Online Virtual Trainer Certificate

 A Series of 4 Sessions Starting May 14, 2018 or October 15, 2018

Register early, the course size is limited.
 

Certificate Overview

Certificate Overview

Live Online (virtual instructor-led) training has become a standard for learning teams all over the world. Virtual classroom technology enables learning and development teams to reach all audiences, at any time of the day, with just a simple internet connection. But let’s face it, learning to engage your audience using this type of technology is an immense challenge. It requires a unique skill set that combines using virtual presentation, facilitation, and design techniques with technical knowledge to skillfully deliver online learning events.

This 4-session, live online certificate helps you to identify, develop, and practice the necessary skills to become savvy virtual trainers. The certificate also addresses what is required to be properly prepared to deliver online, what you need to do adjust your individual beliefs around online learning, and how your organization can begin to make the shifts necessary to support a virtual learning culture.

BONUS ITEMS:

  • Receive a participant guide containing job aids (including The Virtual Trainer’s Competency Model and a 4-Step Virtual Activity Design Process
  • Receive examples and platform checklists to help navigate the various live online platforms in the market today (WebEx, Zoom, Adobe Connect and GotoTraining); and key points to remember for you to use as you design, develop, deliver, and support your live online courses.
  • Have the opportunity to deliver your live online activity during the last session of the certificate program for peer and instructor feedback.


PROGRAM DETAILS: 
Application Assignments: There will be a required 1-hour assignment following sessions one, two, and three. The 4th session is a live “train back” session. 10 registrants will attend this final session from 10:00am-2:00pm ET. If there are more than 10 registrants, a second session will be added to accommodate and provide each participant with sufficient time to deliver and receive feedback. You only need to attend 4 sessions.

TECHNICAL NEEDS/PREREQUISITES: 
You should have access to a live online platform such as WebEx, Adobe Connect, GoToTraining, Zoom, or etc. You will be asked to complete independent application assignments using this access. You should also come prepared with an idea for a future live online event. You will complete a project related to that event, and prepare to deliver an excerpt from it in the last session.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: 
Those who desire to build the skills necessary to design, develop, deliver, and support live online or virtual instructor led training strategies.

Kassy LaBorie

Instructor

Kassy LaBorie,
Principal Consultant, Kassy LaBorie Consulting, LLC

Kassy is a speaker, instructional designer, classroom facilitator, and author who specializes in technology, leadership, and learning. She is passionate about helping organizations, learning teams, and training professionals successfully move to the virtual environment. Kassy is the co-author of Interact and Engage! 50+ Activities for Virtual Training, Meetings, and Webinars

Course Objectives

Course Objectives

In this certificate, you will learn to:

  • Master technical expertise to deliver live online events with ease.
  • Create virtual instructor led materials following current instructional design approaches.
  • Select appropriate virtual instructional strategies and activities that engage online learners.
  • Sharpen the presentation skills necessary to masterfully inspire an engaging online event.
  • Develop the unique facilitation skills required to ensure learning transfer in an online event.
  • Design and deliver a live online activity of your own, following the principles taught and practiced in the live + online learning sessions.

Course Objectives

Course Materials

Before the certificate: You may download your participant guide containing job aids, examples, platform checklists, and key points to remember for you to use as you design, develop, deliver, and support your live online courses. For example:

  • You’ll have several checklists to help you navigate the various live online platforms on the market today: WebEx Meeting and Training Centers, Zoom, Adobe Connect, GoToTraining, and a Universal one that can be used for any virtual classroom platform.
  • You’ll have the Virtual Trainer’s Competency Model detailing the specific skills necessary to be confident delivering engaging live online training.
  • You’ll get a Virtual Activity Design Process worksheet providing a step by step guide for developing and converting activities and engagement in the live online environment.
  • Using example live online templates and activities, you’ll create your own materials and processes to successfully deliver your virtual training strategy.

Sessions

Sessions

Instructional Approach:

  • Live, online presentations
  • Examples and many useful job aids
  • Facilitated, online discussion
  • Performance-based exercises
  • Individual project work for immediate application


Session Assignments:

Session 1
– Submit your project topic and virtual classroom platform discoveries.
Session 2 – Submit a recording of your 5-minute, live online presentation recorded using your virtual classroom platform.
Session 3 – Submit the slides for your live online activity that will be delivered in session 4.
Session 4 – Deliver your live online activity and complete the post-course evaluation survey.

