How to Facilitate Interactive Large Group Virtual Sessions

  • 13 Nov 2020
  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Online

Participants will learn about some of IBM’s latest large group virtual innovations incl. their Change Accelerator: Co-Creation Studios


About this Event

In this session, you will hear a story about how a group of IBM consultants needed to pivot because of the pandemic and figure out if and how they could facilitate ten sessions in five days with each session having 50+ participants.

The session will be led by Ron Koller, Hannah Beersdorf, and Rachel Reiss. 

Ron, Hannah, and Rachel came to IBM because their Digital Change offering took everything that was wrong with change management and created a methodology that achieves better business results while engaging and inspiring employees. 

IBM’s Digital Change Team brings a wealth of experience to organizations going through transformational change. Instead of having consultants lead the charge like failing change management methods, IBM's Digital Change engages employees and managers to lead their own transformational change efforts.

Come learn how they took an IBM Digital Change core accelerator called Co-Creation Studios and made it work for virtual large groups overnight. Webinar participants will be shown what these large groups experienced and you will be provided a hands-on learning experience as well!

Specialties: Digital change, interactive large group virtual facilitation.

Here are their bios:

Ron Koller is an organizational digital change practitioner and researcher. He has been cleaning up "change" messes since the 1990s! Ron is following in the footsteps of his mentor, Kathie Dannemiller, and her mentor, Ron Lippitt. His work focuses on earning a true commitment to important strategic organizational changes. While industry researchers agree that 70% of change management initiatives fail, Ron knows how to turn consistent disappointments into success. His clients make millions by achieving revenue and cost savings goals because their people support what they help create.

Ron has worked in and experienced digital change, organizational development, and leadership development success at dozens of high profile organizations in the past 20 years. Ron's doctoral work was on individual responses to change beyond the usual resistance-commitment mentality. The results prove that Resistance 2 Change is NOT the #1 Change Killer & that the Death & Dying model is INAPPROPRIATE for use in organizational change initiatives for leaders who are willing to expend the energy to lead change the right way!

Hannah Beersdorf is a Senior Change Consultant at IBM. She has been at IBM for the past 3 1/2 years with a background in sales, client relationship management, leadership development and now focusing on consulting within the change management practice. Her professional passion is being a trusted partner to her clients and helping them solve their business challenges. Fun fact about me: her personal passion is traveling; she has been to five of the seven continents and to five of the seven new world wonders!

Rachel Reiss is a Senior Change Consultant and Employee Engagement Lead at IBM. She has been at IBM for the past 3 1/2 years and served primarily in roles where she manages client relationships and builds the client's organizational change and transformation capabilities. Rachel has also worked internally as an offering team lead, as a coach, and - currently, as an Engagement Leader, managing our engagement strategy and a portfolio of initiatives. Her professional passion is enabling the success of others - whether that's as a trusted partner to her clients, or as a coach or team member to her colleagues. Her personal passion is spending time outdoors: She lives in the Carolinas and hikes every weekend!

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