Is it even possible to create engaging experiences online?

You’re a facilitator, trainer or course creator who loves to bring groups together, but you’re struggling to keep participants engaged online.

It’s true: They are “zoomed out” and are unlikely to commit to another boring lecture or webinar.

The way we run online workshops, trainings and meetings has changed a lot in the last few years. What worked at the beginning of 2020 doesn’t work anymore today.

You know you need to learn how to REALLY ENGAGE groups online, but …

  • … when you ask a question, you get crickets and you struggle getting your participants to actively engage in activities.
  • you struggle to get your attendees to turn on their cameras and feel like you’re just talking to blank screens.
  • you are feeling like you’re driving with a blindfold because you can’t “read the room”, read non-verbal cues and get immediate feedback on how your activities are landing.
  • you get a “tech headache” thinking about all the multi-tasking you have to do (sharing your screen, responding to answers in the chat, creating breakout rooms, playing music, etc… All without losing your focus on looking at the camera and facilitating your content.)
  • you feel exhausted after your virtual sessions and question and doubt if it’s even worth it.
  • you have a hard time convincing your customers and clients to even show up to your virtual events.

It doesn’t have to be this way!

During this interactive cohort, you’ll learn how to design E.P.I.C.* VIRTUAL LEARNING EXPERIENCES, so that you can confidently lead teams on Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Butter and more.

What do I mean by E.P.I.C.*?

E.P.I.C. stands for a unique experience that includes these 4 elements



Learn how to use experiential learning techniques and unique activities that increase interactivity and participation.



Follow my Virtual Experience Design Framework to intentionally design moments of connection, learning and reflection.



Build psychological safety and trust with groups early to make sure EVERYONE’S voice matters and nobody feels left out. 



Facilitate connection activities to turn strangers into a deeply connected community to increase retention, completion rates and results.



This was the most engaging, fun, but super practical training on facilitation I've ever taken.

It completely changed how I facilitate and show up for my virtual offerings and since I took the course not only has my personal confidence skyrocketed, but the impact I've had on my participants has amplified in ways I didn't realize it could.

My participants are engaged, inspired, and show up ready to learn. I learned that I could incorporate play and fun to create super connected and invested participants, and I'm having so much more fun doing what I do now.

COEN VAZQUEZCertified Energy Practitioner | Become Purposeful LLC

First and foremost I have been reenergized and inspired.

I have been facilitating workshops for 5 years and online heavily for the past 2 years. It was great to look at the experience though a new lens. I now do whatever I can to bring in the fun and create moments where people can learn about each other.

My Warm Ups and energizers are on point now and I feel even more confident and getting top feedback scores from my participants.

ELAYNA SPRATLEYDesign Thinking Program Lead

Thank you for an unforgettable experience! I really appreciate you creating an inclusive and supportive environment.

Every week I went in excited and left on a high.

ALICIA SERRATOOrganizational Strategist & Experience Designer

If the pandemic hadn't forced me to change, I seriously doubt I would have ever tried virtual facilitation.

Now, I can't begin to list all the ways I've used the activities I've learned in my work.

Seriously, I never left a live session, replay, office hours or bonus material viewing without feeling stimulated to think of how I can do new things/audiences/services I had never thought of before.

JEAN EELLSPresident of E Resources Group, LLC

If you want to REALLY "up your game" as a virtual facilitator, you NEED to take this training.

Seriously. Jan is absolutely amazing at what he does - structuring events where people feel welcomed and safe, inserting humor and laughter to put people at ease, creating activities that engage and inform, fostering real connection between ALL participants. He manages the tech and facilitates all of this seemlessly.

And he will show you HOW - break it down step by step, so YOU can lead amazing virtuals events, too. If you want to join the ranks as an industry leader in the area of virtual facilitation, take this training!

CHERI ANDERSONCuddle Connoisseur | Portland Cuddle Arts

Jan is a great teacher who makes the trainings fun, but also super useful.

You'll get more comfortable with the tools of zoom and how to use them. You'll understand how to build intimacy by titrating vulnerability, and create a slow build that leads to deeper connection.

