Whenever I advertise training courses, I often hear from people in other parts of the country / world expressing their frustration that this approach to hearing voices isn’t available in their local area. Online training has always struck me as a really neat solution to this issue … but until recently I’ve always been stumped on how to create a learning environment that encourages the kinds of discussions and thought that I feel are the hallmarks of a successful course. Rather than a dialogue, online training can sometimes feel like I’m asking people to sit quietly and listen whilst I talk ‘at’ them rather than ‘with’ them.
After piloting them earlier in the year with an amazing group of trainees, I’m excited to be offering 2 x 8 week online training courses that I feel are real learning experiences:
What happens in the online training?
Both of these courses consist of 4 x 2 week modules. In the pilot, I ran the course with a new module each week but this was just too quick for many participants.
Each module focuses on a different aspect of the course topic, and includes online access to:
- a learning video (60-90 mins)
- an interactive discussion area where participants can ask questions, share their thoughts/reflections, complete learning tasks and interact with me and other trainees
- a Q&A video (sharing my thoughts on some of the questions raised in the discussion area, or privately to me via e-mail)
You don’t need to be a technical genius. All you need is access to a computer / tablet / smart phone with sound and a reasonable internet connection (so you can play the video content). You can access the content at any time of day or night during the module, meaning that you can fit it around your life and take part no matter where you live in the world.
The amazing thing about it, from my perspective, is that the quality of the course really hinges on the participation of trainees. It’s rare that people get the opportunity to think these things through alongside a diverse group of people.
If you’d like to find out more about the courses and book a place, just see: Online Training.
Next year I’ll be launching two new online courses. If you have any ideas for topics that you’d find useful, just let me know.