Online Virtual Trainer Certificate

A Series of 3 Online Sessions Starting October 2, 2023

Register early, the course size is limited! 

Certificate Overview

Certificate Overview

Are you and your organization prepared to enhance your virtual training?

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 3-session, live online certificate helps you to identify, develop, and practice the necessary skills to become savvy virtual trainers. It 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.

See 'Technical Needs/Prerequisites' below.

Bonus Items:

  • Receive a participant guide containing job aids (including The Virtual Trainer’s Competency Model and a 3-Step Virtual Activity Design Process.
  • Receive examples and platform checklists to help navigate the various live online platforms in the market today (Zoom, WebEx, Teams, and Adobe Connect); and key points to remember for you to use as you design, develop, deliver, and support your live online courses.
  • Receive a detailed Virtual Trainer's Assessment Form to be used should you choose to do the final independent application project on your own. 

Course Details

Application Assignments: There will be a required 1-hour assignment following sessions one and two and an optional one following session three.

Technical Needs/Prerequisites:
This course requires use of the Zoom application as a participant on a laptop or computer. Visit the ZOOM website to download the most current version. 

***Participation via mobile device such as an iPhone or iPad or via a Web interface is NOT advised.

You must know or learn how to do the following things in Zoom prior to the start of the course (please practice in advance using the instructional links provided below).

You will be asked to complete independent application assignments using this access or using you live training platform.

Although this course is taught using the Zoom platform; participants can practice their course skills on their in-house/preferred platform (e.g. Zoom, WebEx, Teams, Adobe Connect, etc.)

Who Should Attend:
Trainers, presenters, instructional designers and those who desire to build the skills necessary to deliver and support live online or virtual instructor led training and webinars.

Course Objectives

In this certificate, you will learn to:

  • Master technical expertise to deliver live online events with ease.
  • Create engaging virtual instructor-led experiences
  • 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 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 will have several checklists to help you navigate the various live online platforms on the market today: WebEx Meeting and Training Centers, Zoom, Adobe Connect, Teams, 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.


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 a 3-minute recording of your virtual classroom platform discoveries and prepare a 1-slide introductory presentation.
Session 2:  Prepare and rehearse for your 5-minute guided practice activity to be delivered in session 3. You will receive the slides and the trainer manual.
Session 3:  Final, optional independent application project which you may complete on your own. 

During this certificate, you will participate in the following 3 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 an annunciation
  • Show visuals and screen shares that excite your audience to action
Session 3: Virtual Facilitation Skills
Deliver an assigned activity of a live online training for feedback and coaching from the instructor and certificate peers.
  • Ask insightful questions to inspire thought
  • Listen to participant's responses and lear to look for meaning even when it cannot be heard
  • Coach participants to great levels of learning and depth of understanding

Kassy LaBorie


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 Dates

Course Dates


Session 1: Monday, October 2, 2023
Session 2:  Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Session 3:  Friday, October 6, 2023

This course is comprised of three (3) live online sessions. Each session is 2 hours in length.

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)
For times in other cities, visit Time and Date Converter. 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

Registration within 30 days of course start date: $995

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Course Equipment

Course Equipment

IMPORTANT - You'll participate in online and collaborative activities in a number of 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.

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