A Cohort-Based Training to Beat Zoom Fatigue
by creating MAGICAL Human Moments online.
Is it possible to recreate the magic of genuine human moments online?
You’re a facilitator, trainer or course creator who loves to host group experiences that create deep connections and transformations, but you’re struggling to keep participants engaged online.
They are “zoomed out” and are unlikely to commit to another boring lecture or webinar.
The way we run online workshops, trainings and events are changing rapidly. What worked at the beginning of 2020 doesn’t work anymore today.
You know you need to learn how to REALLY ENGAGE groups online, but …
- … when you ask a question, you get crickets and you struggle getting your participants to actively engage in activities.
- … you struggle to get your attendees to turn on their cameras and feel like you’re just talking to blank screens.
- … you are feeling like you’re driving with a blindfold because you can’t “read the room”, read non-verbal cues and get immediate feedback on how your activities are landing.
- … you get a “tech headache” thinking about all the multi-tasking you have to do (sharing your screen, responding to answers in the chat, creating breakout rooms, playing music, etc… All without losing your focus on looking at the camera and facilitating your content.)
- … you rarely get raving testimonials, reviews and referrals.
- … you have a hard time convincing your customers and clients to even show up to your virtual events and are worried about your business.
It doesn’t have to be this way!
In this interactive VIRTUAL FACILITATOR TRAINING, I will show you how to engage 5-100 participants with the most memorable, engaging and transformational group experiences, so that you can confidently work with teams, groups and communities around the world.
JOIN THE NEXT COHORT ON AUGUST 2-4, 2022
In this interactive VIRTUAL FACILITATOR TRAINING, you’ll learn how to engage 5-100 participants with the most memorable, engaging and transformational group experiences, so that you can work with teams, groups and communities around the world.
JOIN THE NEXT COHORT ON AUGUST 2-4, 2022
EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS ON JULY 21, 2022
WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT
This was the most engaging, fun, but super practical training on facilitation I've ever taken.
It completely changed how I facilitate and show up for my virtual offerings and since I took the course not only has my personal confidence skyrocketed, but the impact I've had on my participants has amplified in ways I didn't realize it could.
My participants are engaged, inspired, and show up ready to learn. I learned that I could incorporate play and fun to create super connected and invested participants, and I'm having so much more fun doing what I do now.COEN VAZQUEZCertified Energy Practitioner | Become Purposeful LLC
First and foremost I have been reenergized and inspired.
I have been facilitating workshops for 5 years and online heavily for the past 2 years. It was great to look at the experience though a new lens. I now do whatever I can to bring in the fun and create moments where people can learn about each other.
My Warm Ups and energizers are on point now and I feel even more confident and getting top feedback scores from my participants.ELAYNA SPRATLEYDesign Thinking Program Lead
Thank you for an unforgettable experience! I really appreciate you creating an inclusive and supportive environment.
Every week I went in excited and left on a high.ALICIA SERRATOOrganizational Strategist & Experience Designer
If the pandemic hadn't forced me to change, I seriously doubt I would have ever tried virtual facilitation.
Now, I can't begin to list all the ways I've used the activities I've learned in my work.
Seriously, I never left a live session, replay, office hours or bonus material viewing without feeling stimulated to think of how I can do new things/audiences/services I had never thought of before.JEAN EELLSPresident of E Resources Group, LLC
If you want to REALLY "up your game" as a virtual facilitator, you NEED to take this training.
Seriously. Jan is absolutely amazing at what he does - structuring events where people feel welcomed and safe, inserting humor and laughter to put people at ease, creating activities that engage and inform, fostering real connection between ALL participants. He manages the tech and facilitates all of this seemlessly.
And he will show you HOW - break it down step by step, so YOU can lead amazing virtuals events, too. If you want to join the ranks as an industry leader in the area of virtual facilitation, take this training!CHERI ANDERSONCuddle Connoisseur | Portland Cuddle Arts
Jan is a great teacher who makes the trainings fun, but also super useful.
You'll get more comfortable with the tools of zoom and how to use them. You'll understand how to build intimacy by titrating vulnerability, and create a slow build that leads to deeper connection.
