From ‘Wing it’ to Wow: Online Design and Facilitation

Who is this online program for?

This six-module program is for anyone who needs to develop remote employees and keep them engaged. In this program, you will develop your instructional design and online facilitation skills so you can quickly design and deliver quality training programs that run seamlessly and engage your participants.

Learn how to create online programs that are as good as (or better than) the in-person versions.

How will this online program help you?

This is an engaging and hands-on program with 90-minute modules. You will benefit by:

  • Working on an actual training course you need to design.
  • Seeing good design and effective facilitation in action’ so it’s role modelled for you.
  • Learning the processes I follow and receiving the templates I use with my clients.
  • Being supported between sessions through an online forum.
  • Learning from other professionals through discussions and opportunities for feedback. 

Participant Feedback

Hear two participants share how they used the process and templates in the program to shorten their design time.

Listen to what was the most valuable about the program.

Hear how her work has changed as a result of the program.

Hear how positively her particpants responded to her online program.

Hear how her organization may approach online training post-pandemic.

Online Program Overview

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Learning Objectives

In this program you will:

  1. Learn the basics of adult learning and instructional design.
  2. Identify technologies that will support your online course.
  3. Use a template to create a high-level design for your online course.
  4. Use a template to design a Facilitator’s Guide for your online course.
  5. Use templates to create slides and participant materials for your online course.
  6. Practice facilitating and receive feedback from peers.
  7. Discuss tips for preparing and facilitating online courses.

Module Agendas

(90-minute modules)

Module 1:
Design 101

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Adult learning principles
  • Course objectives
  • Sequencing learning
  • Wrap up and close

Includes picking the project you’ll use through the program

MODULE 2:
Technology

  • Welcome
  • Delivery platforms
  • Engagement during sessions
  • Engagement between sessions
  • Wrap up and close

Includes resources and tip sheet

MODULE 3:
High-Level Design

  • Welcome
  • Design guidelines
  • Reimagining in-person activities for online
  • Wrap up and close

Includes tips, template and direction for creating a high-level design for your course

MODULE 4:
Program materials

  • Welcome
  • Share project work and get feedback
  • Course materials – Virtual Facilitator Guide, Slides and Participant materials
  • Wrap up and close

Includes tips, template and direction for developing your course

MODULE 5:
WORKING SESSION

  • Welcome 
  • Use templates and resources to create your course
  • Work with your partner team to test out your design
  • Practice facilitation and receive feedback

Includes dedicated time to work with your other participants

MODULE 6:
Facilitation

  • Welcome
  • Share project work and get feedback
  • Setting up – physical space, &  preparation
  • Facilitation tips
  • Next steps
  • Wrap up and close

Includes resources and tip sheet

SCHEDULE

September 2021 COHORT

Modules are 9:00 am – 10:30 am EDT

  • Module 1: Design 101  – Tuesday, September 14
  • Module 2: Technology – Tuesday, September 21
  • Module 3: High-Level Design – Tuesday, September 28
  • Module 4: Program Materials – Tuesday, October 5
  • Module 5: Working session – Tuesday, October 12
  • Module 6: Facilitation – Tuesday, October 19

Pricing

  • $600 CAD + HST for Independent professionals and Non-Profit organizations
  • $1,000 CAD + HST for company-sponsored professionals

LOOKING FOR MORE?

ONLINE LEARNING ACTIVITIES – COURSE
  • 90-minutes online session.
  • Get answers to your online design questions.
  • Learn tips and ideas for incorporating creativity into your online design.
DESIGN FOR ONLINE – WEBINAR
  • One-hour free webinar.
  • Gain concrete tips and techniques for online design.

 

ONLINE TRAINING AUDIT
  • Have a current course critiqued to receive feedback on the design and facilitation.
  • Receive concrete ideas and resources to make your online courses as good as, or better than, in-person.
ONLINE ADVISORY
  • Receive personal support for you or your team as they create quality online programs that seamlessly integrate technology and facilitation.
  • Learn my process and receive my templates and reference documents.
  • Leverage my expertise in adult learning, design and technology to create innovative, engaging online programs.
ONLINE COURSE DESIGN
  • If you need someone to design a course for you, let me know.
  • I’ve been designing online training since the early 2000’s.
  • I can design for delivery in Adobe Connect, WebEx, MS Teams and zoom.