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Home WALLACE STEGNER CENTER EDR Prospectus: Facilitating Effective and Interactive Online Meetings Training



This two-session tailored training program will teach participants how to effectively use Zoom and other virtual meeting platforms for engaging and effective online meetings, workshops, teaching, and other group work. It will teach participants best practices for meeting facilitation and introduce a range of tools and methods for participant engagement that can be used via video conference and in-person meetings. The training will emphasize peer-to-peer learning and provide participants opportunities to explore strategies for addressing the specific challenges they have experienced with online and in-person meetings.

This training will be conducted by Danya Rumore, Director of the Wallace Stegner Center Environmental Dispute Resolution (EDR) Program at the University of Utah. Dr. Rumore has over a decade of experience as a facilitator and collaborative process designer.

This training will be conducted via Zoom. It will be highly interactive; participants should plan to join with stable internet, video, and a working microphone.

Training Details:

  • Up to 24 people

Session 1: Nuts and Bolts of Effective and Engaging Online Meetings

  • 3-hour session
  • The first session will introduce participants to the “nuts and bolts” of conducting effective and engaging online and in-person meetings. It will also provide space for participants to explore key challenges they are experiencing and additional needs, which we will pick up on and address in Session

Session 2: Advanced Tools and Techniques for Effective and Engaging Online Meetings

  • 3-hour session
  • The second session will build on the first session to introduce participants to more advanced tools and techniques for effective and engaging online meetings. Specifically, we will design the second session to address the needs and challenges identified by participants during Session 1.


If there is an interest in doing so after the two-session training is completed, we can explore ways that the EDR Program can support your team’s continued learning and development, such as through providing quarterly continued education sessions, coaching opportunities, etc.