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Virtual Facilitator Certification (Offered jointly with ATD CPA)

  • Tue, November 07, 2023
  • Tue, December 12, 2023
  • 5 sessions
  • Tue, November 07, 2023, 11:00 AM 1:00 PM (EST)
  • Tue, November 14, 2023, 11:00 AM 1:00 PM (EST)
  • Tue, November 28, 2023, 11:00 AM 1:00 PM (EST)
  • Tue, December 05, 2023, 11:00 AM 1:00 PM (EST)
  • Tue, December 12, 2023, 11:00 AM 1:00 PM (EST)
  • Zoom Interactive Sessions


  • Rate available starting October 2.
  • Early bird rate available until October 1.



Virtual Training is commonplace, yet somehow, the skills to perform it well and to create effective results are challenging to master. The Virtual Facilitator Certification offered by Kassy LaBorie Consulting is a hands-on, practical, engaging, quick moving, and highly effective live online program that guides learning professionals to design, develop, and facilitate what learners often call “heroic virtual training experiences!”

This 5-session, 2-hours each, live online certification gives participants the experience of working with and learning directly from Kassy LaBorie, a 25-year virtual training veteran, author, consultant, and globally recognized facilitator and presenter. This special offer is an opportunity to engage with Kassy in the same way she consults with her clients which includes: the synchronous classroom experience, her expertise, the certification, robust handouts, tools, and templates, content from her various books, and an understanding of what it means to be a virtual training hero!

This program has been pre-approved by the ATD Certification Institute to earn points that can be used towards initial eligibility and recertification of the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credentials. 

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 Kassy LaBorie
Founder and principal consultant at Kassy LaBorie Consulting, LLC

KASSY LABORIE is the founder and principal consultant at Kassy LaBorie Consulting, LLC. She is a professional speaker, author, facilitator, and instructional designer who specializes in virtual engagement for learning and development professionals and business owners who get to use web conferencing technology to connect with people around the globe. She’s known for believing that “being online is certainly equal to, and in some cases, better than, being in-person!”

In her previous role at Dale Carnegie & Associates, she was the director of virtual training services, a corporate consultancy that partnered with organizations to help them develop, design, and develop successful online training strategies. Kassy also served as the product design architect responsible for developing the company’s live online training product and experience, leading a team that built a $4 million dollar business in 4 years.

Kassy is the co-author of Interact and Engage! 75+ Activities for Virtual Training, Meetings, and Webinars (ATD Press, Second Edition, December 2022), and author of Producing Virtual Training, Meetings, and Webinars (ATD Press, January 2021).

See what Kassy is up to next by connecting with her on LinkedIn: and following her at 



5 online sessions, time spaced, 2-hours each

An immersive skill building experience of engaging online training with practice and coaching. A program delivered entirely live online and time spaced according to your team’s schedules.
Five, 2-hour live online sessions, designed to empower trainers to deliver virtual instructor-led training with confidence! Participants join a live online training world, participate in discussion, both on and offline, practice training online, explore and learn their platform, and create training materials ready for immediate use!

Session 1: Use Your Platform to Deliver Engaging Live Online Training
Introductions, foundation for the program, and a demonstration of a model engaging live online training session delivered in your platform.

  • Define and discover engaging online training
  • Overcome the challenges to engaging an online audience
  • Manage the technical aspects necessary to deliver an effective learning experience

Session 2: Virtual Presentation Skills
Sharpen the presentation skills necessary to masterfully inspire an engaging online event.

  • Sound like a radio star, keeping participants engaged
  • Say messages with clarity of meaning and annunciation
  • Show visuals and screen shares that excite an audience to action

Session 3: Virtual Facilitation Skills
Develop the unique facilitation skills required to ensure learning transfer in an online event.

  • Ask insightful questions to inspire thoughtful learning and reflection
  • Listen to participant responses and learn to look for meaning even when it cannot be heard
  • Coach participants to greater levels of learning and depth of understanding

Session 4: Deliver Live Online, Part A – instructor assigned

Deliver a portion of a live online event for feedback and coaching from the instructor and certificate peers.

  • Practice real time delivery of a portion of an assigned live online event
  • Receive coaching and feedback
  • Create an action plan for future successful delivery of the selected live online event

Session 5: Deliver Live Online, Part B – participant created

Deliver a portion of a live online event for feedback and coaching from the instructor and certificate peers.

  • Practice real time delivery of a portion of the participant’s selected live online event
  • Receive coaching and feedback
  • Create an action plan for future successful delivery of the selected live online event

Certification Programs Include and Assume the Following:


Learn and be coached directly from Kassy LaBorie and receive the following:

  • A Participant Manual
  • Example facilitator’s slides, slides and other materials which can be used as templates
  • A Virtual Platform Checklist
  • Coaching in the moment
  • An online channel or discussion board using Padlet
  • Practice time
  • Feedback and action plan development
  • Flexibility to adjust the program as the team needs
  •  A Virtual Training Hero badge, powered by Credly, is earned which can be shared on your choice of social media platforms, internally and externally


  • All online sessions delivered Zoom, although other platforms are discussed so attendees do not need to always use Zoom at their companies. They only need it for this program. They should download the Zoom Meetings Desktop Client and be up to date. Do not use the mobile application or the web browser version for this certification.
  • Participants attend the training from their own computer, their own desk, and their own audio connection.
  • Each online session is recorded and made available only to the candidates who participated in the live sessions for 30 days following the completion of the program.
  • Each participant has access to login and host their own virtual sessions using the web conferencing platform of their choice (Zoom, Teams, Webex, etc.) to apply the technical learning, and practice on their own in between sessions.
  • Participants actively attend and complete assignments to earn the final certification.
  • If participants miss classes or request make up sessions, we will work together to determine the due dates and pricing associated with the additional training/coaching sessions required. Please note there is a $250 fee for makeup teach back sessions, which are also a requirement to earn the final certification.

Cancellation, No Show, and Refund Policy

Registrants who need to cancel must do so at least 14 days before the training program date.

  • Cancellations made at least 14 days before the workshop will receive a refund minus a 5 percent administrative fee.
  • Cancellations made less than 14 days before the training program, will not receive a refund.
  • Registrants who do not cancel or transfer within the given timeframe, or do not attend the course, will not receive a refund.

Registration Modifications:

  • Registration modifications to indicate a substitute participant must be completed at least 10 days before the training program date.
  • Registrants may cancel or modify their registration for the training program (within time frame described above) by contacting email here to complete this transaction.
  • To switch a registration to attend a different session date, registrants must contact us at least 10 days before the training program date. Please contact email here to complete this transaction.

Event Cancellation Policy

Kassy LaBorie Consulting, LLC. and L&D Philly reserve the right to cancel or postpone the training program due to unforeseen circumstances. In this event, L&D Philly will refund the program registration fee but is not responsible for any other expenses that may have been incurred as a result, such as logins to technologies or other equipment a registrant may have chosen to purchase.

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