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The Virtual Organisation

- How ready are you?

As the world gets ready to hit the “reset” button on the ways we work, interact, trade and learn, we can ensure that you have the ability and skills to do so.

Our Virtual Readiness offering identifies and addresses three key areas of development for the virtual classroom to really make a difference in an organisation.

The key areas of development and the desired outcomes

The Learning Function

  • How to convert your existing content/courses/materials into virtual learning experiences
  • How to transition from face to face delivery to virtual classroom delivery
  • Our consulting services to help you with both of the above should you have a shortage of capability or capacity

Leaders

  • How to manage virtual teams
  • How to leverage technology in managing teams
  • How to keep team engaged and lead through change

Everyone in the organisation

  • How to collaborate in virtual teams
  • How to remain engaged and connected in virtual teams
  • How to maintain and improve productivity in virtual teams
List of courses included

Our virtual sessions are 90 minutes in duration and the facilitator-led, making them highly interactive to encourage questions and discussion. This is a key difference to self-paced online course libraries because it enables the group to address individual questions and any challenges the learners may be facing. This is all done in real time.

To embed the learning – each participant receives a PDF Learner Guide to take notes during the live session and to keep as a quick reference guide.

MCI has been training virtual teams and team leaders for over 10 years – and what’s more, we have been delivering the training in virtual classroom format.

The Learning Function

1. Train the Virtual Trainer

This course focuses on training the virtual trainer to confidently deliver valuable virtual classroom training, which ensures that audiences are engaged and inspired to embed the key learnings. It is delivered over 2 x 120-minute facilitator led Virtual Classroom sessions. This highly interactive course provides trainers with the skills, tools and techniques to gain powerful strategies on the mechanics of virtual learning and confidently deliver highly engaging sessions to audiences to ensure maximum motivation to turn talk into action at work.

  • Duration: 2 x 120 minutes
  • Category: Train the Virtual Trainer
  • Platform: Adobe Connect

At the end of this program you will be able to:
• Identify the value and benefits of Virtual Classroom training
• Discover design strategies to ensure content is suitable to virtual learning capabilities
• Develop confidence in all the mechanics of the Virtual Classroom platform
• Get prepared for your Virtual Classroom sessions and develop a powerful online presence
• Build your vocal performance through tone, clarity and pace
• Motivate learners effectively in the live Virtual Classroom environment
• Create stimulating learning interactions in the Virtual Classroom
• Incorporate participative activities that bring your Virtual Classroom to life
• Keep learners engaged throughout and minimise distractions

Total price (inc GST): AU$660

Content Overview

Delivery

Date

Time

Part 1: Mechanics of a Virtual Classroom

120 mins facilitator led Virtual Classroom session

15 April 2020

9:30am - 11:30am

Part 2: Become a Broadcaster

120 mins facilitator led Virtual Classroom session

21 April 2020

9:30am - 11:30am

2. Designing for the Virtual Classroom

This course focuses on designing learner experiences in the online Virtual Classroom. It is delivered over 2 x 90-minute facilitator led Virtual Classroom sessions. The experiential design and immersive learning environment will help participants develop expertise in designing active learning programs for the Virtual Classroom.

  • Duration: 2 x 90 minutes
  • Category: Designing for the Virtual Classroom
  • Platform: Adobe Connect

At the end of this program you will be able to:
• Examine the use of Virtual Classrooms in the full spectrum of learning
• Motivate and engage learners effectively in the live Virtual Classroom environment
• Confidently utilise both the verbal and visual channels for creating learning experiences in the Virtual Classroom
• Design engaging visual presentations
• Create stimulating learning interactions in the Virtual Classroom
• Incorporate participative activities that bring your Virtual Classroom to life
• Sequence knowledge and activities appropriately in the Virtual Classroom
• Evaluate the learning effectiveness of online sessions

Total price (inc GST): AU$660

Content Overview

Delivery

Date

Time

Part 1: Virtual Classrooms in the full spectrum

90mins facilitator led Virtual Classroom session

14 April 2020

2:30pm - 4:00pm

Part 2: Engaging Activities

90mins facilitator led Virtual Classroom session

21 April 2020

2:30pm - 4:00pm

3. Converting Face-to-Face Content into Virtual Classroom Content

man typing emails on laptop

This practical facilitator led Virtual Classroom session provides participants with the skills to proficiently convert existing face-to-face workshop content into Virtual Classroom content in a fun, eye-catching and attention-grabbing way. You will leave with a toolkit of ideas and examples to seamlessly convert existing face-to-face program collateral into online learning that works.

