Online meetings have long been seen as a poor substitute for face-to-face ones. With the Covid-19 pandemic and the responses from governments around the world, this view has changed. Online meetings are now a necessity for many organisations. The question is no longer ‘should we use online meetings despite their drawbacks?’ but rather ‘how can we use online meetings effectively?’ and ‘how do we blend online with face-to-face meetings?’
With recent limitations to international travel, online meetings have become a key working tool for governments, businesses, and organisations worldwide. Diplomacy and global governance have been particularly affected as meetings, conferences, and other major events have been cancelled worldwide. As lockdowns are gradually being lifted, we are faced with questions on the future of meetings, and how to switch to hybrid formats of online and onsite meetings.
In this intensive, short course participants will discover aspects that are often overlooked when organising meetings, and will learn how to bridge the gap between the perception of technical simplicity, and the complexity of running effective and engaging meetings.
Using a ‘just-in-time approach’, the course will address developments in online and blended meetings and events as they unfold.
For more info, visit: https://www.diplomacy.edu/courses/online-meetings