InSync Training

InSync Founder/President Jennifer Hofmann Presents at Learning Guild Conference

Posted by InSync Training on Jul 14, 2021 11:45:00 AM

07142021 LG conferenceJennifer Hofmann, Founder and President of InSync Training, will present a session on “Scenario-based Learning in the Virtual Classroomat the Virtual Training Online Conference presented by The Learning Guild on August 4-5, 2021.

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Topics: Global Virtual Classroom, Scenario-Based Learning, Virtual Training

The 3 Essential Elements That Help Global Virtual Training Implementations Succeed

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on May 12, 2021 8:00:00 AM

05122021 Essential Elements BlogA global training implementation is much more complex than a blended learning solution designed for one country or for one region. Managing learner schedules, understanding the impact of regionalization, and getting content out in the most appropriate way are just some of the considerations the learning architect needs to consider.

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Topics: Global Virtual Classroom, Modern Blended Learning, Modern Learners

Going Global: The Winning Formula for Virtual Training Across the Enterprise

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Apr 6, 2021 11:42:51 AM

04062021 Blog Going Global - The Winning FormulaOnce the COVID pandemic shut down offices and quarantined us in our homes, virtual training exploded overnight.   According to Forbes.com, the transformation to digital has been rapid in all areas, but the progression in L&D to the virtual classroom over the past 12 months is arguably greater than that seen over the last 10 years.

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Topics: Global Virtual Classroom, Learner Engagement

Virtual Learning 101: Learner Engagement and Session Scheduling

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Nov 19, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Virtual Learning Fundamentals A few weeks ago, I responded to a number of fundamental questions about virtual learning. And in the process of reviewing the inquiries my team frequently receives when working with modern learners, new clients, and in established programs, I realized that much confusion remains around this learning environment.

Like the answers I recently provided to three common blended training questions, these answers also focus on practitioner core competencies and technology basics.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, Virtual Classroom - Facilitation, Global Virtual Classroom, Learner Engagement

Taking Your Training Global? Don’t Forget Instructional Design!

Posted by InSync Training on Nov 14, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Designing Training for Global ProgramsAs our organizations expand, we will rarely create a training program that will only have one delivery run in one location.

The very nature of multinational corporations demand global learning initiatives. Even businesses classified as “small” now include dispersed team members (ours does – InSync’s 70 practitioners live and work on almost every continent).

Problematically, many stakeholders believe that rolling out global training just means “deliver existing content to every cohort.”

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, Global Virtual Classroom, Blended Learning Instructional Design

Virtual Learning 101: Answers to Three Common Training Questions

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Oct 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Answers to Training FAQsMore organizations than ever have transitioned from traditional face-to-face training to virtual classrooms. And since no training element stands alone, most blends include live online components of some kind.

But, even as technology becomes more ubiquitous in corporate learning, decision makers and practitioners have questions about its efficacy.

My team compiled the questions they most commonly hear in their day-to-day work. When I reviewed them, I recognized that the answers speak to core best practices and the value platforms like Zoom, Webex, and Adobe Connect contribute to enterprise training.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Best Practices, Global Virtual Classroom, Virtual Learning

InSync and Comtec: A Vision for Truly Global Learning

Posted by InSync Training on Oct 3, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Connecting global workforce Classrooms no longer require four walls and desks. Thanks to virtual classroom platforms like Zoom, Adobe Connect, Webex, and more, training’s reach now crosses continental boundaries. Alongside the possibilities provided by flexible blended learning design, new challenges emerge.

Experts strive to create equivalent training experiences in the virtual classroom. We want live online learning to meet or exceed the expectations of our learners and stakeholders. Purposeful instructional design contributes to our meeting this goal, as does first-rate facilitation. But as organizations become more diverse, the learning function must do more to ensure all learners in all locations feel engaged in and by the professional development process.

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Topics: Global Virtual Classroom

Powerhouse Virtual Classroom Producers Share Their Tips for Success

Posted by InSync Training on Sep 24, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Virtual Classroom Production TipsGlobal training depends on digital platforms like eLearning, microlearning, and virtual classrooms. When dealing with multiple time zones and diverse learner groups, creating equivalent training experiences requires planning and professionals.

And while we acknowledge that facilitators act as the face of live learning events, producers power the sessions. They do much more than “open the room.” They act as learner advocates, a second voice delivering content, and an extra pair of hands juggling the many balls involved in effective modern learning.

Our production team includes the best in the business. So, what tips and tricks do they use to make sure every virtual learning session comes together into a seemingly seamless event?

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Production, Virtual Classroom - Best Practices, Global Virtual Classroom

How to Deliver Value in Global Training Programs

Posted by InSync Training on Sep 19, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Proving ROI of Global Training Programs Here we are in 2019. In our experience, every training professional at every organization understands the need for global training solutions. And because no training content should stand alone, these modern learning rollouts should focus on blended experiences.

In our work with individual practitioners and huge corporations, we recognize that standalone virtual or face-to-face training events no longer meet the needs of our learners or support the way businesses function today.

Success starts with acknowledging the need for comprehensive, perpetual, personalized digital blends. But without stakeholder buy-in and strategic implementation, a worldview mindset won’t impact the bottom line or learner skill building.

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Topics: Global Virtual Classroom

Calendars & Clocks: Key Components of a Global Training Program

Posted by InSync Training on Jul 23, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Tips for scheduling virtual learningRecently, the InSync Team worked with a large corporate client on an extensive blended virtual program roll out.

With multiple two-hour live, online sessions and self-directed activities supporting thousands of learners in Company X’s offices across the global training program, logistics proved to be a veritable logic puzzle. Not only did content need contextualization (and regionalization in some cases), but each live session needed a supportive and talented instructional team.

Success depended upon the correct placement of all the puzzle pieces. And while our team has a long history of designing, staffing, and managing large virtual initiatives, this process provided a helpful reminder about the truth of planning global programs: we need to keep calendars and clocks top of mind.

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Topics: Global Virtual Classroom