Facilitating Effective and Interactive Zoom Meetings

Facilitating Effective and Interactive Zoom Meetings

Learn how to lead effective and interactive Zoom meetings from the MCLS Engagement, Consulting, and Training team staff.

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Facilitating an effective virtual meeting requires just as much planning and preparation as an in-person meeting. In this workshop, you will gain a foundational knowledge of how to leverage the capabilities of Zoom in order to facilitate effective and interactive Zoom meetings and events. We will examine various Zoom settings and built-in tools and how to decide which is appropriate for the meeting type and will include information on how to create a secure meeting. We will also share how to thoughtfully design the meeting to provide a productive and engaging experience for participants.

This course will delve into steps for planning and facilitating an online meeting and some advanced features of Zoom. We will not cover the basics of setting up a Zoom account or attending a meeting. To participate in this workshop fully, participants should have a basic understanding of using Zoom for meetings and be familiar with how to access account settings.

This will be a highly interactive workshop, and you will gain hands-on practice in using specific Zoom features to facilitate a virtual meeting. Participants should have a microphone and plan to turn their cameras on for full participation.

This class will be held online. All registered attendees will receive an email with login information a few days prior to the class date.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Date & Time July 16, 2020
1:30pm - 4pm Eastern
12:30pm - 3pm Central
No group registrations
Instructor Jan Davidson, Lissa Krull, Pam Seabolt
Prerequisites This course will delve into some advanced features of Zoom; we will not cover the basics of setting up a Zoom account or attending a meeting. Participants should have a basic understanding of using Zoom and be familiar with how to access account settings.
Credits This workshop has been approved for 3 Technology Library Education Units (TLEUs) for Indiana library staff.
Audience ALL
Topic Technology

MCLS is dedicated to providing a harassment-free environment at all meetings and events, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of meeting participants in any form. Attendees violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the meeting at the discretion of MCLS. Our complete code of conduct can be found here.


Terms/Registration Information

It is highly recommended that all registrants register for this workshop at least SEVEN DAYS PRIOR to the workshop date. If you register after that, you must additionally send an email to training@mcls.org that you have registered past the deadline. You will receive a general email confirmation immediately upon successfully registering for this workshop. All registered attendees will receive an additional email with login information approximately one week prior to the 1st class date. If you do not receive an invitation to the meeting by noon of the day prior, please email training@mcls.org.

Venue/Technical Information

Online via Zoom

Vendor MCLS

Jan Davidson

Instructor: Jan Davidson

Jan Davidson began working at MCLS in 2016, and is the Project Manager for Engagement, Consulting, & Training. She has a B.A. in Interpersonal Communication from Western Michigan University, a Project Management for Learning Professionals Certificate from the Association for Talent Development, a Certificate in Youth Ministry from the Center for Ministry Development, and completed the Developing Leaders Program for Nonprofit Professionals at Columbia University. She has also received Public Innovator training from the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation. While libraries are still relatively new to Jan (other than as a lifelong patron, of course), she has over fifteen years of experience in nonprofit work, focused heavily on program development and management and group facilitation and training. She loves teaching and is excited to bring her communication and nonprofit workplace knowledge to three soft skills webinars this semester. Jan grew up in Lansing, spent thirteen years in Kalamazoo, then five on the East Coast, and has now come full circle and lives in Lansing with her husband and two young sons.

Photo of Lissa Krull

Instructor: Lissa Krull

Lissa came to MCLS in 2020 with over 25 years of experience in public library administration, marketing and consulting. She has a passion for educating, motivating and inspiring library staff to reach their fullest potential and become essential resources in their own communities. Lissa has B.A.’s in Communication and Education from Purdue University and an M.L.S. from Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis. She is lives and works in Northern Indiana.

Instructor: Pam Seabolt

Pam has over 20 years’ experience in public libraries working in various capacities, including public services, technical services, technology, outreach services, programming, department manager, and branch manager. She has been with the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) since 2017. Through her role, Pam works with multi-type libraries across Indiana, and presents various training opportunities and meeting facilitation on topics such as technology, digital literacy, community engagement, soft skills, and customer service.

Pam has experience in working with staff to develop technology competencies and digital learning experiences, and has planned and implemented multiple technology projects. Pam has a Facilitation Skills and Facilitating Virtual Training Certificates from the Association for Talent Development, has been trained as a Public Innovator through the ALA/Harwood Institute’s Public Innovators Lab, and has training in Strategic Planning for Public Libraries through the University of Michigan. Pam’s educational background includes a B.S. in Child Development and Family Studies with a minor in History and a M.L.S. from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.

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Date(s) and time(s):
July 16, 2020
1:30pm - 4pm Eastern
12:30pm - 3pm Central
No group registrations

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