803 Designing Virtual Training for a Global Audience
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Wednesday, March 28
Are your live online training programs designed for a global audience? Do your global participants feel comfortable in your virtual classes? Have you planned activities that resonate with cross-cultural learners? Since virtual training allows you to easily reach your global workforce, it’s easy to include everyone on the invitation. But if your program design doesn’t account for international and cultural differences, then your learning outcomes and results will fall short.
This interactive session will go beyond the obvious and get into the practical details of how to design, develop, and facilitate virtual training programs that cross cultural boundaries. You will learn five design techniques to create interactive sessions when learners virtually converge from geographically dispersed locations. In addition, you will learn three virtual facilitation tips for engaging culturally diverse learners, and you’ll explore how to create comfortable and inclusive virtual learning environments. You will leave this session with a design checklist and facilitation action plan that you can immediately apply to your next virtual training class.
In this session, you will learn:
- Five techniques to design virtual sessions with a global mindset
- How to apply cultural adaptations to virtual training designs
- How to create a comfortable learning environment for all participants, including international attendees
- Three tips on virtual facilitation for engaging diverse learners
Novice to intermediate designers.
Technology discussed in this session:
Adobe Connect, Cisco WebEx, GoToTraining, Lenovo AirClass, Zoom, etc.
Cindy Huggett Consulting
Cindy Huggett, the principal consultant at Cindy Huggett Consulting, is a speaker, instructional designer, classroom facilitator, and author who specializes in technology, leadership, and learning. Cindy has published three books on virtual training: Virtual Training Tools and Templates: An Action Guide to Live Online Learning (2017), The Virtual Training Guidebook: How to Design, Deliver, and Implement Live Online Learning (2014), and Virtual Training Basics, 2nd ed. (2018). She helps organizations and training professionals move to the virtual classroom. Cindy is a past member of the ATD National Board of Directors and was one of the first to earn the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) designation.