Learn Online Workshop Facilitation & Tips For MS Teams

Prepare, facilitate, present and follow up to drive alignment & productivity through engaging online workshops

4.37 (427 reviews)



1.5 hours


Mar 2021

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What you will learn

How to prepare, run and follow up workshops when everyone is working from home

Increase online workshop engagement by running a poll to get people voting on topics

How to present using PowerPoint and Teams in online workshops and meetings

Tips and tricks of running meetings using video conferencing software such as Microsoft Teams

How to earn valuable credibility by running effective meetings and respecting people’s time

How to create alignment in your teams and drive productivity in your organisation

How to prepare for your online workshop with a clear action plan and well defined agenda

Running an online workshop by professionally balancing everyone's input to achieve y our objectives

Following up beyond your workshop to ensure everyone gets maximum value from new alignment

How to use Google countdown timer to display the time left of a break so that everyone resumes at the same time


"Having had to attend numerous online meetings, webinars, and congresses this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I quickly realized that it is easy to lose personal interaction in the online environment. This short course has equipped me with practical tips on how to facilitate meetings and workshops in an online environment, but more so it has provided me with key skills to maintain continuous interaction between presenters and attendees, which is vital to the successful outcome of such a virtual gathering." - Jaco Theron

"This is a good course useful for facilitating meetings and online workshop." - Deborah Solomon

"Thank you Peter, for the precise, well informing and educative course very relevant after this pandemic." - Tapiwa

"Thank you for the insights you shared on running successful workshop or training. This will come in handy when I am running virtual sessions." - Lerato Mokopanela

"I achieved the goal set for the training, and I am glad I attended. Thank you" - Eluwumi

"This was a very interesting course. It gave me some great tips that I hadn't thought about." - Marisa Wilkes

"What I found most valuable about this course was the integration of facilitation skills for use on online platforms." - Lorna

This course will teach you how to run an online workshop that will keep people engaged and achieve your objectives. Effective meeting discipline will ensure that you use people’s time wisely as you meet together virtually to share ideas and collaborate effectively. This course is geared towards Microsoft Teams as your main online meeting software but many of the principles and practices apply to other tools like Zoom.

Why you should do this course:

  • Learn how to prepare for a workshop by setting up a proper agenda that has context and objectives

  • Use a second device to access the meeting from which you can view your presentation, while interacting on your main PC / laptop

  • Set up a poll in MS Teams to get input from attendees on up to 6 different options without interrupting the flow of the meeting

  • Use Google countdown timer to display the time remaining for a workshop break so that everyone resumes at the same time

  • Agenda timings should match the content and discussion; learn to plan this effectively

  • A meaningful title for your workshop will set the right tone and ensure people understand what they will be getting from attending

  • Professional table of slots and outcomes for each item will help keep your workshop on track when you facilitate

  • The right length for a workshop and the importance of including a break so everyone can get refreshed

  • Content preparation; slides, AV and other pre-reads that help drive the workshop objectives

  • The importance of sending out the pre-reads and relevant content at least 48 working hours prior to the meeting

  • Mental and physical preparation that ensures you are ready to run an effective online workshop which is totally different from in-person

  • Working From Home distractions and how you will need to step up even more to ensure everyone stays engaged

  • The importance of kicking off on time and how this sets a professional tone for the session

  • How to balance and engage different participants and ensure sufficient input from diverse teams and different departments

  • Leave sufficient time to wrap up at the end of the session by reviewing carefully noted and agreed actions that will drive momentum

  • Ensure SMART objectives will be followed up after the workshop to maintain momentum

  • Get feedback from people about your facilitation skills and get input on how you can improve for next time

  • Use the handy worksheet as a checklist for running your next online workshop

  • Earn valuable credibility by running effective meetings and respecting people’s time

  • Create alignment and productivity in your teams

I look forward to hearing about how you have transformed your online workshop facilitation skills!


