The first time one does anything new can be a little scary! We had no idea what to expect when we hatched the plan to have a
Virtual Workplace Summit
. Would people register? Would they attend? Would they gain anything from the experience?
We're happy to report great results and great ideas for next time. Overall, 88% of the participants who completed the evaluation rated it "Excellent" or "Very Good." We asked if they would be likely to attend a future Virtual Workplace Summit and 75% said they would be "Very Likely" or "Extremely Likely" to attend again. In answer to our question about recommending the Summit to others, more than 81% said they would be "Very Likely" or "Extremely Likely" to recommend a future Virtual Workplace Summit to others.
Since we invested hundreds of hours planning for the Summit and preparing our client speakers, results like these are so satisfying and speak volumes to the skill of the NetSpeed Learning Solutions' team.
Here were a couple of positive comments made by happy participants that made us feel so proud of our work:
"The NSLS team was outstanding in their use of Adobe Connect, very impressive. The upbeat and positive tone was so engaging and made me truly feel part of the experience. This was a well thought-out and well-executed learning experience, and I am thrilled that I was able to participate. Highly motivating."
"Not only did I walk away with more confidence in my ability to contribute to my company's efforts to maximize the effectiveness of our almost entirely virtual workplace and training delivery, but I came out of it with truly usable takeaways that I can build into our current system immediately."
Glowing praise aside, we did learn a few things that will help us make the 2017 Virtual Workplace Summit even more effective. For example, we thought we could keep the individual sessions to 45 minutes but found that was impossible with the amount of participation that we had going on. Future sessions will be scheduled for an hour and we'll strive to end after 50 to 55 minutes. We may also vary the format a bit more in 2017. We used a case study approach with similar questions of all our speakers, but next year, we'll also add some skill-building sessions in between the great client presentations.
If you missed the Virtual Workplace Summit, here's one of the most popular sessions featured:
Ritu Hudson of Navy Federal Credit Union
shares her best practices for redesigning all of their content from the face-to-face classroom to the virtual classroom.