Training Tips For Our Virtual Project Management Courses From Our Managing Director, Victoria
Our team at Training Bytesize offers a number of virtual accredited Project Management and IT Service Management training courses. With hundreds of delegates that have participated in the courses — both online and in-person — we’ve learned quite a few lessons about virtual training delivery along the way that we would like to share with you.
If you’re looking to have the best experience possible with us, there are a few things you can do before your course.
Preparation is key
First of all, I would recommend being really prepared. At your desk, have your notepad, pens, highlighter, and lots of water. And if you can invest in the best technology including speakers, microphone, and camera, this will really enhance the experience you have. If you don’t have access to those items and you’re one of our customers, please let us know and we can try and source these for you.
Remove all distractions
In order to make the most of your virtual learning experience, it is important to remove distractions and put your mobile phone in another room. If possible, turn off your emails as well. All of these things can be difficult to do, but they are essential if you want to be successful in virtual learning. Virtual learning is all about motivation and perseverance—and patience is going to be key.
I would recommend keeping your camera on for the duration of your course. This will help you build rapport with your trainer and other delegates. Your trainer loves knowing who you are and why you’re there, so he or she can answer your questions on a personal basis.
Take a break
During your breaks try and get some fresh air. Go for a walk, and get outdoors. When you come back to your desk after a break, it will be easier to focus because you won’t be struggling through an energy slump. You’ll also feel more motivated because your brain will have had time to process what it learned while you were away.
At Training Bytesize, we send out the pre-course materials about four weeks before the start date of the course. It’s a really good idea to do that pre-course work before attending. We will also send out printed copies of the course materials – the slides you see online will all be made available as hard copies.
We wish you the best of luck with your training, and we look forward to seeing you at one of our Project Management and IT Service Management training Courses soon.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.