Virtual Facilitation - Train The Trainer

Virtual delivery - maximum number of delegates 16


Course Duration: Three half-day workshops

The series of workshops begins with the importance of understanding the differences between face-to-face and virtual delivery, and explores the challenges and opportunities that this training method presents.

This leads on to how to plan, prepare and structure a well-paced and engaging workshop, placing emphasis on the need to embrace the art of facilitation as opposed to simply training. This approach will result in an interactive and enjoyable experience for learners, with their attention held throughout.

Feeling confident with using a virtual delivery platform is paramount for any trainer, therefore practical guidance and useful hints and tips on the platform of choice are shared with delegates to help them feel confident when facilitating their own courses.

Delegates will have the opportunity to deliver a short session in a safe and supportive environment, and will be able to share their challenges and successes with their peers.

By the end of the three half-day workshops delegates will be able to:

  • Describe the six key points (EMBEDS) that need to be in place to ensure high quality virtual learning
  • Write objectives based on expected online learning outcomes
  • Overcome challenges associated with engaging learners online
  • Demonstrate a versatile approach to gathering varied content for a course
  • Practise course delivery by presenting a ten minute segment of prepared topic online


Subject Areas Covered


An introduction to virtual learning

What constitutes virtual learning and the challenges and opportunities that are involved. When virtual learning is appropriate, and when other options may need to be considered. Delegates will be encouraged to share their concerns and frustrations as well as sharing their positive experiences.

The ‘Six-part Formula’

EMBEDS – Easy to join, Manageable pieces, Balanced presentation, Engaging content, Delivered with energy, Supported with rules.

Objective setting

Being completely clear on what is required from the training, and checking this against measurable objectives utilising verbs.

Creating a format and preparing a great course

Understanding why virtual training cannot simply be the delivery of face-to-face content online, and exploring how to structure and facilitate shorter, more ‘punchy’ sessions involving consistent delegate participation.

Keeping delegate’s attention

This is one of the biggest challenges with virtual facilitation, and delegates will examine how to get the balance right in order to achieve high engagement levels. Understanding when and how to adjust personal energy to keep delegates engaged and not just observing.

Technical issues

Issuing clear instructions so that people know when to join the session and what to expect. Technical checks, and when to switch on to ensure a timely start. The use of waiting rooms and breakout sessions.

Content variety

Finding the visual aids, spoken words and discussions, written work and activities that lend themselves to online learning.

Prepare, practise and deliver a great session

Delegates will be asked to prepare and practise for the delivery of a ten minute piece of training, bringing together all parts of EMBEDS, to their peers on the final half-day session.

What Next?

Delegates will be encouraged to share their own experiences if they wish tio, and to capture what they have learnt and how they will implement this upon return to the workplace.

Who Should Attend Virtual Facilitation – Train the Trainer Course?

This series of workshops are designed for individuals who are new to delivering and facilitating virtual sessions, or for those who are already delivering virtually but feel they would benefit from some assistance and

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