Train the (Online) Trainer: Holding Engaging Online Trainings

Train the (Online) Trainer: Holding Engaging Online Trainings

Session Type(s): Training

Starts: Saturday, Jun. 9 1:30 PM (Eastern)

Ends: Saturday, Jun. 9 2:45 PM (Eastern)

Have you ever had to give an online training/presentation and felt like you were awkwardly lecturing an unresponsive computer? Worse, have you ever had to participate in an online training (any online training)? As distance training becomes easier to do technologically, more people struggle with ways to keep online presentations engaging, interactive and impactful. Join this session to learn about Obama for America’s 10 tips for executing awesome trainings, and how we’ve adjusted our ten offline tips so that they translate to online presentations. We’ll cover concrete tactics you can use to keep your participants awake, specific online tools that are most amenable to those tactics and most commonly committed errors. You’ll leave ready to webinar the heck out of your organization or fellow organizers.


Sara El-Amine


Sara El-Amine is the National Grassroots Organizing Director at Organizing for Action, President Obama’s grassroots organizing movement. At OFA, Sara oversees the people-centered, metrics-driven grassroots organizing for President Obama’s agenda across all 50 states, five national issue campaigns, and a budding number of state legislative level campaigns. She’s spent the last 6 years in the Obama movement, working at every level of the field hierarchy, and has been at the center of crafting OFA’s new Chapter model that OFA’s thousands of state-based volunteers are using to make the transition into issue organizing. She is passionate about professionalizing the left, management theory, Chicago, running, training, and homemade ice-cream.

Brad Schenck


National Digital Training Program Manager at Obama for America. More info coming…

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