Or should that be ‘virtual classrooms’? Everyone talks about ‘webinars’, although just calling them that hardly does justice to the interactive nature of the learning experience. But for want of a snappier word, ‘webinars’ it is.
Our approach to ‘webinars’ creates genuine learning experiences for the participants. Our sessions give them the opportunity through discussion, case studies, practical role-plays, interactive ‘chat’ and whiteboard activities to experience a unique, targeted development opportunity.
Participants are able to explore key models and concepts, discuss them in relation to their individual situations and plan for the application of these techniques in the workplace. And there’s usually an opportunity to experience or role-play the new behaviours.
In addition, we often include extra resources at the end of the session which participants can use to refresh their memories and embed learning following the training. Sometimes, there’s ‘pre and post’ work.
Sometimes the sessions are stand-alone, sometimes a mini-series of two or three and sometimes an entire structured programme. The approach varies according to the subject and, of course, to individual client requirements.
We’ve designed our open webinar sessions to run on the world’s most popular platform, Zoom. We’ve never had a problem with Zoom and neither have any of our clients, and Zoom themselves are constantly updating their security advice and features, but if you’ve got any concerns just follow these eight top tips. Of course, on an in-house basis, clients often need us to use their preferred platform, so that’s fine too, whether it’s Teams, Webex, Adobe Connect, whatever.
We’re sometimes asked about accessibility, so here’s our approach.
Most of our sessions are bespoke, for individual clients, but here’s a selection of ones we prepared earlier to help inspire you:
These sessions have been phenomenally popular as open events. They’re also available for in-house delivery, tailored to your specific requirements:
Building on our hugely popular ‘Working from home’ series, the wellbeing and resilience sessions follow our unique ‘flexinar’ format – flexible webinars that can be delivered in whatever configuration suits you best. Full details here.
Our very popular management development programme normally runs on a classroom basis as sixteen half-day modules, two modules a day, over eight or nine months. Full details here. It’s now also available as a series of sixteen 90-minute webinars and is currently being delivered on that basis in English and in various European languages. To discuss how that might work for you, give us a call on 01582 463460. We’re here to help – and not just in English!
Our Inspiring Leader programme normally runs on a classroom basis as four two-day modules, typically over seven months, interspersed with one-to-one coaching sessions. Full details here. We’re delivering it now on a virtual classroom basis, with facilitated action learning sets as well. It’s a flexible format that can be adjusted to suit the needs of a specific group. To talk through how that might work for you, give us a call on 01582 463460.
Public service organisations need shorter sessions, delivered virtually, often bespoke but without a budget for learning design. We’ve developed a unique range of flexible webinars – ‘flexinars’ – designed specifically to rise to the challenge. You choose the topics and the length of the session and we do the rest. Outstanding value for money! Full details here.
Our unique range of 90-minute virtual classroom sessions focuses on the practical aspects of cultural difference. An introductory session on ‘Understanding cultural difference’ (and an optional session on ‘Managing global teams’) is followed by a series of ‘deep dives’ focused on developing cultural intelligence for giving effective feedback, communication styles, building relationships, etc, etc. ‘Focus’ sessions put the spotlight on specific work cultures – France, Italy, etc. Full details here.
Many of these sessions are currently being run on a global basis, in different languages:
We can, of course, tailor any of these webinars to your precise requirements or we can design a programme from scratch. Just give us a call today on 01582 463460.