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Katelind Hays

Katelind Hays
Katelind Hays is the Social Media Marketing Manager for InSync Training.
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4 Ways to Optimize Your Dynamic Learning Performance Ecosystem

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

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“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

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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

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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

Critical Components of Constructive Coaching

Posted by Katelind Hays on May 23, 2019 12:41:57 PM

47408391_sProfessional development doesn’t get more personalized than one-on-one coaching.

According to the International Coaching Federation, professional coaching is a “thought-provoking and creative process that inspires [people] to maximize their personal and professional potential.” This definition reinforces two key ideas:

  • Coaching encourages creative thinking. Through the process, coaches encourage participants to think outside of the proverbial box in order to identify improved ways of doing things.
  • Coaching requires personal assessment. Coaches don’t necessarily tell participants what’s wrong with their methodologies. Instead, they offer opportunities for pointed personal contemplation about their current approaches and areas of potential growth.

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Topics: Modern Workplace, Professional Development, Constructive Coaching

4 Success Factors for Effective Blended Learning

Posted by Katelind Hays on May 16, 2019 11:47:17 AM

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The future of learning is blended. As content becomes more complex, learner attention spans shorten, and new technologies emerge, a combination approach to training offers engagement and impact.

But what stars need to align in order to create an effective blend? Expert Dr. Rebecca Sutherns joined the Virtually There series to share five case studies from her career that defined her personal best practices. Four success factors proved particularly pertinent to our processes.

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

3 Tricks for Facilitating Blended Learning

Posted by Katelind Hays on May 7, 2019 11:43:42 AM

65056138_sHas your organization jumped on the blended learning bandwagon, yet? This formal- and informal-learning combination approach to training moves beyond “hot trend” – it offers the opportunity to support learners after structured events end.

We focus quite a bit on the instructional design required for this more comprehensive learning model. It makes sense. Blended programs include many moving parts, and the associated complexity requires thoughtful design. After all, we have to create an environment that supports learner engagement and knowledge retention, and this begins at the proverbial drawing board.

But, facilitation matters, too. Design helps us plan for program success. Solid instruction enables that success.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Facilitation, Modern Blended Learning

Get to Work Making Data Work for Your Organization

Posted by Katelind Hays on May 2, 2019 11:02:24 AM

50000933_sA recent article by Harvard Business Review explored How Wearable AI Will Amplify Human Intelligence.

Author Lauren Golembiewski explains

Intelligence amplification is the use of technology to augment human intelligence. And a paradigm shift is on the horizon, where new devices will offer less intrusive, more intuitive ways to amplify our intelligence.”

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Topics: EdTech, Modern Workplace

Not All Remote Workers Are Lonely

Posted by Katelind Hays on Apr 30, 2019 11:17:37 AM

53991131_sRecently, a Reuters article titled How to Create Connections at Work in the Age of Isolation went viral on LinkedIn. The main point that resonated with readers? The loneliness of remote workers.

Today, organizations look wildly different than they did even ten years ago. Author Lauren Young points out that “one-third of workers in the US often work remotely [and] the number of remote workers is up 115% in the past decade.”

As an entirely virtual team of over 70 people, we understand the perception of isolation. When a single team spans the globe, how can real connections possibly exist?

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Topics: Virtual Teams