October Professional Development Event - Platform-Proofing Presentation Participation in a Pandemic

  • 22 Oct 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual
  • 51


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Platform-Proofing Presentation Participation in a Pandemic


We thought we did virtual training right, then the pandemic hit. Since March, we’ve come a long way bridging the gap between where we thought we were and actually getting there. Now some platforms have more features than we can count while others are still catching up. Coming from an organization that utilizes several, this course is meant to help us platform-proof the way we engage with participants, using just those handy dandy adult learning tools we’ve been trying to integrate into a strictly virtual environment.

Key Takeaways

In this session, I’ll show you how to:

  • Conduct breakouts without all the bells and whistles.
  • Bring back the icebreaker, then decentralize it.
  • Keep attention even when we’re competing with participants’ kids.
  • Embrace silence in a sea of platforms that make interruptions even less fun than they used to be.
  • Turn accountability and recall into problems of the past.


Houston Southard
Corporate Learning Specialist, Lumeris

Houston has over five years of experience training employees in the healthcare sector. He’s a stubborn learner and knows the value of a good hook, because attention is something we’re all fighting for. As ATD St. Louis’s VP of Operations, he handles event stats and chapter data management. Currently a Senior Corporate Learning Specialist at Lumeris, Houston likes making interactions meaningful and dislikes writing his own bios.


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