Southern Hemisphere

{Southern Hemisphere}{Unit 5, 1st Floor, Rozenhof Office Court, 20 Kloof Street}{Cape Town}{8001}{Johannesburg}{South Africa}{(021) 422-0205}
Unit 5, 1st Floor, Rozenhof Office Court, 20 Kloof Street Cape Town, Johannesburg
Phone: (021) 422-0205

+27 (0) 21 422 0205

+27 (0) 21 424 7965

Participatory Virtual Facilitation

Objectives of the course

We are all taking our facilitation processes online!  How do we maintain connection with participants?  How do we give and receive value out of our engagement in online meetings, workshops and processes? How do we transfer our facilitation skills into the online space?

This introductory course will help you to make the best use of virtual opportunities to engage with people, to explore issues creatively, and to reach decisions.  We will consider some of the challenges in facilitating processes virtually, and share some tips and tools to make the virtual experience engaging, participatory and productive.

What will it cover?

This 2.5 hour session will consider how we can facilitate in a virtual environment, maintaining our values while we do so. It will cover:

  • Challenges in virtual events
  • Designing and Preparing an online facilitation process
  • Convening
  • Managing the meeting for participation, engagement, and productivity
  • Ending the meeting
  • Troubleshooting & Security
  • Further examples of methods and tools for engagement

Where, when and how?

This course is delivered remotely online via Zoom. A basic familiarity with Zoom is assumed.  Refer to if you need to know how Zoom works. Please contact us if you need any particular support to be able to fully participate.

The language of this session will be in English. 

Next course:

Date:    Available on Request

Time:  15h00 - 17h30 (SAST)  (To check this time is suitable for you in your timezone, please go to )

How much?

  • Participants from US, Canada, Europe, $61 or ZAR 1070 excluding VAT
  • All funders, consultants and private sector organisations, $61 or ZAR 1070 excluding VAT 
  • Participants from Africa/Asia/Latin America: $36 or ZAR 640 excluding VAT 

Only valid for 1 participant - per registration

Practical skills for meaningful social change

Through our training programme, Southern Hemisphere has been providing practical skills for meaningful social change for 18 years. Now, in partnership with Orla Cronin Research, we are offering an introductory course on Participatory Virtual Facilitation to assist MEL Practitioners, Consultants, Project Managers, Researchers, Directors, Leaders, Planners and Development practitioners (and anyone trying to facilitate processes online).

Trainers for this course

Wilma Wessels-Ziervogel is a Managing Member and Senior Consultant at Southern Hemisphere, and oversees the training portfolio. She is a dynamic trainer and facilitator, and combines her practical experience in development consulting with her passion for unlocking human potential.

Dena Lomofsky is a Managing Partner and Senior Consultant at Southern Hemisphere. She is skilled at facilitating adult learning and facilitating dynamic processes. Dena is passionate about stimulating critical thinking and inspiring people to bring about social change.

How do I sign up?

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Tel: + 27 (021) 422 0205