The course is a wonderful combination of both tech support and training coupled with emotionally intelligent facilitation skills.PAMELA ENZ, MAOL, SSCCTrainer and Coach | Casting Vision
I recommend this training blindly! I feel a deep trust in how great Jan takes care of the people in the room, and that is for me, the most important!
It is is a well paced, complete, insightful training where you learn from experiences, experiments, from the trainer as a model for practices.
I looooved the visual supports, the inclusive way of the facilitation, the quality of presence of Jan, the care that was put in every single details of each session. SO much humanity, mastery and love in this training.ANNICK DAVIGNONSocial Weaver | Montreal
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Hey, I'm Jan 👋
If you’ve felt overwhelmed, anxious and not sure how to navigate this “new virtual world”… I get it.
If you’re anything like me, then you know deep down, this is the work you were meant to do. You just need to figure out how to adapt.
For over 10 years, I have been designing and hosting experiences that build trust, empower people to share vulnerable stories and turn strangers into friends. My ASK DEEP QUESTIONS “Connection Cards” have helped turn over 80,000 shallow conversations into deep connections around the globe.
I used to believe that technology was one of the biggest barriers to creating human connection, but then 2020 happened… and I needed to adapt.
I started to experiment and tried everything from eye gazing exercises to running team building sessions, solving escape rooms and even attempting the world’s largest virtual group hug which has led to so many lessons, insights and even a completely new global audience and clients.
Don’t regret taking this unique opportunity to upgrade your facilitation skills now.
I’m here to show you that what you thought was impossible is actually possible. I can show you how to leverage technology to create highly engaging and unique online experiences that help groups connect, collaborate and co-create.
Online events and virtual workshops are not going to go away, and that’s a great thing!
They have provided so many opportunities. So let’s future-proof your business and continue to create transformations for your communities and build a new sustainable income stream with online workshops and events.
OBJECTIVES + BENEFITS
Imagine if you could...
- Make your online workshops and meetings even more engaging than in person by using some of my tried-and-tested activities.
- Make even your largest events feel small and intimate so that participants walk away feeling transformed, inspired, and part of a community.
- Create fresh experiences that are new and unique, so you stand out from your competition that is still running boring webinars.
- Fill your online events and workshops easily and effortlessly, all because of the raving testimonials (and referrals!) you receive.
- Spend more time with your family, friends and the things that matter to you because you can work location independently.
I would love to help you get there!
Together we’ll take you from feeling overwhelmed about technology to running highly memorable and impactful online experiences.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
PREMIUM BONUS: ROLEPLAY INTENSIVE
For participants who enroll in the PREMIUM EXPERIENCE, we will meet for a Bonus Session. In this interactive session we will roleplay some of the most difficult scenarios as a facilitator:
- What if all cameras are off?
- What if one person doesn’t stop talking?
- What if someone disrupts your session?
- And more… (we will crowdsource them together)
This is the ultimate practice session to help you apply the frameworks and strategies from the training, so if you’re looking for something more hands on, with expert feedback, make sure to claim one of the limited PREMIUM spots.
The most amazing virtual facilitators run online experiences like they’re driving a car.
They create breakout rooms, launching polls, run activities in the gallery view without thinking too much about it. It has become a habit, completely second nature, and they can simply focus on delivering their content and being present with their participants.
But when starting out, during their first “ride”, everything was overwhelming: signalling on time, checking the mirror, releasing the brake, slowly pressing down the accelerator…
It’s the same with facilitating on Zoom, MS Teams, Butter and more…
How you become a great virtual facilitator is the same as becoming a great driver:
It takes practice, practice, practice.
And that is exactly why each week students are expected to complete an assignment that gradually builds up to designing their own short virtual mini workshop.
This is an opportunity to apply the frameworks and lessons from the training and deepen your learning.
Throughout the sessions you’ll have lots of opportunities to get feedback and support, so you feel confident to apply the theory you have learned.
When do we start?
