With the dramatic increase in virtual meetings and learning sessions, an abundance of helpful resources has become available. But how do you make use these recommendations in reality? Mona Kay, Jeffrey, and Ken will discuss some important differences between face-to-face and virtual sessions which shouldn’t be ignored, and can be used in your favor. They’ll also give tips on redesigning your content, how to prepare yourself AND your audience, and real-world tricks for delivery which will leave your audience wanting more virtual sessions!
Mona Kay Rifi, Ken Blackwell, Jeffrey Riley
Mona Kay Rifi was a corporate trainer during the 2009 Avian Flu pandemic which grounded travel and forced her to move all classroom training to virtual live sessions. This “bootcamp” experience in creating engaging virtual classes and reassuring leadership that training would remain effective provided her skills that she has used throughout her entire career. Mona Kay lives in Hopewell, NJ, and is currently the Principal at Innovate Compliance, a healthcare compliance consulting practice.
Ken Blackwell “rescues Accidental Leaders and Dysfunctional Teams” so that they can connect, communicate and collaborate more effectively. For 25 years, he has run face-to-face and virtual coaching, training and mastermind sessions for clients around the country and around the world. Ken is CEO of InKlaritas, a Princeton-based leadership and team development practice.
Jeffrey Riley has over 30 years’ experience in the learning industry as an educator and in the business world. Over time as he worked in industries such as education, insurance, and retail, it became obvious that technology was another tool to help people learn. As a one-person training department, Jeffrey was an early adopter of technology investigating and using various software programs to create and deliver learning through the Internet and learning management systems. Jeffrey is the owner of Practical Learning Concepts consulting with businesses to implement eLearning, gamification, and workflow learning with Ray Jimenez and Vignettes Learning.
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