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Digital Collaboration Academy

ABOUT US


The Digital Collaboration Academy was born with the vision of creating and sustaining a new emerging field - Digital Facilitation.

Thanks to the Digital Revolution, we are fortunate to have reached a stage in our civilization where nothing prevents high-quality teamwork, regardless of the lack of physical presence. Today, you can be just as effective working virtually as in a physical office.

It is said that the worst of times brings out the best in people and this is also true for organizations. Around the world, companies are being challenged by the COVID-19 crisis to find new ways to serve their customers and communities. Many are already discovering new ways of working remotely by adopting new forms of collaboration with a combination of digital tools that are now so popular.

Organizations alone cannot work miracles; it's all in the hands of people in an organization to do the trick. Digital facilitators are a new type of professional who understands and captures the power of teamwork. They take advantage of the support of valuable digital tools like GroupMap™ and Howspace™ to overcome geographical and cultural barriers and successfully transform any group into high-performance teams.

According to Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress, “any company that can allow its people to be fully effective in a distributed way can and should do this long after this current crisis has passed. It is a moral imperative."

However, a Digital Facilitator is not linked to virtual remote work exclusively. The power of certain software tools like GroupMap ™ can also be used in face-to-face physical or hybrid (mixed online and physical) configurations and many facilitators have reported excellent work that you can also find out more about here.

The Digital Collaboration Academy adopts the core competencies of the International Association of Facilitators and both its co-founders are Certified Professional Facilitators.

Welcome to the new world of Digital Facilitation!

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Team


Peter Seah, MBA, CPF

Co-Founder of Digital Collaboration Academy

Peter has a MBA (Hull) and is a Certified™ Professional Facilitator (CPF) and Certified™ Assessor with International Association of Facilitators (IAF), Certified Scrum Master (Scrum Alliance©) among many other professional accreditations.

Paul Nunesdea, PhD, CPF

Co-Founder of Digital Collaboration Academy

Paul Nunesdea is the English pen name of Paulo Nunes de Abreu, Facilitator, Master of Ceremonies, Author, and Publisher of the book series - Architecting Collaboration.

Monica Kumalasari

Founder at MKS Learning Indonesia

Monica Kumalasari is a GroupMap™ Certified Facilitator and Digital Collaboration Academy Country Representative in Indonesia.

Thomas Krecker

Principal Consultant at TFK Consulting

Thomas Krecker is the Principal Consultant of TFK Consulting who has had extensive experience as an events manager and conference organizer and Digital Collaboration. Thomas facilitates our GroupMap™ advanced courses.

Carolina Ribeiro de Almeida

Virtual Facilitator and workshop designer at Aprendix.Global

Global Liberating Structures Practitioner and co-founder of Aprendix. Carolina hosts our GroupMap™ Certified Facilitator in the US West Coast.

Fernando Murray Loureiro

Virtual Facilitator and Consultant at Tursa Group.

Over the years, Fernando has been combining his careers as a Graphic Designer and Group Facilitator. With knowledge, practice and certifications in areas such as Enneagram, Coaching and Horizontal Leadership, the best he can offer is his endless curiosity for human adaptation capacity and his willingness to get to know different cultures. Fernando hosts our GroupMap™ Certified Facilitator in the US West Coast.

Member BENEFITS


 

GroupMap™ Certified Facilitator

Competency-based training of both soft skills of the facilitation process along with the technical ability to design and deliver using GroupMap™ - a leading group decision support software.

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Join a growing community

By becoming a GroupMap™ Certified Digital Facilitator you will be joining a dynamic community that supports each other and stimulates growth and value generation with the power of Digital Facilitation.

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The digital revolution

The accessibility of ubiquitous high bandwidth will have an extraordinary impact on the way we meet. Hybrid meetings will become the norm and all meetings rooms will be prepared to incorporate remote participants instantly.

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Global alliance

Digital Collaboration Academy partners with a global alliance of training providers that deliver our GroupMap™ Certified Facilitator courses in multiple languages and geographies.