During this certificate, you will participate in the following 4 sessions:

  • Session 1: Virtual Platform Technical Skills
    Develop technical expertise to run live online events with ease.
    • Learn the features of any platform
    • Use the platform naturally
    • Fix any issues that may arise, and be prepared for ones that are unexpected
       
  • Session 2: Virtual Presentation Skills
    Sharpen the presentation skills necessary to masterfully inspire an engaging online event.
    • Sound like a radio star, keeping participants engaged
    • Say messages with clarity of meaning and annunciation
    • Show visuals and screen shares that excite an audience to action
       
  • Session 3: Virtual Facilitation Skills
    Develop the unique facilitation skills required to ensure learning transfer in an online event.
    • Ask insightful questions to inspire thought
    • Listen to participant’s responses and learn to look for meaning even when it cannot be heard
    • Coach participants to greater levels of learning and depth of understanding
       
  • Session 4: Deliver Live Online
    NOTE: The 4th session is a live “train back” session. 10 registrants will attend this final session from 10:00am-12:00pm ET. If there are more than 10 registrants, a second session will be added on the same day from 2:00pm - 4:00pm ET to accommodate and provide each participant with sufficient time to deliver and receive feedback. Your course presenter will run a poll during the program to determine which session #4 group you are in. You only need to attend 4 sessions total.

    Deliver a portion of a live online event for feedback and coaching from the instructor and certificate peers.
    • Practice real time delivery of a portion of the participant’s selected live online event
    • Receive coaching and feedback
    • Create an action plan for future successful delivery of the selected live online event

Course Dates

Course Dates

(Register by 30 days prior to the course start date and automatically save $150 with our Early Bird rate!)

MAY 2018 COURSE DATES:
Session 1: Monday, May 14, 2018
Session 2: Thursday May 17, 2018
Session 3: Monday, May 21, 2018
Session 4*: Thursday, May 24, 2018
* NOTE: The 4th session is a live “train back” session. 10 registrants will attend this final session from 10:00am-12:00pm ET. If there are more than 10 registrants, a second session will be added on the same day from 2:00pm - 4:00pm ET to accommodate and provide each participant with sufficient time to deliver and receive feedback. Your course presenter will run a poll during the program to determine which session #4 group you are in. You only need to attend 4 sessions total.

OCTOBER 2018 COURSE DATES:
Session 1: Monday, October 15, 2018
Session 2: Thursday, October 18, 2018
Session 3: Monday, October 22, 2018
Session 4*: Thursday, October 25, 2018
* NOTE: The 4th session is a live “train back” session. 10 registrants will attend this final session from 10:00am-12:00pm ET. If there are more than 10 registrants, a second session will be added on the same day from 2:00pm - 4:00pm ET to accommodate and provide each participant with sufficient time to deliver and receive feedback. Your course presenter will run a poll during the program to determine which session #4 group you are in. You only need to attend 4 sessions total.

This course is comprised of four (4) live online sessions.

Sessions #1-#3 are 4 hours in length. Session #4 is 2 hours in length. (10:00am - 12:00pm OR 2:00pm - 4:00pm ET.)

All sessions start at 10:00 am Eastern Time (New York time). Here is the time of the sessions listed in various time zones:

  • 7:00 am - 11:00 am Pacific Time (PT)
  • 8:00 am - 12:00 noon Mountain Time (MT)
  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Central Time (CT)
  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Eastern Time (ET)
    The 4th session is a live “train back” session. 10 registrants will attend this final session from 10:00am-12:00pm ET. If there are more than 10 registrants, a second session will be added on the same day from 2:00pm - 4:00pm ET to accommodate and provide each participant with sufficient time to deliver and receive feedback. Your course presenter will run a poll during the program to determine which session #4 group you are in. You only need to attend 4 sessions total.


For times in other cities, visit this link. All sessions are recorded. In order to earn your Certificate of Completion, you must log in for and participate in each live course and successfully complete any homework assignments by specified deadlines. Recordings of sessions are intended for review purposes only.


Course Rates

Course Rates

  • Early-Bird Registration 30+ days prior to course start date: $845.00
  • Registration within 30 days of course start date: $995.00

Train as a Team and Save!
For questions on group discounts, call 612.340.4742, or contact us for details.


Course Equipment

Course Equipment

IMPORTANT - You'll participate in online and collaborative activities in many ways, each designed to provide a unique means to interact and learn from experts and colleagues. All course delivery software operates at Internet connection speeds of 56.6 kbps or better, on PC, Mac and Unix platforms. Programs will use teleconferencing or VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol.) The login instructions emailed to you approximately one week prior to the start of the course will outline platform use as well as any headset requirements or suggestions. Each registrant must provide their own laptop or desktop computer and other equipment (such as a headset, if noted in your login instructions) in order to fully and successfully participate in the course. Please test your login information a minimum of 48 hours in advance on your course start date on the computer you will be using for the course.


Certificate Badge

Certificate of Completion and eBadge

After successfully completing your online certificate program, you will receive a professionally produced Certificate of Completion and an eBadge. eBadges are transforming how your hard-earned achievements are recognized, shared and rewarded. You can showcase eBadges in your email signature or on social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

 

Back to Top