6 Live Online, Instructor-led Sessions
Learning Hours: 12 Hours
Determining how your content can be effectively delivered in the virtual environment should be a proactive, intentionally planned effort. A common pitfall is assuming training from the physical classroom can be delivered online without modifications. This approach can negatively impact participant engagement, lead to technology challenges, and reduce the effectiveness of the training.
This course provides grounding in everything you need to know to avoid that pitfall and successfully design virtual instructor-led training programs that establish learner engagement, incorporate collaborative activities, and enable you to create effective instructional materials. Develop the skills you need in this program. Best practice tips for online-training design that leads to maximum learning transfer will be explained, modelled, and reinforced through 12 hours of live, online instruction; templates for a facilitator and participant guide; and an interactive planning tool.
Who Should Attend
This intermediate level program is for professionals who are responsible for developing virtual learning courses or events. It will also prove beneficial to anyone who wants to improve the quality of their virtual training programs.
Capability Area(s): Technology Application and Instructional Design
ATD Education programs are designed primarily for learning professionals—trainers, instructional designers, and organizational development practitioners—but also greatly benefit anyone within an organization who is responsible for developing others, from managers to human resources specialists.
Benefits of Attending
- Learn how to apply a four-step instructional design technique to determine which instructional objectives can be taught in a virtual environment, traditional classroom, or via self-directed formats
- Engage learners with appropriate interaction and collaboration techniques
- Design and develop a variety of instructional activities that utilize the whiteboard, chat, application sharing, web browsing, webcam, and breakout room activities
- Understand how to hold learners accountable using a variety of assessment and debriefing techniques
- Know how to critique a virtual training program to ensure adult learning principles are being met
- Be able to extend learning beyond live events by utilizing blended learning technologies and long-term assessment techniques
- Gain practice by developing materials for a one-hour lesson including the facilitator guide, participant guide, and slides
- Articulate and demonstrate the competencies of the virtual classroom instructional designer
If you are comfortable designing learning in the virtual classroom environment or want to focus delivery instead of design, we recommend our Facilitating Virtual Training Certificate Program.
The Association for Talent Development (ATD)
The Association for Talent Development (ATD), formerly known as ASTD, is the world’s largest association dedicated to those who develop talent in organizations. For 70 years ATD Education’s mission has been to empower learning and development professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful and remain competitive. We offer cutting-edge training and professional development programs to bring you the latest research in the field, best practice, expert-vetted content, and tools you can immediately use on the job. Each learning experience prepares you to maximize the efficiency of your systems and processes, while supporting and developing your people.
ATD Education offerings are shaped by extensive research, input from expert practitioners, emerging trends in the field, and member and customer feedback. The ATD Competency Model — which defines the knowledge and skills learning professionals need to have — forms the foundation for our content. Education offerings are aligned to the Model, providing you with a comprehensive learning path.
ATD understands, develops, and delivers the most practical and application-oriented training and professional development opportunities. Every offering is designed and developed by teams of practitioners, subject matter experts, instructional designers, and ATD staff to ensure the perfect balance of theory, structure, engagement, practice, and application. This approach means learning professionals can be confident that they are building a strong foundation, while at the same time staying on top of important trends in the field. And our programs are not only practical in the classroom — ATD’s participant guides are packed full of tools, templates, checklists, and forms that are available electronically and can be applied immediately on the job.
Jennifer Lindsay-Finan has been working in Learning & Development since 2010, designing and facilitating training in contact centres, law firms and other businesses. Prior to this, Jennifer worked in various administration roles and loved the challenge of using technology to get things done.
As an accomplished trainer, Jennifer saw a gap in the market to use technology to provide relevant, effective and affordable training that is engaging and interactive. She designs and delivers in-house and online training and virtual workshops through her own training business, River Park, alongside various contract positions. She is also a member of the Independent Advocacy Perth & Kinross Board and an associate member of CIPD.
Working in the virtual classroom environment means Jennifer can enjoy the best of both careers, using technology to help people learn.
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