Virtual Events Workshop
Higher education has seen an outpour of online opportunities over the past year. From virtual conferences to online staff training weeks, many institutions have moved their activities to the online space. The time to think strategically is now.
While physical events will be resuming in the hopefully-near future, this is your time to incorporate virtual events into your broader communications approach. Virtual events are a powerful tool to build engagement across the globe.
In this three-week course, you will learn how to plan, implement and evaluate your virtual event in higher education. The workshop is designed for those who would like to improve their existing virtual events, as well as for first-time organisers.
INTERACTIVE ONLINE WORKSHOP
Duration: three weeks
- Weekly live workshop sessions on Wednesday afternoon, covering content
- Weekly one-hour team meet-up
- Flexible preparation time that you can tailor to the needs of your role and institution
Format: A real-time cohort
You are not alone. Learning will take place in a real-time cohort with fellow international colleagues.
Commitment: Work on planning or improving your own virtual event.
let’s learn together
Do you want to level-up your global partnerships?
It’s time to use your virtual events strategically.
Maintaining and strengthening your international relationships is hard work. It requires a continuous effort. As such, it is time to use your virtual events strategically.
This is your time to incorporate virtual events into your broader communications approach. Virtual events are a powerful tool to build engagement across the globe.
They are your opportunity to organise a get-together of your European Universities consortium, to offer a Global Partnership’s Conference or providing an International Staff Training Week.
Get the essentials right.
Organising a professional virtual event requires a wide range of knowledge, skills and competences. In this workshop, you will be identifying what is needed to organise and improve your virtual partnership event.
It does not mean that you need to be able to handle each aspect of organising a virtual event. The important part is committing to the journey of identifying what is needed. Your facilitators and fellow international colleagues will help you do just that.
By spending a few hours per week on this workshop, you will find profitable and powerful ways to create and improve your virtual partnership event.
It will provide you with better ways to strengthen your relationships with partner universities across the globe. Moreover, it will give you lifelong lessons for keeping up your virtual event toolbox in the future.
Along the way, you will meet other event organisers, find support and insights, and discover the core principles of what it means to be delivering virtual events.
Our workshop methodology is bigger than sending information your way. Its power lies in the connection with others who are on the journey with you.
You cannot fail the course
But you do have to show up.
The workshop is only effective because you will actively make it so. Every week you will check in with your weekly team on the platform and discuss what insights you gained from doing the assignment with your colleagues.
Demonstrate understanding of what is needed to organise a professional virtual event
Organising a professional virtual partnership event requires a wide range of knowledge, skills and competences. You will be identifying what is needed to stand out in the crowd.
Demonstrate an active use of acronyms and technical terms
Simulive, on-demand, broadcasting and break-out rooms, do you feel overwhelmed by the acronyms and technical terms in virtual event production? Next time, you will be the one describing these concepts over coffee.
Prove that you have moved away from the webinar mentality
This workshop will challenge you to broaden your horizon with more than just a webinar mentality. What else can you organise in the virtual space? How do you keep your audience engaged?
Distinguish the difference in event production in the online and offline space
In the past two years, many events have moved from physical on-location events into the online space, often using the same format. However, event production requires more than copying an existing on-location event to the same virtual format.
Determine and implement the priorities of the next actionable steps in organising your virtual event
Over the course of three weeks, you will find yourself working on concrete and actionable steps to move forward with your event production.
Understand the wide range of videoconferencing software and interactive tools
Each video conferencing software and interactive presentation tool offers you different possibilities and limitations. You will come to understand why you would go for Zoom or GoToMeeting, for Mentimeter or Padlet.
Analyse and visualise the workflow and timeline
Visualising your workflow and timeline is an important step forward in professionalising your event. What does your time schedule and workflow look like? What can you do to level-up your event?
Make use of the international network of colleagues provided by the course
Together with fellow organisers, you will explore the landscape of digital opportunities. What experiences do they have? Which best practices do you have to share? Take a peek in each other’s kitchens in a safe and encouraging environment.