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Online Moderator Training Institute

Online Moderator Training Institute Virtual Boot Camp 2023

Online Moderator Training Institute

Virtual May 23-24, 2023
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Online Moderator Training Institute will host its virtual training boot camp on May 23-24, 2023.

According to Online Moderator Training Institute:

Ready to build your skill set with the intent of offering it to others in the future? This group class is for you!

Background: COVID-19 resulted in most moderators today being experienced at conducting online video chats. There are many similarities between in-person and online moderating. But there are important differences as well, which represent challenges to even the most experienced moderators. Some of these challenges include: 

  • Developing rapport in a virtual setting
  • Keeping participants engaged in an environment you have no control over
  • Exercising crowd control (people talking over one another)
  • Finding substitutes for activities that are easy to execute in-person but can't be done online
  • Managing the observers in the virtual back room
  • Relying on limited body language cues
  • Dealing with technology issues during groups
  • Choosing between different video chat platform options

Have you mastered all of the above challenges? If you cannot unequivocally say yes, consider signing up for this class. It's quick (two half-days), safe (no clients watching) and affordable ($850 max), the perfect way to polish your skills and be the best you can be.

You'll have multiple opportunities to practice moderating, and you'll get feedback from trainers who've been successfully moderating video chats for more than two decades. 

Goal: Provide “hands-on” experiences in the art of moderating real-time (synchronous) online video group discussions. Focus will be on guidelines for managing respondents during the group, creative exercises, showing stimuli, etc. 

Time Commitment: 7-8 hours across two days


  • Experience video chats from three perspectives: participant, observer and moderator
  • Moderate twice: first with fellow trainees as participants and second with recruited consumers as “fresh” participants

Scheduled activities (approximate length):

  • A series of 3-4 lectures across both days (60-90 minutes)
  • Three video chat focus group experiences: 
    • DAY 1: Trainee as participant (60 minutes, including debrief)
    • DAY 1: Trainee as moderator and participant (60-90 minutes, including debrief)
    • DAY 2: Trainee as moderator and observer (60-90 minutes, including debrief)
  • Final tips + Q&A (60 minutes)

Other activities:

  • In addition to the scheduled activities above, individual coaching will be available and trainees will receive written feedback on their moderating experiences. Some prep work will be required of trainees as well.


  • $850 ($50 discount to QRCA members)


To learn more and to register, click here.


Start Date:
May 23

End Date:
May 24

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