Training Your Online Trainers

The following content serves as examples of what Virtual Team Builders offers by way of Virtual Training Solutions. Customized solutions are also available. Feel free to choose the sessions you are most interested in:

Make Your Online Learning Experience Successful 1-hour online session

All too often the online learning experience leave the participants feeling frustrated and demotivated to learn. Online learning can be equally, if not more effective than face-to-face learning. This interactive session will demonstrate and teach the learners how to have a truly positive online learning experience.

At the end of the session the participants will be able to:

  • Experience how to use collaboration tools including:
    • Chat
    • Whiteboard
    • Breakout rooms
  • Describe the ground rules for participating in a live, online course
  • Review 5 strategies to make the most out of your online learning experience

Making Your Online Learning Stick 1.5-hour online session

All too often, a webinar leads to a one-way event with the speaker addressing the audience and limited audience interaction. It doesn’t have to be this way. A webinar can be just as interactive as a face-to-face session; you just have to know how to carry it out.

Conducting webinars requires a different set of skills than classroom training. Webinars can be a highly interactive session in which participants interact with each other using a web-conferencing tool and a phone. In this session we will take you through an approach that will help you be as brilliant online as you are in class.

At the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Describe the role of an online facilitator
  • Discuss strategies to help you manage the challenges in your role as an online facilitator
  • Experience using web conference tools to promote interactivity including:
    • Chat
    • Paired chat
    • Whiteboard

How To Jump Start Your Virtual Training Sessions 1-hour online session

Jump start your online training sessions with a purpose beyond asking participants to sit and listen. Get and keep your participants involved and engaged in their learning as soon as they come online by beginning your training with interaction, purpose and collaboration. In this session we will show you how to deliver meaningful, impactful content in an engaging way as soon as your attendees join the session.

At the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Describe and experience two “Warm-up” activities to jump start a session
  • List one creative way to take attendance at the beginning of a session
  • Demonstrate how to introduce the technology in a non-threatening way
  • Experience two strategies to incorporate breaks into your training sessions

Closing The Session with Impact 1-hour online session

In this session we will conduct activities to demonstrate how to close an online live training event including how to debrief the content learned, creative ways to wrap-up the session and address any remaining comments and concerns.

At the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate three techniques to close an online session
  • Identify 2 techniques to build an action plan
  • Discuss 3 creative techniques to debrief a session

Advanced Strategies for the Seasoned Online Trainer 2-hour online session

You are a stellar face-to-face instructor, you know how to manage challenging participants, you are terrific at managing your time and you have become a master juggler with all the hats a trainer has to wear. Now, you have been asked to train on-line and your job has become vastly more complex. In this session you will learn advanced strategies to manage the virtual classroom.

At the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Clarify how to use language to promote engagement
  • Describe how to manage silence in an online session
  • Discuss how to manage time in a session
  • Clarify how to deal with attendees who:
    • Multitask or are distracted
    • Are reluctant to use the technology
    • Takes over the class
    • Interrupts others
    • Monopolizes the conversation
  • Clarify how to juggle the multiple roles a facilitator has including:
    • Teaching and monitoring the chat feature
    • Managing multiple questions

Producer’s Program

Defining The Role 1.5-hour online session

In this session, participants will develop an understanding of the role the Producer plays in a presentation team, supporting both the facilitator and the participants to maximize the learning opportunities and results.

At the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Define the role of the producer before, during and after the session
  • Discuss the impact of supporting multiple trainers in a single session
  • Identify four ways in which producers enhance the learning experience and increase the efficacy of training delivery
  • Discuss and demonstrate proper meeting etiquette amongst the presentation team and participants

Determining & Managing Delivery Formats 1.5-hour online session

No two meetings are alike. The Producer plays a key role in ensuring consistency for the learners. In this session, we will delve into the skills a Producer needs to support the session.  Whether it is a virtual workshop complete with breakout rooms, or a webinar delivered to 200 and streamed to 300 people, you will be prepared and confident in your role as a Producer.

At the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Define the most frequent formats of online meetings and their structures
  • Identify the key support tasks the Organizer performs in these varied formats
  • Prioritize and sequence tasks for success
  • Discuss the adjustments you will make as session sizes scale across each meeting format

Providing Support Across The Most Prevalent Platforms 1.5-hour online session

In addition to understanding the benefits and nuances of various delivery methods, a producer must be prepared to support trainers and participants across a variety of platforms. In this session, we will explore the major providers in the marketplace and contrast key differences among them to provide the most effective production support, regardless of the technology selected by the client or trainer.

At the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Identify the key players in the current web conferencing and web learning marketplace
  • Contrast the categories of software used in web conferencing, learning management systems (LMS), and webinar providers
  • Identify commonalities and key service feature difference among each of the major providers
  • Develop quick online assessments to test content on each platform
  • Discuss adaptions and alternatives for features used on one platform that aren’t available for use on another platform

Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting 2-hour online session

Things will go wrong. Sometimes, they’ll go terribly wrong. The Organizer is the team member that anticipates and plans to make sure all is not lost and that learning proceeds. Learn strategies and troubleshooting techniques to prepare for the challenges you will likely experience making you the calmest person in what would be an otherwise chaotic moment!

At the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Identify time management techniques when sessions are running long or moving too quickly
  • Discuss professional ways to manage participants who become meeting hijackers
  • Demonstrate the recording function including download and distribution methods across the four major platforms; WebEx, GoToMeeting/Webinar, Adobe Connect and Skype for Business
  • Identify slide and screen share troubleshooting steps for the presentation team
  • Identify sound and microphone troubleshooting steps for the presentation team and participants
  • Develop a quick start guide template for your own use when producing a session to help prevent challenges ahead of time
  • Prepare a backup plan template prior to each session

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