You're Laughing offers a variety of training services.
These are short classes delivered online. They are not 'Webinars'; they are real classes with a very specific focus.
We offer classes in downtown Toronto on a regular basis. Class sizes are small; we limit our classes to 10 participants or less.
Whether you want to arrange an exclusive class, customize content, or develop a unique course, we can help you get the training you need.
Tel: (647) 457-4357
Public courses don't always meet your training needs.
At You're Laughing, we offer several ways to arrange just the training you need.
Arrange exclusive sessions of any of our existing courses.
We'll quote a flat fee for any number of participants.
Tailor our existing courses to fit your needs.
We can add, change or delete content from any course.
Develop new courses for your organization.
We can create entirely new courses based on your organizations unique needs.
Train your staff to deliver our courses or yours.
To discuss your training needs, contact Julie Biddle.
tel: 647 457-4357
There are so many ways to learn these days that it can be challenging to decide which to use.
Here are some of the pros and cons of the 3 most common learning approaches.
When you say the word training this is the image that springs to mind; an instructor and a group of people learning in the same room. It has been the major approach to learning for millennia. We understand it – it’s the way we learned as children.
Lectures, discussions, exercises and activities help us to explore and understand the material. Being in the room with others is stimulating. We can ask questions and we learn from the knowledge and experience of our fellow classmates.
But it can be expensive.
The real cost of a single day of training is often $10,000 or more. It's not just the cost of the training, but the cost of having people out of the office during the course. People in a classroom aren't available when opportunities or issues arise. Taking a whole day, or multiple days, out of the office isn’t always practical, or even possible, in today’s business world.
If even some of the participants have to travel, the cost goes up dramatically, particularly for global operations. Trying to minimize the cost by squeezing more into a day doesn't work. The more you put in, the less the participants retain and you won't see the results on the job.
If the participants never actually use what they learn, training is a waste of both time and money.
With e-learning, individuals work at their own pace with programmed lessons. Learning times can be as short, or as long, as each learner wants.
No one has to leave the office. Short sessions can fit into work days. Everyone learns at their desk, or on their smart phone, so they’re available when opportunities or issues arise. Once the course is developed it costs dramatically less than classroom sessions.
But it doesn’t always work.
Development costs for eLearning can easily be 100 times higher than for classroom courses.
Although it sounds easy to slot a little learning time into a day, in reality it can be very difficult. Many of us just can’t find that hour or half hour; we are already working flat out and under constant time pressure. It's easy to forget.
Some e-learning is just plain boring. Even with the best of intentions learning time gets lost in the shuffle and we just never finish the material. Without the stimulation of fellow class members, and an instructor who can answer questions as they arise, it’s just not the same experience.
A lot of e-learning is never completed.
A virtual classroom is a classroom and it’s live. An instructor and the learners are all together at the same time.
Participants can share their knowledge and experience and the instructor can answer questions. Lectures, discussions, activities and exercises combine to create a solid learning experience.
Many sessions are recorded so the participants can easily go back over the material at any time.
Virtual classroom sessions are short; usually 60 to 90 minutes at a time. They’re easier to schedule than a full day away from the office, and the specific date and time makes it more likely for participants to attend and to complete the program.
With time in between sessions to practice and apply the learning, participants build knowledge and skills that they retain and use on the job.
There is no need to travel. Learners can participate from any computer with a connection to the internet, or with their smart phones.
You’re Laughing provides a variety of short virtual workshops related to Time Management, Information Management, Communications, and Presentations. We can also help trainers and instructional designers move into the virtual environment.