Bank Trainers Conference 2016: Tools and Methods for Adapting Traditional Classroom Training to Live, Virtual Online Sessions

May 18-20, 2016
Hyatt Regency – Riverwalk
San Antonio, Texas

…with Pre-Conference Workshops Beginning May 17th

Tools and Methods for Adapting Traditional Classroom Training to Live, Virtual Online Sessions

If it’s going to work in a virtual classroom, your traditional face-to-face training content needs a makeover. A virtual session is more than a lecture with uploaded PowerPoint slides. Live virtual sessions leverage the engagement tools in the software and compel learners to participate throughout the learning event. But engagement doesn’t happen on its own, it requires good lesson and course design and a lot of practice.

Whether you want to enhance a few classes by adding follow-up webinars to face-to-face sessions, or you want to completely transform live training classes in the physical classroom to live training classes in the virtual classroom, you’ll get a toolkit of resources and a strategy to get the job done. Bring your own makeover projects and learn to design solutions that leave your learners and team members impressed and eager to see more.

In this session you will:

– Assess the adaption of traditional classroom design for virtual classroom delivery

– Identify what an effective online learning session looks like–and what makes it successful

– Identify ways to visually and instructionally improve your virtual training materials

– Leverage a storyboard template to organize and document the details of your lesson plan

– Design interactions for your chosen virtual classroom software

– Explore multiple techniques to engage learners by integrating resources inside and alongside the virtual classroom

– Learn how to archive your lessons for later delivery

Participants are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop or smart device to this session in order to login and participate through Adobe Connect virtual classroom software in addition to participating in the physical conference room.  The instructors will provide login details when you arrive.

Presenters – Karen Hyder, Principal – Kaleidoscope Training and Consulting       Melissa Chambers – MSC Consulting

Karen Hyder has been teaching trainer-training programs for virtual classes and coaching online presenters since 1999. She has produced hundreds of online sessions, including for The eLearning Guild’s Online Forums, Thought Leaders Webinars, and “Best of” Webinars. Karen uses the trainer competencies of CompTIA’s Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+) to help technical trainers and subject-matter experts prepare for online sessions, master online presentation skills, and engage learners throughout sessions. She frequently speaks at industry events on using virtual classroom tools to support learning. Karen co-authored The eLearning Guild’s Handbook on Synchronous eLearning, and authored Up and Running with WebEx Training Center for lynda.com.

Melissa Chambers is an online instructional specialist at MSC Consulting and a contract speaker coach/host for The eLearning Guild’s Online Forums and Guild Academy. Melissa has over 19 years’ experience in creative media production, project and change management, online instructional design, and eLearning strategy development, and has been designing, producing, and coaching for synchronous online programs since 2002. She holds a master’s degree in instructional design for online learning, and has spearheaded award-winning programs in eLearning, process improvement, and strategic development. Melissa has a passion for lifelong learning, technology, cultivating creativity, and having fun while working.

 

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Bank Trainers Conference 2016: Compare Virtual Classroom Platforms; Adobe Connect and GoTo Webinar” Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 2:45 PM – 4:15 PM

May 18-20, 2016
Hyatt Regency – Riverwalk
San Antonio, Texas

…with Pre-Conference Workshops Beginning May 17th

Compare Virtual Classroom Platforms; Adobe Connect and GoTo Webinar

Presenter: Karen Hyder

Karen Hyder has been teaching trainer-training programs for virtual classes and coaching online presenters since 1999. She has produced hundreds of online sessions, including for The eLearning Guild’s Online Forums, Thought Leaders Webinars, and “Best of” Webinars. Karen uses the trainer competencies of CompTIA’s Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+) to help technical trainers and subject-matter experts prepare for online sessions, master online presentation skills, and engage learners throughout sessions. She frequently speaks at industry events on using virtual classroom tools to support learning. Karen co-authored The eLearning Guild’s Handbook on Synchronous eLearning, and authored Up and Running with WebEx Training Center for lynda.com.

Melissa Chambers is an online instructional specialist at MSC Consulting and a contract speaker coach/host for The eLearning Guild’s Online Forums and Guild Academy. Melissa has over 19 years’ experience in creative media production, project and change management, online instructional design, and eLearning strategy development, and has been designing, producing, and coaching for synchronous online programs since 2002. She holds a master’s degree in instructional design for online learning, and has spearheaded award-winning programs in eLearning, process improvement, and strategic development. Melissa has a passion for lifelong learning, technology, cultivating creativity, and having fun while working.

