Effectiveness in a Virtual World with Bob Pike as Special Virtual Presenter

  • 21 Jul 2017
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Whitney Bank UNO Training Facility, 2285 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA 70122


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Don't miss this workshop with special guest and virtual presenter Bob Pike! 
This workshop is approved for 4.5 HR General credit hours. The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.
Do you facilitate employee orientation sessions, training events, or meetings in a virtual environment?  If so, have you ever had that lonely, sinking feeling that nobody was paying attention?  Ever felt like asking, "Hello... is anybody out there?  Hey... is this thing on?"
In today's remote and extremely busy work environments, webinars and other virtual delivery channels provide a convenient and cost-effective way to conduct business virtually.  But, are your sessions effective - do they even make a difference?  The hard truth is they are not effective if your participants are multi-tasking or otherwise not engaged in the session.
Attend this 1-day workshop to make your sessions and meetings more effective.  This is an interactive, hands-on workshop where you will learn how to design and deliver engaging sessions to meet your business objectives. Bring your own laptop to apply your new skills during the workshop!      


Learn how to:
  • Determine what objectives can be achieved in a virtual environment
  • Use the Top 5 Strategies for Virtual Effectiveness
    (presented by Bob Pike) 
  • Design an engaging virtual experience
  • Prepare participants to participate
  • Apply adult learning theory to the virtual environment
  • Use interactive tools to ensure participation (whiteboards, polls, chat, breakout rooms, etc.)
  • Apply graphic and visual design principles    
If a webinar took place this morning, but nobody paid attention... did the webinar really happen?    
Presenters' Bios:

Bob Pike

Bob Pike is known as "the trainer's trainer" and specializes in training those who train others.  He founded the Bob Pike Group and built it into a multimillion dollar training and performance improvement consulting company.  In 1988 he began producing the Creative Training Techniques™ newsletter and when he became its sole owner in 2013, he rebranded it as “Bob Pike’s Training and Performance Forum.” and became a membership.

His first book, the “Creative Training Techniques™ Handbook” is the best-selling train the trainer book ever published with more the 330,000 copies sold in the first three editions. The fourth edition, retitled “Master Trainers Handbook” was published in 2015. He has authored or coauthored more than 30 other books in the field including “Dealing with Difficult Participants”, “50 Creative Closers”, “50 Creative Openers”, and “Unlock the Power to Learn; Unleash the Power to Perform”.

He has presented at every ATD ICE Conference since 1977 and at every Training Magazine Conference since they started in 1978. For more than 25 years his has been among the top 3 speakers in both attendance and evaluations at those conferences.   


Dr. Stefanie Weaver

Stefanie has been developing engaging learning experiences for 10 years, and is currently the Contact Center Quality and Training Manager for Hancock and Whitney Bank.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a double major in Finance and Depository Institutions, a Master’s of Business Administration, and a Doctorate in Instructional Design and Development, all from the University of South Alabama.

Tiffany Landrum

Tiffany has over 20 years of experience in the training and development profession.  In that time she has fulfilled various roles, including Regional Training Specialist, Training Manager, Training and Development Director, and her current role in Instructional Design and Learning Technology.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and a Master’s degree in Corporate Communication with an emphasis in Training & Development, both from the University of South Alabama.  Tiffany also served as an adjunct professor at USA teaching communication courses.
Tiffany is a member of national ATD and the president of the New Orleans chapter of ATD.  She is on the advisory council for USA’s Instructional Design and Development program in the College of Education and is a member of the New Orleans Leadership Advisory Network with LSU Continuing Education Professional Development. 
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