Discussion Guide for Virtual Meetings

COVID-19 is rapidly changing the way we work, socialise, travel, access healthcare, exercise, shop and live.

We are encouraging you to keep meeting virtually, if possible, to support each other and for life to feel as normal as possible. Remote working and physical isolation doesn’t have to mean social isolation.

COVID-19 and the social and economic impacts presents a complex adaptive leadership challenge. With that in mind, here are some questions and resources for your virtual meetings.



1.  What are you most concerned about?

  • Are there practices or techniques that are helping you manage your concerns? What has helped you previously?
  • How are you managing news consumption to stay informed without feeling overwhelmed? What boundaries could you create around news consumption?



2.  How are you managing changes to your work routine?

  • What has changed in your work routine?
  • Are there any things that are working well for you around managing your work routine that you would like to share with others?



3.  Discussion Guide for Virtual Meetings

  • What’s been hardest?
  • Have you seen any unexpected benefits?



4.  How are you feeling about the impact on loved ones?

  • How are you talking to young people in your life about what’s going on?
  • How are you supporting other loved ones?



5.  How are you leading others at this time?

  • How are the people you are leading feeling at this time?
  • Who have you been being? What impact is that having on others? Who do you want and need to be for others? e.g. calm, connected and future-focused
  • What is working well in leading others at this time?



6.  What are you looking forward to doing today / this week?

  • What are some things you are able to do with your free time that bring you joy e.g. reading, exercising, watching a movie, learning a language, or doing a creative project?
  • What can you learn? e.g. Te Reo or another language, do a free MOOC (massive open online course), go on a virtual museum tour
  • How are you staying active?
  • How can you connect with nature?
  • What recipes are you looking forward to trying?
  • When you think about the future, once all this has passed, what are you looking forward to?



Stay connected …

Keep connecting with others virtually over the coming months.

Please know that we are working on ways in which we can support you virtually over the coming months. We believe that staying connected virtually with our community matters now more than ever.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with questions, to share ideas, for coaching, or to learn remotely.


Kia kaha                                         He waka eke noa

Stay strong                                         We are all in this together