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Learning Solutions Conference: Do You Have What It Takes? Exploring the CompTIA Virtual Trainer Certification Competencies

Learning Solutions Conference
Do You Have What It Takes? Exploring the CompTIA Virtual Trainer Certification Competencies
Taught by Karen Hyder

Virtual classroom technologies are not new. In fact, you may already be hosting web-based meetings and training sessions. But are your preparation, delivery, engagement, and evaluation skills good enough to pass CompTIA’s trainer certification tests (CTT+)? Great virtual instructor-led training requires much more than logging in, turning on your microphone, and reading bulleted slides or demonstrating software features. You need to shift your approach to make the very best use of the resources available in WebEx, Adobe Connect, or GoTo webinar and engage learners in meaningful ways.

In this session, you will learn about the questions and answers you need to prepare for in the virtual classroom, and how to deliver virtual training that is as good as or better than face-to-face sessions. You will learn how to prepare for virtual classroom vs. physical classroom training, and the differences that matter the most.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to identify five key aspects of preparation 
  • The 12 competencies that effective virtual trainers exhibit (from CompTIA’s CTT+ certification) 
  • About real-life case studies of virtual online trainers 
  • How the virtual trainer work style shift might impact you

Audience:
Trainers, training managers, virtual coaches, and online event producers.

Technology discussed in this session:
N/A

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Learning Solutions Event Docent: Karen Hyder. eLearning Solutions Conference & Expo 2016

Learning Solutions Conference

Enjoy a Guided Conference Experience, March 15-18th 2016

Learning Solutions offers a resource for those interested in a guided conference experience: Docents.

A docent is a knowledgeable guide, especially one who conducts visitors through a museum and delivers commentary on the exhibits. We’ll be adapting the docent concept for this year’s Learning Solutions as a way of enhancing the conference experience for first-time attendees, or any attendee who wants to take advantage of the Docent Program.

Those who choose to participate in any or all of the docent activities scheduled at the Learning Solutions Conference & Expo will enjoy a guided experience that has been custom-built by professionals who are not only experts in the field of learning technologies, but also experienced in navigating industry conferences.

Those who participate in the docent program can join in as few or as many of the guided activities as they’d like, and are free to jump from path-to-path as desired. Here are a few highlights of what you can expect from the Docent Program:

  • A welcome and introduction to the Docent Program at the New Attendee Orientation
  • A dedicated Morning Buzz session each morning, where the docents and attendees can talk about the day’s events and share reflections on daily learning
  • Group attendance at the general sessions, including scheduled time to debrief
  • A guided tour of the expo
  • Hosted lunch tables with industry experts
  • Specifically selected concurrent sessions and opportunities to meet speakers afterwards

This is a great opportunity for anyone planning to attend the Learning Solutions Conference & Expo to add a little (or a lot) of guidance that is specifically built to enhance your conference experience.

Learning Solutions Conference Pre-conference Certificate Workshop, B.Y.O.L.: How to Adapt Traditional Classroom Design for Virtual Instruction

March 14, 2015

B.Y.O.L.: How to Adapt Traditional Classroom Design for Virtual Instruction

B.Y.O.L.® (Bring Your Own Laptop®) workshops ensure that you receive in-depth, hands-on training and enable you to follow along with the instructor step-by-step.

also at Learning Solutions conference:

Do You Have What It Takes? Exploring the CompTIA Virtual Trainer Certification Competencies
Karen Hyder, Kaleidoscope Training and Consulting

and

Karen will, again, be serving as Docent. The role of the Docent is to help those who are new to the Guild, new to the conference or new to the industry. Docents point participants in the right direction by recommending sessions, speakers and vendors who might answer participant questions. Join Docent leaders and participants each morning for a Morning Buzz discussion as a way to focus your event day.

2016 Conference Docent Program

 

CompTIA CTT+ webinar: Plan your Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+) recording(s)

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The CTT+ certification is the certification for instructors to show they have a standard of excellence in the classroom. This Deep Dive series with guest speaker Karen Hyder, Online Event Producer and Speaker Coach at Kaleidoscope Training and Consulting, will take a closer look at the exam objectives and what is required to earn the CTT+ certification. This webinar series is for instructors who teach CompTIA certification courses and are members of the CompTIA Instructor Network.

3/3/2016 Webinar:
Evaluate your recordings.
Prepare submission documentation.
List tips for the Knowledge Exam.

