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110 Successful Virtual Learning Through Solid Instructional Design

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Wednesday, April 20

Tracks: Virtual Classrooms

Are your learners experiencing virtual meeting fatigue and eLearning burnout? Working from home, either full-time or part-time, has been a way of life for just about everyone. In 2020, there was a mad dash to Zoom, MS Teams, and eLearning as the primary solutions to deliver virtual training. As the months of work from home confinement dragged on and Zoom meetings stacked up on the calendar, the excitement and novelty of virtual training began to evaporate. L&D teams, employers, and employees began to question if virtual training can truly be effective.

In this session, you’ll learn how to ask stakeholders the right questions to help you plan impactful, meaningful trainings that get results. No more canned, one-and-done passive presentations that have participants rolling their eyes. Truly improve performance and meet the specific needs of learners using our tips for success. You’ll learn to investigate organizational needs, integrate training into real time on-the-job situations, and give people the tools they need to move forward in their careers. We will demonstrate how to identify performance gaps and design trainings that get results your stakeholders can see. You’ll get planning templates and other tools to take with you.  We will also take you through our four-part formula to make trainings stick. You’ll learn how to use flipped videos, integrated assignments, employee self-reflection, and direct report one-on-ones. You’ll leave with a renewed purpose in tackling training requests. Let us help you shine as an L&D professional through this fun, practical training.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How instructional models are applied to virtual learning
  • How taking a blended learning approach makes successful virtual program
  • Tips and templates to engage stakeholders
  • Integrate training into on-the-job performance

Sonya Overstreet

Learning and Development Manager


Sonya Overstreet is the North America learning and development manager for Leadec and a certified performance technologist. She has over 20 years of experience in engineering, performance improvement, and L&D. Throughout her career, Sonya managed the development of technical and leadership training within various industries. She has presented at conferences for the American Society for Engineering Education and the International Society for Performance Improvement. Sonya holds a master of science degree In instructional design and performance technology. Her awards include Technology Rising Star 2017 from the Women of Color STEM Conference and the Excellence in Practices Operation 2016.

April Vernon

Corporate Trainer


April Vernon is the North America corporate trainer for Leadec. With a unique background in academia, she applies a fresh perspective to the world of business by designing research-based educational programs. She has 25 years of experience designing learning experiences and has a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction. April is a seasoned conference speaker and is passionate about engaging audiences with practical strategies and game plans they can use right away.