  • Duration: 1 x 90 minutes
  • Category: Converting Face-to-Face Content into
  • Virtual Classroom Content
    Platform: Adobe Connect

At the end of this program you will be able to:
• Describe the mechanics of virtual design
• Compare key differences between designing for virtual versus face-to-face
• Design content for active participation and engaging learning in Virtual Classrooms
• Design content that motivates and engages learners effectively in the live Virtual Classroom environment
• Introduce novelty and variety as the key components to engaging Virtual Classrooms
• Incorporate stimulating, suitable and interactive activities
• Design eye-catching slides and source impactful images
• Prepare the workbook as a valuable accompanying resource
• Enable facilitators to bring the learning to life

AU$330

Content Overview

Delivery

Date

Time

Session 1

90mins facilitator led Virtual Classroom session

8 April 2020

2:30pm - 4:00pm

For Leaders

1. Managing Virtual Teams

Engaging remotely with teams has become the new normal. Leaders are required to hold virtual meetings and manage teams remotely in a way that keeps team members engaged and provides psychological safety and inclusion. This virtual classroom series has been created to address these imminent needs for all leaders of remote teams.

  • Delivery method:
    • 3 x 90-minute virtual classroom sessions
    • Conducted once per week over 3 weeks or according to your organisation’s requirements
  • Platform: Adobe Connect

At the end of this program you will be able to:
• Identify the risks associated with virtual teams
• Discovery ways to align people and culture with the broader organisational context as well as company systems and processes
• Lead teams through the change journey – how to get them on side in this new normal
• Develop an understanding of how your own behaviours can influence team performance, even remotely
• Gain insight into the role that technology plays in your communication with virtual teams
• Examine ways to build and maintain trust, increase team interaction and build accountability
• Improve your interpersonal communication skills in order to work across different locations and cultures to ensure quality conversations and maximum interaction.
• Lead virtual meetings and presentations seamlessly and effectively

Total price (inc GST): AU$ 645

Content Overview

Delivery

Date

Time

Part 1: Leading virtual teams

90mins facilitator led Virtual Classroom session

8 April 2020

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Part 2: Virtual teams in action

90mins facilitator led Virtual Classroom session

14 April 2020

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Part 3: Leading virtual meetings

90mins facilitator led Virtual Classroom session

28 April 2020

9:30am - 11:00am

2. Running Effective Virtual Meetings

This facilitator led Virtual Classroom provides leaders and teams who work remotely with tools, strategies and techniques to effectively communicate and collaborate in virtual meetings using the technology available to them.

  • Duration: 1 x 90 minutes
  • Category: Running Effective Meetings
  • Platform: Adobe Connect

At the end of this program you will be able to:
• Explain the nature of virtual teams
• Recognise the potential communication and language barriers in virtual teams and apply strategies to mitigate their impact
• Identify the 3 stages of the meeting process
• Discuss the elements of contracting to begin a virtual meeting
• Recall strategies for keeping meeting participants focused
• Describe typical difficult attendees and how best to deal with them
• Develop strategies to enhance the efficiency and outcomes of virtual meetings
• Lead virtual meetings seamlessly and effectively

AU$ 215 (inc GST)

Content Overview

Delivery

Date

Time

Session 1

90mins facilitator led Virtual Classroom session

21 April 2020

12:00pm - 1:30pm

3. Lead Your Team Through Change

woman sitting on desk with headphones on

In this module we look at changes happening in the business, the nature of people’s reactions to change and how these impact performance in the workplace. The virtual course increases your self-confidence by introducing you to the skills necessary to lead your team through changes. It is delivered as a 90-minute online session. We use Adobe Connect to deliver the training in a virtual classroom. The course is immersive and engaging with a range of online and offline activities completed before and after the course and in between each session.

  • Duration: 1 x 90 minutes
  • Platform: Adobe Connect

At the end of this program you will be able to:
• Articulate the changes that are happening in your business and how they affect you and your team.
• Help people stay motivated by addressing their individual needs during times of change.
• Identify people’s different responses to change and innovation.
• Recognise the stages that people go through when change is perceived as bad news.
• Recognise the stages that people go through when change is perceived as positive.
• Counteract the negative effects change has on performance and results.

AU$ 215 (inc GST)

Content Overview

Delivery

Date

Time

Session 1

90mins facilitator led Virtual Classroom session

28 April 2020

26 May 2020

21 October 2020

12:00pm - 1:30pm

12:00pm - 1:30pm

9:30am - 11:00am

For everyone in the organisation

1. Collaborating in Virtual Teams

woman sitting on couch wearing headphone working on laptop

This virtual classroom series has been created to address the need for teams working remotely to more effectively communicate and collaborate using the technology available to them.
Bringing the teams together in a virtual setting will enable leaders and their team members to develop and adopt a consistent approach to interacting with each other remotely.
At the end of this series, teams working remotely will gain the knowledge and skill to increase virtual engagement and information transfer through learned behaviours and actions.

