Optimizing Virtual Learning

Optimizing Virtual Learning

This On-Demand event was originally presented on February 17, 2021 (60 min)


Designing and delivering virtual experiences is not new. Remote, distance, and virtual learning have been around for many years. What has changed, however, is the entire world has gone virtual, and many who were not prepared are now delivering virtual learning experiences. Lifting and shifting ILT to VILT does NOT work. Subsequently, we have gone from Zoom Excitement to Zoom Exhaustion overnight, and now all virtual learning experiences are under the microscope for scrutiny.

Fear not!

During this engaging and interactive synchronous session, Keith Keating, Senior Director of GP Strategies, will be sharing best practices based on research and years of practical experience from successfully designing and delivering hundreds of virtual experiences. This session is a must for both novice and seasoned facilitators alike for all of the relevant and timely best practices and guiding principles needed today to design and deliver successfully optimized virtual learning experiences. For those who are not virtual facilitators, many of the best practices apply for meeting facilitation (an important transferable skill often overlooked and undervalued).

Attendees will learn

  • Insights into the modern virtual learner experience.
  • Best practices for designing effective virtual experiences using virtual conference tools.
  • Guiding principles to capture learner attention and encourage participation in online environments.
  • Strategies for shifting ILT to VILT.
  • Tips and tricks for facilitating engaging virtual experiences.
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Optimizing Virtual Learning


Keith Keating has a career spanning over 20 years in L&D, holds a master’s degree in Leadership and is currently pursuing his doctorate in the Chief Learning Officer program at the University of Pennsylvania. Keith has experience in a myriad of areas ranging from performance improvement, instructional design, leadership coaching, operations management, and process transformation. More recently, Keith has been leading clients on the design and execution of their global learning strategies. Regardless of the role, everything Keith does centers around problem-solving. He studied design thinking at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and found design thinking was a perfect tool to add to his problem-solving “toolkit.” Since then, Keith has been utilizing design thinking to help clients tap into understanding and resolving unmet customer and future workforce needs.



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Optimizing Virtual Learning

“One of the best sessions I have attended. There was non-stop information, a very knowledgeable subject matter expert who was very engaging. He truly led by example.”

– Walter H.

Optimizing Virtual Learning

“This session was spot on! I’ve been an ILT designer & facilitator for 20+ years & have been transitioning to VILT the past 9+ months. This session provided practical ideas & tools to simplify content (& the why!) while increasing participant engagement. Well done!”

– Nada D.

Optimizing Virtual Learning

“Keith Keating was AWESOME! Great presenter & great content. Thanks!”

– Lynda G.


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