WEBINAR: Hosting Large Group Video Conferences Effectively

WHEN: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
TIME: 3:00 p.m. (EDT) | 12:00 p.m. (PDT)
LENGTH: 60-Minutes

Are you having difficulty hosting effective remote large group meetings? Are they making you and your colleagues feel bored, frustrated, or disengaged?

Many companies in the last month have rolled out mandatory work-from-home policies amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

It’s presenting new roadblocks and challenges to enabling better communication, collaboration, and connection while hosting and participating in large group remote meetings.

Dirk Propfe, the CEO of ET Group is hosting a 60 minute webinar with expert virtual facilitator Brent Lowe. Brent will help you learn how to better host more effective and meaningful large group remote meetings through some of the best practices and approaches.


What you will learn:

  • How to have more meaningful and effective meetings
  • How to make everyone feel included and engaged
  • How to work well together as a team in a large group setting
  • How to get innovative ideas from unexpected sources
  • How to work on complex topics together

A Letter of Support From Our CEO

Dear friends, colleagues, and partners,

This is a time of disruption and great uncertainty for all of us. COVID-19 and other crises are testing the fragility and resilience of many of the systems we depend on.

At the same time, I believe we are becoming more aware of how interdependent we are. We are being invited to reconsider what we value, how we can best contribute to the world, and how we can collaborate to work on things that truly matter. We are quickly learning to live, work, and interact in different and more meaningful ways with each other.

We need to come together to sense and make sense of reality, figure out how we can combine our gifts to help each other, and become more resilient as society and a living planet.

We are here to support you and also depend on you to continue to thrive.

Please reach out to us if we can offer you support during this time at

In response to the current situation, we are launching a series of initiatives to plan for different scenarios and further our purpose of bringing harmony to work and workplace with technology.

We have implemented the ET Group Safety Protocol and Continuity Plan. This plan examines all areas of business at ET Group and enables us to take action to ensure continued service and safety to both our team members and partners. Our team continues to monitor the unfolding situation and is ready to respond as conditions evolve.

Our detailed plan is available at etgroup.ca/covid-19:

  • Safety Guideline Definitions: Levels 1 to 6
  • Current Status level
  • Options + Recommendations
  • Additional Considerations and Scenarios
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Project FAQs
  • Service FAQs

Our plan answers questions such as:

  • How will ET Group ensure projects meet delivery dates?
  • How will ET Group triage a service request?
  • How will ET Group manage unique customers’ requirements?
  • How will ET Group mitigate risk?
  • How will ET Group protect our team members?

Over the next few days, we will also be launching regular online conversations to discuss the impacts we are all encountering as we redefine our work, our workplaces, and the technologies we use to collaborate.

In order to continue to support you, we are taking every step possible to maintain business continuity while we develop new offerings to meet emerging business needs. We are open both virtually and physically at this time during regular business hours to assist you and your organization’s needs.

General Inquiries

  • Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (EST)
  • +1 (416) 598-2223
  • info@etgroup.ca

Service & Support

Sales

  • Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (EST)
  • + 1 (416) 477-7929
  • dr@etgroup.ca

Thank you for your support, please keep safe and connect with us to make the best out of this situation.

With love and deep appreciation,

Dirk Propfe
CEO, ET Group

RECAP: The Rise of Self-Managed Organizations at IDS2020

With our world rapidly evolving, the way we work together is beginning to fail us. We are encountering complex challenges that require new ways of working, innovating, and designing solutions.

Traditional hierarchical paradigms were designed for organizations of the past, born during the industrial revolution. Today, they are still the most predominant view of business leaders around the globe. The rapid advancement of our society, culture, and technology has caused massive shifts for how new generations of workers want and need to work together.

“I was incredibly disillusioned with corporations and having worked in organizations that stifled my own creativity and others, I said there has to be a different way. I began collecting different practices and ways of working that could help us.”

Dirk Propfe, CEO, ET Group

Progressive business leaders have recognized this reality and have discovered that creating networks of self-managed teams may hold the answer to unlocking the potential that helps us to design a better future.

ET Group has been on a journey adopting self-management and new ways of working for the last 3 years. During this time we removed a traditional power hierarchy and implemented self-managed practices, processes, and principles that radically changed the way our company works together.

What Happened at IDS2020?

In January, we were invited by the Interior Design Show 2020 to bring together a Future of Work panel with 5 business leaders whose organizations are on the journey of self-management.

They shared key insights that can help organizations shift the way they’re working along with helping them understand why their organizations are making the move, how they’re bringing the concept to life, and the impact it creates on design and innovation.

We are sharing the 1 hour recording of the IDS2020 panel in hopes that the insights can inspire your organization to begin a journey of its own.

“The biggest shift from a traditional organization to a self managed organisation is that we don’t have a person boss. Instead there is a purpose boss. For The Moment our purpose is to empower people to lead change and co-create a thriving human future. That is a big purpose but as long as we are working towards, we maintain alignment.”

Erika Bailey, Innovation Designer, The Moment

Who are the Panelists?

From Left to Right: Peter Aprile (Counter Tax Lawyers), Joyce Zoka (Counter Tax Lawyers), Erika Bailey (The Moment), Dirk Propfe (ET Group), Brent Lowe (Brent Lowe)

The panelists are part of organizations that are on the journey of self-management. They are passionate about the future of work, new ways of working, and designing their organizations to enable the highest potential of people.

AWARD: AV Industry’s 40 Influencers Under 40

Congrats Dirk on being one of the AV Industry’s 40 Influencers Under 40.

After winning the NSCA Excellence in Business Award and landing the cover of Commercial Integrator magazine. Our CEO Dirk Propfe has made the exclusive list of the AV Industry’s 40 CI Influencers Under 40.

ET Group was featured in a handful of articles last year with industry members recognizing the achievements made by ET Group in its resurgence using self-management.

“NSCA liked Propfe’s self-management company overhaul enough to give ET Group an Excellence in Business award earlier this year.”

D. Craig Maccormack, Executive Editor, Commercial Integrator

We are continuing the conversation across the AV Industry with the unique ways we are approaching work. We’re in the early stages of how big this transformation is going to be but it will allow us to recognize the constant need to evolve, delivering more value to our clients and our team.

PODCAST: The Shift to Self-Managed Organizations

Dirk Propfe joined the MacKay CEO Forums CEO Edge Podcast to share ET Group’s journey shifting to self-management and the radical change its had on our people.

The CEO Edge Podcast brought to you by MacKay CEO Forums provides valuable insights and practical advice from Canada’s top CEOs and trusted advisors.

Take a moment and give it a listen:

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