Virtual learning can be mobile learning and in your work consider how you can get people up, away from the screen and get active.
Some possible ways to do this includes:
Use a platform which has a mobile app which allows people to connect from their mobile devices. One reason I use Zoom is because of the wonderful options for connection for group members. They can call in from a desk top or lap top, from their mobile device or from the phone.
Building in experiential and kinesthetic processes into the virtual learning design. This might involve doing something individually or collectively from your office. For example, I often do work with leaders and we explore some of their strengths. If I'm working with a group that is from the same organization, I'll send out a document with the names of the skills which they can print off on their computer. We then are able to work with these labels in each location. It makes for a much more exciting, memorable and interactive call.
Using time "offline" during your call for people to get up a do something. In my own work over the years this has been the common part of the virtual retreats I run. We meet for approximately 15 minutes as a group online and then have the remaining 45 minutes spent offline. During that block there are usually some opportunities to get up and get moving.
What other approaches might you use to get people up and moving in your calls?
Have a great Wednesday,
Jennifer Britton, MES, PCC, CPT
Potentials Realized - Leadership and Team Development, Coaching, Retreats
Author of Effective Group Coaching (Wiley, 2010) and From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching (Jossey-Bass, 2013)
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