Online Virtual Producer Certificate

A Series of 4 Online Sessions Starting May 10, 2021

Register early, the course size is limited! 


Certificate Overview

Certificate Overview

Have you ever found yourself confidently delivering content for a virtual training session, or webinar only to have a participant just drop off? Or have you bravely launched breakout sessions but found that participants got lost on where to go? These scenarios illustrate the convergence of virtual training delivery and production. While attention is most often paid to the facilitation of virtual sessions, significantly less is devoted to producing them. Paying attention to the production of virtual training addresses this gap and this course teaches you exactly what you need to pay attention to in order to be a skilled virtual trainer, ready to accurately support your live online training strategies with skill.

This course helps you to identify, develop, and practice the necessary skills to become an effective live online training producer. It also provides an immersive skill building experience of engaging online training with examples, practice and coaching. This course is designed to empower trainers, training coordinators, and support staff to effectively produce virtual instructor-led training experiences with confidence!

You will enter a complete live online training world, participate in discussions, both on and offline, practice learning online, explore and learn your virtual classroom platform, and walk away ready to teach your own participants and attendees how to use the features of your web conferencing platform!

Bonus Items:

  • Receive a participant manual containing the job aid every producer needs: a features checklist including troubleshooting guidelines for each one.
  • Receive examples and platform checklists to help navigate the various live online platforms in the market today (WebEx, Zoom, and Adobe Connect, etc.); and key points to remember for you to use as you support virtual earning experiences for your live online attendees.
  • Produce a portion of an actual live online activity during the last session of the course for peer and instructor feedback.


Course Details:

Application Assignments: 
There will be a required 1-hour assignment following sessions one, two, and three. Session 4 is a live “produce back” session where participants produce an assigned portion of an actual live online activity. Session 4 accommodates 10 registrants and runs from 10:00am-12:00pm ET. If there are more than 10 registrants, a second session will be added from 2:00pm-4:00pm to accommodate and provide each participant with enough 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 prepare to produce a live online activity and experience giving feedback and support to other participants in the last session.

Who Should Attend:
Trainers, training coordinators, and any other support staff those who desire to understand the producer role and build their skills to effectively support live online or virtual instructor led training sessions.


 

Instructor

Kassy LaBorie
Principal Consultant, Kassy LaBorie Consulting, LLC

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


Course Objectives

Course Objectives

In this course, you will learn to:

  • Identify the online meeting technology features necessary to support engaging online training like chat, annotation, polling, and breakouts.
  • Troubleshoot the most common problems virtual instructors face when delivering live online training.
  • Support the development of engaging learning activities that prepare participants and ensure learning transfer in an online event.
  • Develop a technically skilled and confident digital presence when delivering live online training.
  • Produce live online training, following the principles taught and practiced in the live + online learning sessions.

Technical Requirements

Course Materials

Before the course: You may download your participant manual containing job aids, examples, platform checklists, and processes for you to use as you prepare, design, 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: Zoom, WebEx, Adobe Connect, GoToTraining, and a Universal one that can be used for any virtual classroom platform.
  • You’ll have the Virtual Producer’s Competency Model detailing the specific skills necessary to be confident designing engaging live online training.
  • You’ll get a Common Features and Troubleshooting Topics job aid providing a step-by-step guide for learning and managing any virtual training platform used in the live online environment.
  • Using example live online templates and activities, you’ll prepare to produce a segment of a real live online session.

Sessions

Sessions

Instructional Approach:

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

Session 1-3: Additional information on these assignments to follow
Session 4: Produce a live online session and complete the post-course evaluation survey.

During this course you will participate in the following 4 sessions:

Session 1: Develop the Technical Knowledge and Skills to Produce Virtual Training
  • What is virtual event production, type of producers and platforms and the skills needed to be successful.
  • Develop strategies for learning any web conferencing platform.
  • Use a variety of features and tools to effectively support a live online event.
  • Troubleshoot solutions to fix features when the online event does not function as planned.
Session 2: Support Participants and the Technology to Create a Successful Live Online Environment
  • Provide the best and most effective support to everyone in a live online training, including the most common troubleshooting areas and solutions.
  • Assist participants to join and stay connected to the online event.
  • Partner with trainers, presenters, and other event leaders to prepare for an effective session.
  • Analyze issues and problems to offer solutions for running and maintaining an effective event.

Session 3: Strengthen Your Digital Presence
  • Bringing it all together to create an effective environment, one that is technically supported and set up to run smoothly and clearly.
  • Listen to the cues from session leaders and participants to provide necessary and often preemptive support.
  • Present technical directions and answers quickly, clearly, and accurately.
  • Maintain a professional appearance when producing live online events.
Session 4: Produce a Live Online Event
  • Produce and deliver an introductory virtual activity focused on getting participants ready to use the platform.
  • Produce and present an assigned participant preparation activity.
  • Receive coaching and feedback.
  • Create an action plan for future successful production of live online events.
NOTE: The 4th session is a live “produce 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 present and receive feedback. Your course instructor will run a poll during the program to determine which session #4 group you are in. You only need to attend 4 sessions total.
 

Course Dates

Course Dates

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

2021 COURSE DATES: 

May 2021:

Session 1:  Monday, May 10, 2021
Session 2:  Thursday, May 13, 2021
Session 3:  Monday, May 17, 2021
Session 4: Thursday, May 20, 2021

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

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 - 9:00 am Pacific Time (PT)
  • 8:00 am - 10:00 am Mountain Time (MT)
  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am Central Time (CT)
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Eastern Time (ET)*
    NOTE: Sessions #1-#3 run from 10:00am - 12:00pm ET.

    Session #4 is a live “produce back” session. 10 registrants will attend this final session from 10:00 am-12:00 pm ET. If there are more than 10 registrants, a second session will be added on the same day from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET to accommodate and provide each participant with sufficient time to deliver and receive feedback. Your course presenter will run a poll during the course to determine which session #4 group you are in. 

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 please go here.
 


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. Courses 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 course, 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