Our New, Virtual Reality: Creating Engaging Environments for Participants (Online)


April 21, 2020, Tuesday


2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Program Description

This is part of a series for workforce development professionals who are transitioning to a remote-work environment.

As you transition to providing workforce development services remotely, how do you keep connected with your program participants? By utilizing Zoom, you can create engaging groups and workshops that build peer-to-peer connections and strengthen participant-program relationships.  Join WPTI for an interactive workshop to discuss how to utilize Zoom and its features for participant engagement.


Upon completion of this workshop, managers will be able to:

  • Set-up virtual workshops and breakout rooms;
  • Utilize Zoom for classroom instruction, work-readiness training, and case management; and
  • Use Zoom for team building activities with participants.

Registration closes on Friday, April 17, 2020, at 5:00 pm. If this training is full, you will be placed on a waitlist.


This training requires:

  1. High-speed Internet access.
  2. Access to a desktop or laptop computer.
  3. A working microphone on your computer or headset.

A working video camera on your desktop or laptop computer is strongly encouraged. Participants also are encouraged to download the Zoom software onto their laptop or desktop computer in advance of the training. We’re sorry but audio-only participation cannot be permitted.

For more information about this training, please contact Sabeen Pirani, Director of Training, at spirani@wpti.org.



Organizer of Our New, Virtual Reality: The Basics of Zoom (Online)

Workforce Professionals Training Institute (WPTI) increases the effectiveness of people, programs, and organizations that are committed to generating pathways out of poverty through employment. Our three-tiered approach strengthens capacity at all levels of the workforce development system.

  1. Professional Training: Develop the skills and careers of practitioners
  2. Organizational Consulting: Maximize productivity of programs and teams
  3. Systems Building: Create linkages, foster research and influence funding and best practice priorities”

Since its founding in 2004, WPTI has become the preeminent non-profit training and technical assistance intermediary for New York City’s workforce development community. The organization has trained over 9,000 workforce practitioners from over 900 organizations that collectively serve over 500,000 jobseekers. As a standalone, non-political organization, WPTI provides an inclusive bridge among providers, funders and government agencies that contribute to building NYC’s workforce.

Drawing on well refined resources and relationships, WPTI combines the expertise of highly experienced workforce professionals, direct employer input, academic research, labor market information, and interactive adult learning principles to create high-quality curricula, impactful consulting frameworks, and useful resources for the field.

Event Details

Date: April 21, 2020

Start time: 02:00 p.m.

End time: 03:00 p.m.

Email: spirani@wpti.org