The Art of Virtual Facilitation: Best Practices & Practical Strategies for Leading Remote Meetings

You facilitate great meetings all day, every day – in the office. But now that we are immersed in a virtual world, you may be finding it more difficult to engage through the screen. That’s understandable. The transition to virtual facilitation requires an enhanced balance of practicality and “art.”  You’re responsible for managing the technology, staying on schedule, and fostering collaboration while keeping the attendees engaged, all without the benefits of a live setting.

As our world settles into its new normal, remote working isn’t going away. The ability to facilitate effectively in a virtual environment is going to be a much-needed skill across organizations.  If you are frequently responsible for facilitating or leading meetings and want to excel at it virtually, this microlearning session is for you. Benefits of this session include:

  • Discover ways to translate typical in-person meeting activities to virtual equivalents (e.g. breakouts, brainstorming, discussion, decision-making)
  • Improve your executive presence and “command of the room” in a virtual context
  • Experience smoother remote meetings with increased engagement from attendees


Sara Gallagher is the President of The Persimmon Group and has served on the executive leadership team since 2018. As a practicing consultant and global speaker for The Persimmon Group since 2012, Sara has helped organizations across many industries to thoughtfully select, plan, and execute high-stakes projects and business transformations. Her approach to solving business problems is interdisciplinary, focused on “leading with both sides of the brain” on the premise that even very technical efforts require innovation, strategic thinking, and emotional intelligence to execute effectively.

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Sara is an excellent trainer! Seriously, she has a gift. Sara has a way of making the material anecdotal and bringing it to life.

Aristocrat Technologies Australia

Sara has an engaging, comfortable, and welcoming style. She is extraordinarily relatable and personable.

All About Authenticity

Sara made it easy to understand and was very engaging. I would take more classes like this in a heartbeat.

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