E-learning, blended and remote programmes
All my workshop programmes can be delivered digitally. But online learning needn’t be limited to stand-alone training and workshops. Your requirements might mean that what I’m delivering for your people is a component of a bigger programme; feeds into other internal development structures; or the learning is better offered in a different format. Here’s some examples to get you thinking:
Online seminars (Facilitation)
Work well for groups that want to collaborate and/or learn from each other as part of their development, or for collaborative problem-solving. For example team projects, remote-working teams with common objectives or learning needs. This format is ideal for building strong internally-generated learning and sharing of expertise. (e.g. Good practice forums for doctoral supervisors).
Webinar & Workbook (Chalk and talk)
A talk or briefing on a topic accompanied by slides or other materials followed by Q&A – in parallel with participant workbooks. Minimal participant interaction, possibility of recording for later play-back. (Ideal for delivering to large numbers of attendees – ensures consistency of the participants’ learning experiences.)
Online learning materials (E-learning)
I create content for online learning units – text, video, graphics, and a resource locker of links and recommendations for those that want to extend or deepen their understanding and application of the topic or skill in focus. Provided in an open, easy to use format that learning experience designers (your LMS experts) can adapt and incorporate into your institution’s VLE. (Ideal for self-paced learning and asynchronous cohorts).
Blended programmes (Hand-picked combinations)
Programmes that work for a cohort of people who’s needs may be more diverse, and the topics more broad. For instance, a wholly online programme adapted from a 2-day face-to-face leadership development programme for a group of 12 people might look like:
- Online learning units to cover leadership theories; leadership development techniques; and developing your personal leadership skills
- Individual coaching sessions for each participant: pre-programme, mid-programme, post-programme
- Workbook and materials in digital download format for whole programme
- Small group action learning set online meetings
- Whole group learning development seminar online
It’s important that whatever methods are chosen, they are selected because they create opportunities for maximising the learning and application. Delivering information on its own is not my bag – helping learners figure out how to use that information for their own benefit… that very much is my bag. Together we can make sure that happens with careful design.
If you don’t see what you want in the above list (and if you do), Connect with me and we’ll create something together that meets your requirements and exceeds your expectations…
Loved the relaxed feel of the day, we all knew what we were there for. There was no pressure to contribute if we didn’t want to – though everyone did at different times. Plenty of opportunity to explore individual issues – thought-provoking, and I came away with concrete things to do.
Professional, well paced, interactive and encouraging.
Understood how much energy and engagement the participants had
Sarah was fantastic – so human and empathetic, and understood how much energy and engagement the participants had at different points. She also was flexible and adapted the programme to reflect the difficulties around operating via Zoom and access to the workbook. She was a lovely person to run the training, and I’ll miss seeing her face and supportive approach once a month!
Much more committed to my goal
Because of the prework and coaching-wrapper conversations (very helpful and enjoyed), I felt a part of it already when I arrived, and I left afterwards feeling energised. I am much more committed to my goal, and ready to take my own steps.
The workshop was online, it worked very well, given the limitations of that format. The delivery was very well planned to keep us engaged but not exhausted.
Bespoke and special for the group
Small group worked so well, it felt bespoke and special for the group. I could go every week and get something different every time.
One of the best I’ve ever attended
The flow of happiness that I experienced during and after the workshop has changed things for me already so thanks again!
It really was a great workshop, and you are so good at what you’re doing. They way you’ve explained all of this, the examples you’ve use and the humor that you’ve brought in, has made this workshop probably one of the best I’ve ever attended (and you can bet that you’re making a change).
Session worked seamlessly online
Clearly a lot of thought was put into delivery, and the session worked seamlessly online. Often online sessions can be pretty unengaging, but the delivery was excellent.