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 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

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:
Access the recording
 

 

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:
Session Recording

Behind the Screens: Secrets to Successful Synchronous Online Events

eLearning Guild
Free Webinar, eLearning Guild Membership Not Required

Just about anyone with a computer, an Internet connection, and a headset can produce and lead a virtual class, webinar, or other synchronous online event. Solid instructional design and good presentation skills will certainly help make these events effective, enjoyable, and successful, but challenges almost inevitably arise: Several of your participants can’t log in, no one responds to your carefully designed polls, your Internet connection drops just as you’re about to start the event, or that video … just … won’t … play.

Join us as we talk with three experts on designing and producing successful synchronous online events. Karen, Melissa, and Tammy are part of the team that has been producing The eLearning Guild’s Online Forums and various webinars for over a decade, they lead several Guild Academy courses on online-event design and production, and they have worked through just about every challenge to a successful online event imaginable. We’ll review several of these real-life challenges, discuss how we can meet these challenges with grace and ease, and learn what really happened.

Audience:
Anyone involved with designing, producing, or leading synchronous online events, regardless of experience level.

Resources:
Session recording

Karen Hyder
Principal
Kaleidoscope Training and Consulting

Tammy Olson
Global Virtual Learning Leader
Cargill

Melissa Chambers
Online Instructional Specialist
MSC Consulting

Using an Event Producer to Ensure the Success of Your Online Events

DevLearn 2014
October 29–31, 2014
Las Vegas, NV

If you find running online sessions difficult, and you and your learners waste time setting up activities and solving technical problems, you’re not alone. Even the most experienced online presenters can struggle to manage the software and deliver a clear message at the same time. An online session producer can provide the structure and support that allow presenters to stay focused on content and keep learners engaged.

Participants in this session will discover why it is not practical for a single person to manage all the elements of a webinar. You’ll learn how working with a producer, who can manage the technology and troubleshooting, frees the presenter to focus on the content and on the learners. Join this session to find out how producers ensure successful virtual online sessions.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to handle typical virtual session disasters
  • How to identify solutions to mitigate or solve problems
  • Which problems are best solved by the presenter and which by the producer
  • About the producer role in The eLearning Guild’s Online Forums

Audience:
Beginner and intermediate; participants should have experience with webinars.

Technology discussed in this session:
Adobe Connect, WebEx, GoToMeeting, and GoToWebinar.