Host
Stephen Schneiter, Instructor Development Manager

Additional Information

CompTIA CTT+ webinar: Evaluate the Training Event

The CTT+ certification is the certification for instructors to show they have a standard of excellence in the classroom. This Deep Dive series with guest speaker Karen Hyder, Online Event Producer and Speaker Coach at Kaleidoscope Training and Consulting, will take a closer look at the exam objectives and what is required to earn the CTT+ certification. This webinar series is for instructors who teach CompTIA certification courses and are members of the CompTIA Instructor Network.

2/25/2016 Webinar:
Identify ways to determine that learning happened.
Examine delivery, design, content and objectives to ensure all are on target.
Evaluation of Learner Performance during and at Close of Instruction
Evaluation of Instructor and Course

Host
Stephen Schneiter, Instructor Development Manager

Additional Information

CompTIA CTT+ webinar: Group Facilitation

The CTT+ certification is the certification for instructors to show they have a standard of excellence in the classroom. This Deep Dive series with guest speaker Karen Hyder, Online Event Producer and Speaker Coach at Kaleidoscope Training and Consulting, will take a closer look at the exam objectives and what is required to earn the CTT+ certification. This webinar series is for instructors who teach CompTIA certification courses and are members of the CompTIA Instructor Network.

2/18/2016 Webinar: 
Use feedback methods to identify when learners are learning and when they aren’t.
Script your engagement language to suit your learning environment.
Assessment of Learners' Needs for Additional Explanation andEncouragementMotivation and Positive Reinforcement of Learners
 

Host
Stephen Schneiter, Instructor Development Manager

Additional Information

CompTIA CTT+ webinar: Group Facilitation

The CTT+ certification is the certification for instructors to show they have a standard of excellence in the classroom. This Deep Dive series with guest speaker Karen Hyder, Online Event Producer and Speaker Coach at Kaleidoscope Training and Consulting, will take a closer look at the exam objectives and what is required to earn the CTT+ certification. This webinar series is for instructors who teach CompTIA certification courses and are members of the CompTIA Instructor Network.

2/11/2016 Webinar: 
Identify what successful trainers say and do when they are training.
Discuss how effective trainers use available tools and resources to engage learners.
Instructor Delivery Competence and Content Expertise
Instructor Communication and Presentation Skills

Host
Stephen Schneiter, Instructor Development Manager

Additional Information

CompTIA CTT+ webinar: Instructor Credibility and Communications

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The CTT+ certification is the certification for instructors to show they have a standard of excellence in the classroom. This Deep Dive series with guest speaker Karen Hyder, Online Event Producer and Speaker Coach at Kaleidoscope Training and Consulting, will take a closer look at the exam objectives and what is required to earn the CTT+ certification. This webinar series is for instructors who teach CompTIA certification courses and are members of the CompTIA Instructor Network.

2/4/2016 Webinar: 
Identify what successful trainers say and do when they are training.
Discuss how effective trainers use available tools and resources to engage learners.
Instructor Delivery Competence and Content Expertise
Instructor Communication and Presentation Skills

Host
Stephen Schneiter, Instructor Development Manager

Additional Information

CompTIA CTT+ webinar: Methods and Media for Instructional Delivery

The CTT+ certification is the certification for instructors to show they have a standard of excellence in the classroom. This Deep Dive series with guest speaker Karen Hyder, Online Event Producer and Speaker Coach at Kaleidoscope Training and Consulting, will take a closer look at the exam objectives and what is required to earn the CTT+ certification. This webinar series is for instructors who teach CompTIA certification courses and are members of the CompTIA Instructor Network.

12/28/2016 Webinar: 
Discuss the ways trainers can connect learners with instructional information.
Determine the best methods and media for typical scenarios.
List best practices for using media.
Selection and Implementation of Instructional Methods.
Use of Presentation and Instructional MediaDiscuss the ways trainers can connect learners with instructional information.

Host
Stephen Schneiter, Instructor Development Manager

Additional Information

CompTIA CTT+ webinar: Planning Prior to the Course

The CTT+ certification is the certification for instructors to show they have a standard of excellence in the classroom. This Deep Dive series with guest speaker Karen Hyder, Online Event Producer and Speaker Coach at Kaleidoscope Training and Consulting, will take a closer look at the exam objectives and what is required to earn the CTT+ certification. This webinar series is for instructors who teach CompTIA certification courses and are members of the CompTIA Instructor Network.

1/21/2016 Webinar: 
Identify how successful trainers prepare to meet the needs of their learners and stakeholders.
Planning Prior to the Course
Review of Organizational Needs and Learners' Backgrounds in Relationship to Course Objectives
Instructional Environment in Relationship to Learning Objectives

Host
Stephen Schneiter, Instructor Development Manager

Additional Information

CompTIA CTT+ webinar: Intro to Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+)

The CTT+ certification is the certification for instructors to show they have a standard of excellence in the classroom. This Deep Dive series with guest speaker Karen Hyder, Online Event Producer and Speaker Coach at Kaleidoscope Training and Consulting, will take a closer look at the exam objectives and what is required to earn the CTT+ certification. This webinar series is for instructors who teach CompTIA certification courses and are members of the CompTIA Instructor Network.

1/14/2016 Webinar: 
Certification requirements.
Review the steps required to achieve CTT+ certification.

Host
Stephen Schneiter, Instructor Development Manager

Additional Information

Best of DevLearn DemoFest 2015: Award-winning Learning in Action

This webinar showcases some of the award-winning projects presented at DevLearn DemoFest 2015, now available to all through this special online presentation.

Each year at DevLearn, dozens of conference participants share their latest and greatest projects at DevLearn DemoFest, the industry showcase of technology innovations for learning and performance. DemoFest offers DevLearn attendees the opportunity to see a wide variety of projects that provide solutions to common learning and performance challenges, and to learn about the tools, technologies, and processes that members of The eLearning Guild community used to build these projects.

Meet several of this year’s DevLearn DemoFest winners in this free webinar, and see and discuss short demos of their award-winning projects.

Resources:
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CompTIA-sponsored Webinar: Learn What it Takes to Be a Top Trainer

Learn What it Takes to Be a Top Trainer

Virtual classroom technologies aren’t new—people everywhere are using them for training, webinars and meetings. But are you and your organization getting the most out of your virtual, online sessions? Is virtual training viewed as a poor substitute for “traditional” classroom training?

For 15 years Karen Hyder, has helped organizations successfully adopt virtual classroom tools for their training programs. In this session, she will prepare individuals to deliver training that is as good or better than face-to-face sessions. Virtual online training vs. Physical classroom training—the differences that matter the most.
• Which of the 5 key facets of preparation are your responsibility and which ones you can delegate.
• Ways to get and stay connected with your learners.
• 12 competencies that effective online trainers exhibit (from CompTIA’s Virtual Classroom Trainer certification).
• How the virtual trainer work style shift might impact you.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Resources:
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The Magic Behind Interactive Webinars

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Have you ever watched a web-based conference session and wondered, “how’d they do that?” When slides or polls appear or videos pop up and play automatically, it’s not magic! There’s a person behind every action who must click, type or drag to make things happen. If you’re always the participant and never the presenter, join this session to take a peek at how it’s done.

In this session, we’ll explore aspects of the Adobe Connect software from a presenter’s point of view so you can see what you’ve been missing. 

You will learn how to: 

• Choose the right type of webinar room (Meeting, Training, Event, Webinar) for your event

• Customize settings and features to accommodate planned interactions

• Document delivery plan in a shared location

• Communicate with team members using secret and private messaging

• Manage participant questions and technical issues

• Deliver consistent sessions using templates

• Discover what Presenters do that Participants don’t see

 

Resources:
Session Recording

Prepare your organization for virtual learning tools

Adobe Connect
Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015, 10:00 AM

Virtual classroom technologies are not new—in fact, there are people in your organization using them right now for training, webinars and meetings. But are you ready to make an organization-wide move to give up face-to-face training sessions and programs for virtual, online sessions, or is the prospect too daunting? Do members of your organization see virtual training as a poor substitute for “real classroom” training?

Times have changed. Hardware and network infrastructures are better than they were just 5 years ago. Workers have become more web savvy, and virtual classroom tools such as Adobe Connect provide state-of-the-art software to engage learners wherever in the world they are sitting.  But moving your training programs online requires careful consideration and planning.  It’s not free and it’s definitely not simple.

Drawing on over 15 years of experience helping organizations successfully adopt virtual classroom tools for learning programs, Karen Hyder will share with you the questions and answers you need to prepare for and deliver training that is as good or better than face-to-face sessions.

-    Discuss ways to maximize the advantages and overcome the objections of virtual classroom experiences
-    List considerations for your team; your trainers, your designers, your learners and your support staff
-    Identify key elements of a rock solid implementation plan
-    Explore real-life case studies of online training programs

Resources:
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