Hybrid – the best of 2 worlds – converted to a seminar format
Due to the corona, some companies still have travel restrictions for employees. This also applies to necessary further training measures. The alternative are online trainings.
Even if online training, as we understand it at the CA controller akademie, does not mean that seminar participants experience lectures by a trainer on the computer all day long, there are individual, personal preferences as to why seminar participants prefer face-to-face seminars. For example, because of the personal communication, interaction and group dynamics as well as the exchange of experiences outside of the official seminar times.
CA Trainer Dietmar Pascher has taken a new path with the CMA Tutorial in September. In the real seminar room (in the Holiday Inn Munich Westpark) there were seminar participants and via a screen further seminar participants, who could not be present personally, were connected from their home offices for the complete course. And in contrast to a pure live stream, online participants also worked in group exercises and on case studies. The boundaries between presence and online participants quickly blurred and a natural interaction between all participants developed. A situation not unlike current developments, where home office employees and real-life meeting participants have to work together on a topic at the same time. The experiences from this hybrid seminar format were very positive on all sides, which was also documented in the feedback rounds.
Conclusion: An event format with future potential and another successful example of how to develop innovative offerings in a crisis.