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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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What is the “model” your organization plans to use in its virtual training programs? We normally don’t think of a model when we want to get across the important messages of corporate ethics, sexual harassment, workplace bullying or creating an atmosphere of accountability and respect. In fact, quite frankly, some organizations don’t give much thought

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Interaction is Key When Virtually Training Today, I would like to touch on remote learning challenges faced by CEOs and how these issues can be addressed. While Virtual Training Associates understands that 2021 will see as many as four, possibly five vaccines approved by the FDA, we also realize that several factors will still favor

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Telehealth Leading To A New Opportunity At Virtual Training Associates (VTA), our inspiration can come from most any source. As we are so involved in ethics, and teaching organizations about choices, consequences and ethical behavior, we have come to understand that every industry relies on good ethics. From accounting to healthcare, the world has seen

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The CIO Topline of Virtual Training Recently (March 31, 2021) business writer Ginny Hamilton interviewed several chief information officers regarding virtual training. After a year of lockdown, semi-lockdown and such, the CIOs were questioned as to how they viewed virtual training. Though the corporate executives are primarily involved with IT training, their topline comments surprisingly

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