Clare Mulvany & Orlagh O’Brien: Online Facilitation through Design Thinking

Online Facilitation through Design Thinking

Learn about Online Facilitation in this 5 week masterclass series using design thinking.

Skills for Facilitating Online: (Interactive live sessions via Zoom with tutors Clare Mulvany and Orlagh O’Brien – starts April 27th and runs Tuesday evenings).

Upskill your group facilitation skills to the online world whilst also learning design thinking and visual engagement.

Tuesday evenings, 2 hour workshops. Peer learning, reflection and project-based challenges.

Takes place

  • 27th April, 7–9pm (Zoom)
  • 4th May, 7–9pm (Zoom)
  • 11th May, 7–9pm (Zoom)
  • 18th May, no training
  • 25th May, 7–9pm (Zoom)

Online gatherings that are engaging and productive lead to purposeful connection and inspired action.

This is a hands-on, practice-led course hosted by professional facilitators. You’ll be introduced to methodologies, tools and techniques using a design thinking process. Applying these tools over the course of five weeks you’ll plan, design, deliver and review your own online event.

Through team learning and design sprints you will integrate the 5 core elements of the Art of Facilitation (Intention, People, Timings, Energy and Tools) as you respond to a creative event design challenge.

The course includes live demos of interactive collaborative tools which will save you time and provide skills to bring your events alive.

From the course you will come away with:

  • A step-by-step design thinking process to scope out and design online events
  • Tools and techniques to help you deliver your own events
  • Practice implementing the framework and process
  • A toolkit of resources for you to repeat this on an on-going basis
  • A community of practice and support.

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 Online Facilitation through Design Thinking

Your Hosts:

Author and educator Clare Mulvany hosts hundreds of people online every year, guiding them through deep learning experiences. She is currently a lead facilitator at University College Dublin's Innovation Academy, and brings her understanding of leadership, creative practice and group dynamics into the facilitation process. She has a Master’s in International Education from Oxford University and has facilitated events, classes, gatherings and learning journeys across the globe. She believes that having a clear vision and a refined why helps to guide intention and purposeful action. Contact: 086 191 8665

Communications designer Orlagh O'Brien brings her global visual facilitation expertise. She has lead design thinking processes for innovation and has worked as a graphic recorder with clients such as Google, KPMG, Ashoka and Bank of Ireland to create engaging event experiences. She is an occasional lecturer in UCD’s Innovation Academy and an active member of Drawsome - the All-Ireland network of visual practitioners. Orlagh is an advocate of design as a participatory process, believing that everyone is creative in their unique ways. Contact: 087 273 5700

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
8th Apr, 2021
Expiry Date
25th May, 2021