Train the virtual trainer

Train The Virtual Trainer

Our Train the Virtual Trainer workshop is specifically designed to help people who deliver training virtually.

It is easy to assume that training in the virtual world is the same as training live, with participants in the same room. But the massive growth in virtual training since March 2020 has shown this is not the case. This training helps the virtual trainer design and deliver impactful training.

The challenges with training virtually

There are a number of challenges when training virtually, which includes keeping participants engaged. This is particularly difficult when videos are not turned on and when there are so many potential distractions, such as emails, notifications, dogs, cats and kids. Beyond engagement there is the difficulty in creating interesting content, the issues of relevance and the challenges of attention span and concentration. All these factors mean that you have to treat virtual training differently to live training.

Tailored to your needs

Our Train The Virtual Trainer workshop is tailored to your needs. Firstly we discuss the kind of training you’re going to deliver virtually. We then review both the content and delivery of the training and adapt our workshop to your training session. This means the training you receive is based around your training and how to deliver this virtually.

Designing Virtual Content

It is easy to assume that you can take existing training content and just deliver this virtually, but our exerience has shown this not always the case. Content needs to be at least adapted and often redesigned for the virtual world.

Our Train the Virtual Trainer session includes ideas on how to design virtual content. We show you how to do this in principle and then apply these ideas to your actual training content.

Delivering Virtual Training

One of the biggest challenges we are given by clients, is in how to engage virtual training participants and keep engaged. Our training gives you ideas on how to do this applied to your content. There are two basic ways to keep your participants engaged, firstly in the way you design your content and secondly in the way you deliver your training. Both require detailed preparation. When you deliver your training content virtually, we recommend treating this as more of a performance. We give you ideas and coaching on how to do this.

Train the Virtual Trainer Agenda

The following is an outline agenda for our Train the Virtual Trainer content, which we adapt to suit your needs.

Pre workshop

Prior to the workshop we discuss your objectives for the training and the specific challenges you  want your trainers to overcome.

The participants also complete the ITD Work Styles Model which gives an insight on the personality drivers when delivering training. This means we can tailor coaching ideas to your individual trainers.

Workshop sessions

This training is delivered in one or multiple sessions. Part 1 includes the ideas on how to deliver virtual training, and part 2 is where participants deliver samples of their content with feedback, coaching and ideas from the trainer. There is the option of a further follow up session for additional coaching and development.

Content design

Each participant selects content which they would like to review in the training. You gain ideas and suggestions on how to adapt and redesign this to get more engagement. Based on these ideas you practice delivering your content.

Training objectives

Any training needs to have a clear objective to guide content development, but with training virtually this is even more so. Not only do you need a clear objective drafted from the participants’ perspective in what you want them to gain from the training. But also, you need to define an objective for every slide, every activity, every small step in your training.

Participant engagement

Getting and keeping participants engaged is one of the key challenges of training virtually. Using your content we show you how to do this to maximum effect. This will mean developing your approach at every step of your training. It will take a lot of preparation and work to gain more engagement.

Participant development

During the training your trainers practice delivering content to engage their audience. They receive feedback and coaching from the ITD trainer. We give you ideas and tips at each step tailored to your needs.

Participant Feedback

Read what participants say about our training below and more by following this link Training Reviews

Very interesting training

Rated 4.0 out of 5
May 28, 2024

The training was very interesting as the subject matter is very topical in everyday working life!


How to manage workloads, delegate and work with supervisors.

Rated 5.0 out of 5
May 7, 2024

Very insightful and engaging – would recommend!


Excellent Training Sessions

Rated 5.0 out of 5
May 2, 2024

The training sessions hosted by Martin were nothing short of exceptional. The sessions promised to be engaging, interactive and informative – and they delivered on all fronts.


Helpful and enjoyable

Rated 5.0 out of 5
May 2, 2024

Very helpful and enjoyable session with practical scenarios


Martin knows how to keep the audience focused on his topic

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 25, 2024

Martins not only knows his topics but also is a master of presentation; keeping us focused on the issue. Break-away rooms is an excellent technique Martins uses in very appropriate moments to stimulate exchange and productive discussions. Very clearly structured presentations. Five stars, for sure!

Yuriy Rudyuk

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