What we're about

Control The Room is a weekly virtual meetup focused on helping facilitators hone their craft to help improve the quality of meetings.  Originally named Austin Design Sprint, based on our Design Sprint method which exposed us to new ways of meeting.  In addition to supporting GV Design Sprint enthusiasts, we present and share many different methodologies, including Liberating Structures, Game Storming, Thinking Wrong, MG Taylor, Improv, and much more. 
Each week we rotate between highlighting practitioners sharing case studies with tips and tricks, facilitation practice where you can get hands-on with tools for better meetings, and deep-dive skill-building workshops.  

We’re honored to be part of the Google Global Sprint Chapter program that aims to build and foster a Design Sprint community by providing awareness, resources, and connecting people.

We want you as our next lead facilitator to hold the mike! Sign up for our next lab session here: https://links.voltagecontrol.com/facilitation-lab-signup
For a look inside the Facilitation Lab, check out a preview in our Control the Room Sizzle HERE

Upcoming events (4+)

Facilitation Lab: Parental Advisory: WTF Are You Doing?

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Control the Room is a community of facilitators spanning many different facilitation styles and systems. Facilitation Lab is our weekly event where we create a safe place to explore, adapt, and practice facilitation approaches and methods.

Join us as a participant and learn through connecting with others or signup to lead a session and try out a new method for the first time. During COVID we accelerated our monthly meetups to occur weekly in support of the transition to virtual facilitation and adapting to online. Whatever your learning objectives may be, we are here to support you.

Each week we feature a guest to guide us through an experience, the entire group critiques them, and then as time permits, we run an open mic style facilitation jam.

Register here to get the Zoom URL to attend the session: https://voltagecontrol.com/events/

For a look inside the Facilitation Lab, check out a preview in our Control the Room Sizzle HERE (https://vimeo.com/543730396/cf83e0c667)!

Agenda:

1:00-1:15 Networking/Warmup
1:15-1:25 Welcome/Why/Intro Host
1:25-2:10 Host Session
2:10-2:30 Rose, Thorn, Bud-Feedback on Host
2:30-3:00 Cleanup/Networking

If you are interested in being a featured guest, you can use our signup form here. https://links.voltagecontrol.com/facilitation-lab-signup

We use the same zoom link every week, so bookmark it and join us anytime.

Building a Culture of Trust and Collaboration

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Control the Room is a community of facilitators spanning many different facilitation styles and systems. Facilitation Lab is our weekly event where we create a safe place to explore, adapt, and practice facilitation approaches and methods.

Join us as a participant and learn through connecting with others or signup to lead a session and try out a new method for the first time. During COVID we accelerated our monthly meetups to occur weekly in support of the transition to virtual facilitation and adapting to online. Whatever your learning objectives may be, we are here to support you.

Each week we feature a guest to guide us through an experience, the entire group critiques them, and then as time permits, we run an open mic style facilitation jam.

Register here to get the Zoom URL to attend the session: https://voltagecontrol.com/events/

For a look inside the Facilitation Lab, check out a preview in our Control the Room Sizzle HERE (https://vimeo.com/543730396/cf83e0c667)!

Agenda:

1:00-1:15 Networking/Warmup
1:15-1:25 Welcome/Why/Intro Host
1:25-2:10 Host Session
2:10-2:30 Rose, Thorn, Bud-Feedback on Host
2:30-3:00 Cleanup/Networking

If you are interested in being a featured guest, you can use our signup form here. https://links.voltagecontrol.com/facilitation-lab-signup

We use the same zoom link every week, so bookmark it and join us anytime.

Facilitation Lab

Link visible for attendees

Control the Room is a community of facilitators spanning many different facilitation styles and systems. Facilitation Lab is our weekly event where we create a safe place to explore, adapt, and practice facilitation approaches and methods.

Join us as a participant and learn through connecting with others or signup to lead a session and try out a new method for the first time. During COVID we accelerated our monthly meetups to occur weekly in support of the transition to virtual facilitation and adapting to online. Whatever your learning objectives may be, we are here to support you.

Each week we feature a guest to guide us through an experience, the entire group critiques them, and then as time permits, we run an open mic style facilitation jam.

Register here to get the Zoom URL to attend the session: https://voltagecontrol.com/events/

For a look inside the Facilitation Lab, check out a preview in our Control the Room Sizzle HERE (https://vimeo.com/543730396/cf83e0c667)!

Agenda:

1:00-1:15 Networking/Warmup
1:15-1:25 Welcome/Why/Intro Host
1:25-2:10 Host Session
2:10-2:30 Rose, Thorn, Bud-Feedback on Host
2:30-3:00 Cleanup/Networking

If you are interested in being a featured guest, you can use our signup form here. https://links.voltagecontrol.com/facilitation-lab-signup

We use the same zoom link every week, so bookmark it and join us anytime.

Facilitation Lab

Link visible for attendees

Control the Room is a community of facilitators spanning many different facilitation styles and systems. Facilitation Lab is our weekly event where we create a safe place to explore, adapt, and practice facilitation approaches and methods.

Join us as a participant and learn through connecting with others or signup to lead a session and try out a new method for the first time. During COVID we accelerated our monthly meetups to occur weekly in support of the transition to virtual facilitation and adapting to online. Whatever your learning objectives may be, we are here to support you.

Each week we feature a guest to guide us through an experience, the entire group critiques them, and then as time permits, we run an open mic style facilitation jam.

Register here to get the Zoom URL to attend the session: https://voltagecontrol.com/events/

For a look inside the Facilitation Lab, check out a preview in our Control the Room Sizzle HERE (https://vimeo.com/543730396/cf83e0c667)!

Agenda:

1:00-1:15 Networking/Warmup
1:15-1:25 Welcome/Why/Intro Host
1:25-2:10 Host Session
2:10-2:30 Rose, Thorn, Bud-Feedback on Host
2:30-3:00 Cleanup/Networking

If you are interested in being a featured guest, you can use our signup form here. https://links.voltagecontrol.com/facilitation-lab-signup

We use the same zoom link every week, so bookmark it and join us anytime.

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