Keeping Them Engaged 2021: Live Online Learning Activities (LOLAs)

  • 17 Apr 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Online classroom - CENTRAL Time Zone


  • 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.
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During the past 10 years, Thiagi has field-tested and improved more than 20 types of Live Online Learning Activities (LOLAs) that have been incorporated IN virtual online training sessions. He has published a book on this technique, providing detailed instructions for conducting 11 of these LOLAs. He is currently working on the second book.

This 1-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 for your own multicultural training sessions. You will learn activities for technical, management, sales, and interpersonal content. You 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.

About Your Presenters

Sivasailam Thiagarajan, also fondly 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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