Just because your remote team is out of sight does not mean that they have to rely on self-directed learning methods to sharpen their skills or to improve what they do.
There’s plenty of LIVE training and development that you can help them with and all of this can be delivered by you, their leader, through a LIVE webinar.
Don’t think you have to be a whizz with the latest tech, you don’t. With a little trial and error, a few dummy runs and some practice you’ll soon be using webinars for all sorts of training events.
In case you don’t fully know, a webinar is an engaging online event where a speaker, or small group of speakers, deliver a presentation to a large audience who participate by submitting questions, responding to polls and using other available interactive tools.
Webinars are also flexible in regards to format. The content in a webinar can be recorded and shared or repurposed in a variety of formats.
It’s not just the latest version of “chalk and talk” delivered online.
It’s interactive so think about this right out of the gate. Armed with that thought you can really make your webinars stand out.
If all of this is brand new to you, here’s a format that you can steal!
Ask for any questions related to the topic and give a deadline.
Ask your team for any scenarios and situations where they need help in with regards to the topic.
Use that information and weave it all in to your webinar.
Don’t just deliver what you think they need. Ask them. You’ll get better buy-in.
That’s a quick outline for a complete novice.
I haven’t gone too techy or too complex because I don’t know where you stand on your ability.
Hopefully it will help you!
Being able to design and deliver a webinar will give you a lot of confidence in your leadership skills.
It’s important that you develop your skills through this COVID-19 crisis as well.
That’s why I developed an ILM & CPD accredited Online Management Course that you can take if you want to brush up on your management and leaderships through these tough times.
You’ll receive both an ILM and CPD certificate!
I’ll see you next week (virtually anyhow) with some more tips.
Until then, stay safe and stay at home!
Originally published: 9 April, 2020