Energizers are the glue that keeps your agenda together. Facilitated group energizers serve three purposes: (1) Build connection; (2) Test technology, and; (3) Model behaviors. In other words, energizers ensure that everyone feels mentally and physically ready to do what you have planned for the next activity. During this 90 minute session, Brian Tarallo and Lauren Green will offer several energizers, show how they work in an online meeting, and speak to how they can work for both person and hybrid/blended sessions.
This session is geared towards facilitators, but graphic recorders will benefit from learning about group processes in a way that supports their visual listening skills. This will be an active, experiential session, so please plan to join on a computer (not your phone or tablet) and have a strong internet connection so that you can be on camera and participate fully. We also recommend downloading the latest version of Zoom.
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About Brian Tarallo:
Brian Tarallo is a facilitator who specializes in visual methods and virtual meetings. He works with the healthcare, federal and state government, defense, engineering, education, and consulting industries. He has 15 years of experience in facilitation, strategic planning, leadership development and training, organizational development, team development, and visual consulting. Brian is a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), a Certified Virtual Facilitator (CVF), and a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Master Practitioner, one of 160 globally. He is the author of the Amazon bestseller, “Surviving the Horror of Online Meetings,” and is a TEDx speaker.
About Lauren Green:
As a certified virtual facilitator, certified coach, experienced visual note-taker and effective leadership development trainer, Lauren Green believes in the power of visualization to support productive and dynamic group processes and knowledge management. Lauren is the owner and executive director of Dancing with Markers, a team of visual practitioners who hold space for individuals, teams and organizations, as they work towards their vision and achieve their goals. Lauren holds a master’s degree in Organization Development and Knowledge Management from George Mason University and a bachelor’s of fine arts degree in dance from SUNY University at Buffalo. Lauren is an International Coach Federation certified coach and an MBTI® and EQi (emotional intelligence) Practitioner.