The course is a wonderful combination of both tech support and training coupled with emotionally intelligent facilitation skills.

PAMELA ENZ, MAOL, SSCCTrainer and Coach | Casting Vision

I recommend this training blindly! I feel a deep trust in how great Jan takes care of the people in the room, and that is for me, the most important!

It is is a well paced, complete, insightful training where you learn from experiences, experiments, from the trainer as a model for practices.

I looooved the visual supports, the inclusive way of the facilitation, the quality of presence of Jan, the care that was put in every single details of each session. SO much humanity, mastery and love in this training.

ANNICK DAVIGNONSocial Weaver | Montreal

Hey, I'm Jan 👋

If you’ve felt overwhelmed, anxious and not sure how to navigate this “virtual world” on Zoom, MS Teams and Google Meets… I get it!

If you’re anything like me, then you know deep down, this is the work you were meant to do. You just need to figure out how to adapt.

For over 10 years, I have been designing and hosting experiences that build trust, empower people to share vulnerable stories and turn strangers into friends. My ASK DEEP QUESTIONS “Connection Cards” have helped turn over 80,000 shallow conversations into deep connections around the globe.

I used to believe that technology was one of the biggest barriers to creating human connection, but then 2020 happened… and I needed to adapt.

I started to experiment and tried everything from eye gazing exercises to running team building sessions, solving escape rooms and even attempting the world’s largest virtual group hug which has led to so many lessons, insights and even a completely new global audience and clients.

Don’t regret taking this unique opportunity to upgrade your virtual facilitation skills now.

I’m here to show you that what you thought was impossible is actually possible. I can show you how to leverage technology to create highly engaging and unique online experiences that help groups connect, collaborate and co-create.

Online events and virtual workshops are not going to go away, and that’s a great thing!

They have provided so many opportunities. So let’s future-proof your business and continue to create transformations for your communities and build a new sustainable income stream with online workshops and events.

Jan Keck

Facilitator, Trainer & Experience Designer



Imagine if you could...

  • Make your online workshops and meetings even more engaging than in person by using some of my tried-and-tested activities.
  • Make even your largest events feel small and intimate so that participants walk away feeling transformed, inspired, and part of a community.
  • Create fresh experiences that are new and unique, so you stand out from your competition that is still running boring webinars.
  • Fill your online events and workshops easily and effortlessly, all because of the raving testimonials (and referrals!) you receive.
  • Spend more time with your family, friends and the things that matter to you because you can work location independently.

I would love to help you get there!

Together we’ll take you from feeling overwhelmed about technology to running highly memorable and impactful online experiences.




We will kick off with an engaging session where we’ll play a few games to get to know each other and set the tone for the rest of the training. Plus this is going to be a great chance to experience the content before you learn how it’s all done.


Start with the end in mind. We’ll build a strong foundation for virtual workshops that are more fun, engaging, and meaningful so participants leave sessions feeling transformed, inspired, and connected to a community.

  • Using the virtual event flow framework
  • Engaging participants right from the start
  • Co-creating community agreements


Make your virtual experiences more inclusive, so EVERYONE can participate. Learn how to make your participants feel safe and supported so they can effectively collaborate, innovate, and solve problems.

  • Making virtual experiences more inclusive
  • Building psychological safety
  • Making participants feel seen and heard

Go deeper into the content from the training sessions, practice activities and have your burning questions answered in this 1-hour Q&A deep dive session.


Focus on the best tech tools to increase connection, collaboration and creativity. You’ll cut through the confusion, keep your participants engaged, and stand out from your competition.

For this session, we’ll be using the app as meeting platform.

  • Choosing the best engagement tool
  • Reducing learning curves
  • Using Zoom’s hidden features


Increase opportunities for genuine deep connections among participants. Optimize your meetings by using the Breakout Room feature to its full potential.

  • Mastering Zoom’s Breakout Rooms
  • Turning strangers into friends quickly
  • Going beyond small talk in small group conversations

Go deeper into the content from the training sessions, practice activities and have your burning questions answered in this 1-hour Q&A deep dive session.


