- What are the sessions?
- How are they structured?
- How do I access the training?
- Do I have to speak?
- What do I need?
- What if I can’t log in?
- What if I lose the connection?
- I am accredited training with VST. Which sessions complement this?
What are the Sessions?
A series of eight sessions – highly interactive, relevant and fun – digging a little deeper into how we co-ordinate volunteers within our projects and organisations. All sessions are delivered in an online classroom, with whiteboard, chat and plenty of opportunities to ask questions and share experience. Buy three and get the fourth free!
I’ve been delivering training for nearly twenty years, and coordinating volunteers for most of that time. I’m a certified trainer with the Learning & Performance Institute, who are pioneering online classroom learning in a number of fields. These sessions, like those I deliver in real-life classrooms are relevant to our work, clear, and enjoyable.
How are the Sessions Structured?
Before: Online sessions are fairly intense and short. Think of it as like an espresso coffee compared to the long latte of an all-day training session! 5-10 minutes thinking time beforehand will really help you make the most of your time. For this reason you will be asked two things before the session:
- What key information you’d like to get from the session.
- You will also be told three questions/topics that will come up in the session, noting down your thoughts will mean you feel confident interacting when those points come up.
You can also have a FREE online orientation session before your training. This is highly recommended if you’re new to the experience. You’ll be sent a choice of dates after booking, the first is on 22nd March.
During the session: Throw in your ideas, listen to others, watch the whiteboard… All sessions are one hour apart from the orientation session.
After the session: You can email your questions to the trainer who may be able to signpost you further.
Any other questions? email firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I access the training?
A few days before the workshop, you’ll get an email from Rebecca Tully with Join WebEx meeting in the subject.
Click ‘JOIN MEETING’ and then follow the prompt to enter your name and email.
You may need to install a small piece of software, or run a temporary application… follow the instructions (they will be different for every machine unfortunately)
…And then you’ll be in our Training Room!
- Put your headphones on and Connect to Audio
- Make sure your ‘chat’ box is visible by clicking the ‘chat’ icon in the right hand corner.
- There will be a slide that explains icons, where to chat and much more.
- You’ll hear my voice to welcome you and start the session!
Do I have to Speak?
No. You may be able to if you have a tested, working mic, but most communication is typing in a text box, or choosing options/ circling things you agree with etc. You can also just watch others contributing, but of course everyone can’t do that or it will be a ‘quiet’ session!
What do I need?
You will need an internet connection, a laptop/computer/tablet, and a pair of headphones. You will need to download a small piece of software and sometimes this can be fiddly – so please attend the orientation session before your first session.
What if I can’t log in?
You will have clear instructions with images, and a mobile phone number to call 15 mins before the session. There will also be an opportunity to join an ‘introduction’ session when you book.
What if I lose the connection?
You will very likely only lose connection for a short period.All sessions will be recorded, so at the end of the session you can go back and listen to the short amount you missed.
All courses are run twice – so you may be able to access the session again, or if the problem affected the whole session it will be run again.
I am doing accredited training with VST. Which sessions complement this?
All the sessions complement this training, apart perhaps from ‘Creating Great Task Descriptions’ and ‘Recruiting People to Stay’ which will overlap. There may also be some overlap with ‘Involving the Busy People’.
Do you have a question? If so, email me and I’ll add the answer to the list for others to see!