How Virtual Instructor Led Training can help resolve Key Challenges

Posted by Rachael Jones on Nov 24, 2021 9:30:00 AM

How Virtual Instructor Led Training can help resolve Key Challenges

 

If the last few years have taught us anything, it is to expect the unexpected! In the last 18 months, many companies had to quickly move their operations into the virtual world, and this change has left many employees and employers rethinking what it means to get 'back to work'. 

Moving everyday business and training to the virtual world has become the norm across many industries, and it is something that companies are looking to continue - either in a work from home, work from office of a combination of both. 

This has left many thinking, how can we plan Virtual Instructor Led Training that can effectively resolve our challenges? 

 

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Topics: virtual training, vilt, virtual training team, vilt trainers, vilt training tips, virtual training techniques, virtual training producer

Make your Virtual Instructor Led Training Interactive!

Posted by Rachael Jones on Nov 17, 2021 1:00:00 AM

Make your Virtual Instructor Led Training Interactive!

As the last 18 months have taught us, change in the workplace is never ending.

Our workplace environment continues to change and technology brings us new methods of meeting, working and learning. Because of this, many learning leaders are rethinking how they train their employees.

Don't panic, the traditional classroom training environment isn't dead, but learning leaders may need to reconsider or revisit learning plans it pertains to upcoming learning initiatives. Many companies are now focused on delivering a hybrid training plan with both in person and virtual training, with many wondering how can we make our Virtual Instructor Led Training more engaging and interactive? 

 

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Topics: virtual training, vilt, virtual instructor led training, vilt trainers, virtual training techniques, virtual training producer

Best Practices for A Successful Virtual Classroom Environment

Posted by Rachael Jones on Oct 13, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Training Companies: Best Practices for A Successful

Virtual Classroom Environment

 

If this year has taught us anything, it is that we must be ready for last-minute changes; many training companies, learning institutions, and businesses had to pivot to virtual learning in a short time. Many of them, however, have decided to continue with their virtual classroom environment for their training needs.

But what are the best practices for a successful virtual classroom environment?

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Topics: virtual training, vilt, virtual classroom, virtual classroom training tips, virtual class, Best practices for a successful virtual classroom, successful virtual classroom environment

How To: Designing Virtual Instructor Led Training

Posted by Rachael Jones on Sep 15, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Designing Virtual Instructor Led Training

Remote working has been increasing in popularity for several years, with many companies focusing on shifting a better part of their workforce to working from home, or in a hybrid model between the office and home.

This has boosted the popularity of designing Virtual Instructor Led Training, or vILT. This training was always a popular option, but with more dispersed employees and students, it has become a great option to deliver training to those dispersed throughout the country.

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Topics: virtual training, virtual training tips, vilt, virtual instructor led training, virtual instructor lead, vilt trainers, virtual classroom, vilt training tips, Virtual Instructor Led training Best Practices, hiring a virtual instructor, Designing virtual instructor led training

5 Steps to Employee Onboarding Success!

Posted by Rachael Jones on Apr 21, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Successful Employee Onboarding 

 

Employee onboarding is one of the most important steps you can take to build a strong and loyal workforce. Getting started on the right foot has more benefits than just improved employee relations, as building a successful onboarding process gives new employees a roadmap to success.  

Many companies experience a new hire turnover rate of 20% within the employee's first 45 days. These statistics are even worse for senior-level new hires. Around 50% of outside hires for executive positions have reportedly failed within 18 months!

During onboarding, you want to ensure you create a seamless process that will help your new hire adjust quickly to their new role and can hit the ground running. Read on for 5 key steps to employee onboarding.

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Topics: virtual training, onboarding, employee retention, employee onboarding process, Virtual Employee Onboarding, Success Employee Onboarding

7 Steps for Virtual Employee Onboarding

Posted by Rachael Jones on Apr 14, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Virtual Employee Onboarding: 7 Steps to Success

 

Employee onboarding is a process that involves introducing new employees to their new work environment and culture. It is one of the most critical steps you can take in the hiring process as it is all about inclusion, and providing the tools needed by the employee to become a dynamic team member.  

