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Interact and Engage! Activities for Virtual Training, Meetings and Webinars (11217)

  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Kaleida Health, 726 Exchange Street, Buffalo 14210, Suite 517

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Competency: Instructional Design/Learning Technologies 

Program Description

Whether it's an online meeting, a webinar, or a virtual classroom training, "Will you be engaged?" is the main question on your mind. Will it be worth your time to attend or will it be an opportunity to check email instead? Online meeting technology is powerful and has made it easy to connect with people from anywhere in the world at any time, yet we often still struggle with getting everyone to interact. 

Interaction is the answer to engagement, and using the features of the platform is the answer to interaction. However, the features alone do not engage participants. It is what you choose to do with those features that will make the difference in your next virtual training, webinar, or meeting. In this session, you will learn what you can do to avoid participants asking for a recording or a copy of the slides five minutes into your next virtual event.

This month's program provides a chance to learn directly from the authors of our February 2017 ATD Buffalo Niagara BookMark selection, Interact and Engage!  See you there! 


Kassy LaBorie

Director, Virtual Training Services at Dale Carnegie Training

As Director of Virtual Training Services for Dale Carnegie Training, Kassy leads a consultancy that partners with organizations to help them develop successful online training strategies. Kassy recently published a book with ATD Press titled “Interact and Engage! 50+ Activities for Virtual Training, Meetings, Webinars.” (2015). Earlier at Dale Carnegie Training, Kassy also served as the Product Design Architect responsible for developing their Live Online Training experience. Prior to this, she was a Master Trainer for InSync Training, a Microsoft software trainer at ExecuTrain, and a Senior Trainer at WebEx where she helped create the WebEx University. A frequent speaker at industry conferences, she has presented at Training Magazine events, CLO Symposiums, The Virtual Learning Show, and ATD TechKnowledge and ICE conferences. 



Thomas Stone

Director, Technology Based Learning at Dale Carnegie Digital

Tom Stone is Director, Technology Based Learning at Dale Carnegie Training. He sets the product roadmap and strategy for their Live Online and other digital offerings, and also leads the new uses of technology in their traditional in-person ILT programs. Tom has been in the Learning and Development field for fifteen years, previously serving in a variety of roles including Senior Research Analyst at Taleo, and before that, Senior Instructional Designer, Manager of Instructional Design, and Product Design Architect at Element K. Tom is a popular industry speaker, writer, and evangelist, has spoken at over 100 regional, national, and international conferences on a wide range of topics, and is co-author of Interact and Engage! 50+ Activities for Virtual Training, Meetings, and Webinars (ATD Press, 2015).

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