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When Virtual Classrooms Become Virtually Required: Promote the Change

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

03252020 Promote the Change

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

Coach Monique’s Keys to Unlocking Bold Change™

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

Ideas for Unlocking Bold ChangeVirtually There Session Recap

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

Constructive Change Management in Three Simple Steps

Posted by Katelind Hays on Mar 7, 2019 9:00:00 AM

A process for change management Have you heard?

Our workplaces face radical, exciting, and innovative change with the emergence of powerful and game-changing technologies. But as Jennifer Hofmann recently highlighted, the purchase of new tools does not sufficiently prepare our organizations to integrate them in day-to-day work.

Adoption requires effort – a purposeful plan, a visionary team, and a strategic goal. Most importantly, stakeholders must consider the employees impacted by the technology change. How will their professional lives change? How arduous will the transition to the new technology be?

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Topics: Virtual Classroom, EdTech, Change Management, Virtual Training, Virtual Teams & Modern Workplace

Change is Constant: Agile People Transition

Posted by Lou Russell on Apr 10, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Change Management InSync Training welcomes Lou Russell to the Virtually There series on April 24, 2018. Ahead of her session, The Accidental People Challenges From Agile Development, Lou shares helpful background information about the people-side of Agile implementation. We thank her for her insights, which first appeared on her Russell Martin blog  

Things have changed all around you.  No matter how young or old you are, you have experienced change.  Dial phones and Blockbuster have been replaced by cellphones and Hulu. 

It’s not as obvious that our jobs and roles are also changing dramatically as well.  In every field, individuals must constantly evolve to stay on top of "now" and the rate of change is increasing.   

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Topics: Virtually There, Change Management, Virtual Teams & Modern Workplace

The Key to Effective Change Management

Posted by Katelind Hays on Nov 9, 2017 1:15:00 PM
Change Management Tips

Virtually There Session Recap

Every organization experiences change. Whether it’s implementing a new onboard training program or overhauling production processes, the only constant in business is change. What’s the most effective way to plan for, implement, and manage critical new developments within your company?

Recently, guest Virtually There presenter Laura Goodrich of GWTnext shared her experience-proven, expert opinion during her session, Driving it Home: Real Change is a Process, Not an Event.

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Topics: Virtually There, Change Management, Blended Learning Campaigns

Why Do We Need a Mindset for Change?

Posted by Katelind Hays on Dec 13, 2016 1:00:00 PM
A New Mindset about Training

BYTE Session Recap

Learning departments often support organizational change management initiatives by designing and delivering associated training programs. It’s one of the varied, but critical, responsibilities we have. Unfortunately, navigating personal and professional change requires a certain set of skills, whose development is often overlooked.

Guest BYTE speaker Laura Goodrich, a change management expert, recently shared the secret to creating a mindset for adapting to our ever-evolving world. This blog explores the urgency associated with change today, the drivers behind it, and the underlying connection to learning.

For more information about the elements of a change-ready mindset, and how organizations can gain buy-in for new technologies, programs, and models, click here to watch Laura’s full BYTE recording.

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Topics: Virtually There, Change Management

Shorten The Virtual Classroom Adoption Curve: Start With New Hires

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Nov 17, 2016 3:59:56 PM

New Hire TrainingI’m frequently asked, “When is a good time to introduce virtual classroom training programs to my organization?” As with most innovative learning approaches, organizations may resist adopting virtual classrooms, since they’re different from the status quo. Equally as important as implementing the virtual classroom model correctly, is selecting the right program with which to introduce the approach to your corporate learners.

New hire training is the perfect place to introduce virtual classrooms as a learning option, even if all of the new hires are co-located in the same physical space. I know, I know - if you can easily get them into a traditional classroom, isn't that better? Well, no. 

Introducing the virtual classroom to your organization during new hire orientation increases technology adoption across the enterprise, accelerates learning for the new hires, and is authentic.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom, Change Management

Part 7: Managing Virtual Classroom Strategy Implementation Challenges

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Aug 18, 2016 1:28:13 PM
Preparing the Organization for Virtual Learning

Recently InSync Training worked with a multinational software company to maximize the value of their existing learning content by transitioning it to the virtual and blended classroom.

During this process, we discovered seven specific areas that we needed to address to facilitate this transition. We believe these challenges are universal to virtual classroom implementation. Many other organizations are undergoing this evolution, with seasoned learning professionals assisting the process.

In the spirit of the modern classroom, a learning environment defined by the accessibility of knowledge, we will detail these challenges and our approaches for overcoming them in this seven-part blog series.

To achieve the greatest understanding of virtual classroom strategy implementation challenges, begin with my first blog post, Redesigning Content for the Virtual Classroom.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom, Virtual Classroom - Best Practices, Change Management, Managing Virtual Classroom Strategy Series

Part 6: Managing Virtual Classroom Strategy Implementation Challenges

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Aug 5, 2016 12:35:23 PM
Creating Value and Quality in the Virtual Classroom

Recently InSync Training worked with a multinational software company to maximize the value of their existing learning content by transitioning it to the virtual and blended classroom.

During this process, we discovered seven specific areas that we needed to address to facilitate this transition. We believe these challenges are universal to virtual classroom implementation. Many other organizations are undergoing this evolution, with seasoned learning professionals assisting the process.

In the spirit of the modern classroom, a learning environment defined by the accessibility of knowledge, we will detail these challenges and our approaches for overcoming them in this seven-part blog series.

To achieve the greatest understanding of virtual classroom strategy implementation challenges, begin with my first blog post, Redesigning Content for the Virtual Classroom.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom, Virtual Classroom - Best Practices, Change Management, Managing Virtual Classroom Strategy Series

Part 5: Managing Virtual Classroom Strategy Implementation Challenges

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Jul 21, 2016 1:16:48 PM
Defining Virtual Classroom Implementation Strategy

Recently InSync Training worked with a multinational software company to maximize the value of their existing learning content by transitioning it to the virtual and blended classroom.

During this process, we discovered seven specific areas that we needed to address to facilitate this transition. We believe these challenges are universal to virtual classroom implementation. Many other organizations are undergoing this evolution, with seasoned learning professionals assisting the process.

In the spirit of the modern classroom, a learning environment defined by the accessibility of knowledge, we will detail these challenges and our approaches for overcoming them in this seven-part blog series.

To achieve the greatest understanding of virtual classroom strategy implementation challenges, begin with my first blog post, Redesigning Content for the Virtual Classroom.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, Virtual Classroom, Change Management, Managing Virtual Classroom Strategy Series