How to run a great online workshop workshop – in-house training, online


An introduction to running really great online sessions for engineers and other humans.

Training delivered in-house in 2-hour segments. Content and duration tailored to staff requirements. Price on enquiry.

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With lots of the workforce switching to video conferencing, virtual meetings and webinars, there is an urgent need to up-skill people in running really great sessions online.

For many the switch to online collaboration may be disorientating, being required to lead discussions in an unfamiliar working environment. In this introductory training programme, we draw on our experience of running online meetings, presentations and workshops for groups from five to fifty at a time. We will help you find your bearings in this new working space and give you the basics for running a great online session, all based around the premise of making the experience more human.

Course content

  • Establishing ground rules for good online dialogue
  • Basic dos and do nots
  • The four modes of facilitation online
  • Structuring sessions for different outcomes
  • Stimulating engaging group discussion
  • What to do when it all goes wrong

About the trainer

From the Institution of Structural Engineer’s website:

Oliver Broadbent is an expert facilitator and trainer in design thinking for the built environment. With a background in civil engineering and teaching, he specialises in designing high-impact training that has a lasting effect on the learner.

He is Founder and Director of engineering training consultancy Constructivist. There he leads the development of Constructivist’s programme of design training for design consultancies. He also works with universities including Cambridge, Bath and Imperial to develop innovative approaches to curriculum design and delivery. For eight years Oliver was Director of Think Up, the education arm of the Useful Simple Trust.

Oliver has co-authored a series of good practice teaching guides for the Royal Academy of Engineering on experience-led learning, e-learning for engineers, effective industrial engagement in engineering education and how to teach sustainability.

He is a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at Imperial College, London.

Additional information

Course Date(s)

3rd May