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CompTIA Webinar Offers Tips on Becoming a Top Trainer

Oct 01, 2015

Program features Karen Hyder, acclaimed online event producer, speaker coach and trainer

Downers Grove, Ill. – Instructors and trainers interested in sharpening their skills for the virtual classroom environment are invited to attend a free webinar offered by CompTIA, the information technology (IT) industry association and the certifying body for CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+) certification.

“Learn What it Takes to Be a Top Trainer,” led by acclaimed online event producer, speaker coach and trainer Karen Hyder, is scheduled for 10 a.m. (Central) on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015.

For 15 years Hyder has helped organizations successfully adopt virtual classroom tools for their training programs. During the CompTIA webinar she’ll offer proven advice and preparation tips to help attendees enhance their abilities to deliver training in a virtual classroom environment that’s as good – or better – than face-to-face sessions.

Takeaways from Hyder’s presentation will include:

  • Which of the five key facets of preparation are the trainer’s responsibility and which ones can be delegated.
  • Ways to get and stay connected with your learners.
  • Key competencies exhibited by effective online trainers.
  • How the virtual trainer work style shift might impact you.

To learn more about the program and to register for the free webinar visit

During her career Hyder has delivered applications-software courses for Logical Operations/Ziff-Davis Education; spearheaded a trainer-development program in the United Kingdom through Corporate Learning Ltd.; and founded Kaleidoscope Training and Consulting, which offers courses for technical trainers and subject-matter experts to improve online and in-person delivery. She also helped launch and currently produces and hosts The eLearning Guild Online Forums, a series of online conference sessions for eLearning development professionals.

Hyder earned a B.A. in English/Communications from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y.; is CompTIA CTT+ certified; and has studied Neurolinguistic Programming with Richard Bandler through McKenna Breen in London.

CompTIA is the leading provider of vendor-neutral technology skills certifications, including CompTIA CTT+. This credential is designed for instructors who want to verify they have attained a standard of excellence in the training field. The certification covers core instructor skills, including preparation, presentation, communication, facilitation and evaluation in both a traditional and virtual classroom environment. To learn more, visit

About CompTIA
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a non-profit trade association serving as the voice of the information technology industry. With approximately 2,000 member companies, 55,000 registered users, 3,000 academic and training partners and more than two million IT certifications issued, CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications and public policy advocacy. To learn more, visit CompTIA online, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Steven Ostrowski