A Case Study:
Creating Highly Interactive Online Professional Development Workshops
Most of us have experienced self-paced online courses —these can be perfect for teaching specific, constrained sets of information. But how can you successfully convey sophisticated techniques in an online venue? If you are interested in delivering interactive, collaborative professional development courses, then this “nuts & bolts” workshop is for you.
Learn the elements of a successful collaborative workshop
- Scheduled online meetings and teleconferences with breakout rooms
- Narrated online presentations for self-paced viewing
- Readings about the theory and practice of your subject area
- Videos related to case studies and summits around the world available on demand
- Access to materials used in related organizations
- Online discussions with other participants
- Collaborative projects with assigned partners and other workshop participants
The case study for this webinar is a six-week, 100-student workshop in Appreciative Inquiry (AI), a world-renowned organizational development methodology. The workshop was led by AI creator David Cooperrider, co-facilitated by AI expert Lindsey Godwin, and co-ordinated by iCohere's Patricia O'Leary.
Key questions addressed
- What is the strategic purpose behind the workshop?
- What are the key metrics for success?
- Marketing and Communications:
- How is pricing determined?
- What marketing / promotion techniques have proved most successful?
- How far in advance are marketing efforts started?
- Production Logistics & Support:
- What are the main steps involved in planning?
- How are production roles determined?
- How are international students supported?
- What is the best mix of live vs. pre-recorded events?
- How much staff time is required?
This webcast is for educational purposes only, is sponsored by iCohere, Inc., and contains no advertising.
|Lindsey Godwin, Ph.D.
Lindsey Godwin is an Associate Professor in the Business Division at Champlain College and received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, where she studied with the founders of Appreciative Inquiry.
Lindsey has worked on Appreciative Inquiry projects with the UN, World Vision, Houston School District, Weatherhead School of Management, and other organizations.
In collaboration with David Cooperrider, the leading thought leader on Appreciative Inquiry (AI), she has been a partner in the development and facilitation of OvationNet, which provides online experiential workshops that focus on teaching the foundations of AI. She is currently a knowledge manager for the AI Commons and has served as the Co-Chair for the 2009 World Appreciative Inquiry Conference in Nepal and the content manager for the 2007 International AI Conference in Orlando, Florida.
|Pascal Kaplan, Ph.D.
The co-founder and CEO of iCohere, Inc., Dr. Pascal Kaplan blends a background in education and organizational development with skills as a software designer. His special expertise is helping groups learn how to use innovative technology to support organizational and cultural change that moves the groups towards collaborative knowledge-sharing
Pascal's years of experience include providing strategic consulting services to the federal government (Department of Defense, National Defense University, and USAID), large and small national and professional associations (American Society of Association Executives, the National Association for Education of Young Children, America's Promise Alliance), accrediting bodies (Western Association of Schools and Colleges), and commercial enterprises (AT&T, Phonak, Bank of America)
Before starting iCohere, Pascal founded The Kaplan Consulting Group, a software and consulting services firm that worked with Fortune 500 companies, designing and building software to support enterprise business processes. Prior to becoming involved in technology, he served as Dean of the School of Liberal Arts at John F. Kennedy University in the California Bay Area. He also spent 2 years consulting with the Leadership Communications Department at Bank of America, working with the bank's Executive Committee to develop and implement a mission and values initiative for the organization's 90,000 employees. Pascal serves on the Board of Directors of several non-profit organizations. He holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University.
Conference Production Manager,
Patricia O'Leary coordinates many of iCohere's virtual conferences and courses and also serves as executive assistant to iCohere CEO Pascal Kaplan. Patricia consults with clients to assist in planning their online events, including event branding, site configuration and design, marketing communications, recordings production, live interactive sessions, event registration, educational credits, attendee communications, and overall event facilitation. She served as course coordinator for the Appreciative Inquiry Workshop that is the case study for this webinar.
Patricia brings to iCohere skills from a wide-ranging corporate career: as project manager, technical editor, software trainer, and instructional designer. She has also served as costume designer for major professional theater, opera and ballet companies. Patricia holds a Master's degree from the University of Minnesota.
|Lance A. Simon
VP Business Development, iCohere
Lance has over 20 years experience selling, implementing, and managing enterprise software products and services. His skills lie in relationship management, consulting, and customizing solutions that delight clients and partners. Lance has focused on serving the association/nonprofit and government marketplaces since 2001.
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