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SCHEDULE


  • $685.00
  •  04-11-2021 12:00
  • Online Event

Competency-based training of both the soft skills of facilitation and andragogy along with the technical ability to design and deliver with GroupMap™ a leading group ideation and decision-support software-as-a-service. IMPORTANT: The order prices are set in US dollars. All times are BST (UTC) unless state otherwise.

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  • $685.00
  •  01-12-2021 06:00
  • Online Event

Competency-based training of both the soft skills of facilitation and andragogy along with the technical ability to design and deliver with GroupMap™ leading group ideation and decision-support software-as-a-service. IMPORTANT: The order prices are set in US dollars. All times are BST (UTC+1) unless state otherwise.

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  • $0.00
  •  21-12-2021 09:00
  • Online Event

Digital Collab EMEA will be a Peer Conference, a conference that is small, attendee-driven, inclusive, structured, safe, supportive, interactive, community-building, and provides opportunities for personal and group reflection and action. Time displayed is BST (UTC+1).

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  • $0.00
  •  22-09-2021 09:00
  • Online Event

Digital Collab Oceania will be a Peer Conference, a conference that is small, attendee-driven, inclusive, structured, safe, supportive, interactive, community-building, and provides opportunities for personal and group reflection and action. Time displayed is BST (UTC+1).

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  • $685.00
  •  01-09-2021 06:00
  • Online Event

Competency-based training of both the soft skills of facilitation and andragogy along with the technical ability to design and deliver with GroupMap™ leading group ideation and decision-support software-as-a-service. IMPORTANT: The order prices are set in US dollars. All times are BST (UTC+1) unless state otherwise.

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  • $850.00
  •  25-08-2021 12:00
  • Online Event

In this 2-day advanced master class, we will cover in-depth the key elements of the GroupMap™ ideation software and will rehearse the full set of features in practical workshop scenarios. This master class is suited for users with intermediate knowledge of GroupMap wishing to refresh their knowledge on the use of the latest templates and receive training on the latest software functionalities. The registration price includes a 6-month GroupMap Pro license. If you already own a license you will be receiving a 300 USD off discount in the normal participant price.

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  • $685.00
  •  08-07-2021 13:00
  • Online Event

Competency-based training of both the soft skills of facilitation and andragogy along with the technical ability to design and deliver with GroupMap™ a leading group ideation and decision-support software-as-a-service. IMPORTANT: The order prices are set in US dollars. All times are BST (UTC+1) unless state otherwise.

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  • $0.00
  •  23-06-2021 14:00
  • Online Event

Is there a culturally specific way of facilitation and collaboration in Asia vs. Europe vs. North America? How can digital facilitation level those differences and make organizations more inclusive and agile? What is the Future of Digital Collaboration? Let's keep the debates started in Digital Collab Asia last April. Join us in this half-day event that gathers digital facilitation practitioners in the Americas and all over the world willing to share their experience and best practices with digital tools for both virtual and face-to-face collaboration.

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  • $59.18
  •  10-05-2021 17:00
  • Online Event

Kompetenzbasiertes Training sowohl der Soft Skills der Moderation als auch der Andragogie sowie der technischen Fähigkeit, mit GroupMap ™ eine führende Software für die Ideenfindung und Entscheidungsunterstützung als Group-as-a-Service zu entwerfen und bereitzustellen. WICHTIG: Die Bestellpreise sind in US-Dollar angegeben. Bitte überprüfen Sie das EURO-Äquivalent in der Beschreibung.

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  • $0.00
  •  21-04-2021 14:30
  • Online Event

We shape our tools and our tools shape us. Agile business planning, visual facilitation, team performance & development, facilitative leadership, collaborative learning, collaborative innovation, and many other collaboration activities can be done without digital tools for visual collaboration and group decision-making. Why should we use them? IMPORTANT: The order prices are set in US dollars,

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  • $400.00
  •  05-03-2021 08:00
  • Online Event

Competency-based training of both the soft skills of facilitation and andragogy along with the technical ability to design and deliver with GroupMap™ a leading group ideation and decision-support software-as-a-service. Join this second edition in 2021 at a special discount rate until 15 February. IMPORTANT: The order prices are set in US dollars,

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  • $475.00
  •  18-01-2021 20:00
  • Online Event

Competency-based training of both the soft skills of facilitation and andragogy along with the technical ability to design and deliver with GroupMap™ a leading group ideation and decision-support software-as-a-service. Join this first edition in 2021 at a special discount rate until 31 December 2020.