This next cohort is happening as a 3-day intensive from August 2-4, 2022 and the daily Training Sessions are 1:45 hours each:
- CEST: 4:15PM – 6:00PM and 6:45PM – 8:30PM
- ET: 10:15AM – 12:00PM and 12:45PM – 2:30PM
- PT: 7:15AM – 9:00AM and 9:45AM – 11:30AM
There also is a Bonus Kickoff Connection Session and a Graduation Ceremony. Once you are signed up you’ll get a calendar invite with the details for all the dates that you can easily RSVP to.
CAN’T MAKE IT THIS TIME? SIGN UP FOR THE WAITLIST
And I’ll get in touch when new training dates are announced and enrollment is open.
Once you join, you'll get
PLUS THESE AWESOME BONUSES
ZOOM KEEPERS ONLINE COURSE
In this self-guided “Zoom Keepers” Online Course you’ll learn everything about Zoom’s most important features when you’re hosting a virtual event on Zoom. Plus you’ll get access to video tutorials with each new Zoom update (how awesome is that!!?).
If you’re using Zoom as your preferred tool to facilitate your sessions, you don’t want to miss out on this.
Valued at $297
VFT BINGO COMPETITION
Let’s make learning more fun!
Win fun prizes by completing 24 challenges and assignments during the cohort that help you go deeper with your learning and connect you to other like-minded students.
A chance to win prizes valued up to $300
During the training, you’ll get exclusive access to a private community with other students where share additional resources and support each other between the sessions.
Plus, you’ll also be able to join the larger Deep Connectors Community where you can connect with over 140 other VFT alumni, facilitators and course creators (even after you graduate from your cohort).
Valued at $500
WHAT IS IT WORTH TO BE
A CONFIDENT VIRTUAL FACILITATOR?
PERFECT FOR GETTING STARTED
- 5x Live Training Sessions
- Bonus Office Hour Session
- Certificate of Completion
- VFT Bingo Challenge
- Deep Connectors Community
- Zoom Keepers Online Course
or 2x monthly payments of $500 USD
Early Bird expires on July 21, 2022
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GET EXTRA RESOURCES + SUPPORT
In addition to everything from the ESSENTIAL, you’ll also get:
Your ultimate reference bible with frameworks, tips, scripts and templates for designing and leading engaging virtual experiences. You'll even get updates as this resource grows with future cohorts.
You'll get Voxer access to ask questions and get feedback during the cohort and 1 month after.
Deepen your learning by playing out the most challenging scenarios as facilitators. What if all cameras are off? What if one person doesn't stop talking? What if someone disrupts your session?
or 3x monthly payments of $669 USD
Early Bird expires on July 21, 2022
In addition to everything from the PREMIUM, you’ll also get:
- Dedicated Cohort
- Customized Curriculum
- Your own Schedule
Is this for you? Let's find out
Right now, you might be thinking: “This sounds great, but I still don’t believe that it’s even possible to replicate my workshops and experiences without participants being able to touch or be in the same room!”
I get it. I used to assume the same thing. But what I learned is that when you attempt to exactly recreate your in-person events, then you’re already losing.
Instead, it’s about reimagining what is possible that was not possible before.
Here is who I designed this training for:
The Virtual Facilitator Training is for anyone who creates participatory learning experiences for groups.
You understand the value of facilitating human connections and want to find a way to recreate the MAGIC of your in-person events online.
Facilitators & Trainers
Coaches & Consultants
Event & Experience Designers
You don’t wanna miss this if:
- You want to move away from lectures and slideshows where participants are passive consumers and instead, get participants actively engaged in your content.
- You are translating an in-person workshop, course or program into an online experience and don’t know how to make it have the same impact.
- You are running a cohort-based course and want to make sure to build a student community.
- Your work depends on facilitating human connection and you find it harder or impossible to do this online.
- You want to increase your confidence as a virtual facilitator leading groups of 5-100 participants on Zoom.
- You want to tap into a new global audience of clients and customers by facilitating remote workshops and experiences.
I am committed to building a diverse community
I am working on making this training more accessible, inviting and inclusive for participants from all backgrounds. It’s important to me that this training is available to anyone who wants to learn, no matter their financial situation.
