“Being (dare I say it), a younger member of the Virada team, I had a number of experiences of online courses before joining Virada.
It was hard to keep engaged during some online sessions. I noticed how ‘basic’ or outdated the messages were. It sometimes seemed just like a ‘tick-box’ exercise.
The Millennial and Gen Z generations are used to finding out information fast, questioning things and learning independently. Sometimes there are lower attention spans than some (how can I say it), of the more ‘experienced’ team members.
It’s my quest to produce methods which help make our training engaging for all learners, the new, the experienced, the eager and open-minded and the ones who question whether they should be trained at all. Challenge on!”
“The world today is full of sound bites and a ‘get it done fast’ mentality. Whilst there’s a lot that can be achieved by getting things done faster, it doesn’t always work with training.
Courses advertised as: ‘Learn how to give effective feedback in ‘three-minutes’. This kind of training often leaves people confused. People need to understand the ‘What if’s’.
Feedback in three minutes? What happens when the manager has no idea about how to handle any push-back from the team member?
We like to create training that provides the depth needed to create real understanding and real skills.”
“We listened to our clients as they explained their challenges and we acted. We spread our net wide and researched on-line courses in the UK and overseas. We looked at formats, platforms, software, engagement and assessment methods and also presentation approaches.
We participated in on-line courses ourselves to see how effective, credible and engaging they were. We experienced the ‘good’, the ‘bad’ and the ‘ugly.’
At the forefront of our minds were our clients and our learners who’re used to our high-quality training.
We’re so happy and excited that we’ve created a solution to the training problems for our clients and other organisations.”