Posts Tagged virtual instructor led training

Live Virtual Training That Works

It’s easy to get lost these days in all of the choices that exist around learning options and technology.  This can be especially true at a conference like the one we just attended, ASTD’s Techknowledge 2012, where the choices were abundant and almost overwhelming.  Mobile learning, just-in-time, social media, blogging and micro blogging just to name a few.  Furthermore, as  learning and development professionals we have to ensure that we are embracing the different learning styles and expectations of the new workforce.  It is clear we can’t stand still or continue to do things the way we have always done them.

Today’s learning leaders are increasingly tasked to find new, better and less expensive ways to train and to accommodate the growing number of new, mobile and remote workforce learners.  Given our experiences with customers around the globe, we have seen that for many organizations the move to virtual has been overwhelmingly driven by the obvious cost and time savings of this modality.  At the same time virtual training is often viewed as inferior or not being able to offer the type of results associated with more traditional training approaches.  This is not because web-based training is an inferior training modality; it is because it has not been widely-used in an effective and compelling manner. As leaders responsible for the results of their training initiatives, is this the ROI that we are willing to live with OR is there a better way?

Top concerns that emerged during the recent were:

  1. What does it take to deliver a virtual classroom experience so that it is more than a traditional webinar?
  2. How can we create engagement in virtual classroom experiences?
  3. How to create a blended experience and leverage assets that companies have already invested in?
  4. Change management:  what is needed in terms of an overall program to gain adoption, apply learning and change behavior?

To gain the true impact of any training program the answer to a strong ROI lies in the overall organizational learning strategy and in the architectural footprint of the learning environment and NOT in tactical implementation, training technology or clever instructional design. Of course, these elements do matter but they are secondary to strategy and architectural design.  The strategy must consider the business impact that is required and then map the change management, skills, and behavior requirements necessary to enable the organization to deliver those results.  The architectural design must then accommodate who needs training and the most effective modes in which to deliver, or enable, the requisite learning to occur.

So where does live virtual training fit in?  With the learning strategy and architecture serving as the foundation, learning and development leaders can ensure that the most effective modalities are employed to support the organizational learning needs by  providing the right training to the right people at the right time.   With an emphasis on supporting the workforce in the way in which we now live and work, live virtual is worth a strong hard look for how this modality can truly transform the modern-day learning experience.

Come join us at Training 2012 and hear more about a Best-In-Practice Design to Live Virtual Training.  Find out more about the event on our website.

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The Path to Virtual Training ROI: A 6.22.11 Webinar with 3g Selling and Citrix Online

3g Selling and Citrix Online: Maximizing the ROI of Virtual TrainingTraining and development leaders are presented with a dizzying array of virtual training modalities and approaches to choose from, but not every path leads to a measurable and sustainable increase in business results.

Finally. A webinar that delves into what it really takes to maximize the ROI of virtual training.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011
11:00 a.m.-Noon (PST)
Click to register for the webinar.

Having delivered over 600 live, instructor-led virtual training sessions for our customers, 3g Selling has a wealth of experience and capability in virtual training design, development and delivery.

In this webinar, you’ll hear from Martyn Lewis—principal and founder of 3g Selling and a respected thought leader on live virtual training— as he delves into the hot topic of what it takes to maximize the ROI of virtual training.

Pushing beyond the usual discussion of travel-related cost savings and convenience, Martyn discusses the deeper issues that can make or break the success of any training program—whether physical or virtual—in today’s technology-enabled world.

Emphasizing practical application of virtual training best practices, the webinar will equip training decision-makers with:

  • The ROI model for live virtual training vs. physical classroom training
  • The critical difference between live and asynchronous virtual training, and how the chosen modality impacts ROI
  • The optimal architecture of a total, continuous learning environment
  • The factors that training executives need to measure when evaluating ROI
  • The top 5 traps that inhibit virtual training ROI—and how to overcome them

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3g Selling Joins ASTD Sales Training Drivers for Virtual Sales Training Webinar

SOLVE THE SALES TRAINING CHALLENGE
HOW TECHNOLOGY-ENABLED TRAINING CAN SUCCEED WHERE PHYSICAL TRAINING FAILS

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
10:00-11:00 a.m. PT / 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET
Register for the webinar

In this complimentary webinar hosted by ASTD Sales Training Drivers, Martyn Lewis—principal of 3g Selling and a respected thought leader on the topic of live virtual sales training—examines the formidable challenges facing sales and learning leaders in their quest for a truly effective sales training solution.

Martyn lays out a compelling case for how a live virtual training approach can deliver superior training results and business impact, greater cost savings and near-limitless geographic reach—all while engaging sales people, keeping them in the field and equipping them with the tools and approaches they need to succeed.

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