FULL ACCESS PASS
Access to all 10-days of content during the Learning Solutions Digital Experience, May 3 – 14.
- Thought Leadership Days
- Solutions Showcase
- Digital DemoFest
- Conference Sessions
- After Hours Activities
May 3 – 14, 2021 • Virtual
LS-DX on-demand sessions are recorded videos you can access starting at this date and time, and watch at your own convenience.
Virtually onboarding and orienting new employees poses challenges in information transfer, authentic connection to the culture, environment, and people of any company or organization. Working with staff presenters and subject matter experts who may be neither facilitators nor adult educators adds a level of complexity to ensure that the content is shared in an engaging and effective manner. Human connection among presenters, participants, and the facilitation team, and forging bonds among the participants themselves requires creativity in instructional design and use of available tools and technology in the virtual space. What are creative and innovative ways that you can foster opportunities for participants to form personal connections and grow new professional relationships while enhancing learning and strengthening the capacity of presenters through virtual interaction?
Imagine being asked to turn a five-week, face-to-face employee onboarding into a three week virtual program, all while finding ways to keep learners engaged throughout and creating opportunities for this new group to form a cohesive cohort! Using our experience as a case study, you'll learn best practices for designing successful virtual programs of longer duration (a week or more) that will work for your facilitation team, subject matter experts, and for the participants to maximize interactivity and learning. You will explore different methods to prepare the experts, inexperienced in the virtual space, to effectively connect with their participants. You will learn design options to keep learners energized, gauge participation and interest, and build in interactivity to enhance learning uptake. We'll also discuss approaches to building group cohesion in a virtual training cohort, exploring a wide variety of interactive tools, strategies, and prompts to create the feelings of intimacy and immediacy of a face-to-face encounter in the virtual space.
In this session, you will learn: