Your Virtual Learning Experience - Expectations, Tips and Tricks

For the remainder of 2020, programs at Edwards Executive Education will be delivered virtually. To get the most out of your virtual learning experience, participant numbers are limited to allow for ample:

  • Networking between participants
  • Collaboration in breakout rooms
  • Opportunities for participants to ask questions
  • Time to connect with Facilitators

Participants are required to have access to a computer/laptop with sound capabilities (speakers and microphone) and a built-in camera or webcam.

Expectations for virtual programs:

  • Program materials sent electronically prior to the program start date
  • Live presentations with facilitator, shared documents and collaborative tools including breakout room activities and discussions
  • Some programs include pre-recorded videos and online modules. (Please check the ‘Course Structure’ on the specific program page for more information)
  • Ample breaks available and opportunities to ask questions
  • Key learnings that can be immediately applied

Tips and Tricks to make the most of your virtual learning:

  • Establish a strong internet connection (Check your speed here with
  • Low speed can be based on variable issues like large numbers of people attempting to connect to the internet, causing an overload on the network.  If this happens to you frequently, learn how to find the best wi-fi channel for your router. 
  • Ensure your technology works and troubleshoot issues prior to the program
  • Have a quiet place to focus and be able to participate without distractions
  • Keep your webcam turned on and mute your mic unless you want to speak
  • Silence your cellphone and turn off email notifications
  • Participate to the fullest just like you would in-person
  • Stay on track by blocking off time in your calendar to implement learnings

Attendance throughout the scheduled session(s) is mandatory to receive your certificate or letter of attendance upon completion of the program.

We look forward to collaborating with you virtually to reach your professional development goals.

Back to Executive Education News