Around the globe and across all industries, training programs are moving to the virtual classroom. In the ten-year span from 2006-2016, the percentage of formal training hours dropped from 70% to 49%, with a significant increase in online offerings. Virtual classes – live, facilitator-led, online programs – now make up 10% of all formal training programs. And 86% of all organizations are either using virtual training or planning to start soon.
What does this shift in delivery methods mean for classroom trainers? It means it’s time get up to speed on virtual delivery skills. Whether you just plan to dip your toe into the virtual classroom or dive right in, you’ll need to “get wet” and embrace the online classroom in order to stay relevant.
While many traditional facilitation skills transfer right over to the virtual classroom, there are three key differences that require attention. First, using technology to connect remote audiences requires knowledge and expertise. Second, the way you engage learners requires a special set of interactive techniques. And third, virtual delivery requires a few new facilitation skills that are unique to the online environment. And on top of these differences, it’s important to be extra prepared for virtual success.
So, if you’ve been asked to deliver virtual training but aren’t sure where to start, or if you’ve begun and wonder how to improve, then my highly interactive session at SkillPath’s #YouAreHere2018 Trainer Conference will equip you for success. You will learn step by step instructions on how to migrate your traditional delivery skills to the virtual classroom.
My session will give you an easy to understand roadmap to:
- Follow 7 key steps to become an effective virtual classroom trainer
- Apply classroom delivery techniques to the virtual classroom
- Create your individual action plan for migrating from the physical to the virtual classroom
I’ll also be hosting a special online follow-up session that will only be available to conference attendees.
For more information about the conference, see the following video: youtu.be/VgpvLt_awqw
Let me know if you’ll be attending and I hope to see you there! Can’t make the conference? Follow along with highlights on the Twitter backchannel using hashtag #YouAreHere2018.