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The Big Shift: Designing for virtual classrooms

15 Feburary 2023
ONLINE via Zoom Webinar

This session was rated an average of 4/5 stars at the National VET Conference!

Here's what attendees had to say:

“Neil was very thought provoking - again for anyone disseminating information, not just in a virtual class room.”

“A very intense session full of tips. A great presenter.”

“Neil was excellent. Really got a lot out of his session”


Designing for virtual classrooms is way more than shifting to Zoom. 

Live, online learning environments have their own specific strategies and tactics for design and delivery. 

In this session, we'll learn the principles that you need to know for success and the practical skills and tools to make it happen. You'll learn how we designed a multi-award-winning Accredited Course and an Intensive Online Program with a 92% completion rate!

Key topics covered in this webinar 

  • Entering the environment
  • Shifting your language
  • Engagement and interaction tactics
  • Creating safe psychological space
  • Integrating social learning
  • Knowing your tools

If you want to maximise student engagement and improve outcomes in virtual learning environments, shift yourself into this session with Neil Von Heupt in February 2023.

NB. Can't make the session?
We send out all electronic resources to registrants within 48 hours of the session's closure. All Velg Training webinars are scheduled in AEST (QLD time) - please check your time zone before logging onto the online training session.

Date & Time

Wednesday 15 Feburary 2023
11:00am - 12.30pm (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones:
12:00pm - 1:30pm (AEDT: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
11:30am - 1:00pm (ACDT: SA)
10:30am - 12:00am (ACST: NT)
9:00am - 10:30am (AWST: WA)

Who should attend

Anyone looking for ideas on how to maximise student engagement and improve outcomes in virtual learning environments:

  • Training Managers
  • Trainer/Assessors
  • Curriculum/Resource Developers
  • Instructional Designers
  • L&D Managers

What to expect

Presented by Neil Von Heupt, you will be provided with the following resources after the event:

  • PowerPoint (in PDF format)
  • Recording of the webinar (three months access)
  • Additional electronic resource 
  • Electronic Statement of Attendance


Neil Von Heupt


Neil Von Heupt is one of Australia's top learning designers. He's worked on award-winning vocational education projects, is a conference and event speaker, podcast guest, and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Training and Development, and the Institute of Learning Professionals Asia Pacific. He's a blogger and an experienced social media user across multiple platforms since their earliest days. And he has an awesome kombi!

Neil designs learning to deliver performance and business outcomes. Nothing boring, no ‘click next’ snooze-fests – purposeful, engaging, collaborative, practical experiences that deliver results.

Neil has led organisations through the transition from face-to-face to live online, and brings a wealth of facilitation and training experience.


Wednesday, 15 February 2023

10:45am (AEST: QLD) - 11:00am (AEST: QLD) Join Time: Audio Test
11:00am (AEST: QLD) - 12:30pm (AEST: QLD) Webinar

Opportunities to interact

  • Use a microphone to speak with trainer/attendees (Not available in all Webinars)
  • Raise your 'virtual hand' to engage in discussion
  • Share your thoughts via online chat window
  • Answer online polls that provide instant group feedback

NB. If you would like to send chat questions to the presenter, Neil Von Heupt, before the session, please email

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