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How to Design and Run Awesome Virtual Meetings

May 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am











Given the precarious situation brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations have turned to digital communication methods to remain operational as the majority of the working population does so from home.

Video conferencing is an incredibly effective tool that can be used to support ongoing communications both internally and externally. LURA Consulting has firsthand experience in maintaining ongoing engagement with clients and their stakeholders using video conferencing during these trying times.

To help share our expertise, LURA is hosting a webinar to offer insights to help you run better virtual meetings. We also want to make sure your participants aren’t left thinking, “could this meeting have been an email instead?”.
This webinar will provide you with useful tips and tricks to organize and facilitate an online meeting using Zoom. In this webinar, you will be shown:

• How to think about the meeting format, and setting an agenda
• Ways to enhance your meeting
• User tips and tricks
• Pitfalls to avoid!
• Digital facilitation tips

Feel free to reach out to us before or after the webinar to ask questions about what you’ll learn or for clarity on anything you learned. We’re here to help!
Contact: James Knott
Email: [email protected]


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James Knott, Director of Strategy @LURA Consulting

James has been with LURA for eight years, and a resident of Hamilton since 2015. While his work sees him travelling throughout Ontario (mostly in the GTHA), James has worked on a number of projects locally involving the City of Hamilton, Mohawk College, McMaster University, the City of Burlington, Hamilton Conservation Authority, Conservation Halton, and others. Through this, he has helped to design and facilitate countless in-person meetings and workshops with clients. More recently, James has helped clients pivot project meetings and workshops to the virtual space – a relatively new and uncharted territory for many.

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Liz McHardy, CEO and Partner @LURA Consulting

Liz has a wealth of experience in process design with collaborative community-based strategic planning and engagement. Liz’s specialization is in collaborative planning and in helping to develop plans that people can see themselves in. Liz’s passion is public engagement and creating space for great conversations; whether its finding new ways of doing things or integrating with tried and true successful approaches; the real fire inside her comes from designing creative and meaningful engagement strategies that aim to engage as many people as possible in every project she works on.

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Susan Hall, Vice-President and Partner @LURA Consulting

Susan’s work over the past 18 years has focused on collaborative planning processes and community engagement for complex issues such as water conservation, sustainability, energy and climate action planning. Her projects have focused on collaborative processes that engage clients and communities in the design, delivery and ultimately ownership of their plans and strategies. Susan’s strong lies in examining whole systems and their components to develop programs and plans that are actionable at the local level and reflective of community.


About Innovation Factory

Innovation Factory is a non-profit business accelerator, serving as the catalyst for tech innovation in the greater Hamilton area since 2011. Innovation Factory provides business services, training and mentorship to help entrepreneurs with advanced manufacturing, clean tech, information tech, life science and social innovations to bring their ideas to market, increase revenues, attract investment and create jobs.



May 25
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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