And this means, that I’m offering a limited number of pay-what-you-can spots.
Preference will be given to anyone in the black, indigenous, people of colour, LGBTQ2S+ and Trans communities, so if you identify as belonging to one of these communities, I highly encourage you to apply.
What my clients had to say
Jan has the heart of a mentor and the knowledge of Zoom Jedi warrior.
He really cares about his participants and shows you how to create life-giving online experiences. If you want to gain confidence and competence as a facilitator, VFT is for you.STEVE GARCIALife & Leadership Coach | Get Your Business Done Coaching | Denver CO
Jan's expertise on hosting virtual events has made major impacts on my virtual training delivery. My audience engagement is at 100% based on all of Jan's "secrets"!ANNIE FRISOLISpeaker | Trainer | Founder & CEO of Creating Community LLC
Every little strategy that Jan teaches, I can go and apply immediately. I attend a lot of trainings and often it is just people lecturing you, modeling the way I don't want to teach, but you break everything down in little bite-sized chunks that help build community.MICHELLE HOLDTArts Educator + Facilitator
I so appreciated all the various ways to ENGAGE. To keep my focus on the screen (it's so easy for me to wander off to my phone, the fridge, etc.) but when the zoom engages all of my senses, I stay present. Thank you so much for all the insights into how to keep people's attention. Super helpful, as ever!ELEANOR O'BRIENArtistic Director + Event Organizer
Your workshop on creating the magic of in-person events online was probably my most MAGICAL online experience. I loved the balance of fun playfulness and deep meaningful connection.JEN MEINCreative Engagement Consultant
I'm new-ish to online events and have to say that your seminar on creating magic online, was a profound one. I feel that I'm going to look back on it as a major catalyst on my journey. Thank you!TATYANA TERZOPOULUSResearcher + Event Organizer
YES, IT'S POSSIBLE TO CREATE
MAGICAL HUMAN MOMENTS ONLINE!
Join my training and you’ll walk away with:
- Online meetings that are exciting, inspiring and make you or your business stand out
- Attendees that feel seen, heard and valued — and thank you with rave reviews and referrals
- Confidence in your technical skills to use all Zoom has to offer
- Effortlessly filling your workshops and experiences
- Connect with a new global audience
HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
All you need is a computer with an internet connection, webcam and microphone to participate. A tablet works as well, but a laptop or desktop computer is preferred for a better experience.
Once you register, you will receive emails with instructions on how to attend the live workshops (on Zoom), log in to the private digital community and access additional learning materials on Mighty Networks.
The PREMIUM EXPERIENCE includes more 1-on-1 access to Jan for a select group of facilitators that want custom feedback, plus a Virtual Facilitation Guidebook and access to the Bonus Roleplay Intensive session. You can find all the details here.
I understand that sometimes life happens and you won’t be able to attend every single event. If you’re not able to join us live, you can watch the replay that will be available for you to watch at your convenience, 24 hours after the live event.
If you need to leave an event early, or arrive late, all I ask is that you exit the online space respectfully.
Your ticket itself is non-refundable. However, if you would like to transfer your ticket to someone else, please email my team at [email protected] and let us know at least 72 hours prior to the first event. If you have questions or concerns before joining, please reach out and schedule a call with me.
If you show up for all sessions and office hours and at the end of the training you still didn’t receive value or learn anything new, we will get on a call so you can share your feedback and concerns and I will give you your money back.
I am offering 5x pay-what-you-can spots, as it’s important to me that this training is accessible to anyone who wants to learn, no matter their financial situation. Preference will be given to anyone in the black, indigenous, people of colour, LGBTQ2S+ and Trans communities.
I’ve been offering custom workshops for managers, facilitators and presenters at different companies and organizations and can create something that will address your needs.
There are also group discounts available for the Virtual Facilitator Training. If you want to attend with friends or colleagues, please contact my team at [email protected] for a group discount code or learn more about running a custom training for your organization.
Yes, I am hosting this training publically at least twice per year. Once in the spring and once in the fall.
To be the first to hear about the next cohort dates being announced, sign up for the waitlist here: