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

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

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

Technology discussed in this session:

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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


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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

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