Transform Capability Remotely. Bring The Training Room To Your Hybrid Working Team's.
Deeply engaging, interactive and effective virtual classroom training that shifts behaviour and mindset. Learn our world-class methodology - from the comfort of your hybrid workspaces.
"Offers our participants tools and skills that will increase their ability to influence and communicate across our global business at a time when travel and face-to-face meetings are not possible."
– Rebecca Mattinson, Organisational Development Manager, Global Talent & Organisational Capability, Orica, Australia
Learning environments have changed.
With global workforces on the rise, more employees are seeking flexible hybrid working arrangements… or being forced into them by COVID-19. As our environment changes, the delivery formats for group training have evolved. The solution – live virtual classroom training.
Organisations need high quality, real-time coaching or training alternatives for workers who are restricted from attending face-to-face deliveries by travel, time or costs. Live virtual training is a convenient, cost-effective solution that still creates a dynamic learning experience filled with touchpoints to engage your teams.
Bringing The Colin James Method® magic to blended virtual and online learning.
Our impressive suite of facilitation, keynotes, training and coaching programs have been honed over 25-years and can be delivered to the same distinguished level… virtually. We have over 4-years’ of global and national experience combining live virtual and online elements into interactive, engaging, blended learning experiences with remote leaders and their teams.
With methodology and practical experience at the heart of all our training, we carefully design every delivery to ensure engagement, interaction, skill development and real-life application are at the core. Our dynamic virtual deliveries enrapture participants for 45-minutes to up to four hours, or even longer, providing just the same value and behavioural shift as a face-to-face delivery.
3 core requirements for successful virtual training
Delivery and content is stimulating, emotionally meaningful, entertaining (at times) and connecting at the heart as well as the head.
Facilitator provides relevant, practical, easy to apply knowledge and skills that enhance and deepen your teams skills.
Encouraging, supporting and motivating content that is easy to remember. With simple next steps to help practice the skills in real life.
The tools and techniques we use to deliver virtual learning solutions
We promise to deliver a learning experience like no other – even in a virtual setting. Our expert facilitators are skilled at using a variety of video conferencing platforms to deliver across the globe to your teams.
After deep consultation we use our core Diagnose, Design, Deliver model to craft a solution that factors in your organisation’s goals and the different challenges that a virtual delivery entails. The key design stage ensures that every moment of the training is valuable and provides the results you seek.
The need for structure in online and virtual communication is amplified compared to a face-to-face experience. The distractor-factor is higher and exchange of energy is much more difficult. Method is the key to success! We use a combination of the techniques below to craft a learning journey that fulfils your businesses’ needs.
Allows us to build relevance for participants by understanding their individual needs.
Vital to ensuring virtual deliveries are scaleable and memorable. We consider how many people are attending, how can they interact, what do we want them to do before and after the training, how do we simplify complex content, etc.
The facilitator’s skilled delivery and use of technology drives engagement and retention of the information.
BLENDED LEARNING TECHNIQUES
To ensure sustained results we recommend a blended learning approach, with pre and post-work to support the virtual training. This could be a combination of online elements (videos, pre-reading, assignment), the virtual delivery, and follow-up afterwards (group coaching, accountability groups, internal presentation etc.). We build a variety of touchpoints into the delivery design to guarantee long-term results for your people.
WELL CONSIDERED GROUP SIZES
We are happy to deliver at scale for keynotes and large masterclasses. Dependant on the outcomes required we do not recommend over-stretching the number of attendees in some cases. Virtual deliveries should be treated with the same respect as face-to-face training. Instead, we recommend multiple sessions to be used to deliver on scale to larger groups/divisions where a deeper behavioural shift is required in the brief.
INTERACTIVE VIDEO-CONFERENCING TECHNIQUES
We have adapted the video-conferencing technology to replicate some of the physical techniques we utilise in our face-to-face training. We use break out rooms to facilitate group discussions and exercises, chat functionality and polls are used to aid continued engagement and virtual whiteboards allow us to capture attention and build frameworks on screen, much like flip charts in our face-to-face deliveries.
EXPERT VIRTUAL FACILITATORS
Our facilitators utilise their executive presence, energy and voice to command attention and keep attendees’ focus away from distractions. Carefully designed deliveries often include pre-work that helps attendees to invest in the training in advance. With the tools to build rapport with participants quickly, they draw on years of experience delivering in virtual training environments to provide expert results.
