Leading Groups Online a down-and-dirty guide to leading online courses, meetings, trainings, and events during the coronavirus pandemic

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The coronavirus pandemic has created new challenges for facilitators and educators. Across the globe, people are being asked to lead groups online: teachers, trainers, professors, event managers, organizers, activists.

Jeanne Rewa and Daniel Hunter swiftly wrote this booklet for this moment.

Using their combined two decades of online facilitation, Jeanne and Daniel walk you through the basics of how to lead sessions online. They give you their top 10 principles for leading online groups, introduce you to interactive tools you can lead online, and answer commonly asked questions.

With this guide, you will be ready to successfully transition your face-to-face events for warmer online spaces.

The journey to leading groups online can be a challenge — but it is made much easier with these tips.

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About the Authors

Jeanne Rewa (co-author) is the Online Training Coordinator at Training for Change and leads trainer development with PeoplesHub.org.

In 2014 she shifted entirely to online facilitation and training work. She now supports people all around the world to bring love, collaboration, equity, embodiment, creativity, experiential education and conflict engagement into online spaces. She’s been working on a book about it but didn’t finish by the time the pandemic struck. Sign-up to hear about it at LeadingGroupsOnline.org.

Jeanne is also a part-time artist and active in social justice and climate justice organizing in her community in Indiana.

Once the pandemic is over, she’s looking forward to again hosting with her partner monthly activist potlucks under the full moon.

Daniel Hunter (co-author) is Associate Director of Global Trainings with 350.org and Curriculum Designer Extraordinaire at Sunrise Movement.

He has spent his life supporting grassroots activists all over the globe to express their full hearts in organizing and social change. True to his personal style, he wrote a fun, true-life story of how campaigning looks like in Strategy and Soul. He’s handbooks for specific movements with Building a Movement to End the New Jim Crow and Climate Resistance Handbook: Or, I was part of a climate action. Now what?

When he started at 350 he was challenged to facilitate online more. That inspired him to build Trainings.350.org, which has online and offline facilitation tools. He even developed free online courses called “Online Skill-ups” which teach campaigning, social movements, and climate science.

Once the pandemic is over, he’s looking forward to hugging friends, watching movies, and worrying less.




Po Polsku (PDF)

Thanks to Program Szkoła Ucząca Się, a joint venture of Fundacja Centrum Edukacji Obywatelskiej and Polsko-Amerykańskiej Fundacji Wolności

En Español (PDF or Word)

Traducción gracias a la increíble Andrea Parra / Thanks to the amazing Andrea Parra

用中文(表达) - Simplified Chinese

在线团体带领 -- 广州善导社会工作服务中心 善导公益发展 协作者后花园: www.shandaogongyi.com

한국어 - Korean

온라인에서 그룹 이끌기 코로나19를 대처하는 온라인 교육, 회의, 트레이닝, 이벤트를 위한 실용 가이드북 Translated by The Hope Institute


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This book will be an in-depth resource with step-by-step instructions from choosing software to designing to implementing and evaluating online programs, including synchronous (live), asynchronous (self-paced) and blended approaches.

Designed for individuals and organizations who want to bring online their values of relationship-building, risk-taking, collaboration, inclusion and equity, conflict engagement, and experiential and Popular Education approaches.

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