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It has now been eight years since Forbes ran a piece by Psychologist Sebastian Bailey entitled: “How To Beat The Five Killers Of Virtual Working.” Dr. Bailey listed the five as:   Lack of everyday non-verbal, face to face communication Lack of social interaction Lack of Trust Cultural Clashes Loss of Team Spirit Have We

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If 2020 was the year of the virtual lockdown, we at Virtual Training Associates (VTA) predict that 2021 will be the year of the “Virtual Hybrid.” Disappointments and Triumphs? In 2020, virtual training technologies skyrocketed out of necessity. Wall Street found companies such as Zoom and true to its name, it skyrocketed. Of course, there

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On May 3, 2021, the online eLearning Inside resource listed several virtual learning education technology trends for 2021. From the start, the resource told us that in 2020, “classroom education was swiftly replaced by virtual learning platforms…schools and colleges were forced to shut down and operate on virtual platforms. In fact, even after entering another year

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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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