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Katelind Hays

Katelind Hays
Katelind Hays is the Social Media Marketing Manager for InSync Training.
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5 Questions About Scenario-Based Learning Answered!

Posted by Katelind Hays on Apr 2, 2020 3:48:56 PM

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For virtual classrooms to become successful and viable, we have to move beyond webinars and toward true training experiences. But how can we accomplish that lofty goal when under pressing deadlines and during a time of global change?

To start, we recommend purposefully increasing learner engagement in virtual learning sessions. Scenarios provide an easy, quick, and thoughtful way to foster environmental engagement, nurture emotional engagement, and stimulate intellectual engagement.

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Topics: Engagement, Virtually There, Scenario-Based Learning, Learning Scenario

When Virtual Classrooms Become Virtually Required: Promote the Change

Posted by Katelind Hays on Mar 25, 2020 12:58:41 PM

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Virtually There Session Recap

In response to changes happening in L&D during the COVID-19 pandemic, experts Jane Bozarth and Jennifer Hofmann joined forces for a special 90-minute Virtually There webinar on March 9, 2020. This blog post, the second in a comprehensive series, recaps some of the timely and helpful information shared during When Virtual Classrooms Become Virtually Required.

It feels like organizations, work, and the world underwent an unexpected and radical evolution over the past few weeks. Offices closed to keep employees safe, teams now meet on Zoom or Google Hangouts, and training needs to move online.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom, Change Management, Virtually Required Series

When Virtual Classrooms Become Virtually Required: How to Make the Decision to Transition to Virtual Classrooms

Posted by Katelind Hays on Mar 15, 2020 12:32:29 PM

Virtually There Session Recap

Transitioning to the virtual classroom

In response to changes happening in L&D during the COVID-19 pandemic, experts Jane Bozarth and Jennifer Hofmann joined forces for a special 90-minute Virtually There webinar on March 9, 2020. This blog post, the first in a comprehensive series, recaps some of the timely and helpful information shared during When Virtual Classrooms Become Virtually Required

The virtual classroom may not be new, but currently the world is experiencing a crisis that’s accelerating its necessity. With travel bans, new work-from-home arrangements creating unexpected virtual teams, and in-person meeting cancellations, virtual classroom platforms have become virtually required.

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Topics: Virtual Teams, Virtual Classroom, Virtually Required Series

3 Tricks Training Can Steal from Marketing for More Engaging Learning

Posted by Katelind Hays on Mar 10, 2020 11:48:00 AM

 

92065621_sDid you know? The 2019 LinkedIn Learning report discovered that learning leaders ranked “increased engagement with training programs” as their second most important focus area?


Would it surprise you even more to learn that, despite the perceived importance of increasing

engagement in learning initiatives, this same study revealed that L&D professionals only spend

“15% of their time promoting their programs?” Understandably, solid instructional design and

memorable delivery often occupy our efforts, frustratingly leaving little room for marketing considerations. 

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Topics: Virtually There, Learner Experience, learner engagement

Advanced Virtual Facilitation Techniques to Create Learner Engagement

Posted by Katelind Hays on Feb 26, 2020 11:45:57 AM

Advanced Virtual Facilitation Techniques

Virtually There Session Recap

Think back to the first time you ever facilitated a webinar, virtual training session, or a meeting. How did you feel about it? Most people, including members of our experienced team, found the process stressful. The very technology that allows for creating connections across great distances, intimidates seasoned pros. And even if the virtual classroom platform works without a hitch, we often wonder, “did learners get anything from that experience?” 

Karen Vieth, InSync’s lead facilitator, joined the Virtually There series on February 19 to share her insights into how advanced delivery can mean the difference between simple interaction and true learning in the virtual classroom. 

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Topics: Virtually There, learner engagement, Advanced Facilitation Learner Engagement, Virtual Facilitation

Coach Monique’s Keys to Unlocking Bold Change™

Posted by Katelind Hays on Jan 23, 2020 10:35:00 AM

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It’s that time of year – many of us have identified and are now trying to stick to New Year’s Resolutions. Whether these resolutions encompass lofty ambitions or seemingly small improvements to our lives, this type of goal setting calls for unlocking bold change in our behaviors and mindsets.

To start 2020 off productively, the Virtually There webinar series warmly welcomed Coach Monique DeMonaco, an expert in helping people reach their full potential, for a January 14 event. What insights did this one-hour session provide? Our team compiled highlights and next steps for readers.

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Topics: Virtually There, Change Management

Common Brain-Based Presenting Questions Answered

Posted by Katelind Hays on Dec 19, 2019 9:00:00 AM

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At some point in your career, you will have to give a presentation or run a meeting.

If you work in the Learning & Development space, there’s a good chance you will have to facilitate training content.

Regardless of whether you assume a role frequently requiring live delivery or one that very rarely demands public speaking, you should know how to capture people’s attention.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Facilitation, Virtually There

A Heaping Holiday Helping of Helpful Training Tips

Posted by Katelind Hays on Dec 6, 2019 12:12:00 PM

Heaping Holiday Helping of Helpful Training Tips blogWith the Thanksgiving dinner trimmings put away in the states, the busiest time of year begins to take on a life of its own.

With inboxes and fireplaces equally a-blaze, personal professional development and corporate training can wind up on the back burner. What can learners and learning leaders alike do to keep missed training opportunities from piling up like snowdrifts? How can you make your next blend more magical than the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies?

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Topics: Producer, Microlearning, personal learning

3 Things We Learned About Engaging with a Global Workforce

Posted by Katelind Hays on Nov 21, 2019 9:30:00 AM

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How can learning leaders and other stakeholders better engage their workforce?

Gaining emotional and professional buy-in from employees requires a structured approach focused on communication. The language used to share corporate updates, train new skills, and clarify company values can fundamentally change how the target audience receives the message.

In global companies, language matters tremendously: it’s not just word choice that matters, but the dialect of delivery can either create a sense of inclusivity or ostracize entire subgroups.

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Topics: Global Workforce

A Crash Course in Diversity & Inclusion

Posted by Katelind Hays on Oct 24, 2019 9:00:00 AM

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Recently, a number of high-profile and previously well-respected organizations have come under fire for seemingly tone-deaf corporate action. Starbucks, Gucci, and Sephora all had well publicized racial and gender-equality missteps.

These organizations could have avoided these costly PR stumbles with the right Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) training approach. During their recent Virtually There session, experts Daila Boufford and Vani Narayana shared how a thoughtful D&I strategy can not only create more welcoming teams, but also evolve corporate culture.

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Topics: Modern Workplace, Diversity & Inclusion