Finally feel empowered to *do something* about those blank stares and tired eyes. Beat “Zoom Fatigue” by using strategies that make your experience unique, memorable, and moving. 

  • Reading the Zoom room
  • Increasing the energy in the room
  • Being memorable

Let’s spend some more time together to celebrate completing the Virtual Facilitator Training, plus I’ll be taking you through one of my favourite and most powerful goal-setting exercises, to make sure you will implement all the knowledge from the training.


In this interactive session, we will roleplay some of the most difficult scenarios as a facilitator:

  • What if all cameras are off?
  • What if one person doesn’t stop talking?
  • What if someone disrupts your session?
  • And more… (we will crowdsource them together)

This is the ultimate practice session to help you apply the frameworks and strategies from the training, so if you’re looking for something more hands-on, with expert feedback, make sure to ask about this bonus session.


Once you join, you'll get

5x Live Workshops on Zoom where you'll learn how to structure and facilitate engaging virtual experiences
valued at $5,000
2x Office Hours (Group Coaching Session) where I will answer all the curious questions that come up in after our workshop sessions, (as you learn and practice).
valued at $1,500
Plus the recordings and a PDF of the slides of all sessions, so you can watch them on your own time or review it afterwards
valued at $1,000
Additional materials to help you save time in creating your experiences, like Zoom Cheat Sheets, Workshop Flow Template, and more
valued at $200
Certificate of Completion and virtual badge that you can use to promote your skills on your website, email signature and LinkedIn.
valued at $100



Have you ever asked a question in a virtual workshop and then just …. *crickets* ?!

Learn how to turn your virtual workshop participants from passive observers to active contributors in this workshop replay.

Valued at $37


Let’s make learning more fun!

Win fun prizes by completing 24 challenges and assignments during the cohort that help you go deeper with your learning and connect you to other like-minded students.

A chance to win prizes valued up to $300


During the training, you’ll get exclusive access to a private community with other students where share additional resources and support each other between the sessions.

Plus, you’ll also be able to join the larger Deep Connectors Community where you can connect with over 140 other VFT alumni, facilitators and course creators (even after you graduate from your cohort).

Valued at $500

Do you want to start hosting NON-BORING experiences?

Heck Yes!! Where do I sign up?



Leave your contact details below, and I’ll get in touch when the next cohort training is announced and enrollment is open in September / October 2024.


I am offering custom workshops for managers, facilitators and presenters at organizations and companies, so I would love to create something that will address your specific needs.


Is this for you? Let's find out

Right now, you might be thinking: “This sounds great, but I still don’t believe that it’s even possible to replicate my workshops and experiences without participants being able to touch or be in the same room!”

I get it. I used to assume the same thing. But what I learned is that when you attempt to exactly recreate your in-person events, then you’re already losing.

Instead, it’s about reimagining what is possible that was not possible before.

Here is who I designed this training for:

The Virtual Facilitator Training is for anyone who creates participatory learning experiences for groups.

You understand the value of facilitating human connections and want to find a way to recreate the MAGIC of your in-person events online.

Facilitators & Trainers

Coaches & Consultants

Course Creators

Event & Experience Designers

You don’t wanna miss this if:

  • You want to move away from lectures and slideshows where participants are passive consumers and instead, get participants actively engaged in your content.
  • You are translating an in-person workshop, course or program into an online experience and don’t know how to make it have the same impact.
  • You are running a cohort-based course and want to make sure to build a student community.
  • Your work depends on facilitating human connection and you find it harder or impossible to do this online.
  • You want to increase your confidence as a virtual facilitator leading groups of 5-100 participants on Zoom.
  • You want to tap into a new global audience of clients and customers by facilitating remote workshops and experiences.

What my clients had to say

Jan has the heart of a mentor and the knowledge of Zoom Jedi warrior.

He really cares about his participants and shows you how to create life-giving online experiences. If you want to gain confidence and competence as a facilitator, VFT is for you.

STEVE GARCIALife & Leadership Coach | Get Your Business Done Coaching | Denver CO

Jan's expertise on hosting virtual events has made major impacts on my virtual training delivery. My audience engagement is at 100% based on all of Jan's "secrets"!

