InSync Training

Recording - Once Upon a Time, Storytelling Was Learning

Posted by InSync Training on Aug 23, 2017 11:14:31 AM

August 22, 2017

Instructors: Tom Campbell and Karin Rex


We all like a good story, right? Well, your brain likes a good story too. Research has shown that our brains wilt faster than a hot lettuce leaf when presented with a bunch of slides containing bullet points. (You probably already suspected that on some level, but as it turns out it really is true!) The language processing part of our brains is the only part that is active when we are experiencing death by PowerPoint.

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Topics: InSync BYTE Recording, Recordings, Storytelling & Storyboarding

Recording - Realities of Virtual Collaboration

Posted by InSync Training on Aug 9, 2017 6:34:22 PM

August 8, 2017

Instructor: Brenda Huettner



No man is an island; we are all part of a larger community. Rapid advances in tools and technologies offer us a myriad of ways to communicate and collaborate with each other. When we spend all day at the keyboard, it’s easy to forget that we’re still working with humans who happen to be on their own keyboards. 

This session will review some of the current virtual collaboration tools available and suggest ways of using each most efficiently. We’ll also talk about how and when you can incorporate a more personal touch to your communications across the virtual landscape.

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Topics: InSync BYTE Recording, Recordings, Virtual Collaboration, Virtual Teams & Modern Workplace

Recording - Global Learning and Virtual Teams

Posted by InSync Training on Jul 26, 2017 1:03:25 PM

July 25, 2017

Instructors: Amy Lins and Munira Bangee


Most of us work in some form of a virtual team these days. Does the old adage of “forming, storming, norming, and performing” still apply in the virtual team, or are new norms emerging? What are the benefits and pitfalls of being a virtual team member and a virtual team leader? What skills does a leader need to be successful? We will discuss how to build and maintain high performing virtual teams.

Additionally, we will take a look at how the virtual team changes when you become a multi-national or global team.

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Topics: InSync BYTE Recording, Recordings, Virtual Teams & Modern Workplace

Recording - Inspiring a Global Virtual Team

Posted by InSync Training on Jul 11, 2017 4:06:11 PM

July 11, 2017

Instructor: Mary Kingsley


How do you honor cultural diversity and bridge distance to not only achieve excellence, but to inspire trust that frees people to collaborate quickly? If you are prepared to invest in your team relationships and to be surprised at how much you learn, you will not only get great results, you will discover how your solutions work best in different cultures. 

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Topics: InSync BYTE Recording, Recordings, Virtual Teams & Modern Workplace

Recording - Engagement Through Immersive Technology

Posted by InSync Training on Jun 28, 2017 1:23:30 PM

June 27, 2017

Instructor: Bobby Carlton


This session will focus around the idea of current technology and technology reimagined as an engagement tool to promote forward-thinking and embrace the idea of failure as a learning tool. We will explore how mixed reality technology, as well as something as simple as a disposable soda lid can change how you communicate with others and as a team.

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Topics: InSync BYTE Recording, Recordings, Modern Learning Culture, Immersive Technology

Recording - The Right Learning Stuff: Are You Designing Courses or Learning Experiences?

Posted by InSync Training on Jun 16, 2017 12:44:59 PM

June 13, 2017

Instructor: Jennifer Hofmann


The modern learning landscape calls for modern blended learning design. We aren’t designing COURSES, we are designing EXPERIENCES that support the learner in all of their moments of learning need – not just when learning something new.

It doesn’t have to be rocket science! It takes a new approach to design; an approach that builds on fundamental instructional design approaches and takes the needs of modern learners and modern organizations into account.

Blended Learning Campaigns are designed to support the learner experience by delivering time-released lessons that are supported by activities and resources that continue to be relevant after the formal campaign is over. The campaign design considers appropriate instructional strategies, techniques, and technologies to identify the best approach to a learning objective.

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Topics: InSync BYTE Recording, Recordings, Instructional Design, Modern Blended Learning, Blended Learning Campaigns

Recording - Gamification: Strategies for Merging Learning Theory, Games, and Instructional Design

Posted by InSync Training on May 25, 2017 1:38:23 AM

May 23, 2017

Instructor: Dr. Stephen Slota


This workshop will provide hands-on experience with gamification, the application of game mechanics and design processes in traditionally non-game contexts. Skillfully done, this can foster more engaging, informative, and/or cooperative educational, recreational, political, and business environments.

We will focus on design elements that are broadly useful across content areas and contexts with emphasis on the following:

  • How and why people play games.
  • Differences between games and simulations as well as fun and engagement.
  • The function of rulesets and how they bound play-game-designer interaction.
  • Models for design and development.

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Topics: InSync BYTE Recording, Modern Learning, Gamification & Game-Based Learning, Recordings

Recording - Grabbing Learner Attention

Posted by InSync Training on May 4, 2017 3:36:59 PM

April 25, 2017

Instructor: Mark Harter


Traditional communication and training methods for engaging and motivating employees are no longer working. Without initial attention, nothing we do really matters. This session will share simple and creative ideas that will grab learner attention and make it more fun. Techniques include both low and high tech examples, focusing on visual design and video. It will also touch on innovation, strategy, and positioning in your line of business. Examples will be shared during the session.

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Topics: InSync BYTE Recording, Modern Learning, Recordings, Learner Engagement

Recording - Embracing Microlearning in Your Learning Ecosystem

Posted by InSync Training on Apr 4, 2017 4:44:44 PM

April 4, 2017

Instructor: Carla Torgerson


Microlearning (or nanolearning) – defined as providing learning material in short bursts that anyone can access any time – is being touted as the “next big thing.” We all have personal experiences of learning in this way, but how do we apply it to corporate learning?

In this practical program, we look at what microlearning is, guidance for creating your own microlearning resources, and how to use MILE, the MIcroLEarning Design Model© to develop a microlearning program. 

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Topics: InSync BYTE Recording, Modern Learning, Recordings, Microlearning

Recording - Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Agile Learning in the Workplace

Posted by InSync Training on Mar 21, 2017 5:51:37 PM

March 21, 2017

Instructor: Marjorie Derven


The seismic changes in the workplace today are creating stress, volatility and uncertainty. With no signs of the rate of change slowing down, and in fact accelerating, we have to increase our personal and professional agility or burn out. Join us as we discuss the four elements of Emotional Intelligence (i.e. self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management) as key differentiators to increase our ability to adapt and become more agile.

In this highly interactive and practical session, we will explore how lack of self-awareness, everyday stress, and personal triggers limit our ability to make the best decisions. We will discuss specific EQ strategies for you to apply after the session.

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Topics: InSync BYTE Recording, Modern Learning, Recordings, Agile Learning, Emotional Intelligence