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Virtual Court Virtual Training Associates (VTA) concerns itself with training groups on ethics, sports ethics, sexual harassment prevention and similar topics. As president of VTA, I am always fascinated when a virtual issue becomes an ethical issue. Such a collision (sometimes literally) is occurring in New York State as we speak. New York State Traffic

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What Is Beneficial About a Virtual Ethics Training Program? As president of Virtual Training Associates (VTA), the question about the benefits of a virtual training program for ethics comes across my computer screen most every day. While “in-person” training is again being discussed, it will be a long time, if ever, that we will see

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Don’t bulldoze your presentation. As a virtual and in-person trainer and Hall of Fame keynote speaker, I have certainly seen my share of virtual training sessions that have fallen flat. It is not necessarily a problem with the speaker, but with the speaker’s inability to change from the in-person dynamic to the smaller screen. At

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How important are the connections? Recently, I came across a website devoted to teaching, teachers and trainers. There is, of course, no end to those sites but as a virtual ethics trainer and ethics consultant, I am always desirous of learning more. An article that piqued my interest (by its title alone!) was “What I

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Students Learning Less? As the president of Virtual Training Associates (VTA), I am, of course intensely interested in what is occurring in the virtual training world no matter where it occurs. With this post, I am bothered to say that developments in the Denver Public School System (DPS) are echoing patterns in other parts of

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The Data Points Approximately four months into 2021, many corporations still don’t understand where we are going. We are between vaccinated and unvaccinated, open and closed, recovery and hesitation. We know that things are changing and that life will never be quite the same. Some feel that learning in 2020 was a blur and a

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Face-to-Face vs Virtual As we are slowly and cautiously emerging from the COVOID-19 pandemic, to hear people talk about virtual training, is almost to believe that businesses and nonprofits have somehow been doomed to learning in this manner. Virtual learning, believe it or not, has been shown to have been as effective, or even better

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Follow Up on a Virtual Training At Virtual Training Associates, we like to end each virtual meeting on business ethics, sports ethics or talks on sexual harassment with a simple request: “Don’t just walk away from this meeting, follow-up on the lesson, it’s more important than you know.” In my experience, particularly during the lockdown,

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Virtual Absurdity of 2020 Summed Up In Just Two Stories Two totally absurd stories came across my virtual desk this virtual morning that were simultaneously hilarious and sad, depending on your mood on any virtual day. The first story concerns “bookcases.” This is not code. Bookcases. Apparently, a big trend among expert virtual trainers, professors,

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7 Viewpoints When Deciding to Offer Trainings Remember reading about that ancient Greek leader Sisyphus? He was the man condemned to rolling a boulder uphill for eternity. Recently, I was reading an excellent piece on virtual training by business writer and training expert Laura Spawn entitled: “Deliver Virtual Training That Benefits Remote Employees and Businesses

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