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Virtual Training & Facilitation Certificate

Deliver meaningful training in the virtual classroom.

Learn to create learner-focused engagement in the virtual (synchronous live online) classroom.

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Credits: CEU 2.1 MORE
Level: Capable
Role(s): Instructional Designer More
Language(s): English
Capability Area(s): Training Delivery and Facilitation

Pricing

$1,995
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$2,245
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Course Info

Training and facilitating in the virtual classroom requires planning and preparation if facilitators are to motivate and engage learners. A successful learner-focused event goes beyond an informational webinar and requires a facilitator to understand the learners’ needs and create a welcoming and inclusive virtual space.

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Training and facilitating in the virtual classroom requires planning and preparation if facilitators are to motivate and engage learners. A successful learner-focused event goes beyond an informational webinar and requires a facilitator to understand the learners’ needs and create a welcoming and inclusive virtual space.

Learn how to select learning methods and facilitate activities in a virtual environment that will keep learners engaged throughout the event and prepare them to apply what they have learned on the job. Explore techniques for building rapport and connecting with learners in the virtual environment.

Aligned to the training delivery and facilitation capability of the Talent Development Capability Model, this certificate program will provide you with ATD-exclusive tools and templates as well as the opportunity to demonstrate your own new skills and receive feedback from your expert facilitator and peers. Practice skills in an authentic simulation where you will receive feedback and guidance from peers and an experienced ATD facilitator.

Why You Should Attend:

  • Explore learning methods and engagement strategies for use in the virtual classroom.
  • Gain access to ATD-exclusive tools and templates to use in your own practice.
  • Demonstrate your new skills and receive feedback from an ATD expert facilitator.
  • Create a personal action plan to hold yourself accountable for applying what you have learned.

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What You Will Learn
  • Identify the logistical tasks necessary to create an effective virtual classroom environment conducive to effective learning.
  • Apply brain science to delivery strategies that address various learner preferences and cognitive needs in the learning environment.
  • Create facilitation plans that prepare the facilitator for a successful learner-centered event.
  • Select learning methods to support various learning preferences to reach the desired learning outcome.
  • Use multiple facilitation techniques to create a professional and engaging learning experience.
  • Demonstrate adult learning principles and effective facilitation techniques to assess and ensure a safe, comfortable, and supportive learning environment.
  • Use numerous techniques to engage learners, communicate effectively, and manage group dynamics and behaviors during a learning event.
  • Select the appropriate mix of learning modalities to support specific contexts, learners, and learning objectives in a virtual learning setting.
  • Summarize techniques that can be used to develop course materials designed with the learner and the learning objectives in mind.
  • Create a self-development plan to stay current with technology and industry trends as they relate to formal learning.
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COURSE TOPICS
Facilitating Formal Learning
  • Choosing the Appropriate Modality
  • Facilitating Formal Virtual Learning
Planning and Coordinating Virtual Training Events
  • Managing Logistics for a Training Event
  • Setting the Stage
Preparing to Facilitate
  • Understanding the Audience and Their Needs
  • Creating Your Facilitation Plan
  • Practice Your Facilitation Skills
Applying Learning Science in Training Delivery
  • Basics of Cognitive Science
  • Addressing Variations in Learner Preferences
  • Using Adult Learning Principles to Create a Supportive Environment
Selecting Delivery Options and Methods
  • Selecting Effective Delivery Options
  • Delivering to Meet Learners’ Preferences
Facilitation Styles and Techniques
  • Presenting as a Professional
  • Facilitation Roles and Styles
  • Facilitation Techniques
Creating a Positive Learning Environment
  • Creating a Positive Learning Environment Through Effective Facilitation
  • Engaging Participants
  • Engaging Facilitator Communication
Engaging and Managing Participants
  • Creating a Safe and Comfortable Learning Environment
  • Managing Conflict and Group Dynamics
Designing and Developing Learning Materials
  • Designing Learning Materials With the Learner in Mind
  • Techniques for Developing Learning Materials
  • Designing Materials to Assess Learning
Supporting Informal and Self-Directed Learning
  • Informal Learning for Self-Development
  • Staying Up to Date on Technology and Industry Trends
Who Should Attend

This program is for professionals who want to build their skills in delivering effective and engaging virtual (synchronous live online) training. Instructional designers who develop programs in this environment will also benefit.

ATD Education programs are designed primarily for learning professionals—trainers, instructional designers, and organizational development practitioners—but also benefit anyone responsible for developing others, from managers to human resources specialists.

Level: Capable
Roles: Instructional Designer, Trainer/Facilitator, Professor/Educator
Language: English
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Facilitators
Darryl Wyles
Emmy Monticelli, CPTD
Cara Walker
Bernadette Costello

Things to Know

COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

Participation in all originally scheduled days of the program, including both face-to-face and live online formats, and completion of all coursework is mandatory to receive the certificate of completion and continuing education credits.

Face-to-Face Programs:
Participants who miss more than two hours of the entire program will not be eligible to receive the certificate.

Live Online Programs:
ATD requires active participation throughout the program to receive credit. Active participation in live online sessions includes, but is not limited to, participating in virtual classroom activities, discussions, breakout sessions, and intersession work.

Make-up policy: You can miss and make up one session* by listening to a session recording. Instructions for reporting make-up sessions are posted on ATD’s learning platform.

*For full-day sessions, you can only miss up to 3.5 hours and make up the time by listening to the recording.

CREDITS

21.0 learning hours

2.1 CEUs awarded

This program is eligible for 21.0 professional development hours or recertification points from the ATD Certification Institute (ATD CI) for the APTD or CPTD credential.

This program has been approved for 21.0 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

This program is valid for 21.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrm.org/certification.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

A laptop computer with Wi-Fi capability is required to participate in ATD Programs.

Face-to-Face Program Components (if applicable):
Please do not bring mobile devices (for example, phones or tablets) instead of a laptop. There will be no computers available on-site for participants. Note: You might not have an optimal experience using Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge to access your courses. Chrome is the recommended browser.

Live Online Program Components (if applicable):
You must log in to the learning platform to access course content and to join all live online sessions. Special software is not required. You only need a standard web browser and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) capability to participate. Please join your session from a location with a strong internet connection and plan to use VoIP for your audio during the entire session.

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