How to Host a Virtual Training Session on Zoom & MS Teams

** UPDATE: Our 24 May MS Teams workshop is now fully booked so we have released another date - Friday 28 May. We also still have some places remaining on our Zoom workshop next Friday 21 May. Hurry! Book your place today! **

Virtual Training Workshop (a choice of Zoom or MS Teams)
When for ZOOM: 09:30-11:30 on Friday 21 May 2021
When for MS TEAMS: 09:30-11:30 on Friday 28 May 2021 
Where: A virtual classroom (on Zoom or MS Teams)
Price: £60 ex VAT per personThe price of the workshop is redeemable against any Northgate purchase within 7 days of the workshop.*

*The price of the workshop is redeemable against any Northgate purchase within 7 days of the workshop (up to £60 discount per activity).

Sign up to a May Workshop!

Develop your skills in hosting a virtual training session on either Zoom or MS Teams, to enable you to:

  • experience being a participant in a virtual teambuilding activity (instructive to see how it feels!)
  • learn how to host a virtual workshop as facilitator (it's important to feel confident and 'slick')
  • get some top tips from an expert virtual (and classroom) facilitator.

The workshops will be facilitated by independent trainer, Anthony Donovan of Donovan Training Associates. You can book onto one of the dates below for our open workshops or we can host a bespoke session just for your organisation. 

Workshop Testimonial
"Anthony was the perfect facilitator for us. He was very encouraging as a host and was very flexible in how he delivered the session. Once we completed the activity we took time to explore the Key Learning Points as a team, and then he took us through some hints and tips for delivering virtual activities. A great mixture of fun and learning facilitated at a high level."
Alan Jerram, Learning & Development Specialist, Abri Group

What will the workshop cover?

This workshop features one of Northgate's experiential training activities (The Escape Room - virtual version). You will learn (or refresh your knowledge of):

  • how to put your delegates at ease
  • how to put groups into breakout rooms - and retrieve them
  • how to send and receive messages and files to/from your delegates
  • how to embrace the technology
  • how to engage your learners (including the pros & cons of hybrid training) and above all,
  • how to keep it simple!

Learning objectives

  • to experience a virtual training activity as a delegate
  • to learn how an experiential training activity can be used in a virtual classroom
  • to learn how Zoom or MS Teams can be optimised as a virtual classroom tool
  • to learn how to use interactive features including breakout rooms & whiteboards
  • to consider the tone and language when hosting a virtual classroom
  • to consider optimum timing and how to keep delegates engaged
  • to consider the pros & cons of hybrid training sessions (where some delegates are present in a face-to-face setting and others join virtually


09:30 -10:30  The Escape Room (a virtual collaborative teamwork activity)
10.30 -11:30  How to Host a Virtual Training Session and Q&As 

In order to maximise the experience for delegates, we will limit places available to 16 per session so book now to avoid disappointment! In case of high demand, we may release future training dates. To secure your place please use the LiveChat here on our website, email or call 01225 484990.