Modern Virtual Trainer Certificate

A Series of 3 Online Sessions Starting October 28, 2024

Register early, the course size is limited! 

Certificate Overview

Certificate Overview

Is your organization ready to elevate its virtual training capabilities in this digital age?

In today's rapidly evolving landscape, Virtual Training (virtual instructor-led or live online training) has emerged as the norm for learning teams worldwide. Virtual classroom technology empowers learning and development teams to connect with diverse audiences at any time, facilitated by a simple internet connection. However, mastering the art of engaging your audience through this technology remains a significant challenge. It demands a distinct skill set that integrates virtual presentation, facilitation, and design techniques with technical proficiency to adeptly deliver online learning experiences. This course is designed to equip you with the skills needed to excel as a virtual trainer in this digital age. We’ll explore how to identify, develop, and hone the essential skills, techniques, and approaches required to facilitate successful and engaging virtual training. We’ll also delve into the key aspects of preparing for online delivery, how to foster a positive mindset towards online learning, and how to guide your organization through the necessary shifts which cultivate a thriving virtual learning culture.

See 'Technical Needs/Prerequisites' below.

Bonus Items:

  • Receive a participant guide containing job aids (including The Virtual Trainer’s Capability Model and a 3-Step Virtual Activity Design Process).
  • Receive tools to help navigate the various virtual training platforms in the market today such as Zoom, MS Teams, and more.
  • 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 desktop 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.

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

Who Should Attend:
Trainers, presenters, instructional designers and those who desire to grow their virtual facilitation skills.

Course Objectives

In this certificate, you will learn to:

  • Further the technical expertise required to deliver live online training 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 example 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: Managing the Virtual Platform
Grow your technical expertise to run live online training 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: Presenting Virtually
Sharpen the presentation skills necessary to masterfully inspire an engaging online session.

  • Sound like a radio star, keeping participants engaged.
  • Say messages with clarity of meaning and annunciation.
  • Show visuals and screen shares that excite your audience to action.

Session 3: Facilitating Virtually
Develop the unique facilitation skills required to ensure learning transfer in an online training using the “ask, listen, coach” segment of the capability model.

  • Ask insightful questions to inspire thought.
  • Listen to participant's responses and 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 keynote speaker, instructional designer, facilitator, and author who specializes in human connection in a remote world. 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! 75+ Activities for Virtual Training, Meetings, and Webinars and author of Producing Virtual Training, Meetings, and Webinars.

Course Dates

Course Dates

Session 1: Monday, October 28, 2024
Session 2: Wednesday, October 30, 2024
Session 3: Friday, November 1, 2024

RAIN DATE: Monday, November 4, 2024
The "Rain Date" is a date to reserve on your calendar. It will be used in the unlikely event that an earlier session can not run as planned due to technical difficulties or a speaker emergency.

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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