InSync Training's founder Jennifer Hofmann, and guest bloggers from throughout the training industry, author Getting InSync, an active conversation focused on connecting, collaborating and succeeding in the modern classroom.

BYTE Session Recap: Developing Competencies for Virtual Classroom Facilitators

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann

Jul 21, 2015 1:00:00 PM

On June 15th, I presented "Developing Competencies for Virtual Classroom Facilitators" for our highly popular InSync BYTE series. With over 100 training professionals in attendance, the conversation was engaging and enlightening.

This blog post will highlight key commentary from the session and will cover each of the five virtual facilitator competencies we discussed. At the end of the post, you will find some additional resources to supplement the BYTE session presentation.

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Topics: Facilitation, Virtual Classroom - Facilitation, BYTE

Virtually There: Developing Competencies of Virtual Classroom Facilitators

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann

Jul 9, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Moving from the role of traditional trainer to virtual facilitator isn't easy. It takes practice and training to ensure that facilitators are virtually competent.

CompetenceTraditional classroom trainers have skills that make training sessions successful. Management of group dynamics, deliberate use of voice techniques to manage the message (including tone, pace, volume, etc.), and the ability to “read” the body language of a group or individual help to ensure that learning is taking place and program objectives are being met. A skilled trainer understands how to facilitate a conversation or activity, and make adjustments to course direction when necessary.

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Topics: Facilitation, Virtual Classroom - Facilitation, Virtually There

So This Happened ... Recovering from a Webinar Fail

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann

Feb 26, 2015 5:05:00 PM

This is a real-life webinar disaster that happened to ME this week. Keep reading to the end to review our 4-Step Disaster Recovery Process and learn how to maintain credibility when virtual classes and webinars start to experience problems.

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Topics: Facilitation, Producer

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