Learn Online Workshop Facilitation & Tips For MS Teams
Learn Online Workshop Facilitation & Tips For MS Teams
Learn Online Workshop Facilitation & Tips For MS Teams
Learn Online Workshop Facilitation & Tips For MS Teams


Introduction To Online Workshops And Handy Worksheets Information


Handy Worksheet

Prepare For Your Online Workshop by Setting Up An Agenda And Managing Content

Set up the agenda

Manage the content

Ensure readiness

Kick Off, Facilitate, Present, Engage And Balance Contributions In Your Workshop

Kick off and Introduce

Learn Tips & Techniques For Doing Powerpoint Presentations In Online Workshops

Balance and engage

Wrap up effectively

Take Action From Your Online Workshop By Driving Quick Wins And Following Uo

Drive quick wins

Follow up actions

Get and apply feedback


Jennifer5 October 2020

I took this course because we are going to Microsoft Teams and small workshops will be developing. Learning how to use the Poll feature will be a good addition to the workshops.

Lerato23 September 2020

Thank you for the insights you shared on running successful workshop or training. This will come in handy when I am running virtual sessions.

Marisa18 September 2020

This was a very interesting course. It gave me some great tips that I hadn't thought about. My only advice would be to show how to make facilitating a work shop more interactive by not only Team polls as I do not use Teams and fast forwarded through this section.

Deborah18 September 2020

Thanks, Peter. The course is very insightful and well delivered. This is a good course useful for facilitating meetings and online workshop.

Daniel3 September 2020

I enjoy the course and was focused to a point that I shocked myself. It was great, I'm happy I completed it. Thank you.

Gene31 August 2020

The information was very helpful; however, It would have been nice to actually been able to practice what was taught during the session.

Lesley27 August 2020

Good presenter; for my own sake and perhaps my own fault, I would have like to have seen more use of interactive slideshows, tables and graphs to get a better understanding of how to prepare them and incorporate them into the workshop - so probably more focus on design and preparation and insertion of the resources for the workshop.

Zamajozi10 August 2020

It was very informative. I definitely learned alot, and will surely do better next time I need to facilitate a workshop or meeting. However, the presenters voice is a bit monotonous which made it difficult to stay focused. Also, it would have been great if examples were provided so that we can get a better understanding of the content. E.g. maybe giving a brief speech/ example on how he would wrap up a session, like what he would say etc. Otherwise, this was a good lesson. Very helpful.

Abigail4 August 2020

It was a bit more novice than I was expecting. I would probably put the skill level as Beginner rather than intermediate.

Linda1 August 2020

This is a good review for me. I have to say that I put much of this in practice already. My interest is in techniques to keep people engaged in an on-line experience. I'm sure this is quite helpful for those who have never held online webinars. I was looking for more specific ideas around using breakout rooms, chats, polls. A great primer for those who don't have experience and a good reminder. My expectations were different from reading the description. You may do this but perhaps a rating for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced as you did with your initial survey.

Yvonne31 July 2020

I took the advantage of e-learning to create my agenda and gather some additional information for my next workshop while listening to the tips and tricks from Peter. I did get many inspirations on how to sort out the topics and the maximum duration of each individual key. I really look forward to set up my workshop and take everything i learned in action.

Sadanand27 July 2020

The content thus far is fairly generic and may be useful for someone who has never conducted a workshop before. There was a pre-workshop questionnaire I had to fill up regarding my level of experience (prior knowledge of workshop facilitation) but it seems that my input has no bearing on the content, i.e. it does not serve the prupose of customisation. It would have been useful if the session had a live demonstration of online facilitation using s suite of tools rather than just deliver it as a lecture. Not easy to visualise everything that is being delivered.

Kyle16 July 2020

It was a good start... I need content that demonstrates how to insert slides, video, and how to implement them into the presentation.

Ben16 July 2020

The speaker was pretty bland. Also some on screen ques/visualizations would have helps break up the monotony of just watching the speaker. Content was good!

Colin16 July 2020

Right now it's very useful for anyone in business. Should continue to prove useful as WFH progresses.


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