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Turning classroom training into interactive, effective online training on a budget

Marquart, Matthea S.

Organizations can save money, expand their reach to clients, and build their employees’ skills and engagement by bringing training for clients or staff online. This workshop will help participants harness technology for social good by converting classroom-based training into online training.

By the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:
Decide whether or not online training is a good fit for your organization;
Describe how to decide what type of online training best fits your organization’s unique circumstances;
Build your professional toolkits with strategies and techniques for converting classroom-based training into online training.

Organizations may face challenges with providing training to small batches of new hires, to seasonal employees with high turnover, to employees who work remotely or in different locations, or to clients who don’t want to travel to the organization’s office. Classroom-based training in those instances can be expensive and time-intensive. One way to address these challenges can be to harness technology for social good by bringing training online, where it can be cost-effective, high quality, and potentially available anytime. Participants will learn how to do this in a way that engages employees or clients, so as to maintain or increase morale while saving money at the same time.

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Social Work
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June 20, 2017

Notes

Workshop presented at the Network for Social Work Management's Annual Management Conference, The Business of Social Work: Mission, Morale and Money; June 16, 2017.

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