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Digital tools and facilitation techniques for running virtual workshops

Nov 23, 2021, 4:00 – 5:30 PM

Although we're slowly returning to in person delivery of services, many of us are continuing to run workshops online. After a steep learning curve during the pandemic – join us to learn and share best use of digital tools and facilitation techniques, to balance the best possible experience for participants (who may well feel Zoomed out!) along with achieving the key objectives for your sessions.

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About this event

Join us at our next TechSoup Connect London event to learn and share best digital tools and facilitation techniques for successful online workshops.

After an initial plenary we’ll split into two groups for focussed discussions and practical demos - whether you’re new to running online workshops or an experienced facilitator, there should be something new to learn!

Choose whether you’d like to find out more about a range of digital tools to help you run online workshops – from digital white boards such as Jamboard and Miro, to other interactive tools that can help participants engage and input – whether inbuilt in video call software such as polls & surveys or for example Q&A tools with voting options. There will be time to look at tool settings and test some of the features you might not have experienced before. Share what’s worked or not worked for you in a range of use cases - what’s the best option when you’re running a session for less digital savvy participants?

Alternatively – join others who are looking to improve their facilitation skills and learn more about the Liberating structures methodology and ways to introduce better human connection within your sessions.

Event Summary

Please refer to the session notes doc for further information on both sessions.  There's learning from the 4, 2, 1 liberating structure tested out in practice and notes and screenshots from the digital tools for virtual workshops session too.



Tuesday, November 23, 2021
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM UTC


4:00 PMWelcome
4:05 PMIntro to digital tools and Liberating Structures techniques for virtual workshops
4:20 PMBreakout groups
5:00 PMGroup feedback
5:05 PMTechSoup Connect London update
5:10 PMCommunity Shout Outs
5:20 PMNetworking time
5:30 PMClose


  • Kate White



  • Richard Collings



  • Tracey Gyateng

    The Legal Education Foundation


  • Siddharth Bannerjee

    Department for Science, Innovation and Technology


  • Eva Zotow

    Macmillan Cancer Support