Technology + Design for High Engagement in Large Groups
-Barbara Bunker, author of The Handbook of Large Group Meetings
Virtuous Meetings liberates meeting designers from traditional assumptions, and business-as-usual Q&A and breakout formats, with an approach for capturing and working with the contributions of all participants in real-time.
— From the Introduction
The new methodology described in Virtuous Meetings integrates communications technology into meeting design, to completely transform how the meeting feels, and what the meeting accomplishes.
Virtuous Meetings are collaborative, generative meetings that create convergent outcomes. They essentially serve the same creative and productive purposes as small “brainstorming” or “working” sessions.
Participating in a Virtuous Meetings is exciting, creative and revelatory. They give the participants a glimpse of what it means to work as a single (large), integrated team.
The transformative power of applying communications technology to large group meetings is dependent upon the meeting design. The design methodology offered in Virtuous Meetings is the result of Covision’s twenty years experience pioneering the integration of technology into large meeting design.
The book includes principles for working with technology in large meetings, design elements that have to be considered, the sequence of design, tips for facilitating, and the way in which these meetings can be scaled. In each part, the authors speak from the front lines—from experiences with clients and their critically important large meetings. The Case Story feature of the book shares important lessons from some of the authors’ most memorable engagements.