How to Teach Online

Join us for this Aim for Action Trainer Series!

June 4-18, 2020
Live sessions on June 4, 11, and 18, 2020
Moderated by Nancy Bacon, Nancy Bacon Consulting


COVID has moved learning online. You may have already been delivering webinars and want to hone your skills. Or maybe this world of online learning is new to you and you want to find out how to do it right. “How to Teach Online” is designed to give you the knowledge and tools you need to deliver online learning that makes a difference.

Over three 90-minute online sessions, you will learn from three nationally-known experts on workshop design, leadership, and learning. You will receive materials and assignments before and after each session to give you a way to practice what you learn. You will complete this series with a “no fail” framework for any online class, an approach to instruction that is engaging and effective, and tools to live your commitment to diversity and inclusion. The series will be moderated by Nancy Bacon, a veteran nonprofit educator who believes that every nonprofit learning experience should be excellent and action-focused.

“Never Fail” Design: Creating Online Courses that Soar

Guila Muir, Guila Muir & Associates
June 4, 2020 | 12:00-1:30pm

You need to convert in-person training into engaging, on-line learning. What steps must you take? What structure should you use? How can your sessions stand above other online classes and webinars? DON’T“fly by the seat of your pants.” DON’T start by opening PowerPoint. Most importantly, DO use solid instructional design. The result will be a course with results.

By the end of this 90-minute webinar, you will be able to:

  • Describe how to create effective online learning experiences using the Kite process.
  • Create exceptional performance outcomes, the driving force of all content and activities.
  • Choose several online tools to enhance engagement in your next online training session.

Important note: We strongly encourage you to purchase separately Guila Muir’s book Instructional Design That Soars. It provides downloadable templates, worksheets, and checklists that support the content in this class. You will receive the link to buy the book in your confirmation email.

Guila Muir, Guila Muir & Associates

Guila Muir is principal of Guila Muir & Associates, a Seattle-based firm specializing in developing professionals’ facilitation, presentation, and training skills. Since 1993, Guila’s engaging, highly energetic style has transformed businesses and organizations across the United States and in Canada. Her clients include Microsoft, Amazon, and hundreds of state agencies and non-profit organizations.

Improv Lessons for ENGAGING Online Learning

Andrew McMasters, Improv Mindset
June 11, 2020 | 12:00-1:30pm

You have an excellent plan in place for your online learning event. You have a great opening, a clear narrative, and defined learning outcomes. Fantastic—now let’s talk about how to really connect with the people listening to your webinar. Let’s explore ways to humanize our teaching using classic improv techniques.

Our goal through this course is to give you tools that allow you to:

  • Build a direct connection with members of your audience so you can advocate for them.
  • Keep your audience’s attention.
  • Increase interaction between your audience members.
  • Help your co-presenters be more effective.
Andrew McMasters, Improv Mindset

Andrew McMasters is an actor, director and entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in the arts. He is a founder of Jet City Improv, a non-profit theater that he managed for 25 years, and worked for multiple Fortune 500 companies to provide presentation support and messaging as well as team building and communications trainings. Andrew is dedicated to experiential learning, providing opportunities for self-discovery and driving innovation in our everyday lives. His exercises are designed to develop leaders who can communicate on all levels (focusing on emotional intelligence) and help build key relationship-building skills. Participants will leave with practical tools and lessons to apply at all stages of their work, even in crisis. For more details about Andrew, see

Everyone Belongs Online Learning

Arthur Padilla, StrataG.Works
June 18, 2020 | 12:00-1:30pm

You value diversity, equity, and inclusion and want everyone to feel that they belong in your online learning program. You diversify the photos in your slide deck and maybe translate a few key documents. What more can you do? That’s what we’ll cover in this third course in our series.

By the end of this workshop, you will:

  • Have some practical equity-related tools to guide you when planning presentations, workshops, and training online.
  • Have the opportunity to “practice” with some of the tools and share your experiences with peers
  • Participate in a discussion about some of our learned lessons and strategies from the field: Stories of moving to an online world!

Our goal is to give you practical ways that you can act on your DEI commitment in your online (and in-person) training program.

Arthur Padilla, StrataG.Works

Arthur Padilla is Senior Managing Partner for StrataG.Works a Seattle/Arizona firm where we provide support for individuals, agencies, and small businesses that are experiencing change. We use executive coaching, planning and project management, interim management, and online learning to implement our change management strategies. We use a social justice/anti-oppression framework for all of our work, from policy development to online learning.


$125 for the series
Includes wrap-around communications to get you ready and boost learning after each session, learning tools, and recordings available until September 1, 2020.

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