InSync Training Celebrates Inaugural Virtual & Blended Learning Instructional Designer Day

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The InSync Training team enthusiastically recognizes the contributions of instructional designers to the success of learners, training programs, and learning & development.

Instructional designers can critically look at content and make solid, achievable recommendations about how to maintain quality and engagement.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 marks InSync Training’s first-ever Instructional Designer Day, an annual day of recognition for learning & development practitioners who create modern learning courses and experiences.

The celebration includes a blog post, notes of thanks, social media shout-outs, free resources, and an informative complimentary webinar - all promoting the spirit of collaboration, innovation, and professionalism demonstrated by learning designers.

For over 20 years, instructional design has laid the foundation for InSync Training’s success in the virtual learning environment. The design team not only creates comprehensive programs for multinational firms, government agencies, and small-to-medium sized businesses, it also shares their best practices with other practitioners in the field.

Today’s designers need to help training professionals achieve larger business goals through thoughtful content organization and creation, and engage learners in a distracting and complex world. They assume ownership over, prepare for, and execute training initiatives focused on a myriad of topics. By authentically aligning learning objectives with ideal delivery formats, they maximize learning transfer and learner engagement, inspire interactivity and collaboration, and plan for program evaluation and review.

InSync’s experts define, model, and apply seven core competencies that result in enriching and memorable skill building events:

1. Analytical instructional design
2. Impactful engagement creation
3. Activity creation
4. Accountability design
5. Application of Adult Learning Principles
6. Instructional material development
7. Cultural intelligence

In an age of corporate globalization and unexpected crises, the learning function must adapt to changing needs and shifting dynamics. When asked to share her feelings on this day of recognition, InSync’s Founder & President Jennifer Hofmann shared,

“This is a great time to ask me how I feel about our virtual classroom instructional design team! So many clients are asking how to quickly move already scheduled programs online due to the COVID-19 crisis – and designers can critically look at content and make solid, achievable recommendations about how to maintain quality and engagement. They always seem to be calm, and inspire calm, in any project they take on. I value their expertise and professionalism.”

Despite massive levels of responsibility and inherently public-facing work, the excellent efforts of instructional designers often go unnoticed, underappreciated, or unrecognized. To resolve this widespread misstep, InSync plans to celebrate this professional holiday each year on the third Wednesday of March, and invites other organizations and teams to do the same. Share your stories of and kudos for course design greatness on social media using #InstructionalDesignerDay.

To learn more about virtual classroom and blended learning instructional design, including complimentary resources detailing InSync Training’s proven approach, visit: http://www.InSyncTraining.com

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