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Virtual Classroom Design Mastery Series (Thursdays, Starting October 12 to November 16, 2023)

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October 12, 2023 2:00 PM – November 16, 2023 4:00 PM EDT

The International Accreditors for Continuing Education (IACET) and InSync Training are pleased to announce a strategic partnership to support learning and development professionals, educators, and trainers in ongoing efforts to sharpen their skills, navigate cutting-edge virtual learning tools and leverage methods vital to staying competitive, optimizing learner knowledge, and retaining employees.

Recommended Prerequisite:  It is preferable for participants to have some experience as instructional designers - familiarity with writing performance objectives and applying adult learning principles is optimal. If you need to learn about these concepts before this course, check out  "A Practical Approach to Training Adults" IACET Workshop (May 16 & 17, 2023).  Find out more: https://www.iacet.org/events/train-the-trainer-seminars/


The modern virtual classroom calls for intentional modern design. We cannot take our traditional  classes and put them in a virtual classroom and call them good training. We will show you how to walk your objectives through a proven 4-Step Process which will support virtual classroom excellence. Activities appropriate for the virtual classroom will be discussed and demonstrated. Leave the class having designed a one hour collaborative session for your organization! Throughout the program we focus on the Virtual Instructional Designer’s role in supporting the InQuire Engagement FrameworkTM, a three- pronged approach for maximizing engagement of all learners in the virtual classroom.

Guiding Questions for this Course

  • What is the philosophy behind InSync’s trademarked approach to virtual classroom design?
  • How do I apply a 4-step instructional design technique to determine which objectives can be taught in a virtual classroom?
  • How do I address emotional, environmental and intellectual engagement through my designs?
  • How do I engage my learners during demonstrations?
  • How do I design lecture-oriented content for maximum impact and retention, design activities that inspire collaboration, design debriefs that hold learners accountable, and design effective reflection activities?
  • How do I support adult learning principles in my designs?
  • How do I create accountability and assessment in my designs?
  • What options do I have when designing a blended learning program?
  • What are the elements of a well-designed facilitator guide and other training materials?

Final Project
The final project is to create a facilitator guide, learner materials and presentation materials 
(slides) for a one-hour virtual lesson. You will have 30 days after the final live lesson to 
design, create, and submit these materials, which will be evaluated by an InSync instructional design specialist. This is a pass/fail requirement.

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Jennifer Finan

Jennifer Lindsay-Finan specializes in live, virtual, and blended learning.  She has been in the training field for more than ten years (with eight years in the virtual classroom) and has delivered leadership training programs designed to engage employees, elevate performance, and improve productivity. She has designed and facilitated on-boarding, leadership, and performance management programmes in organisations.  She has also designed and facilitated coaching, mentoring, unconscious bias and entrepreneurship training programs for business owners and business support advisors. 

Jennifer has a passion for training and enjoys sharing her knowledge with a calm and encouraging approach to help individuals and organizations achieve results. She also enjoys designing blended programmes to incorporate interactive elearning using Articulate Storyline or Rise.    

Jennifer’s L&D background includes working with coaches, call centre workers, solicitors and business support organisations.  Prior to that, she worked in various administrative roles and held a number of supervisory and managerial positions.  She is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development with a Certificate in Learning & Development Practice, a member of The Institute of Leadership & Management and also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Business and Management.

Regular Registration

Dates Available: February 3, 2023 9:15 AM – October 5, 2023 9:59 AM

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Regular Registration pricing is available until October 5, 2023 09:59 AM



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