The Meetings Without Walls course is offered as a live course and a self-paced course.
Each includes six workshops, offered as a 60-minute webinar and associated archive; key reference documents for your study and use; and an eight-question multiple choice test for those seeking to earn their Certified Virtual Events Producer (CVEP) certificate.
Each live workshop contains about 60 minutes of lecture followed by 30 minutes of Peer Connect™ structured discussions.
The course starts with an important broad-view introduction suited for everyone. Then there are two workshops on webinars and team meetings, followed by three workshops on hybrid and virtual meetings and conferences.
Don't worry if you can't attend every session live! A recorded version of each workshop is available at 9am EST the day of the live workshop.
Each course workshop is accompanied by editable reference documents—over 20 in all—that are loaded with the step-by-step details you need to handle the production process of your virtual events.
We call these Recipes because they are crafted for step-by-step use, and are meant to be refined by you over time, to match the specific needs of your unique organization.
Importantly, all the course Recipe Documents are marked with a Creative Commons license, so you can modify and excerpt them as you wish, with attribution for non-commercial use. These documents alone are well worth the cost of the course.
iCohere is a CMP preferred provider.
The Meetings Without Walls courses can be used in alignment with either CMP-IS Domain A (Strategic Planning) or Domain G (Meeting or Event Design). - Click to hide...
A Little History and Virtual Meeting ABCs
In order to understand how webinars and virtual meetings can help move professional organizations forward, we need to first step back and understand how these technologies have evolved, where they stand today, and where they are headed. We also need to strengthen our vocabulary regarding virtual and hybrid meetings. So this first module provides the foundation for the entire course.
Webinars and Web Meetings: Production Basics
In this second module we roll up our sleeves and dive into webinar production. We learn about webinar products and how to compare these and related products in detail, the differences between webinars and web team meetings, the basic functions of a webinar team, and the steps to a successful webinar production.
Webinars and Web Meetings: Beyond the Basics
Now that we understand the basics of webinar production, it's time to focus on process refinements. What are the key things to accomplish before, during, and after your webinar?
What is the difference between a "good" and "great" program? And what are the top production No-No's you want to avoid? We cover all of this and more in this module.
Hybrid & All-Virtual Conferences: Basics
In this module we utilize and leverage everything we've learned about webinars. We jump into hybrid and all-virtual conferences — how to extend your existing face-to-face conferences out to an internet- based, national or global audience and how to create a conference with NO physical meeting place.
We cover a complete set of basic elements for your first hybrid/virtual conference and show you real-life examples. We also take a look at "Mock-Physical/Immersive" and "Virtual World/3D" event platforms.
New Recipe Documents
Hybrid Meetings & Conferences: Beyond the Basics
In Module #5 we take the next step forward, describing the process of producing a hybrid conference in some detail and outlining the roles of the members of your project team. Then we walk through each of the process steps—14 of them in all—for implementing your first hybrid event. We map each step to its time frame and owner(s):
We wrap up this module with an in depth look at marketing online events, creating the marketing plan, and using content marketing to drive engagement.
Virtual Conference Strategy and Course Wrap-up
We have taken an extensive look at the strategies and best practices involved with implementing webinars, hybrid and all-virtual conferences, taking an existing physical meeting and extending it out to remote attendees or creating an entirely virtual conference. What's left to do?!
In this final Module 6 we take a look at the four strategic reasons to go all-virtual.We learn the details of the process (and the costs) for creating an all-virtual conference. And finally we make our case for going hybrid/virtual, including budget, environmental impact, compliance, and job satisfaction.
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Earn your Certified Virtual Events Producer™ (CVEP) certificate, and become part of the iCohere Academy, the largest worldwide professional hub dedicated to the evolution of webinars, web team meetings and virtual conferences.