Modular Course: Train the Online Trainer

Mastering the interactive switch from flipchart to live online training

„Help, I need to teach my courses online now!...".

The current situation requires us trainers to acquire the skills needed for conducting virtual training courses even more quickly than expected or planned. And we can already see it now: Post-corona, things won’t go back to the way they were. “Corona” is simply serving as a “turbo catalyst” for the implementation of innovative and virtual learning formats which will influence our development and learning methods on the long term.

In the realm of virtual training, too, there are several unexpected opportunities to activate, involve and excite course participants. This course will demonstrate in a practical way what technical and methodical instruments are available for interactive and creative live online training courses. And in a study group, you can reflect on the manifold application options, while profiting from the experiences of your colleagues.

Prepare yourself for a new age. Learn how you can teach online just as confidently and effectively as you can in a classroom: step by step, and with plenty of room to practice.

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Target group 

photo of person holding mobile phone 4050451 kleinTrainers and coaches who support companies and organizations in human resources development, who promote employee soft skills and self-efficacy in learning and who are thus experienced in conducting various activating face-to-face formats.

Participants are familiar with online tools and have already gained a basic knowledge of using chat software or virtual whiteboard features.

Goals of the course 


  • ...are confident in developing, preparing, and conducting interactive live online training courses.
  • ...profit from the experiences of their colleagues.
  • ...know how to implement their training and methods in a virtual realm in an interactive and creative way.
  • ...have already tried out the online instruments several times themselves and thus gained confidence in working in a virtual realm.
  • ...can motivate and assist their course participants and coaches online.
  • ...recognize what opportunities and limits virtual teaching offers.
  • ...look forward to conducting interactive live online courses and consulting.
  • ...develop an understanding for what constitutes live online training and how it may be negatively viewed by the public.

Modules and peer groups

Beginners Module - Who’s Afraid of Online Training Tools

You’ll discover that you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to use online tools; on the contrary, it can be a lot of fun to try out and explore something new. In this module, existing fears and reservations regarding online tools are dispelled in an entertaining way. If there are any initial technical difficulties, they can also be solved. This module is not part of the course of study but can be additionally booked to get you started.

Module A - The Basics: Learning in the virtual realm

Find out what basic factors play a role in learning in the virtual realm.

  • The role of the host
  • Presence in the virtual realm
  • Establishing rapport and trust in the first session
  • Real contact and interaction in the virtual realm
  • Differences between face-to-face and live online training
  • Core elements of effective live online training
  • Tool selection
Modules B + C - Tools Parts 1 + 2: Using functions with confidence

Become familiar with all functions that can support you in interactively designing and implementing live online training sessions.

  • Settings
  • Scheduling meetings and inviting participants
  • Important functions, e.g. chat, commenting, surveys, white board, break out rooms
  • Typical pitfalls and tips and tricks for trouble-free use of certain functions
  • Differences between host view and participant view
Module D - Identifying and mastering conceptual challenges (only in combination with module E)

Learn how to create live online training courses to maintain participant attention and enable them to remain actively involved in the lesson.

  • Structure and design: preparation of the various sequences and homework
  • Time management
  • Possibilities for activating participants
  • Opportunities and limits of spontaneity in the virtual realm
  • Resource-oriented work in the virtual realm



Module E - The transfer and use of methods in the virtual realm (only in combination with module D)

Discover what methods you can also use in the virtual realm to motivate your participants to experience their own sense of self and self-reflection and how you can work with feelings. Try out individual methods and put together your own “methods kit” – one that fits your virtual trainer personality.

  • Method variety and transfer to the virtual realm
  • Self-reflection and body feedback
  • Coaching methods
  • Securing learning success and application transfer
Module F - Hosting larger groups in an activating and result-oriented manner

Learn what challenges come with hosting a large group in the virtual realm and the group methods that can be applied.

  • Technical settings such as Waiting Room, Muting
  • Using functions such as Chat, Surveys
  • Role of the host and co-host
  • Working with several tools, e.g. Mentimeter
  • Specific methods, such as World Café
Peer groups

Participants who book the entire course of study form peer groups after each individual module (A through F), in which they work together to practice the previously learned elements using defined exercises. The experiences in the peer groups are then evaluated at the start of the subsequent module.


As an alternative to taking the entire course of study, the modules offered can also be booked individually; however, modules B and C and modules D and E must be taken as a pair.

Prices, discounts, and payment methods 

Course of Study, Modules A to F:                                                      1.380,- € / 1580,- $
Individual price per module Beginners and A or F:                 280,- € / 320,- $
Individual price per pair B and C or D and E:                              560,- € / 640,- $

Access to the tool used, Zoom, will be provided free of charge. Prices quoted do not include value-added tax (VAT).

Our special offer for you:If you find another participant for the course of study, that is, Modules A to F, you will get one of your individual modules as part of the course for free. Ask about our group discounts for groups of four or more participants

Please note: The fee for the course is due immediately upon receipt of the invoice. Registration for the course shall only be valid after payment of the fee.


Please register via email to and indicate your address, company and position. Don’t forget to mention whether you wish to book the entire course or only individual modules or module pairs.

The registration deadline is one week before each respective module or the beginning of the entire course of study.

Dates, Duration fo the course of study and number of participants

Course of Study: 720 minutes; 6 online modules of 120 minutes each

Schedule for the course of study: Two days with each unit from 8 am - 6 pm CEST including breaks and work in peer groups.

Schedule for the individual modules 120 minutes from 6 to 8 pm CEST 

Number of participants: A minimum of 4, maximum of 8

Dates of the Course of Study

CS 07.10/24.10.2020 (english):

  • 07.10.2020 8 am - 6 pm CEST (including breaks and peer group work)
  • 24.10.2020 8 am - 6 pm CEST (including breaks and peer group work)

MF 09.11/21.11.2020 (german):

  • 09.11.2020 8 am - 6 pm CEST (including breaks and peer group work)
  • 21.11.2020 8 am - 6 pm CEST (including breaks and peer group work)

The new dates until 2021 will be published at the end of September.

Dates of the individual modules

All individual modules take place from 6 pm to 8 pm CEST.

Module B+C as well as D+E must be taken as a pair!


The new dates until 2021 will be published at the end of September.

 Your Online Trainers


Por A.Corbett klein

Anna Corbett


Stephan Hild klein

Stephan Hild


Por A.Mewaldt klein

Andrea Mewaldt


Verena Nirschl klein

Verena Nirschl


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Katerina Shapiro