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AustCham Lao Webinar: How to hold effective and engaging meetings online
May 29 @ 09:00 - 10:30
AustCham Lao Webinar: How to hold effective and engaging meetings online (Complimentary event)
Online meetings are becoming a necessary part of our work lives, but they are often difficult, frustrating and boring. Putting a little thought into online meeting design and facilitation can have significant payoffs, not only in improving the decisions and outcomes from a meeting, but also in creating a happier, more engaged organization. This hands-on online workshop will address:
– Basic principles of online meeting design and facilitation that can be applied to different platforms
– Tips for preventing some common meeting pitfalls and ways to increase engagement online
The webinar will be facilitated in an interactive format on the Zoom platform, where participants will participate in activities and learn from others. Special consideration will be given to the Lao context, for example in dealing with different levels of comfort with technology, and how to encourage participants who are less inclined to speak in front of a group. Because of the participatory nature of the workshop, participants should join on a computer and come prepared to turn on their video to take advantage of the experience.
0:00 – 0:20 Introduction and exploring drawbacks and opportunities of online meetings
0:20 ~ 1:50 3 Tips for effective and engaging online meetings
1:50 ~ 1:20 Basic principles of online meeting facilitation
1:20 ~ 1:30 Reflections and closing
– Nami Ishihara is an International Association of Facilitators CertifiedTM Professional Facilitator (CPF) and founder of HappyTeams, a facilitation practice based in Alexandria, Virginia near Washington, D.C. She works with organizations to become more effective by changing the way people meet, talk, and engage with each other. She specializes in incorporating participatory approaches to dialogue to help cross-cultural diverse teams find common ground and work more effectively together. She lived in Vientiane, Laos for six years between 2011 and 2016 and has worked with a variety of non-profit organizations, including the Global Fund for Children, Search for Common Ground, Association of Public Health Laboratories, the City of Alexandria, the United Nations Population Fund in Laos, the EU Commission in Laos, and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization in Laos.
– Viboon Sithimolada is an entrepreneur and executive with extensive industry experience, particularly in engineering, mining and energy sectors. He is a Co-Founder and the CEO of XangLao Engineering and Construction and founder of SS International, a firm licensed to provide occupational safety services. He is a Non-Executive Director of Ortus Mining Laos, a mining project developer. He is also a Board Director of AustCham Lao and a committee member of Young Entrepreneur Association of Laos. As a leadership coach, Viboon recently started a new initiative, called BizLeaderx (Business Leadership Exchange), which is a network of experienced coaches to provide leadership and management coaching, consultancy and workshop facilitation. He previously held various management positions at (then MMG) LXML Sepon and had experience leading large international teams. Viboon studied and worked in Laos, Australia and the USA.