Domestic Violence Victoria & Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria

Our Prevention (course) participants have had their second session, and things are flowing really well…thanks for your work with us over the last few months

Amelia Ditcham
Program Manager, Fast Track.
ClientDomestic Violence Victoria & DV Resource Centre Vic
ScopeFast Track professional development
DateJune 2021

Building  leaders and managers for the domestic and sexual violence sector.

We support those who care for survivors and those affected by sexual violence.

With the COVID-19 pandemic,  Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic/DVRCV) faced the challenge of rapidly transforming their ‘Fast Track’ professional development from face-to-face into full virtual delivery, without losing the meaningful personal connections. 

Through successfully working together, Howard Errey from Reality Learning, and the DV Vic/DVRCV expert team, led by Amelia Ditcham, produced online training that is live and impacting on the sector’s response to the crisis in domestic violence and violence against women.

The two leadership courses fast track the supply of senior level practitioners and specialist family violence managers and leaders in response and in prevention to family and sexual violence.  Fast Track responds to reforms outlined by the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence.

Challenges

Maintaining high-level personal engagement that occurred in the face-to-face workshops was paramount in order for the online training to be successful. 

Rapid development was required to meet the delivery dates for two courses.

Using a LMS (CANVAS) that was still in the process of being fully implemented into the organisation.

Overcoming previous unsuccessful attempts in online delivery.

Solutions

The solutions:

Working very closely with organisation to integrate the intent of each step of training into anonline solution.

Creating a backbone template which integrated the virtual meetings with standalone student-led online engagement.

Balancing both synchronous and asynchronous interactivity to reduce “Zoom fatigue”

Enabling the organisation to undertake ongoing editing.