • Email and course platform support
  • Bonus lesson with 30 icons and visual template “how-to” guide
  • Access to all training resources 3 months beyond the end of the course

FAQs

Have questions before you register? Check out our FAQs to learn more about the courses and the process.