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Lunch and Learn Online: Engaging Virtual Classroom Activities - PLUS the Homework Assignment Participants Love!

  • August 18, 2020
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting
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Lunch and Learn Online: Engaging Virtual Classroom Activities - PLUS the Homework Assignment Participants Love!

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They never do the application assignments, let alone the pre-work for any training, let alone a virtual one! And whether it’s an online meeting, a presentation via webinar, or live online training, engagement is the main question on everyone’s mind: Will it be worth my time to attend, or will it be an opportunity to check email instead? Virtual classroom technology is powerful and has made it easy to connect with people from anywhere in the world at any time, yet L&D professionals often still struggle with getting everyone to interact. Interaction is the answer to successful engagement and using the features of the platform is the answer to interaction. However, the features alone do not engage the participants. It is what you choose to do with those features that will make the difference in your next virtual training and determine whether they do those application assignments or not!

During this session, you will learn what you can do to be successful in the virtual environment and avoid having everyone ask for a recording or a copy of the slides five minutes into your next virtual event. You’ll analyze the activities demonstrated and brainstorm where the techniques could be applied to your virtual training programs. You’ll explore the specific challenges of managing the technology, and brainstorm solutions to the engagement problems you are likely to experience with your live online attendees when technical problems arise. Activities are the key to your success. Through them you’ll learn to manage the technology, get attendees to actively engage, and help presenters have a great time too!

Learner Objectives:

In this session, participants will:

  • Define virtual learner engagement to effectively design the learning appropriate activities.
  • Analyze activities for specific engagement techniques and feature usage to apply to your training.
  • Create your own customized activities for immediate use in your virtual classroom programs.

ATD Capability Model - Instructional Design, Learning Technologies

To learn more about this model see: https://tdcapability.org/#/

About the Speaker

Kassy LaBorie — Founder and Principal Consultant at Kassy LaBorie Consulting, LLC

Kassy LaBorie is a virtual classroom master trainer, specializing in developing trainers to be engaging and effective when facilitating programs in virtual platforms. She has worked with many Fortune 500 firms in a wide range of industries and sectors, including hospitality, pharma, energy, government, NGOs, non-profits, and more. Kassy has over 20 years of experience in passionately helping organizations, learning teams, and training professionals successfully move to the virtual environment.

Prior to launching her consulting practice, Kassy was the Director of Virtual Training Services at Dale Carnegie Training, a consulting service that partnered with organizations to help them develop successful online training strategies. She served as the product design architect responsible for developing the company’s live online training product and experience, which grew to be a $4 million dollar business in only a few years. Prior to this, Kassy was an independent master virtual trainer, a Microsoft software trainer, and a senior trainer at WebEx, where she helped build and deliver training at the WebEx University.

She is the co-author of the book Interact and Engage! 50+ Activities for Virtual Training, Meetings, and Webinars 
(ATD Press, 2015) and has a second book, Producing Virtual Training, Meetings, and Webinars: Master the Technology, Engage Your Participants being published by ATD Press in December 2020.


Event Registration and Cancellation Policy:
ATD Houston has implemented Event Registration and Cancellation Policy for its paid events. If your registration fee is not paid within 15 minutes of signup, your registration will be cancelled and you will have to signup again.


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