Train the Virtual Trainer

In 2020, COVID 19 has changed the way we do business. Working from home is becoming the new norm and employees’ work and learning habits are changing.

Programme Code
TR-1078
Duration
5 Days
Delivery
Classroom - Virtual
Programme Overview

In 2020, COVID 19 has changed the way we do business. Working from home is becoming the new norm and employees’ work and learning habits are changing. The face to face classroom training is now on hold everywhere. Many organizations believe in lifelong learning and do not want to stop their training and development activities. A great alternative is to conduct training virtually.

Since Successful face to face classroom trainers are not necessarily successful virtual trainers, this course was developed to equip both new and experienced trainers with the needed skills to design and deliver effective virtual training. The course provides practical tools to facilitate virtual training in an engaging and professional way.

Programme Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Design training material that fits the virtual learning experience
  • Use online learning platforms such as Zoom, WebEx, GoToTraining effectively
  • Facilitate virtual training courses while keeping participants engaged
Target Audience

Officers, specialists, team leaders, business partners, line mangers and trainers (both new and experienced) involved in classroom and on-the-job training.


Target Competencies
  • Training design and delivery
  • Presentation
  • Public speaking
  • Information Technology
Programme Outline

Designing virtual training

  • Characteristics of an effective virtual training session
  • Importance of virtual learning objectives
  • Preparing an outline for a virtual training session
  • Skeleton of a key learning point
  • Blueprint for a virtual training session

The virtual learner

  • Characteristics of the virtual learner
  • How to engage the virtual learner
  • Help the virtual learner to minimize multitasking during the training

Characteristics of successful virtual trainers

  • Your image and first impression
  • Asking the right questions
  • Building rapport with participants
  • Your listening skills
  • Dos and don’ts when using online platforms
  • Common virtual facilitation techniques

Virtual training methods, activities and exercises

  • Types of interactive activities when using online platforms
  1. Chat box
  2. Annotate
  3. White board
  4. Screen sharing
  5. Breakout rooms
  6. Polling
  7. Group discussions
  8. Kahoot, Mentimeter
  9. Other
  • The element of creativity
  • C losers
  • O peners
  • R evisiters
  • E nergizers