Breaking Free from the Physical Classroom

  • Thursday, May 10, 2012
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • UMBC Technology Center 1450 South Rolling Road ● 3rd Floor, Cafeteria ● Halethorpe, MD 21227 ● 410-455-8670


5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Registration
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Networking
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Program/Q&A
Registration is closed

Have you been asked to design or facilitate a session in the virtual classroom but aren’t sure where to start? Are you looking to take your synchronous virtual sessions to the next level?

Our presenter will review practical tips on preparing for, designing and facilitating engaging synchronous virtual sessions.  By the end of this session, you will have techniques that you can start applying right away regardless of the platform you use. 

This presentation will feature: 

  • Tips on preparing for a virtual session, including facilitator guide examples, prep and close out checklists, and platform job aids for your participants

  • Exercises and activities to engage your learners including tips on converting face to face classroom activities

  • Making the most of your platform (WebEx, Adobe Connect, Go To Training, etc…).

All participants are encouraged to bring their best practices to share with the group.  

Our presenter: Chris Coladonato, CPLP

Chris is a Learning and Development Consultant with the University of Farmers Employee Development team at Farmers Insurance. She has been a workplace learning and performance professional for over ten years and for the past three years has been working exclusively in the virtual classroom 

Chris has a passion for engaging learners and facilitating knowledge transfer in the virtual classroom.  In recent years, she has designed and facilitated virtual sessions for new hire, leadership and insurance education programs.   Last year, she earned the CPLP designation from ASTD and completed the Virtual Facilitator Trainer Certification with NetSpeed Learning. 

CPLP Reminder:  CPLPs can earn recertification credits by participating in continuing education activities that meet the ASTD Certification Institute Recertification Guidelines.  Please review the CPLP Recertification Guidelines on the CPLP website,, for more information. 

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