Virtual Producer Course

Every virtual facilitator needs a capable virtual training producer

A strong producer frees the facilitator to focus on the learners' experience, not the technology.

Do you want to equip virtual training producers (hosts) to troubleshoot common issues that crop up in web training events? Do you want to prepare producers to support virtual facilitators skillfully? Would you love to increase the number of seamless virtual events your organization offers?

Most organizations have discovered the necessity of facilitating virtual training and online synchronous events effectively in hybrid and virtual workplaces. Virtual trainers have probably experienced the pitfalls of trying to fly solo without a producer. Logistical and technical issues can bog down the online learning experience, preventing the facilitator from delivering an interactive, engaging virtual training course.

A skilled virtual training producer performs a critical role by supporting the virtual facilitator behind the scenes, managing the technology that can sometimes distract from the online learning experience and freeing the facilitator to focus on the content and the learners’ needs.

Skills Developed

Producers will learn how to:

  • Apply tips for hosting a webinar session using all of the web conference interaction tools (polling, chat, whiteboards, etc.)
  • Describe best practices for producing online training
  • Troubleshoot common technical problems
  • Assist participants with troubleshooting behind the scenes
  • Interact effectively with the webinar facilitator to create a more engaging online learning experience for the participants

Course Elements

The Virtual Producer course consists of the following elements:

  • Downloadable resources and educational tutorials (4 hours of self-paced work)
  • Interactive web workshop detailing best practices for producers (90 minutes)
  • Web workshop focused on technology and troubleshooting (90 minutes)
  • One hour of one-on-one training in the platform of your choice

See below for delivery options and schedule.

If you are looking to develop your skills as a virtual presenter or facilitator, learn about our Virtual Facilitator courses.

I would strongly recommend this course, especially for those who have also attended VFTC. This will go a long way to deepen your skills as a virtual facilitator and host to ensure you deliver successful and amazing virtual classrooms.
~ Jan Stancliffe, Pearson Education
This course definitely helped in developing my skills as a Virtual Host/Producer. I learned a lot of great tips and tricks on how to produce effective webinars, which I will certainly keep in mind as I produce additional webinars in the future.
~ Hiba Ismeail, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

Delivery Options

Private

Schedule virtual workshops delivered by a certified NetSpeed Master Trainer. We collaborate with you to tailor the content of each web workshop to meet your specific needs and objectives. We blend engaging, online synchronous virtual training with collaborative asynchronous online learning.

  • Want multiple sessions delivered in your web conference platform? We have got you covered.
  • Prefer to have us deliver web workshops on our own platform? We can do that in Zoom, Adobe Connect, Webex, or your preferred web conferencing platform.
  • Want to make sure the whole virtual training experience is engaging and collaborative? That is the only way we do it!

If you are looking for a flexible, responsive training partner, NetSpeed Learning wants to work with you.

Public

We delivery periodic public sessions of the Virtual Producer course every year, making it easy for you to prepare virtual training producers so they know how to host virtual events. See below for a schedule of upcoming public Virtual Producer course offerings. Cost per person: $950

We also offer public offerings of the Virtual Facilitator Trainer Certification™ course and Web Conference Essentials™ courses according to demand.

Sign up for the Virtual Producer Course

Virtual Producer Course - April 2024

Pre-webinar assignments begin on March 26, 2024 at the NetSpeed Fast Tracks web site, with assignments due by the first webinar.

Session

Topic Covered

Day/Date

Duration

Start Time

End Time

1

Host Skills and Best Practices

Tue 4/2/24

90 minutes

12:00 pm*

1:30 pm

2

Technology, Troubleshooting, and The Delivery Team

Thu 4/4/24

90 minutes

12:00 pm*

1:30 pm

* All times are shown in Eastern time.

Once the course has started, you will schedule your private one-hour training with the facilitator at a mutually-agreeable time.

Register for this session

Virtual Producer Course - June 2024

Pre-webinar assignments begin on May 28, 2024 at the NetSpeed Fast Tracks web site, with assignments due by the first webinar.

Session

Topic Covered

Day/Date

Duration

Start Time

End Time

1

Host Skills and Best Practices

Tue 6/4/24

90 minutes

12:00 pm*

1:30 pm

2

Technology, Troubleshooting, and The Delivery Team

Thu 6/6/24

90 minutes

12:00 pm*

1:30 pm

* All times are shown in Eastern time.

Once the course has started, you will schedule your private one-hour training with the facilitator at a mutually-agreeable time.

Register for this session