Are you ready to facilitate in a virtual classroom with global learners? According to research by ASTD and i4cp on Learning’s Role in Globally Dispersed Workforces, globalization is one of the most important trends affecting the workforce. So how can you move from in-person facilitation to virtual facilitation and ensure your training is appropriate for all learners, regardless of their location? When you prepare for a virtual global audience as a facilitator or designer you need to think globally about every aspect of the training from the learner perspective, and make adjustments geared to those perspectives.
During this session you will explore the five key areas for global virtual classroom success: logistics, content, learning styles, rehearsal and facilitation. You will leave the session with strategies and tips to successfully design and deliver training for the global virtual classroom. The speaker has designed and delivered hundreds of training sessions via virtual classroom to World Bank Group staff in every region of the world. She will share practical examples from a variety of courses that were converted for delivery in a global virtual classroom.
Darlene Christopher is a Learning Officer at the World Bank in Washington DC where she directs the learning program for over 900 staff in 20 countries. She has been designing and delivering virtual training programs for global audiences for over ten years. Darlene also has a diverse technology background holding web product management positions in Silicon Valley at Infoseek, Disney Internet Group and 3Com. Darlene holds a Master’s in International Management from the Monterey Institutional Studies. She has lived and worked in Venezuela, Belize, Germany and Spain and speaks Spanish. She is the 2013 Advisory Chair for the ASTD TechKnowledge conference and served on the board for the Metro DC Chapter of ASTD as the Director of Virtual Programs from 2010-2012. Darlene also serves on Advisory Panel for the George Mason University Instruction Design and Development program. Darlene is a frequent speaker at ASTD and e-Learning Guild conferences and publishes regularly on the topic of virtual classrooms, including Infoline “Facilitating in the Global Virtual Classroom” She blogs at http://webconferenceguru.com/