We developed the Face to Face Kickoff Event using facilitation techniques, brainstorming tools and organizing methods that were designed for a group that was in one location for an extended period of time, doing creative work together.
The Virtual Kickoff Event uses techniques, tools, methods and a sequence that are designed for online collaboration among individuals who are in many locations at the same time.
These events have the same goals; they need different pathways to reach their goals.
Many teams already use a variety of online tools to support Rapid Learning Cycles. Some teams have tried to repurpose these tools to support a Virtual RLC Kickoff Event.
None of these tools perform the same function in the virtual space that the sticky notes perform in the physical space: an easy way for team members to contribute their ideas, and organize them collaboratively.
The Virtual Kickoff Event process needs the right tool for maximizing collaboration and focus while minimizing distraction.
The Virtual Kickoff Event Update
for Rapid Learning Cycles
Learn How to Prepare Your Team and Your Online Space for Flow
We'll share templates, checklists and guides for organizing a Virtual Kickoff Event, and show you the prep work you need to do in the tool so that your team can dive right into the content.
See What You Need to Do Behind the Scenes to Support Your Team
As we go through the process, I'll pause to share with you the things I need to do behind the scenes to ensure that the event flows well, and no data gets lost from step to step.
Experience a Virtual Kickoff Event For Yourself
You will work a case study in the class that will model the steps of a Virtual Kickoff Event, including some of the challenges that may arise, so that you will be prepared to lead your team over these obstacles.
Get Guidance on How to Populate Your Tools
We'll share how to export and manipulate the data from the Learning Cycles Plan so that you can readily populate your Virtual Visual Planning system and Team Knowledge Library. Not everything can be automated but many things can be made easier and less time-consuming.
This Class Includes:
Total Time Commitment: 8 hours
Format: Pre-recorded video + two live web conferences
Date / Time Options: If these times don’t work, please let us know — we’re maintaining an active waitlist for this class and we are committed to running it as long as we can put together minimum group sizes.
Region A: EMEA / Eastern Americas
Tuesday & Thursday — November 3 & 5
15.00 – 18.00 CEST / 9 am – 12 noon EDT
Region B: Western Americas / Asia-Pacific
Tuesday & Thursday — November 10 & 12: 12 pm – 3 pm PST
Wednesday & Friday — November 11 & 13: 9 am – 12 pm NZDT
If you are ready to go deeper into the framework, or you work in an industry that has additional complexity, like medical devices, pharma, aerospace, energy systems, transportation or biotech, you may need the Facilitator license.
That level of licensing gives you three additional benefits that are important for teams like yours:
Board Templates in CardSmith:
We offer ongoing support to our Rapid Learning Cycles Certified® Professionals by phone, email, and through online forums to make sure that you never slow down or get stuck as you use the Rapid Learning Cycles framework for the first time. If you run into any difficulties using the ideas we’ve taught in the workshops, please contact us right away to make an appointment. Chances are, we’ve seen your challenge before, and we can help you overcome it. And if you've given it an honest try, reached out for help and it's still not working, we'll refund your registration fee.
Talk to Katherine
Find Out if This is Right for You Now
Book a call with Katherine to discuss your next steps!
Your Instructor: Katherine Radeka
You’ll have the opportunity to work directly with Katherine Radeka, the author of The Shortest Distance Between You and Your New Product: How Innovators Use Rapid Learning Cycles to Get Their Best Ideas to Market Faster.
After completing the workshop and a few other certification requirements, you will join the Rapid Learning Cycles® Professionals Community, a growing user group with special learning opportunities, regular update calls and resources to help you go deeper into the framework.