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This online programme will help L&D professionals transfer skills from face to face delivery to facilitating engaging webinars. Includes techniques for building rapport online, keeping the audience engaged throughout live online sessions and making learning collaborative and interactive. Learners will also consider how to facilitate distance-learning courses. This is a practical, skills-based course so participants will get hands-on practice using webinar tools to enable them to apply their learning straight away. 

What the delegates will learn

  • A model for online facilitation
  • Building interaction into live online sessions
  • Planning online learning events
  • Facilitating and hosting online learning events
  • Using webinar tools
  • Designing asynchronous learning activities 

Next steps

  • Blended Learning
  • Creating Visual Impact
  • Digital Learning Strategy
  • eLearning Design 


This course is ideal for L&D professionals with classroom training experience, subject matter experts, or anyone who needs to gain practical experience of facilitating online learning.


Delegates will:

  • Plan and deliver a 15-minute webinar and facilitate a 5-minute self-paced activity, to meet the Online Facilitation Skills Profile.

Module Outlines

Online Facilitation Model

  • How to ensure participants can access the learning platform easily
  • How to building rapport and getting to know your online group
  • Ideas for creating collaborative online learning
  • How to ensure that the learning is applied back in the workplace
  • Critique example webinars and project work (approx. 3 hours)

Hands on with Web-conferencing tools

  • The variety of online tools and technologies
  • Developing interaction in the online environment
  • Pre and post session set-up
  • Hands on practice
  • Trouble-shooting scenarios and project work (approx. 3 hours) 

The Secrets of Engaging Online Sessions

  • The benefits of interaction to keep participant’s attention online
  • How to structure an effective webinar
  • Ideas on how to design eye-catching slides
  • How to delivery online with style and confidence
  • Communicating effectively with your learners 


  • Facilitate your own 15 minute live online session
  • Facilitate a 5 minutes self-paced online activity
  • Tutor feedback

Course fee: £1,290 + vat

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