NOTE: Member registration opens on 30 days prior to this event and for non-member registration opens 15 days prior to this event.
Interact & Engage!
Whether it’s an online meeting, a presentation via webinar, or live online training,
engagement is the main question on everyone’s mind: Will it be worth my time to
attend, or will it be an opportunity to check email instead? Online meeting technology
is powerful and has made it easy to connect with people from anywhere in the world at
any time, yet L&D professionals often still struggle with getting everyone to interact.
Interaction is the answer to successful engagement and using the features of the
platform is the answer to interaction. However, the features alone do not engage the
participants. It is what you choose to do with those features that will make the
difference in your next virtual training, webinar, or meeting.
During this session, you will learn what you can do to be successful in the virtual
environment and avoid having everyone ask for a recording or a copy of the slides five
minutes into your next virtual event. You’ll analyze the activities demonstrated and
brainstorm where the techniques could be applied to your virtual training programs.
You’ll explore the specific challenges of managing the technology, and brainstorm
solutions to the engagement problems you are likely to experience with your live online
attendees when technical problems arise. Activities are the key to your success.
Through them you’ll learn to manage the technology, get attendees to actively
engage, and help presenters have a great time too!
Application on the Job
apply to your own activity design.
About the Presenter: Kassy LaBorie
Kassy LaBorie is the principal consultant at Kassy LaBorie Consulting, LLC. She is a speaker, instructional designer, classroom facilitator, and author who specializes in virtual learning, teams, and live online technology. Kassy is passionate about helping organizations, learning teams, and training professionals successfully move to the virtual environment. In her previous role at Dale Carnegie Training, she was the director of virtual training services, a consultancy that partners with organizations to help them develop successful online training strategies. Kassy also served as the product design architect responsible for developing the company’s live online training product and experience.
Prior to this, she was an independent master virtual trainer, a Microsoft software trainer, and a senior trainer at WebEx, where she helped build and deliver training at the WebEx University. Kassy is the co-author of Interact and Engage! 50+ Activities for Virtual Training, Meetings, and Webinars. A frequent speaker at industry conferences since 2006, she has presented at Training Magazine events including their yearly conference and Online Learning Conferences, Chief Learning Officer symposiums, The Virtual Learning Show, ATD’s TechKnowledge and International Conference & Exposition, as well as many local ATD Chapter events.