Virtual training reduces travel costs and travel time. This makes it attractive to many organisations. Moreover, remote participants or teams from different locations and in different time zones can simultaneously participate in virtual training sessions. Finally, training provided on a global scale can strengthen identification with the organization and the feeling of togetherness.
Online training call for a different training design than face-to-face training. They also require a facilitator who is confident in virtual space, using adequate methods and tools and enjoys the challenges and technical possibilities of virtual training.
Advantages of virtual training
Today’s working environment of internationally active companies is characterised by emails, phone calls, video conferences and web meetings.
Keep up with changing times and offer training and other development measures online.
Virtual training provides numerous advantages:
Major benefits of face-to-face training can be offered in virtual training: personal exchange between trainer and participants as well as exchange between participants. Small group work can be facilitated in break-out rooms, results can be shared in plenary. It is the trainer’s responsibility to design an optimal learning process which addresses, engages and motivates all participants.
Training duration in virtual space is shorter, with single sessions building upon each other. Each virtual training session takes between 60 and 120 minutes. Such short sessions can be integrated in participants’ work days more easily. As a series of regular training units which build on each other is created e.g. meeting once a week, group spirit and a feeling of togetherness can be achieved. Participants apply new insights and freshly acquired skills in their daily working routine between sessions, facilitating learning transfer. Participants can also reflect on their experiences or share relevant business cases in the ensuing training sessions with their peers.
Asynchronous and synchronous learning can be combined. Between the single training sessions, trainer and participants can exchange with each other, ask questions, intensify the learning process, advise each other and deepen their knowledge.
An interactive training design employs different media and a mix of training methods to engage participants in various ways (e.g. verbal contributions, comments via chat function, whiteboard activities, polls, small group work in break out rooms, screen sharing etc.).
If participants experience engaging facilitation techniques in virtual classrooms, they can use these for the optimization of their own virtual meetings. Their competence and confidence in handling online technology and tools increase, so that virtual collaboration becomes more natural and even fun.
Put us to the test! The CultureWaves team is looking forward to advising you on virtual training programmes.
Topics of our virtual training
CultureWaves offers a broad portfolio of training and development initiatives for international collaboration and change.
Our virtual training offers mirror this portfolio. We have developed a range of online training on virtual collaboration in multicultural teams.
Here are some recent topic examples:
- bold management in turbulent times
- the development of healthy teams
- effective feedback
- country-specific training
The CultureWaves team designs bespoke online training, employing appropriate methods for virtual learning and using the entire spectrum of online training tools to create an interactive, inclusive, engaging and motivating learning experience. Well-experienced online trainers are in charge of delivery, transferring content in an optimal way.
Depending on your context and needs, virtual training, blended learning programmes or face-to-face training can also be suitable for your specific training needs.
Please contact us and tell us about your development objectives. We are happy to advise you and design customised trainings for your organization.
Virtual training – how, where and for whom?
- Customised, depending on target group and development needs
- Single or group training
- Using WebEx training center or other training platforms
- For employees of all hierarchical levels, professionals and leaders
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- Change management
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- Team building
- Intercultural training
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- Blended learning programmes
Embracing diversity: the CultureWaves team
The CultureWaves team consists of more than 120 qualified trainers and consultants with multiple years of international professional experience in various sectors and positions.
Virtual training are delivered by experienced online trainers who enjoy training and working virtually with globally spread participants.
CultureWaves emphasizes the variety of the applied methods. With decades of experience in designing and delivering customised training and workshops, CultureWaves has optimized its training and facilitation methods for your maximum benefit.
Experts for online programmes develop and design your virtual training and ensure the use of current ‘state of the art’ methods and tools in virtual space.
Make use of our experience and competence! We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Since 1999, CultureWaves has delivered customised development initiatives for satisfied clients all over the world.
Benefit from the quality of our programmes!