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Transform Capability Remotely. Bring The Training Room To Your Team's Home Office.

Deeply engaging, interactive and effective virtual classroom training that shifts behaviour and mindset. Learn our world-class methodology - from the comfort of your remote workspaces.

Prior to COVID-19 one in five Australian employers offered the ability for staff to work from home.

- Deloitte, The Path To Prosperity: Why The Future Of Work Is Human, 2019

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Learning environments have changed.

With global workforces on the rise, more employees are seeking flexible work-from-home arrangements… or being forced into them by COVID-19. As our environment changes, the delivery formats for group training have evolved. The solution – live virtual classroom training.

Organisations need high quality, real-time coaching or training alternatives for workers who are restricted from attending face-to-face deliveries by travel, time or costs. Live virtual training is a convenient, cost-effective solution that still creates a dynamic learning experience filled with touchpoints to engage your teams.

Bringing The Colin James Method® magic to blended virtual and online learning.

Our impressive suite of facilitation, keynotes, training and coaching programs have been honed over 25-years and can be delivered to the same distinguished level… virtually. We have over 4-years’ of global and national experience combining live virtual and online elements into interactive, engaging, blended learning experiences with remote leaders and their teams. 

With methodology and practical experience at the heart of all our training, we carefully design every delivery to ensure engagement, interaction, skill development and real-life application are at the core. Our dynamic virtual deliveries enrapture participants for 45-minutes to up to four hours, or even longer, providing just the same value and behavioural shift as a face-to-face delivery.

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3 core requirements for successful virtual training

We provide engaging impactful training

Engagement

Delivery and content is stimulating, emotionally meaningful, entertaining (at times) and connecting at the heart as well as the head.

Instruction

Facilitator provides relevant, practical, easy to apply knowledge and skills that enhance and deepen your teams skills.

inspiration

Encouraging, supporting and motivating content that is easy to remember. With simple next steps to help practice the skills in real life.

The tools and techniques we use to deliver virtual learning solutions

We promise to deliver a learning experience like no other – even in a virtual setting. Our expert facilitators are skilled at using a variety of video conferencing platforms to deliver across the globe to your teams.

After deep consultation we use our core Diagnose, Design, Deliver model to craft a solution that factors in your organisation’s goals and the different challenges that a virtual delivery entails. The key design stage ensures that every moment of the training is valuable and provides the results you seek.

The need for structure in online and virtual communication is amplified compared to a face-to-face experience. The distractor-factor is higher and exchange of energy is much more difficult. Method is the key to success! We use a combination of the techniques below to craft a learning journey that fulfils your businesses’ needs.

DIAGNOSE

Allows us to build relevance for participants by understanding their individual needs.

DESIGN

Vital to ensuring virtual deliveries are scaleable and memorable. We consider how many people are attending, how can they interact, what do we want them to do before and after the training, how do we simplify complex content, etc.

DELIVER

The facilitator’s skilled delivery and use of technology drives engagement and retention of the information. 

BLENDED LEARNING TECHNIQUES

To ensure sustained results we recommend a blended learning approach, with pre and post-work to support the virtual training. This could be a combination of online elements (videos, pre-reading, assignment), the virtual delivery, and follow-up afterwards (group coaching, accountability groups, internal presentation etc.). We build a variety of touchpoints into the delivery design to guarantee long-term results for your people.

LIVE VIRTUAL TRAINING

WELL CONSIDERED GROUP SIZES

We are happy to deliver at scale for keynotes and large masterclasses. Dependant on the outcomes required we do not recommend over-stretching the number of attendees in some cases. Virtual deliveries should be treated with the same respect as face-to-face training. Instead, we recommend multiple sessions to be used to deliver on scale to larger groups/divisions where a deeper behavioural shift is required in the brief.

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INTERACTIVE VIDEO-CONFERENCING TECHNIQUES

We have adapted the video-conferencing technology to replicate some of the physical techniques we utilise in our face-to-face training. We use break out rooms to facilitate group discussions and exercises, chat functionality and polls are used to aid continued engagement and virtual whiteboards allow us to capture attention and build frameworks on screen, much like flip charts in our face-to-face deliveries.

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EXPERT VIRTUAL FACILITATORS

Our facilitators utilise their executive presence, energy and voice to command attention and keep attendees’ focus away from distractions. Carefully designed deliveries often include pre-work that helps attendees to invest in the training in advance. With the tools to build rapport with participants quickly, they draw on years of experience delivering in virtual training environments to provide expert results.

