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Katelind Hays

Katelind Hays
Katelind Hays is the Social Media Marketing Manager for InSync Training.
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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?

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, Learning Performance Ecosystem

3 Advanced Facilitation Tips for Next Level Virtual Learning

Posted by Katelind Hays on Jul 11, 2019 11:37:28 AM

114438212_sVirtually There Session Recap

Virtual classrooms make up just one piece of the modern digital learning experience. Facilitators have the tall order of creating learner engagement in this complex, technical, and sometimes distant-feeling learning environment.

Karen Vieth, Lead Facilitator for InSync Training, has nearly two decades of experience overcoming these challenges and helping others build their skills as virtual instructors. During her recent Virtually There session with Jennifer Hofmann, she shared three advanced facilitation tips that have become cornerstones to her instructional approach.

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Topics: Advanced Facilitation

4 Fundamental Principles for Applying The 5 Moments of Need™

Posted by Katelind Hays on Jun 13, 2019 10:00:00 AM

51826473_sVirtually There Session Recap

Does your organization’s learning function struggle to improve long-term performance of employees? Would it surprise you that this result occurs with consistent frequency?

After nearly four decades of experience in L&D, thought leader Bob Mosher has witnessed the disappointing phenomenon over and over again. The traditional model of training does not serve our learners and their needs. So what can we do to move from training to knowledge transfer and sustained improvement? Bob advocates for using The 5 Moments of Need™ a model he not only applies to his work, but that he created with his colleague Dr. Conrad Gottfredson.

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Topics: Virtually There, Modern Workplace, Blended Learning Instructional Design, 5 Moments of Need

6 Simple Tips for Stellar Virtual Classroom Facilitation

Posted by Katelind Hays on Jun 6, 2019 1:22:01 PM

24314269_sWhether presenting an informational webinar or facilitating a multi-part virtual learning series that’s part of a larger blend, teaching live online requires pizzazz and purpose.

As more corporate L&D programs move online, a tried-and-true facilitation process can set you up for success (in fact, we offer a comprehensive train-the-trainer program to help practitioners create a comprehensive toolkit).

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Facilitation, Modern Classroom, Advanced Facilitation

Why Make the Change from Training to Learning Campaigns?

Posted by Katelind Hays on May 28, 2019 12:25:01 PM

20896874_sLearning is a process.

As workplaces rapidly evolve to adapt to changing market dynamics, skill building must change too. Trainers work to support technical and soft-skill improvement within the same program.

How can we balance both? By using learning campaigns.

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Topics: Modern Blended Learning, Blended Learning Campaigns, Blended Learning Instructional Design