The State of Virtual Training 2020

  It’s no surprise that 2020 has changed the landscape of virtual training in significant ways. While the live online virtual classroom has been around since the 1990s, and its use has steadily grown over time, the COVD-19 pandemic has skyrocketed online learning to the forefront of every organization’s mind. My own journey with virtual…

Work from Home Tips for Virtual Facilitators & Presenters

I’ve worked from home or on the road for over 16 years, and have taught thousands of online classes along the way. My advice for getting ready to teach or present online has always included being “extra-prepared” like a world-class athlete. You’ve probably even used my “Extra-Prepared Virtual Trainer Checklist.”  But how does that advice stand…

It’s 2019: What’s the Future of Virtual Training?

It’s a new year, which means time for looking back on the successes of the previous year and time to make plans for the year ahead. It’s also a time for predictions…considering what’s to come. My own trend predictions for virtual training were recently published in Training Industry Magazine, including my recommendations for 3 actions…

Now Available: ​Virtual Training Basics 2nd Edition

Exciting news! My newest book, Virtual Training Basics, 2nd edition is now available to order at Amazon.com and the ATD Press online bookstore. In this new edition, you’ll find updated content, revised screenshots, a new virtual training glossary and two all-new chapters. It’s full of advice from seasoned virtual professionals alongside my own tips for…

The State of Virtual Training: 2018 edition

Keeping up with trends in workplace learning is of interest to many people, myself included. In 2014’s The Virtual Training Guidebook, I predicted three future trends for virtual training. Last year, in Virtual Training Tools and Templates, I weighed in on those trends and made some additional predictions. As part of my continued quest to…

Upcoming Webcast with SHRM – Trends in Training: Are You Ready?

Thinking about the future and how new technologies and new mindsets will influence your training’s effectiveness? What’s next on the horizon for virtual training? Learn what’s new in virtual training, the latest trends impacting it and how to prepare yourself and your organization for what’s coming down the road. We will examine several interesting developments, including the…