The value and the results we can achieve after just a few hours' training is reflected in the average NPS score of 9.3/10 we receive after our virtual training.

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Our approach

We work collaboratively with you to delve deep into your goals and tailor the virtual training around your unique needs. How does it work? A typical engagement for a virtual training delivery looks like this:

Fill in the form below to enquire about how we can help transform the skills in your organisation

Speak with one of our facilitators to see if we may be a good fit for your organisation and we will share insights and ideas around your existing objectives

Now you’ve decided we are a close fit, our team will attend briefing sessions to discuss your specific goals and requirements for your people and your business

We craft a suitable training and development experience that will deliver the outcomes your organisation requires

To enhance the learning experience we may engage participants in pre-session surveys and training, to both prepare them and to ensure we understand their perspective

Bespoke training tailored to your teams business contexts and their stated needs, ensuring everyone gets the most from the time invested

To ensure the learning sticks and goals are achieved we build in follow up opportunities through a variety of methods

We track both feedback and NPS from the delivery and connect with you to review program impact

Overview of virtual training options

All of our training programs, facilitation, keynotes and coaching can be customised to suit the virtual environment so please reach out to us to discuss your businesses needs further. 

Click the services below and then scroll through an overview of our virtual offering in each area.

TRAINING – Virtual Ways Of Working

For leaders and teams to operate effectively they need to confidently engage and influence clients, peers and stakeholders at every level of seniority using teleconference and video conference technology. Does your organisation have the skills to thrive in this environment? We have a range of virtual training programs to meet this need, all of which are delivered through a combination of live virtual delivery and online materials.

Programs include:-

LEADING REMOTE TEAMS

RUNNING VIRTUAL MEETINGS

DELIVERING VIRTUAL PRESENTATIONS

DELIVERING VIRTUAL PITCHES

DELIVERING VIRTUAL TRAINING

TRAINING – Adaptive Advantage

The current volatile and unpredictable environment calls for adaptive rather than technical leadership. Our 'Adaptive Leadership Series' prepares senior leaders and managers for exactly that. We know that in response to technical challenges, we gather information, we analyse, we use established processes and reference prior experiences. Our current environment requires a more evolutionary response from leaders. There are no precedents, information is not known, processes are not established and no answers yet exist.

Programs include:-

RESILIENCE RESET

RAPID CHANGE CURVE

ADAPTIVE DECISION MAKING IN TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY

TRAINING – Communication Skills

Whether it’s a one-to-one conversation, meeting or a large presentation, superb communication is critical. Our tailored communication skills training will teach your people how to design quickly to engage, influence and deliver an impactful message. Programs include:

Programs include:-

MASTERING COMMUNICATION

MASTERING THE PITCH

PERSUASIVE BUSINESS STORYTELLING

INSIGHTFUL CLIENT CONVERSATIONS

BEYOND POWERPOINT

MASTERING FACILITATION

CONFIDENT COMMUNICATOR

M.C. MASTERCLASS

THE PRACTICE ROOMS – VR APP

TRAINING – Leadership Skills

Leaders today need to be agile and adaptive, their ability to motivate, collaborate, engage and inspire is key to building an organisation of excellence. Our bespoke leadership development programs teach how to become effective leaders. They are deeply practical, highly engaging, measurable and designed to meet your goals fast.

Programs include:-

AGILE LEADERSHIP

5 KEYS TO SYSTEMIC LEADERSHIP

LEADERSHIP FACILITATION

TRAINING – Cultural Training

A healthy culture underpins the standards and behaviour across an organisation. Our workplace culture program supports senior leaders in discovering the unspoken culture in play and then supporting the organisation to build a high-performing culture from the ground up.

Programs include:-

CULTURAL TRANSFORMATION PROGRAM

CULTURAL AUDIT

TRAINING – Resilience Skills

The pressure to deliver during challenging times can have a major impact on business performance and the wellbeing of executives and their teams. Our resilience training provides science-backed tools and technology to maintain energy, handle stress and uncertainty - without becoming overwhelmed. Ensuring your executives and their teams learn how to maintain readiness and top performance.

Programs include:-

RESILIENCE ADVANTAGE PROGRAM

FACILITATION – Guided Leadership Dialogue

Utilise our expert facilitators to help manage the unprecedented discussion many organisations are facing as they have to shift delivery models and pivot fast. Ensuring executive discussions are effective and elicit real outcomes. Allowing your business to maintains momentum during this VUCA period.

