InSync Training

Katelind Hays

Katelind Hays
Katelind Hays is the Social Media Marketing Manager for InSync Training.
Find me on:

Recent Posts

Common Brain-Based Presenting Questions Answered

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

37064042_sVirtually There session recap

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.

Read More

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?

Read More

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

114762740_sVirtually There Session Recap 

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.

Read More

Topics: Global Workforce

A Crash Course in Diversity & Inclusion

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

122982145_sVirtually There session recap

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.

Read More

Topics: Modern Workplace, Diversity & Inclusion

Fall Back into a Professional Development Routine

Posted by Katelind Hays on Sep 10, 2019 9:45:00 AM

46001289_sLabor Day weekend in the United States has come and gone. While the sun still shines in many places, most people have put summer behind them and gotten back to the grind of “real life.”

With overflowing inboxes, looming project deadlines, and the holiday season in the near future, how do you fall back into a professional development routine?

Read More

Topics: personal learning, Professional Development

Training’s Transformation: Insights from Treion Muller

Posted by Katelind Hays on Sep 3, 2019 10:00:00 AM

blog.insynctraining.comhubfssocial-suggested-imagesblog.insynctraining.comhubfssocial-suggested-imagesblog.insynctraining.comhubfssocial-suggested-3Has your experience in Learning and Development changed in the last 10 years? Without a doubt!

Learners expect relevant information provided as soon as they need it. We turn to Google, rather than a three-day training course when we encounter challenges or changes in our daily lives.

Read More

Topics: Modern Learning, Modern Learning on the Air

What Does it Take to Create Better Blended Learning? Chris King Weighs In

Posted by Katelind Hays on Aug 13, 2019 9:30:00 AM

blog.insynctraining.comhubfssocial-suggested-imagesblog.insynctraining.comhubfssocial-suggested-imagesblog.insynctraining.comhubfssocial-suggested-2No training event stands alone. For maximum impact, each learning resource, event, and activity should integrate into a larger, more comprehensive experience.

But how do learning professionals, who have a multitude of traditional models in their toolkit, adapt their approaches to support this evolution?

Read More

Topics: Modern Blended Learning, Modern Learning on the Air

Summer School's in Session!

Posted by Katelind Hays on Jul 30, 2019 10:15:00 AM

30142618_sI’m in the middle of my second (and last!) summer of my MBA candidacy. After work every weekday and on Saturdays, I commute 40 miles to class. There I learn about finance, accounting, and leadership – all topics critical to my future career success.

But, as I get into my car and drive in the exact opposite direction of the beach in the pursuit of perpetual learning, I feel a little sad. Even with my goal defined, my forward momentum falters as I think about the missed opportunity to lounge in a cabana instead.

And while I face an extreme version of summer school, everyone struggles with their personal professional development during peak vacation season. So, what can we do to keep learning, even when the summer sun calls our names? I turned to the InSync Team for advice, and, as always, their wisdom proved illuminating and practical.

Read More

Topics: Professional Development

Multitasking in the Modern Virtual Classroom

Posted by Katelind Hays on Jul 18, 2019 9:00:00 AM

28259640_sThink back to the last webinar or virtual training session you attended. I’m willing to bet that you divided your attention between the event and other things like email, lunch, or a pressing project.

We don’t judge! Even the most committed learners and seasoned virtual classroom experts have a tendency to multitask in this learning environment. And for good reason – we all juggle an increasing number of competing priorities, and our organizations keep decreasing the amount of time available for learning.

Read More

Topics: Virtual Classroom - Facilitation, Virtual Classroom - Best Practices, Modern Learning

4 Ways to Optimize Your Dynamic Learning Performance Ecosystem

Posted by Katelind Hays on Jul 16, 2019 11:07:26 AM

44244853_sVirtually There Session Recap

“How many of you have a dynamic learning performance ecosystem in place today?”

Expert Gary Wise kicked off his recent Virtually There session with this thought-provoking question.

Most organizations have a learning ecosystem that attempts to change based on business and learner needs. The modern learning landscape requires some level of training content adaptability and personalization.

Read More

Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, Learning Performance Ecosystem