Art of Hosting Online Meetings Training Course

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7 hours (usually 1 day including breaks)


  • Experience with hosting events or meetings


  • Trainers
  • Consultants
  • Leaders
  • Communicators


Art of Hosting, also known as Participatory Leadership, is a structured approach to facilitating strategic meetings for organizations or groups. With the right tools and mindset, applying Art of Hosting in a virtual space not only fosters collaboration but also leads to more engaging and authentic online conversations.

This instructor-led, live training (online or onsite) is aimed at trainers, consultants, leaders and communicators in any fields who wish to apply the Art of Hosting methods to facilitate online meetings more effectively on different virtual platforms (Zoom, Google Meet, Slack, etc.)

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the concepts, methods, and mindset behind Art of Hosting or Participatory Leadership.
  • Learn how to facilitate effective online meetings for remote participants by applying the Art of Hosting techniques.
  • Create a safe and engaging virtual environment for Art of Hosting by setting the right tone and mindset.
  • Manage the online Art of Hosting sessions more efficiently by choosing a suitable platform and getting comfortable with the technology.
  • Keep participants engaged by stimulating online conversations through interactive tools (live chat, whiteboard, breakout rooms, etc.)
  • Build deeper connections with participants and other practitioners in order to learn collectively and gain valuable insights.

Format of the Course

  • Interactive lecture and discussion.
  • Lots of exercises and practice.
  • Hands-on implementation in a live-lab environment.

Course Customization Options

  • To request a customized training for this course, please contact us to arrange.

Course Outline


  • What is Art of Hosting and Participatory Leadership?
  • Art of Hosting techniques and methods
  • Best practices of hosting online meetings

Setting Up an Online Meeting

  • Choosing the right virtual platform (Zoom, Google Meet, Slack, etc.)
  • Scheduling an online meeting
  • Inviting remote attendees
  • Sending virtual event reminders
  • Testing the meeting tools

Connecting with Remote Participants

  • Conducting pre-meeting checks
  • Registering attendees
  • Creating a waiting room
  • Orienting attendees to the tools
  • Establishing guidelines
  • Introducing participants

Implementing the Art of Hosting

  • Familiarizing with interactive tools (live chat, whiteboard, breakout rooms, etc.)
  • Creating an online Circle Way experience
  • Facilitating a virtual World Café
  • Bringing Open Space technology online
  • Practicing virtual Appreciative Inquiry
  • Other practical examples and methods

Troubleshooting Tips (Noise, Bad Connection, Technical Issues, etc.)

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