Support an external facilitator can provide:-

PROVOKE DEEPER THINKING

DEEP EXPERIENCE

REMAIN CONSTRUCTIVE & IMPARTIAL

MANAGE DOMINANT PERSONALITIES

COACHING – Executive Coaching

As organisations scramble to manage a virtual workforce, lead teams effectively and make tough decisions, stress and pressure can undermine the performance in leaders. Executive coaching provides your leaders with a supportive, challenging, informative and confidential environment in which to build capability, allowing them to stay ahead of the game, respond intelligently and move with agility.

Skills developed with executive coaching:-

EXECUTIVE PRESENCE

RESILIENCE

LEADERSHIP

PRESENTATION SKILLS

INFLUENCE

AGILITY

KEYNOTES – Virtual Conferences

Educate, motivate, lift and inspire your teams or clients using a virtual keynote or masterclass. Our virtual deliveries can be beamed globally at scale and provide a world-class learning experience. Recently voted Australian Keynote Speaker of the Year 2020 Colin James will provide a through-provoking, deeply tailored and topical presentation that will grip your attendees. Topics include:

Keynote Topics Include:-

THE CHANGE GAME

F*UK THE FORMULA

THE PERSPECTIVE TANGO

DIGITAL LEADERSHIP

HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO THE UNIVERSE WAS RIGHT

PROFESSIONAL HOME BASED EMPLOYEE

Client outcomes and results

  • Mining
  • Financial Services
Industry: Mining

World-class content in a very nimble, cost-effective way.

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The leaders and high potentials at this mining organisation need to provide strategic, compelling and accurate recommendations to the Executive Team in short time frames. But they lack the structure to prepare quickly and skills to pitch with confidence.

This training needed to provide practical tools and expert guidance on building personal influence and authority and preparing effectively for pitches and presentations. All to be delivered in a 2.5-hour Masterclass, in a live virtual format and be meaningful, engaging and applicable to a global audience. A tall order!

The results: Rating our learning experience 9/10, this client said our training increased their team’s ability to influence and communicate across the global business at a time when travel and face-to-face meetings are not possible.

“The participants have all integrated the learnings into their planned presentations and report feeling grateful for the opportunity to work with Erica. They all agreed it fast-tracked their preparation time and they are feeling more confident about their planned pitches as a result.”

Industry: FINANCIAL SERVICES

The virtual environment kept attendees engaged and accountable.

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Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, a leading financial services organisation reached out to us to help facilitate day one of their LT offsite to help align the newly formed leadership team. They wanted support to revisit the team’s purpose, vision, values and ongoing strategy. Due to the pandemic, the delivery was shifted to virtual facilitation, which they happily reported kept them more engaged and accountable.

Acknowledging the current crisis, Colin updated his agenda to include our crisis management model to help frame the day. Guiding the team through the model he expertly weaved the division’s existing mission and vision into a discussion to circumnavigate the current challenges to support remote workforces.

Delivered over one full day in hour-long blocks with breaks, the small team of 9 kept to a strict agenda as Colin guided them through deep discussions and problem-solving exercises using the virtual technology.

The result: The team were prepped and prepared with frameworks and areas for development for their second day. They were able to meet the agreed outcomes for their time together, thanking Colin for his support to fast-track their thought process and provide expert insight.

 

What makes our learning experience unique?

Powerful storytelling

We teach ‘the How’, so your team can change now​

Practical, hands on programs that teach your people applicable ‘human skills’ and get them practicing immediately.

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We lead the pack globally

Delivering high-calibre training to leaders across the world, we enable people to shift their results and drive complex organisational change.

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We tailor our training to fit your needs

Our approach is unique. We deeply immerse ourselves to understand your needs, so our training delivers every time.

Team Shoes

We have been in your team’s shoes

Our rigorously trained facilitators are experienced business people who understand your company’s challenges.

Experience & Research

We base our work on experience & research

Proven methodologies created by 25+ years of research and experience in training, facilitation, coaching and speaking.

Learning Sticks

We promise learning that sticks

Our design, materials and delivery uses the principles of research-backed neuroscience to ensure engagement and long-term retention.

Transform your team's capability virtually

Contact us today to discuss your organisations virtual keynote, coaching, facilitation and training needs. We’ll get back to you within one business day.

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Businesses can be wary of virtual training due to a lack of practice with the technology or a terrible experience in meetings in the past. But used expertly modern video conferencing software can support remote and global workforces to build capability and is a cost-effective way of supporting teams.

To guarantee results for the business it must be treated with the same respect as face-to-face training. The same time allocation, commitment and support from senior leaders is required to achieve the desired behavioural impact. With this in place virtual classroom training can have a substantial impact of your company’s performance. 

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