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


April 7, 2020, Monday


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.

Are you brand new to using Zoom, or have you never used it? This 60-minute training for workforce development professionals covers the basic functions of the popular video conference platform. Get an overview of Zoom so you can include this tool in your practice to communicate with team members and participants.

This workshop is for Zoom beginners and is the first in a series titled “Our New, Virtual Reality.”

A portion of our time together will be spent on virtual networking as we practice fundamentals.

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic functions of Zoom;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how Zoom may be leveraged in their professional practice;
  • Demonstrate the norms of using video conferencing tools in a professional setting.

If you are staff for a DYCD Advance & Earn program, please do not register for this training. Additional trainings are being planned specifically for you.

Registration closes on Monday, April 6, 2020, at 2 p.m. 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. We also encourage participants to download the Zoom software onto their desktop or laptop computer in advance of the training. We’re sorry but audio-only participation cannot be permitted.

For more information about this training, please contact Tom McKee, Program Manager, at tmckee@wpti.org or 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 07, 2020

Start time: 02:00 p.m.

End time: 03:00 p.m.