WeLead Circles

A peer to peer network exclusive for women leaders

“Virtual meetings are presenting us with an opportunity to connect, inspire, learn new ideas and change the world. There are many tech options available but that’s the easy part. What we really need now is a system to make sure that we are engaging with, inspiring and impacting the people behind the screen”.Debby Edelstein


As we reel from and adjust to this health crisis, many of us are moving our meetings and our classes online.

But this is not the time to take our bad meeting habits and transplant them to the online world. Rather, it’s the perfect time to recreate how we listen, engage and create new ways of working together.

The fact that we’ll now do so online is simply the medium. But the real challenge is to turn our meetings into conversations that others want to join.

This series of three one-hour online conversations are designed for anyone who wants to learn how to hold more transformative and generative online meetings and conversations. Whether you’re hosting a meeting, a training or a one-on-one Skype or Zoom training, hosting powerful online conversations is a fundamental leadership skill.

You’re invited to join a cohort of leaders, educators and change agents to learn the skills we all need in order to ask better questions, learn the value of listening, inspire teams and enliven meetings online.

We will cover the following and more

  • How to plan and create a compelling online agenda
  • How to make meetings productive, creative and inclusive
  • Effective energisers when group energy is flagging
  • The 5 minute strategy that will transform teams from good to great
  • Powerful but simple facilitation techniques
  • How to ask incisive, inspiring questions
  • Icebreakers for online meetings that introverts will love
  • Should this be a meeting or should it be an email?
  • Working across time zones
  • Managing your executive presence online

Who should attend

  • anyone who is tired of endless, draining meetings (online and off)
  • anyone who believes in the power of conversations to make great stuff happen and change the world
  • leaders who know that facilitation is an essential leadership skill
  • facilitators who want to freshen their skills and share their knowledge
  • trainers and facilitators who need to facilitate online
  • change agents who have ideas and solutions that the world needs now

Testimonials from our in person workshops
Never mind the wonderful reference material, the entire workshop in half a day mesmerises you and ignites a vision of meetings you should be running. Adri van Nieuwkerk, Opti-Num Solutions

The relaxed and peaceful nature of the format was easy to relate to and therefore was easy to interact with people I had never met. Yet, through the content and short examples / practice sessions, we learnt how to handle some of the different situations in the meeting environment. Dawn Thomas, Bravo Group

This was really a very valuable workshop, well-structured and thought-out with practical and useable tips and tricks. Lauren Barbour, SBV

Details of the next course are:

Date: April 1, 8, 15
Cost: R2985 ex vat
Time: 11am to 12pm (please allow an extra 30 minutes in case we run late)

TO BOOK: Call the office on 011 880 9749, or register below.

Register for “Transforming Online Meetings” here

Your Facilitator

Debby Edelstein is co-founder of QualityLife Company and an experienced facilitator, content creator and curator of conversations. WeLead Circles the peer-to-peer network for women leaders which she created 5 years ago has given her 10 000 practical hours in group training and facilitation. She is a coach and mentor to leaders, executives and successful business owners

Testimonials about Debby Edelstein as Facilitator
Debby is a magical presenter and storyteller. She is wise and has huge emotional intelligence. Monica Singer, CEO Strate at the time

The South Africa-Washington International Programme’s emerging leaders benefited noticeably from Debby’s insights as she had, through only one session using perfectly honed facilitation skills, enhanced their skills to carry out projects both individually and as a team. She has added SAWIP to her fan base! Sally Currin, COO of SAWIP (South Africa-Washington International Program)

Debby really does it differently! She is an outlier, a ‘community facilitator’. Her work gives me hope that platforms can indeed be created for really deep, ethical and integrated learning to take place in organisational life. Capitalism with a conscience will only be created if we create communities that are conscious – there is no short cut. Clearly Debby and her QualityLife crew get this. They also know how to make it a heap of intelligent fun. John Ballam, Director of Greystone College, Canada

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