Transition to remote training delivery

Transformation premise
“Any activity that proved its value in a class teaching environment will be modified, adapted, or replaced for usage in the new training delivery medium.”

The process of modifying the content for remote training.

Step 1. Content minimization – simplifying the content while fully satisfying the participants’ need for information.

Step 2. Visual amplification – the content is redefined visually, for a deeper impact.

Step 3. Addition of practical activities for participant involvement

Step 4. Delivery and refinement – the content is delivered remotely and is refined based on the participant feedback and in keeping with the observation of the level of engagement and the degree of success in reaching the proposed teaching goals.

Validation Checklist

StepValidation
Content minimizationThe target recommended for content reduction is 1-2 hours for a 2 day in-class course. The trainer is assumed to be capable to present topics, ideas, messages, and support information in a coherent discours
Visual amplificationAfter minimization and visual amplification, trainers could effectively deliver the content of a 2 day in-class course in a 1.5-2-hour webinar.
Participants who are exclusively introduced the material of the presentation normally show an understanding of the content that is consistent with the initial intention.
Addition of practical activitiesMethod-specific reusable games and game-like activities have been added to the minimized content.
Delivery and refinementContent and delivery form come in updated versions and thus have results that are superior to the previous versions.
Validating content adaptation

Steps to follow in adopting the new way of work:

  • embrace the new way of thinking
  • develop abilities to use digital training technologies
  • modify the activities and adapt the content to the new kind of delivery
  • experiment and refine the content until it reaches the level of quality that you desire while making sure you have the capacity to employ the method’s structure to deliver it

Best practices (under development)

  • Short intro to Zoom/ MS Teams
  • Opening sequence (1 hour)
  • Activities for familiarization with the subject matter (contrast/ context)
  • Team activities and games: 2-4 activities in 4 hours
  • 3-4 slides for each idea/ message, at most
  • Slides with exercises, with signal and strong visual design
  • Videos with written debrief.
  • Management of inhibiting factors
  • Increase in the importance and duration of debriefing.
  • Open cameras
  • One-on-one relating and empathizing—at least 10 minutes
  • Deepened individual engagement.
  • Intensive use of software apps
  • Content adaptation: 3-4 days of effort for a 2 day in-class course
  • Delivery in 4- or 8-hour session sequences
  • Team implementation of the roles of observer and facilitator
  • More trainers, training assistant(s) to support team breakout activities
  • Printed notebook posted to the participants’ home addresses.