Uh oh. Your boss just told you that next year 60% of your training programs have to be delivered online. You know that it's faster, cheaper and more efficient, but wonder if virtual training can ever be as good as connecting with people live and in-person. The answer is "yes," but to make that leap without falling into a virtual abyss requires a significant shift in the way things are done. And a little imagination. Picture all the ways a training session in a traditional classroom can fall flat: \tthe delivery tools are boring and outdated \tthe program is entirely facilitator-driven with limited opportunity for interactivity or experiential learning \tthe facilitator lectures impassively from the front of the room reading off a set of slides The bad news is that in a virtual environment, each of these factors has the potential to be exponentially worse. The good news is that they don't have to be. With the right software, program design and facilitator skills, virtual training sessions can be every bit as impactful as the best sessions in a traditional classroom.