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Adapting to online

Need support in transforming training for virtual delivery, building and using virtual classrooms and coaching for a virtual world? 

The world of work has changed – and it has been a lot faster than anticipated. With a growing need for online training to keep teams performing at their peak, we’re working to support you in delivering a great experience for your leaders online.

 

Adapting face to face training for virtual delivery

If you have critical operations or a structured face to face program to deliver on your business needs, converting your material, storytelling techniques, collaboration, policies and procedures into a digital format could be presenting barriers like:

  • Selecting the ‘right’ delivery format
  • Converting face to face content to suit a blended format
  • Creating interactive scenarios
  • Understanding how learners interact differently in a virtual space
  • Time and resource turn it around quickly.

Where do you start?

Review your existing learning material and consider which elements can be translated to digital learning, which can be delivered through virtual classrooms and where the gaps might be. If you have the capabilities within your business, look to leverage best practice online learning design so that you can rapidly deploy your new training in weeks, not months.

Missed our webinar Virtual learning - best practice delivery and design? Watch the recording now. You can also check out our guide on Converting face to face training to virtual delivery.

Need something now?

The Oxford Group have a variety of ready to run virtual programmes to support your leaders and managers and the needs of your organisation. Explore our virtual delivery offer

Need something bespoke?

Our teams have been using the latest rapid deployment techniques to get your leaders learning in the virtual space quickly and within (a tight) budget. Get in touch today via the on page form.

 

Delivering training through virtual classrooms

Virtual classroom learning is becoming an increasingly popular delivery component in the modern workplace. The advantages of providing short, live online and synchronous learning that can be combined more easily with a learner’s flow of work are becoming increasingly well recognised. Shorter durations, easy global reach, reduced training delivery and subsistence costs and opportunity to link with other digital approaches and technologies. But how to you begin to build effective virtual classrooms?

  • Choosing your virtual classroom technology
  • Structuring a virtual classroom session
  • Engagement and delivery

Where do you start?

Deciding to deliver any new training virtually is a great step forward to supporting your teams. If it’s a simple information sharing session as part of a wider blend, a webinar could suffice – but for more in-depth training needs, a virtual classroom could offer the functionality you need.

We’ve produced a self-service guide to developing your own virtual classroom sessions. Download our the guide here. Need something simple? Download our ultimate guide to webinars.

Need something now?

We currently deliver a number of our short courses and programmes via virtual classrooms and are adapting more for this format. Both Dealing with ambiguity and Storytelling for leaders are available for distance delivery.  Want a sneak peak of these courses? Join our interactive workshop session on Dealing with Ambiguity. Save your spot today.

Need something bespoke?

We can support you in developing virtual classrooms for your needs – simply get in touch via the on page form.

 

Coaching in a virtual world

Coaching is one of the interventions that can have most impact on your business – and you don’t want it to fall by the wayside in the new world of online working. Research by the International Personnel Management Association (IPMA) found that ‘training on its own increases productivity by 22%, whereas combining it with coaching increases productivity by 88%’. But how can you capitalise on coaching when teams are based remotely?

  • How do you coach virtually?
  • Providing coaching to support your teams and leaders

Where do you start?

Coaching skills are an essential part of the management toolkit. We can help your managers understand when coaching is the right approach, learn a process for coaching and practice and receive feedback on their own coaching. Get in touch today to discuss our Talent Coaching programme.

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