  • Delivery method:
    • 3 x 90-minute virtual classroom sessions
    • Conducted once per week over 3 weeks or according to your organisation’s requirements
  • Platform: Adobe Connect

At the end of this program you will be able to:
• Explain the nature of virtual teams
• Recognise the potential communication and language barriers in virtual teams and apply strategies to mitigate the impact thereof
• Identify the 3 stages of the virtual meeting process
• Discuss the elements of contracting in virtual meetings/touchpoints
• Recall strategies for staying focused when working remotely
• Identify those that are disengaged and collaborate on how best to minimise isolation and foster a remote community
• Develop strategies to enhance the efficiency and outcomes of virtual meetings and working remotely

Total (inc GST): AU$ 645

Content Overview

Delivery

Date

Time

Part 1: About virtual teams

90mins facilitator led Virtual Classroom session

8 April 2020

9:30am - 11:00am

Part 2: Virtual teams in action

90mins facilitator led Virtual Classroom session

14 April 2020

9:30am - 11:00am

Part 3: Overcoming the challenges of virtual meetings

90mins facilitator led Virtual Classroom session

28 April 2020

2:30pm - 4:00pm

2. Building Resilience

Identify early warning signs of stress and gain techniques to overcome. Examine ways to reframe your thinking and perspective to perform under pressure. Apply practical strategies to gain an optimistic mindset to access in times of both adversity and success.

  • Delivery method:
    • 1 x 90-minute virtual classroom session
  • Platform: Adobe Connect

At the end of this program you will be able to:
• Identify early warning signs of stress and gain techniques to overcome
• Examine ways to reframe your thinking and perspective to perform under pressure
• Apply practical strategies to gain an optimistic mindset to access in times of both adversity and success

Total (inc GST): AU$ 215

Content Overview

Delivery

Date

Time

Session 1

90mins facilitator led Virtual Classroom session

15 April 2020

12:00pm - 1:30pm

3. Getting Started with MS Office 365

Get started with the core Office 365 applications and services. The session will focus on using Office 365 in the cloud, on the desktop and on mobile devices with an emphasis on how to get up and running with the core office applications.

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Category: Office 365
  • Platform: Adobe Connect
  • Level: Beginner
  • Pre-requisites: Basic familiarity with Windows applications
  • Version: Office 365•
  • At the end of this program you will be able to:
  • Understand cloud computing
  • Use Office 365 online applications
  • Use Email, Calendar and People
  • Use OneDrive for Business

AU$ 160 (inc GST)

Content Overview

Delivery

Date

Time

Session 1

90mins facilitator led Virtual Classroom session

23 April 2020

2:30pm - 4:00pm

4. Using MS Office 365 Teams to Conduct Meetings and Collaborate

woman sitting in cafe smiling while working on her business laptop

Learn how to use Teams with Office 365 to create customisable, chat-based team workspaces for information, file sharing and collaboration on team projects and events.

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Category: Office 365
  • Platform: Adobe Connect
  • Level: Beginner
  • Pre-requisites: Basic familiarity with Windows applications
  • Version: Office 365 Teams
  • Understand Teams
  • Create a team
  • Add members
  • Contribute to conversations
  • Understand Virtual Meetings
  • Share and Edit Files Together

AU$ 160 (inc GST)

Content Overview

Delivery

Date

Time

Session 1

90mins facilitator led Virtual Classroom session

7 April 2020

23 April 2020

12 May 2020

9:30am - 11:00am

12:00pm - 1:30pm

9:30am - 11:00am

5. Using Skype for Business to Communicate and Conduct Meetings

Learn how to communicate on your PC, Tablet, or Mobile with Skype for Business’ instant messaging, voice, video call, and virtual meeting technology.

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Category: Office 365
  • Platform: Adobe Connect
  • Level: Beginner
  • Pre-requisites: Basic familiarity with Windows applications
  • Version: Skype for Business
  • Understand Skype for Business
  • Contacts, Presence, and Instant Messaging
  • Audio and Video Calls
  • Scheduling and Attending Meetings
  • Using Your Mobile Device

AU$ 160 (inc GST)

Content Overview

Delivery

Date

Time

Session 1

90mins facilitator led Virtual Classroom session

7 April 2020

12 May 2020

12:00pm - 1:30pm

2:30pm - 4:00pm

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