Keeping Them Engaged: Live Online Learning Activities (LOLAs)

  • 12 Sep 2020
  • 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Online classroom


  • Member rate is available to all SIETAR USA and SIETAR global members.
  • The Member Sponsor category is for members who want to add a little extra to help support SIETAR USA and the programming it provides intercultural and DEI professionals—our community. They will be recognized for their gift and our gratitude goes out to them.
  • The non-member rate applies to all registrants who are not currently a paid member of SIETAR USA or a SIETAR global group.
  • This registration is intended for students and/or student members of SIETAR USA or global SIETAR.


What would you say if someone offered you an 80% discount on a quality product? Too good to be true? In this case, it really is true. SIETAR USA is offering this virtual workshop presented by Sivisailam Thiagarajan, known to his friends as Thiagi and his talented co-trainer, Matt Richter. This will be a special day of Thiagi’s Live Online Learning Activities (LOLA) at a super bargain price!

This one-day workshop walks the talk and teaches you to use different types of training activities in live online sessions. Thiagi and Matt will provide you with a conceptual framework for LOLAs, as well as countless activities you can modify and adapt to your own multicultural training sessions. You will learn activities for technical, management, sales, and interpersonal content. We will use these activities to also teach you how to adapt them to best fit your needs, handle the virtual participants, and decide which activity will best work with your training objectives.

During the past 10 years, Matt and Thiagi have field-tested and improved more than 20 types of LOLAs. All Registrants receive  their own electronic copy of Thiagi’s LOLA manual that accompanies the exercises for this workshop and more. Price of the manual is included in registration fee; registrants will also receive access to a recording of the training afterward.

About Your Presenters

Sivasailam Thiagarajan, conveniently known as Thiagi, has conducted interactive training in 25 different countries in five different continents. He has written more than 40 books on designing and facilitating engaging and effective training for intercultural communication. For the past 12 years, he has specialized on Live Online Learning Activities (LOLAs). Thiagi is known as the Resident Mad Scientist at The Thiagi Group.

Matthew Richter is the co-author of the revised and updated second editionofthe book on Live Online Learning Activities (LOLAs). He has conducted online training session on this topic. An experienced user of different virtual platforms, he has also conducted live online training around the world on how to use the Zoom platform for improving interactivity in training. Matt is President at The Thiagi Group.

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