There are challenges to working remotely—every day. Some colleagues have shared tips about working virtually since we have been doing it for some time.
As we all adjust to the new normal, the recent travel bans and social distancing have made it impossible to conduct in-person training or meetings. We’ve heard from many clients who have had training cancelled and need help reconfiguring for virtual or digital delivery.
Some organizations are ready to convert in-person training content into an eLearning format, but that can take time, and it won’t provide the same human touch as instructor-led training. If you already have an instructor and content, consider flipping your training into a virtual course. Virtual instructor-led training (VILT) provides a way for people to attend at the same time, benefit from the talents of your facilitator, and still be able to engage by asking questions or discussing in small groups.
The challenge is often in optimizing for virtual delivery and building in ways to keep the human connection strong. Here are some tips for preparing your existing content for virtual delivery:
Virtual instructor-led training is cost-effective and offers many advantages of traditional live training. It provides learning leaders a platform for delivering scalable, high-impact training to geographically dispersed and sheltered-in-place audiences. VILT can also seamlessly merge multiple delivery methods, including eLearning, live training, and informal learning.
Caveo has been a virtual organization for many years, and we’ve created and delivered many virtual events. Let us know how we can help you adapt to this new normal.
For more information about the benefits and challenges of implementing a virtual training program, and tips for preparing facilitators for success, click below to check out our White Paper on VILT: