We are so proud to announce that our founder and president Gina is now a Certified Virtual Facilitator™, or a CVF™, credentialed through the International Institute for Facilitation (INIFAC)
This reflects a deep and practical knowledge of productive virtual meetings.
To receive this credential, Gina had to be evaluated against 22 competencies in the following areas: Presence, Assessment, Communication, Control, Consistency and Engagement. These competency areas are well-researched, international, and used for offline facilitation certification as well in-person meetings (remember those?).
What does this mean for our clients? In an increasingly remote-working, technology-driven world, working with a facilitator who is not only comfortable and familiar with virtual spaces, but has certified competency means that you can relax knowing she can navigate that environment in effective and proactive ways.
“My favorite part of the evaluation, and online facilitation, is engagement strategies,” Gina said. “Leveraging tools for polling, annotation, and collaborative whiteboards to engage participants is fun – and allows participants who may be reluctant to speak up in person to be heard.”
As we continue to collaborate online, and work remotely, leaders should definitely look to Certified Virtual Facilitator™ professionals for support.
We are so proud to be part of this community and look forward to bringing this proactive knowledge to the client teams we get to help this year.