Certified Synchronous Training Professional (CSTP)


June 4, 2012


Learn and practice creative strategies for the synchronous environment.


Those who want to lead the best live online events imaginable.


“The most engaging online learning I have ever been involved in.”


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Online Workshop:
Leading Great Live Online Events

LearningTimes Synchronous Certified Training Professional Program

Level I Certification Program (CSTP 203): “Leading Effective Live Online Events”

For over ten years, our team has been training professionals worldwide to lead live online events that far surpass participant expectations. Join us for our next online program and facilitate your next synchronous event or meeting with confidence.

This online certificate program starts June 4, 2012.


Jonathan Finkelstein, CSTP, Facilitator, Author, Learning in Real Time, Executive Producer, LearningTimes.

Program Details:

In this four-part live online certificate you’ll learn and practice effective, practical and creative strategies and techniques for the live online environment. Concrete approaches for synchronous facilitation abound, as do ideas for the design of real-time activities that take learning and collaborating online to a whole new level. In addition to basic instructional design skills, this certificate program will explore:

  • Effective live event moderation and facilitation
  • Fostering interactivity
  • Activity and content design
  • Game-based activities, live online
  • Exceptional use of virtual whiteboards
  • Shared web browsing
  • Creating interactive exercises
  • Application sharing
  • Audio and video options
  • Ensuring learning and meeting objectives are met

About the Facilitator:

Jonathan FinkelsteinThis workshop will be led by industry pioneer Jonathan Finkelstein, founder of the CSTP program, executive producer of LearningTimes, and author of Learning in Real Time (Wiley / Jossey-Bass). Few people have spent more time in real-time online learning environments facilitating and working with others to create effective learning experiences worthy of the live online medium.

Learning in Real Time translates fifteen years of experience facilitating online learning into a practical resource guide for anyone facilitating or teaching online. Jonathan also authored the chapter on live online outreach in the The Digital Museum: A Think Guide, published by the American Association of Museums. Jonathan can be seen as the host of the Real Time Minute, MuseumTimes, and the Online Teaching and Learning podcast series, and is the executive producer of the LT Green Room. He is the moderator and producer of countless live webcasts, online conferences and 3D virtual world events for museum and education professionals. Jonathan, the son of two New York City public school teachers, is a Certified Synchronous Training Professional (CSTP) and received his AB degree with honors from Harvard University.

Live online virtual classroom “practice areas” are available for independent practice and exploration. Approximately 20-45 minutes of independent activity is suggested between sessions.

Online Course Schedule:

  • Session 1: Monday, June 4, 2012
  • Session 2: Thursday, June 7, 2012
  • Session 3: Monday, June 11, 2012
  • Session 4: Thursday, June 14, 2012

Each session is 75-90 minutes in length.

All sessions start at 2:00 pm Eastern Time (New York time). See below for the time of the sessions listed in various time zones:

  • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Pacific Time (PT)
  • 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Mountain Time (MT)
  • 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Central Time (CT)
  • 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Eastern Time (ET)

Look up times in other cities. Live sessions will be recorded for those who wish to go back and review or who must miss a live session.

Registration details:

Register for this certificate program now to reserve a virtual seat. See below.

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Registration Fee:

  • Early Bird Registration on/Before May 4, 2012: US$645
  • Registration After May 4, 2011: US$795

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