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The Ultimate Virtual Program – Rethinking Meetings
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What if your team could learn more, go deeper, and retain/apply information better – all without physical meetings? Stephen’s virtual programs allow for a powerful learning experience that provides even more value than just the live event. And when face-to-face meetings begin again, our hybrid process blends digital and physical experiences seamlessly.
We’ve rethought the entire end-to-end process of delivering content. We leverage both real-time and asynchronous delivery. In addition, we have a number of custom built collaborative tools that help increase the learning experience.
What we offer is based on 10 years of experience delivering virtual programs. It is much more than just replicating the live experience. It’s an innovative approach that questions every step of the process.
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We typically offer our virtual program in five parts:
1. Pre-event video
This is designed to level-set everyone on key messages. Why have everyone watch the basics live? Allow people to watch (and rewatch) when it is convenient to them. This allows for the live experience to focus on the interactive aspects of the content – maximizing the value delivered.
2. Live experiential presentation
Let’s face it, with most virtual speeches, you could watch the video and get the full experience. This is why this live session is focused on interactive activities, deep experiences, Q&A and other interactions that can’t be delivered via video. Depending on group size (and technology), we use breakout rooms to allow for teams to apply the concepts discussed.
And because we are always thinking beyond the event, we introduce what happens after the presentation is done: solving real-world problems. We give people challenges they need to solve over a 30 to 60 day period. The key is to move towards application and results. We also take advantage of our custom developed tools to enable deeper learning.
This session is recorded and shared with participants.
3. Custom webpage and application
After the live experience, there is work to be done. We create a password protected webpage where we share resources, downloadable PDFs, videos, tools, and other useful information.
In addition, we create a dedicated email address where attendees can submit questions. When appropriate, we also use text, audio, and/or video chat platforms. Once a week I answer the most commonly submitted questions via video which gets posted to the password protected page.
4. Follow-up live meeting
We give people time to apply the concepts from the live experience and use the tools from the custom webpage. Then, thirty to sixty days later we get on another live call where everyone debriefs and presents their solutions. The goal here is to share, learn and celebrate. It is also an opportunity to discuss how to continue making progress after the meeting.
5. The 30-Day Innovation Challenge
Even when the live meetings are done, our goal is to keep the learning going. We do this with a fun competition that takes only 2 minutes a day for 30 days. This gamified mobile micro-learning tool can help groups learn together virtually and quickly with daily questions and videos. Participants get points for answering questions quickly and accurately followed by a one-minute video that explains the correct answer. The leaderboard tells them how they are doing. On average, 90% of players participate each and every day for all 30 days. Learn more at www.30dayinnovationchallenge.com
All programs are customized and can include some or all of the above. For those who want to go even deeper, we can add on additional live meetings. Or we can leverage the other virtual programs listed below.
This process works even better when done in conjunction with in-person live meetings.Contact Us to Learn More About Virtual Our Programs
Other Virtual Programs
In addition to the program above, we have other ways to engage with Stephen’s content remotely:
The Ultimate Virtual Meeting Experience: Although we can’t meet in person, it doesn’t mean we can’t create incredible learning experiences. Watch this video and go to www.ultimatevirtualmeeting.com.
Innovation Intervention: Launched over 2 years ago, this two-month intensive program is ideal for individuals or a small group who wants to go deep. Learn more at www.innovationintervention.com.
eLearning Program: Created 6 years ago and recently updated, this self-paced, 90-minute interactive learning experience that helps you scale innovation concepts to large groups. Learn more at www.innovationgym.com.
Invisible Solutions Group Learning: This newly created program is a shared learning experience that is based on the book, Invisible Solutions. Once a week for 12 weeks, you and your team watch 15 minutes of video together. You then apply the lessons from the instructor’s manual. Learn more at www.invisiblesolutionsgroup.com.
Virtual Personality Poker: Based on the in-person card game, this highly interactive live experience helps your team better understand how they contribute to innovation and how everyone can create a high-performing innovation team. Learn more at www.personalitypoker.com
The Problem-Solving Institute: Are you a past or current client? If so, please contact us to learn more about my latest initiative to help clients solve their most important – and difficult problems. There is no cost to participate for past clients.