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InSync Training President Jennifer Hofmann Presents at HR.com Symposium

Posted by InSync Training on Sep 15, 2021 12:00:00 PM

HR Tech Symposium 100421-100821Jennifer Hofmann, Founder and President of InSync Training, will present a session on "Going Global? Enhance HR Outreach and Compliance Using the Virtual Classroomat the Virtual HR Tech Symposium presented by HR.com on October 4-8, 2021. InSync Training is also a Silver sponsor of the event.

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Topics: Global Virtual Classroom, Virtual Training, Global Workforce

Extreme Facilitation - Bringing Learning Content to Life

Posted by InSync Training on Sep 7, 2021 9:51:18 PM

Over the last two decades, our team has grown to over 140 practitioners, modeling learning best practices from their home offices all across the globe. 

As we look forward to continuing to design, deliver, and manage impactful training programs long into the future, we asked the InSync team to look back. What have they learned about learning during their careers? What do they wish organizations and learners knew about blended virtual training? What story sticks out to them as particularly memorable?

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Facilitation, Virtual Facilitator Day

InSync Training Sponsors the 2nd Annual IACET Continuing Education and Training Conference

Posted by InSync Training on Sep 1, 2021 7:15:00 AM

The International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) announces the line-up of speakers for the 2nd Annual Continuing Education and Training conference being held September 21-22, 2021 in Reston, VA.  

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Topics: Conferences

The 3 Essential Qualities of Excellent Virtual Classroom Facilitators

Posted by InSync Training on Aug 25, 2021 7:30:00 AM

What makes a virtual classroom facilitator good at what they do? Clients and learners ask us this question regularly. Heck, we ask ourselves this question regularly since it speaks to the fundamental value we deliver through our work! Because facilitators deeply impact the overall blend, our answer addresses technical expertise AND those fuzzy soft skills. 

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Facilitation, Learner Engagement, Advanced Facilitation Learner Engagement Series

#HurricaneSeason Planning for Natural Disasters and their Impact on Virtual Sessions

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Aug 20, 2021 8:29:47 AM

At InSync, we often talk about mitigating virtual classroom disasters with preparation and planning. With a solid plan, we can avoid most “virtual training emergencies.”

Now that hurricane season has arrived in North America, I am reminded us that there are indeed true emergencies that impact our families, our safety, and our livelihoods.

Teamwork is more important than ever in the wake of a natural disaster. Especially now, with so many of our team members and our client facilitators working from remote locations, it’s critical to identify who might be potentially in the storm’s path, and find ways to proactively support them so they can focus on what is truly important.

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Topics: Virtual Teams & Modern Workplace

Embracing Virtual Learning: People to People

Posted by Karen Vieth on Aug 19, 2021 1:30:00 PM

Copy of 08192021 Blog - People to People 5.0We might not be face-to-face, but we are still people-to-people.

We have learned a lot through the pandemic from how to rely on others to offering much grace to each other in today’s workforce. Yes, it has been a hard transition, but a lot of positives have come out as well.

As humans, we learned we can “do” anything that is put in our path. We can persevere. We can make it through tough times. Was it glorious? No. Was it hard? Yes … but we did it … that says something! Virtual learning has been around a long time … 20+ years in fact. And for all those years we in the industry have spent countless hours trying to convince people that virtual learning, when done right, can transform into TRUE learning where learners walk away with transfer of knowledge and excitement to implement the new skills and tools.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Facilitation, Virtual Classroom - Best Practices, Virtual Teams & Modern Workplace

5 Core Strategies and Tactics for Effective Virtual Classroom Programs

Posted by InSync Training on Aug 15, 2021 5:59:53 PM

08152021 Blog Ask The Expert Virtual Training CertificationUpskilling the “new normal” virtual world is no longer a “nice to have” but a matter of survival. Many facilitators learned the hard truth that virtual live instruction demands a higher degree of preparation and a broader set of skills to keep learners engaged to achieve best outcomes, and every platform requires different techniques to take advantage of its capabilities.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, Virtual Classroom - Facilitation, Virtual Classroom - Production

InSync Training Announces Fall 2021 Programs

Posted by InSync Training on Aug 11, 2021 12:30:00 PM

Registration is now open for InSync Training’s world-class certification programs and workshops in virtual classroom design, facilitation, and production.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, Virtual Classroom - Facilitation, Virtual Classroom - Production, news

Examples of Advanced Virtual Classroom Facilitation Techniques: From Good to ... EXCEPTIONAL

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Aug 3, 2021 9:39:54 AM

08022021 Newsletter Blog From Good to ExceptionalIf you are a good virtual facilitator (and after the year we have all had, I bet you are!), you have quite a few enviable skills! You’ve mastered the basics of how to teach virtually and have mastered your virtual classroom platform. (Webex® Training Center, Adobe® Connect™, Zoom, MS Teams, etc.). You consider the principles of adult learning throughout every delivery. You manage the entire experience. And so much more!

As many organizations shift to “Virtual First” as a training strategy, “good” isn’t “good enough” anymore. Facilitators need to work towards becoming exceptional at their craft. This means connecting content with people through technology. But technology is still a tool. Learning in the virtual classroom is about making connections between people. If that wasn’t important, all content could be self-paced.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Facilitation, Modern Learners, Learner Engagement

Scenario Based Learning & The Virtual Classroom

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Jul 28, 2021 1:45:00 PM

07282021 Blog Scenario Based Learning The pandemic, among many of its impacts on the learning and development community, mandated a rapid shift to virtual live learning. The past year’s experience has proven that virtual classrooms are an effective part of an organization’s training strategy. Moving forward, we need to be able to reach learners wherever they are with meaningful, effective learning experiences, and the virtual classroom helps make that happen.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, Scenario-Based Learning, Virtual Training