Professional Development Webinars

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Connection Webinars are designed to bring a value added to Accredited Providers and individual members by providing relevant educational opportunities on topics associated with adult continuing education and training.

Interactive and convenient, IACET’s Connection series of webinars covers topics such as:

  • Web-Based/Online Course Development and Implementation.
  • Best practices for adult education.
  • Innovative ideas on the latest technology.
  • Ideas for improving classroom instruction and training programs.
  • Best practices for online and classroom instructors.
  • And much more.

Connection Webinars are available to Accredited Providers and Individual Membership free of charge.  Non-members may attend most webinars for a small fee per webinar.

Professional Development Webinars Overview

When Title Presenter
November 1, 2018

Is remote proctoring right for you?

In this session, the presenters will discuss whether remote proctoring is a worthwhile pursuit for your organization. The first part of the presentation will define remote proctoring including the various features. After, the presenters will discuss various factors to consider when evaluating remote proctoring. Some of those factors include business considerations (costs, strategic alignment), customer satisfaction, quality, security, comparison to other testing modalities (test site), and technology. While discussing those factors, various pros and cons will be reviewed using real-world examples.

  • Define remote proctoring and their various features
  • Evaluate the various factors to determine whether remote protocoling is a viable solution
  • Draw upon real-world examples when considering remote proctoring
Manny Straehle
November 8, 2018

Competency-based design - it's all about the assessment!

Competency-based design focuses on the individual’s ability to demonstrate mastery of defined and measurable learning objectives.  Key to this is the inclusion of authentic assessment strategies that are meaningful and build a positive learning experience.  This session will examine a range of strategies and their use in a distance delivery mode.

The session will begin by reviewing a four-step model to develop assessments and move into how performance standards are integral to the design of authentic assessments. Performance-based assessments require the individual to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and strategies by creating a response or a solution.  These require the individual to engage in higher-order thinking and to integrate writing and communication skills. Consequently, some performance assessments are longer and more complex than more traditional assessments. Authentic assessment comprises a variety of assessment techniques that share the following characteristics:

  1. direct measurement of skills that relate to long-term learning outcomes focused on success in the workplace;
  2. tasks that require extensive engagement and complex performance; and
  3. an analysis of the processes used to produce the response.  

We will examine several alternative assessment techniques that can be used in a distance delivery mode including argumentative essay, document-based questions, engineering design, infographic, personal narrative essay, and reflective summaries.

William Ryan
November 15, 2018

Taking a Multimedia Approach to Behavioral and Organizational Change

A trainer’s worst nightmare: your company is experiencing high turnover and all fingers point toward training. But how can you provide effective training if you’re limited to in-person, small group sessions? How do you create product training for a product your learners have never touched? You’re tasked with enacting behavioral change at an organizational level – but your learners can’t change their behavior through ILT alone. It's time to rethink your approach.

In this webinar, you will learn how to utilize the power of video, motion graphics and virtual reality to provide a complete multimedia approach to learning. You will explore a real-life case study about how one company revamped their training strategy to include ILT, video, eLearning, and VR to produce measurable results. And you’ll learn how to combine video learning, eLearning, ILT, and virtual reality, into a training program that decreases turnover and increases job safety and satisfaction.


  • Identify Key Steps to Video Learning
  • Examine Best Practices for 2D and 3D video capture
  • Incorporate Mixed Reality into your Learning Strategy
  • Calculate ROI for Multimedia Development
To be announced
December 6, 2018

Proctoring in Online Course Environments for Regulatory Compliance

Regulators are clarifying their expectations of online training, specifically the need to verify both the training participant and their participation. Examples of this range from specific amendments made to the administrative code of the city of New York and the New York city building code requiring OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 online training to be "ACTIVELY PROCTORED". In addition, OSHA published 'Training Requirements in OSHA Standards’ and further clarified that OSHA investigators are expecting employers to "ensuring employee participation" in the training required wether that training is instructor-led or on-line. In fact, Category 8 of the IACET Standard states that “the Provider shall have a process that verifies that the learner who registers and participates in the learning event"

This webinar is focused on reviewing the industry best practices relating to the identification of learners and the verification of their participation in a manner that meets the regulatory, due diligence and privacy requirements associated with on-line training today. 

Participants attending this webinar will

  • recognize the risks to production, quality, safety and organizational due diligence when required training is conducted on-line and;
  • be able to apply various technical options and privacy controls necessary for a best-in-class integration of ID verification and proctoring technology. Areas to be covered will range from technological / process considerations to accessibility considerations (mobile devices, on-demand, etc.).
Robert Day
Darcy Chalifoux
February 7, 2019

Virtual Team Building with Purpose

Virtual Team Building with Purpose takes on some of the top virtual team challenges and counters them with ways to create team member engagement and participation. Using our Long Distance Leadership Model™, during this presentations the presenter will:

  1. Provide a structure for matching the right activities for the right challenge in virtual team environments.
  2. Review a ten ideas for virtual team building activities.

For attending this webinar, the presenter will also offer a FREE virtual team assessment and 30-minute consultation that will provide unique insight for your organization's virtual team considerations.

Lee Johnsen


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