The value and the results we can achieve after just a few hours' training is reflected in the average NPS score of 94 we receive after our virtual training.
We work collaboratively with you to delve deep into your goals and tailor the virtual training around your unique needs. How does it work? A typical engagement for a virtual training delivery looks like this:
Overview of virtual training options
All of our training programs, facilitation, keynotes and coaching can be customised to suit the virtual environment so please reach out to us to discuss your businesses needs further.
Click the services below and then scroll through an overview of our virtual offering in each area.
Client outcomes and results
World-class content in a very nimble, cost-effective way.
The leaders and high potentials at this mining organisation need to provide strategic, compelling and accurate recommendations to the Executive Team in short time frames. But they lack the structure to prepare quickly and skills to pitch with confidence.
This training needed to provide practical tools and expert guidance on building personal influence and authority and preparing effectively for pitches and presentations. All to be delivered in a 2.5-hour Masterclass, in a live virtual format and be meaningful, engaging and applicable to a global audience. A tall order!
The results: Rating our learning experience 9/10, this client said our training increased their team’s ability to influence and communicate across the global business at a time when travel and face-to-face meetings are not possible.
“The participants have all integrated the learnings into their planned presentations and report feeling grateful for the opportunity to work with Erica. They all agreed it fast-tracked their preparation time and they are feeling more confident about their planned pitches as a result.”
It really differentiates what we do in Services and how we invest in our people.
During lockdown, SAP needed to upskill their Sales Academy talent’s communication and presentation skills remotely. Our tailored virtual training led to some of the most remarkable shifts they’d ever seen across North America and Europe.
We collaborated with SAP to design a tailored training program that helped them to engage, motivate and unite the dispersed team. Delivered virtually through 2 x 4-hour sessions, over one month and two time zones to meet the needs of both European and North American contingents.
We focused on shifting the way the sales team designed their messages and delivered content for their audience – to avoid “spewing [marketing] material at the client”, and instead considering how to solve their business issues.
Bernadett shared that the very first piece of feedback she received during our training was that this was “the most impactful training they had received during the entire sales academy program”.
“It was the first time I’ve ever been on a virtual training session where at the end of 4 hours people were asking for more. We had no Zoom fatigue, which shows the energy levels of your facilitators and the engagement.”
Industry: FINANCIAL SERVICES
The virtual environment kept attendees engaged and accountable.
Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, a leading financial services organisation reached out to us to help facilitate day one of their LT offsite to help align the newly formed leadership team. They wanted support to revisit the team’s purpose, vision, values and ongoing strategy. Due to the pandemic, the delivery was shifted to virtual facilitation, which they happily reported kept them more engaged and accountable.
Acknowledging the current crisis, Colin updated his agenda to include our crisis management model to help frame the day. Guiding the team through the model he expertly weaved the division’s existing mission and vision into a discussion to circumnavigate the current challenges to support remote workforces.
Delivered over one full day in hour-long blocks with breaks, the small team of 9 kept to a strict agenda as Colin guided them through deep discussions and problem-solving exercises using the virtual technology.
The result: The team were prepped and prepared with frameworks and areas for development for their second day. They were able to meet the agreed outcomes for their time together, thanking Colin for his support to fast-track their thought process and provide expert insight.
What makes our learning experience unique?
We teach ‘the How’, so your team can change now
Practical, hands on programs that teach your people applicable ‘human skills’ and get them practicing immediately.
We lead the pack globally
Delivering high-calibre training to leaders across the world, we enable people to shift their results and drive complex organisational change.
We tailor our training to fit your needs
Our approach is unique. We deeply immerse ourselves to understand your needs, so our training delivers every time.
We have been in your team’s shoes
Our rigorously trained facilitators are experienced business people who understand your company’s challenges.
We base our work on experience & research
Proven methodologies created by 25+ years of research and experience in training, facilitation, coaching and speaking.
We promise learning that sticks
Our design, materials and delivery uses the principles of research-backed neuroscience to ensure engagement and long-term retention.
Transform your team's capability virtually
Contact us today to discuss your organisations virtual keynote, coaching, facilitation and training needs. We’ll get back to you within one business day.