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The Top Virtual Training Conferences & Events to Attend in 2020

Just because COVID-19 has restricted in-person events and meetings, doesn’t mean you have to put your professional development on hold. There are many online training conferences for 2020 that cover topics from learning and development to team building and beyond. On top of finding online training environments for your staff and implementing work-from-home protocols, think…
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An Interview with Industry Expert, Debbie Smith: Proving the Value of Customer Training to the C-Suite, and to Customer Success

We recently sat down with Debbie Smith, Customer Education Program Manager at Braze, as well as this year’s CEDMA Vendor Trustee. Debbie has been working in education for more than 20 years, and was kind enough to share some of the trends that she’s seeing in the ILT and VILT space, including her insights about…
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Missed our Webinar on 5 Best Practices for Remote Training? Here are Your Highlights!

Training is changing. Where traditionally you might have sat in front of a charismatic leader or coach and learned passively, today people are expecting training solutions to be equally available and beneficial from home. This is not just a COVID-19 thing, but there’s no doubt that the global pandemic has sped up the process. Almost…
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COVID-19 Is Reviving the Need For Live Training Platforms

Governments and businesses around the world have felt the social and economical impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. There are many considerations for company managers to make during these next few months, from reorganizing supply chains to ensuring safety among staff and clients. But what about company training? With working from home becoming standardized, it’s becoming…
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Cybersecurity is shifting its priorities – will your virtual training reach its potential?

Have you seen this infographic by McKinsey Research that looks at the projected influence of COVID-19 on cybersecurity spending? Looking closely at the data, it’s clear that outside of the obvious drive to protect employees and customers physically from the risk of the pandemic, there is also a shift in terms of technology, media and…
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Learning from the Australian Department of Defence’s Use of Virtual Training Labs during COVID-19

Over the past two years, more than 1000 personnel who work in the Directorate of Maritime and Engineering Logistics under the Department of Defence in Australia have been trained in Configuration Management tools and Asset Management Software. The department has used a straightforward process, where trainers go out on the road with their laptops in…
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How to Set Up an Online Virtual Classroom in 3 Easy Steps

This post was originally published on February 7, 2016 and updated August 4, 2020. Create a Virtual Training Environment that is Identical to the Best Local Classroom Experience Anyone involved in training knows full well the benefits of delivering virtual training remotely. The tool that often comes to mind for organizing virtual learning online classes…
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Webinar recap: Building and delivering a VILT course in under 60 minutes

CloudShare recently announced results of a survey we commissioned in Q2 to understand training challenges brought about by COVID-19 and the potential solutions. When asked what technology would see increased investment in order to improve virtual learning, 35% of respondents said virtual IT labs, second only to virtual conferencing, far ahead of augmented reality, gamification…
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If the NFL has Embraced Virtual Training – What’s Stopping You?

Sports has to be one of the hardest-hit industries of the COVID-19 global pandemic. At first, it seemed like football could end up wholly unaffected. After all, while the NBA had its season halted midway, and baseball teams learned to cope with a delayed season, the pandemic hit at the right time of year for…
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How to convince management of the benefits of virtual instructor-led training [eBook]

It’s time to take that training strategy you’ve been working on and make it real. Let’s talk about selling the business case of your virtual training program. But before we get into it, there are three key elements to making a successful pitch to management. We will get to those in just a little bit,…
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Why Your Learning and Development Strategy Needs Virtual Training Labs

Did you know that the global expenditure for organizational training is approximately USD $370 billion? It’s clear that businesses are scrambling to upgrade their learning and development (L&D) programs for more experienced employees and business partners. But is the investment really working out? A report from Gartner tells us that many employees lack the skills…
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10 Steps to convert traditional classroom content into effective virtual instructor-led training [eBook]

Has the recent pandemic got you thinking about moving your software training program in the cloud? If you’ve put off moving to remote learning, now is definitely the time. Not only that, but you may find that it changes the way you do training forever. Learning how to build your training program for the future…
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    Kevin Streater - ForgeRock
    VP ForgeRock University
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    Director of Training
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    Lead Architect
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    Senior Technical Consultant
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    Global Technical Enablement Manager
  • " The fact that students can access their environments during instructor-led training and on their own, has made for an effective learning experience for students and educators. "

    Shaundra Bruvall - InnoTech College
    Program Delivery Coordinator
  • " We passionately believe that practical hands-on experience is vital to aiding understanding and retention of the material by learners. I would go as far as to say that the vast majority of learners taking technical training require practical hands-on activities to form a cler understanding of a topic. "

    Robert Lillywhite - Sophos
    Global Technical Enablement Manager
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    Shaundra Bruvall - InnoTech College
    Program Delivery Coordinator
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    Alan Boehme - Innovation P&G
    Global Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Information Technology