Running Large Online Government Meetings

John O'Duinn John O'Duinn, Author, Distributed Teams - The Art and Practice of Working Together While Physically Apart

About this training Permalink

Government leaders hold various types of large scale meetings — from team communications and milestones to open “town-hall” style meetings with stakeholders or the public. Learn how to run these meetings online instead of in person, with consideration for security, technology, audience engagement, and logistics.

Who it's for Permalink

  • Agency stakeholders who frequently run large in-house meetings (50 - 300+ people)

  • Communications teams who need to interact with external stakeholders and general public

What you learn Permalink

  • Tools to help you setup and run events securely online

  • How to effectively schedule, plan transitions and rehearse roles

  • Best practices for events with multiple speakers / presentations

  • Techniques for running breakout sessions and concurrent tracks

  • Managing when and how to record meetings and transcripts

  • Best practices for invitees, attendee security, and meeting moderation

Format Permalink

  • Four 90-minute virtual sessions, over a 4-week period

  • Includes hands-on exercises to practice concepts and techniques

  • Interactive training, including role playing

Cost Permalink

$20,000 for up to 20 participants

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John O'Duinn

John O'Duinn

John O’Duinn is the author of “Distributed Teams - The Art and Practice of Working Together While Physically Apart,” which was first published in 2018, with a fully updated second edition published in January 2021. This business management book covers essential practical mechanics of how to work in and run distributed organizations, as well as the wider diversity, environmental, urban planning and community renewal benefits of distributed organizations. John is a senior technologist and entrepreneur who has worked in distributed companies of one form or another for 29 years, led distributed teams for 15 years, run workshops and mentored distributed teams for 8 years and is a frequent international speaker on the benefits and strategies of remote work. John served in the U.S. Digital Service in the Obama White House, helped the State of Vermont write their 2018 "Remote Worker" law encouraging remote work to promote economic growth, helped the State of California revise its 2021 telework policy during COVID-19 and is supporting the development of other telework and economic development policies for multiple jurisdictions worldwide



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