ANNIE FRISOLISpeaker | Trainer | Founder & CEO of Creating Community LLC

Every little strategy that Jan teaches, I can go and apply immediately. I attend a lot of trainings and often it is just people lecturing you, modeling the way I don't want to teach, but you break everything down in little bite-sized chunks that help build community.

MICHELLE HOLDTArts Educator + Facilitator

I so appreciated all the various ways to ENGAGE. To keep my focus on the screen (it's so easy for me to wander off to my phone, the fridge, etc.) but when the zoom engages all of my senses, I stay present. Thank you so much for all the insights into how to keep people's attention. Super helpful, as ever!

ELEANOR O'BRIENArtistic Director + Event Organizer

Your workshop on creating the magic of in-person events online was probably my most MAGICAL online experience. I loved the balance of fun playfulness and deep meaningful connection.

JEN MEINCreative Engagement Consultant

I'm new-ish to online events and have to say that your seminar on creating magic online, was a profound one. I feel that I'm going to look back on it as a major catalyst on my journey. Thank you!

TATYANA TERZOPOULUSResearcher + Event Organizer



Join my training and you’ll walk away with:

  • Online meetings that are exciting, inspiring and make you or your business stand out
  •  Attendees that feel seen, heard and valued — and thank you with rave reviews and referrals
  •  Confidence in your technical skills to use all Zoom has to offer
  •  Effortlessly filling your workshops and experiences
  •  Connect with a new global audience


What day and time are the sessions happening?

The exact dates and times for the next cohort in October / Novermber 2024 will be announced soon. Most likely, the live sessions will be happening 10 AM – 12 PM EST.

Once you are signed up you’ll get a calendar invite with the details for all the dates.

What is the investment for the training?

There will be different training packages that you can enroll in, ranging from $995 – $2495 USD. The exact options will be announced with the dates for the next cohort.

What do I need to participate?

All you need is a computer with an internet connection, webcam and microphone to participate. A tablet works as well, but a laptop or desktop computer is preferred for a better experience.

How will I access the content?

Once you register, you will receive emails with instructions on how to attend the live workshops (on Zoom), log in to the private digital community and access additional learning materials on Mighty Networks.

What if I can't attend the whole series, show up late or have to leave early? Can I still join?

I understand that sometimes life happens and you won’t be able to attend every single event. If you’re not able to join us live, you can watch the replay that will be available for you to watch at your convenience, 24 hours after the live event.

If you need to leave an event early, or arrive late, all I ask is that you exit the online space respectfully.

Are you only teaching about Zoom? What if I use Microsoft Teams for my sessions?

95% of the content I am teaching applies to any meeting platform. If it’s Zoom, Google Meets, Microsoft Teams, Butter or any others that might pop up in the future. Zoom is my platform of choice, but sometimes you don’t have the choice, especially when working with government organizations and that’s why I make sure the lessons are relevant for everyone.

What is the Refund Policy? Is there a Guarantee?

Your ticket itself is non-refundable. However, if you would like to transfer your ticket to someone else, please email my team at and let us know at least 72 hours prior to the first event. If you have questions or concerns before joining, please reach out and schedule a call with me.

If you show up for all sessions and office hours and at the end of the training you still didn’t receive value or learn anything new, we will get on a call so you can share your feedback and concerns and I will give you your money back.

Do you have discounts or scholarships available?

I will again be offering 5x pay-what-you-can spots, as it’s important to me that this training is accessible to anyone who wants to learn, no matter their financial situation. Preference will be given to anyone in the black, indigenous, people of colour, LGBTQ2S+, and trans communities. Check back here for the application once dates are announced or sign up for the waitlist to be notified.

Do you also offer a custom training for companies and organizations?

I’ve been offering custom workshops for managers, facilitators and presenters at different companies and organizations and can create something that will address your needs.

There are also group discounts available for the Virtual Facilitator Training. If you want to attend with friends or colleagues, please contact my team at for a group discount code or learn more about running a custom training for your organization.

Will you be offering this Training again?

This course will always be available for my custom clients and I am planning to run a public cohort once a year.