So, does that change when you are working virtually? With many people now working from home, or between their home and the office, many businesses may find it hard to manage their onboarding programs.

Getting this step right ensures that new employees feel welcomed as part of the team, get to know their colleagues, understand the organization's policies, regulations and give you a better chance at retaining your new hire.

Through the process, new employees can learn and understand their job descriptions and set clear objectives for the first few months at work. They get a better understanding of their new company’s culture and values to create meaningful and professional relationships with their new team – even if they have never met them in person!

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Topics: virtual training, onboarding, employee retention, employee onboarding process, Virtual Employee Onboarding

Why Should I Hire a Virtual Training Producer?

Posted by Rachael Jones on Feb 10, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Why Should I Hire a Virtual Training Producer?

 

 

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If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that change, and uncertainty is never too far away. With increased working from home, and social distancing efforts in place, many of us have had to take our plans for training and development back to the drawing board - redesigning them to work virtually. 

Virtual Instructor Led Training (vILT) was new for some, but it provided many opportunities for businesses to continue with their learning and development plans, when traditional methods were not available. Over this transition, many have found that their virtual training didn’t go as smoothly as they had hoped - this is where a Virtual Producer comes in.

Working with a Virtual Training Producer who is familiar with the delivery platform and proficient at managing live sessions can take good training and make it great!

Here's a deeper look at what a Virtual Producer does.

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What is the Role of a Virtual Training Producer?

Posted by Rachael Jones on Jan 27, 2021 9:30:00 AM

What is the Role of a Virtual Training Producer?



A Virtual Training Producer is the technical and overall driving force of support behind successful online training. If your next initiative involves utilizing Virtual Instructor Led Training (vILT) sessions, you likely need a Virtual Producer. They provide full support for the facilitator, the participants, and administer the virtual delivery platform throughout the session.

A good Virtual Training Producer must have a solid understanding of the virtual delivery platform. This includes complete knowledge of the features, functions, and capacities. Also, they must make all preparations for a smooth and seamless live classroom environment
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Topics: virtual training, vilt, virtual training teams, Virtual Instructor Led training Best Practices, virtual producer, staffing virtual producer, virtual training producer

Why Every Virtual Training Session Needs a Virtual Training Producer

Posted by Rachael Jones on Jan 20, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Why Every Virtual Training Session Needs a Virtual Training Producer

The way we work and learn has drastically changed over the last 12 months. Instead of on-site education sessions, meetings, or conferences - organizations have moved to Virtual Instructor Led Training (vILT) to continue their learning initiatives. Companies and individuals save both time and money taking part in these virtual training sessions and allow them to continue learning in the ‘new normal’.

Of course, that's only if they were done properly. When poorly produced and maintained, these Virtual training sessions are not useful. In fact, they can be the subject of ridicule and anger from those who invested in them. The result is low engagement, and a program that fails, despite having the best of intentions.

So how do you fix it?

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Topics: virtual training, virtual instructor led training, virtual training techniques, Virtual Instructor Led training Best Practices, virtual producer, virtual training producer

Working With a Virtual Training Producer

Posted by Rachael Jones on Dec 2, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Working With a Virtual Training Producer



Given the major transition that many of us have made in 2020 into virtual learning and meetings, it's no surprise that there have been fast developments and widespread adoption onto virtual platforms and apps for hosting this service.

However, as many of us were thrown into this new virtual world so quickly, many people are still uncomfortable with, and are unsure of how to use these virtual platforms to their full potential. Not everyone is tech savvy, or so willing to accept a new way of doing things. Many learning leaders or Virtual Instructors simply don’t have the time to lead a virtual training session, while dealing with issues, or platform intricacies.

That’s where Virtual Producers come in. We’ll explain what a virtual producer is, what a virtual producer does, and why you should hire one.

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Topics: virtual training, vilt, virtual training team, Virtual Training Interactive, virtual producer, staffing virtual producer, virtual training producer

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