Welcome to REFA!
Our English-language Online-Seminars are aimed at all those whose business language is English, who maintain international business relationships or work in intercultural teams. The range of topics is wide: from modern leadership techniques to Lean Management tools to classic REFA Methods, you can acquire know-how in English with us.
Are you about to take over responsibility for a team in an international company? Alternatively, are you just starting out as a team leader? A training in the field of leadership will provide you with practical knowledge that will help you master your new task.
Seminars addressing topics that provide a sound basis for the implementation of Industry 4.0 are also currently very popular. With Lean Management and the REFA methodology, you can equip yourself for this challenge effectively.
Our qualified trainers convey the seminar syllabus in English and familiarise you with the comprehensive and latest technical vocabulary. By exchanging ideas with trainer and participants in a live video conference, you will train how to deal with technical topics in English and thus gain confidence for your everyday professional life.
Changed framework conditions, growing demands and little time: companies and their employees increasingly have to face many challenges. Online-Seminars offer an ideal format for gaining up-to-date knowledge for your everyday work in a quick and compact manner.
Focused on the results and professionally conducted – the Online-Training by REFA is in no way inferior to an attendance seminar with respect to their interactivity and efficiency.
On the day the training starts, you conveniently log into your virtual classroom from anywhere in the world. And just like that, you experience the seminar live and interactive. In contrast to a mere learning video, you are able to talk to and exchange views with other participants and your trainer without hindrance. Even forming work groups is a possibility – just as if you would be sitting in a real classroom together. From practice to practice: our acknowledged experts train you competently in current and ever popular topics from their field of expertise.
Without a lot of technical effort, you can integrate an Online-Training into your daily work routine. It is highly efficient and easy, both on the environment and your expenses, as there are no travel- or accommodation costs. In other words, it is ideal for employees with a tight time window and little or no travel budget. Alternatively, it is a popular qualification tool for the intensive training of entire departments and of course for everyone who prefers to learn at their own desks.
This is what you can expect participating in a REFA-Online-Training:
- Usually small groups
- Digital supply of training documents for preparation and reference
- Homework assignments until the next session to intensify the knowledge
- Interactive techniques just as in an attendance seminar
- Qualified confirmation of participation as proof of professional training
- Technical- and sound check prior to the Online-Seminar for a smooth course of events
We are happy to organise closed Online-seminars for companies with direct relevance to the company and a high-level practical knowledge transfer.
What does „Online-Training“ mean?
An Online-Training is a live presentation on the Internet that takes place on a fixed date. It offers the opportunity of conveying the syllabus quickly and in a compact format. In terms of procedure, it is similar to a face-to-face seminar. In the Online-Seminar, the trainer and seminar participants interact via a chat function in a common, but virtual learning environment. This learning environment contains all the tools, information and links relevant to the Online-Training and the learning process. The distinct possibilities of the internet are used to conduct the Online-Training. Similar to a face-to face seminar, each Online-Training course is structured in a way that optimises learning: introduction, clarifying expectations, transfer of knowledge, practice, repetition and feedback. Participating in an Online-Seminar can take place at your desk in the company itself or just as easily from the comfort of your home office, as no special installations on the PC are necessary. Online-Seminars allow learners to participate in courses that are beyond their geographic reach. In addition, the time and costs involved are reduced to a minimum compared to face-to-face seminars: travel and accommodation costs are eliminated. Learning in a familiar environment also often promotes successful learning. Therefore, it is no wonder that Online-Trainings have become a very popular e-learning format.
How does an Online-Training work?
Fixed start and end dates form the framework of the Online-Training. Participants click on a link that they have received by e-mail in advance and thus enter a virtual classroom. Both, trainer and seminar participants can see each other live on the screen - depending on the setting - and can talk and exchange ideas with each other. The trainer has a wide variety of ways to actively involve the participants in the Online-Seminar, e.g. by forming study groups, starting polls, stimulating discussions, visualising with PowerPoint slides and much more. This way the interactive format of a seminar is sustained, just as in a face-to-face seminar. Exercises, which the trainer gives participants to take home until the next online session, lead to better understanding and consolidation of the syllabus content.
What system requirements are necessary for participation in an Online-Training?
No elaborate technology or multimedia elements are required for an Online-Training. As a rule, a PC or laptop with internet connection and an up-to date browser is sufficient for participation. In most cases, the installation of special software is not needed. However, a headset or loudspeakers and a microphone are required to ensure the communication between participants.
You do not need to download any separate software to participate in a REFA-Online-Training. You only need to make sure that your equipment meets the following system requirements, which correspond to today’s standards:
For PC-based participants:
- Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 or higher
- Cable modem, DSL or faster internet connection (1 Mbps or faster)
- Dual-Core-Processor 2.4GHz or faster processor with at least 2 GB RAM recommended
For Mac-based participants:
- Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer
- Cable modem, DSL or faster internet connection (1 Mbps or faster)
- Intel-Processor with at least 2 GB RAM or more recommended
- Participants who want to use audio functions using VoIP need a fast internet connection, a microphone and speakers (a USB headset is recommended)
On iPad, iPhone, Android- or Windows-mobile device
- Free GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar or GoToTraining App from the App Store, Google™ Play or Windows Store.
- A Wi-Fi connection is recommended for the use of VoIP.
How to register for an Online-Training?
You register for the desired Online-Training via our booking system. Alongside the confirmation of your registration, you will receive a link to log into the virtual seminar room. On the day of the seminar, you will receive a reminder by email. The training documents will be made available to you in digital format.