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  • $0.00
  •  18-01-2021 07:00
  • Online Event

In this master class we will briefly cover the key elements of the GroupMap™ Certified Facilitator course and will rehearse the full set of features of GroupMap. This master class is suited for users with basic to intermediate knowledge of GroupMap wishing to refresh their knowledge on the use of the latest templates and the latest software functionalities.

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  • $0.00
  •  21-12-2020 16:00
  • Online Event

We shape our tools and our tools shape us. Agile business planning, visual facilitation, team performance & development, facilitative leadership, collaborative learning, collaborative innovation, and many other collaboration activities can be done without digital tools for visual collaboration and group decision-making. Why should we use them?

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  • $375.00
  •  23-11-2020 20:00
  • Online Event

Competency-based training of both soft skills of the facilitation process along with the technical ability to design and deliver with GroupMap™ a leading group ideation and decision-support software-as-a-service. Join this first edition at a special discount rate until 15 November.

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  • $475.00
  •  14-11-2020 14:00
  • Online Event

Join the special course for Hong Kong practitioners for GroupMap™ Certified Digital Facilitator training.

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  •  20-10-2020 18:00
  • Online Event

How to humanize the digital experience! Join Jeremy Lu from GroupMap on a fireside chat and learning with leading, global facilitators. Jeremy Lu - co-founder and CEO of GroupMap - interviews leading digital facilitators on how to humanize the digital experience for your virtual meetings, workshops, conferences and events. Join Jeremy on this free online event, for the Online Facilitation Unconference, as he talks to: Paul Nunesdea - IAF and Digital Collaboration Academy Molood Ceccarelli - Remote Forever Thomas Krecker - TFK Consulting This event is part of the Online Facilitation Unconference for 2020.

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  •  20-10-2020 10:00
  • Online Event

How to humanize the digital experience! Join Jeremy Lu from GroupMap on a fireside chat and learning with leading, global facilitators. Jeremy Lu - co-founder and CEO of GroupMap - interviews leading digital facilitators on how to humanize the digital experience for your virtual meetings, workshops, conferences and events. Join Jeremy on this free online event, for the Online Facilitation Unconference, as he talks to: Tim Merry and Thursday Ryan-Hart from The Outside Megan Moritz and Joe Mendez from ISACA Elise Keith from Lucid Meetings This event is part of the Online Facilitation Unconference 2020.

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  • $0.00
  •  12-10-2020 16:00
  • Online Event

The FacWeek prelude. A panel conversation with Guests and IAF friends, featuring our co-Founder: Peter Seah CPF-IAF, SAE-F, ACLP, CALC, HSD Professional.

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F.A.Q


Is GroupMap™ a methodology or a software?

GroupMap™ is an ideation and group decision support software and upon each use, you can then generate and apply a range of methodologies.

This software already offers a range of templates that follow specific well-known methodologies but you can create your own templates to adapt to the methodology that you follow. Please watch this page for more information https://www.groupmap.com/templates/


Do I need to use any specific software for this training and certification program?

GroupMap™ is a cloud-based platform so you only need to use a browser on any kind of OS you like (Mac, Windows or Linux).

GroupMap works on phones, tablets, laptops and desktops running modern browsers:
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Apple Safari
  • Microsoft Edge
We also support Microsoft Internet Explorer 11+.

The price of our courses includes a 6-month GroupMap professional license. 

About the individual assessment, what is required to pass?


To become a Certified GroupMap™ Facilitator you need to pass a final assessment and it consists of you running a 30 minutes sample workshop as a facilitator and demonstrating that you are able to lead the group to accomplish a given outcome using the IAF core competencies.

You can learn more about these competencies here:
https://www.iaf-world.org/site/professional/core-competencies


What happens if I fail the assessment?

The course is designed and delivered to maximise the chances for all our academy members to pass.

However, if you fail the first assessment after the course completion, you can still try the next one for free. After this, you will be charged a US $50 fee per assessment.

Contact


  • Kemp House 160 City Road, London EC1V 2NX