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Energize Mini-Trainings at Work

Energize Mini-Trainings at Work

On a recent LinkedIN Conversation in the Effective and Fun Training Techniques group, Jason Hughes asked for some recommended icebreakers, energizers, tips or tools for the face-to-face training of his small team, who generally already know each other. Often, he trains just a couple people at a time... Read More
Making New Friends: Building relationships through communication

Making New Friends: Building relationships through communication

When opposing parties get to the negotiating table, they too often dive into the meat of the deal, and begin arguing for their perspective. We see that in how our government operates today and in how people discuss politics, family matters, work challenges, and more. It’s time to STOP, take a ... Read More
Starting the Conversation (#LetsTalkDiversity)

Starting the Conversation (#LetsTalkDiversity)

Over a year ago, inspired by Starbuck’s #RaceTogether flop, we came upon a great way to get people to start talking about diversity and inclusion. It came in the form of a soft vinyl ball that looks like a soccer ball, but has conversation prompts printed on each panel, and is called Diversit... Read More
Getting to Know You – How deep can you go?

Getting to Know You – How deep can you go?

I have a friend who’s always said you don’t have to get to know someone in the first 5 minutes… or even the first few times you meet. It takes a lifetime to get to know someone. How true that is. And yet, for many, our tendency is to rush and learn as quickly as possible… Read More
Why we shouldn’t abandon Starbuck’s “#RaceTogether”

Why we shouldn’t abandon Starbuck’s “#RaceTogether”

Starting “The Conversation” In early April, 2015, Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, reflected on the fatal shootings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner and tried to do right. He introduced the “RaceTogether” campaign as a way to get people talking about race relations in the U.S.  Unfortunate... Read More
Great Ways to get Learners up and Moving – without Chaos!

Great Ways to get Learners up and Moving – without Chaos!

As the mother of a Middle-School boy, I keenly appreciate the need of students to be able to move around during class — especially with so many schools doing away with recess and cutting lunch short.  Kim Marshall who edits the Marshall Memo, summarized this great article “Get Your Studen... Read More
Diversity Training Games and Exercises

Diversity Training Games and Exercises

As my eldest son becomes a pre-teen, emotional intelligence, acceptance, empathy and understanding have become hot topics in our house. As new as these issues may be for us, they’ve been hot for quite a while in businesses and organizations, as indicated by the popularity of this LinkedIn disc... Read More
Celebrate learning  . . . Olympics-Style Training

Celebrate learning . . . Olympics-Style Training

I’ll say it again. I love the Olympics!  I love watching the athletes’ concentration, performance, and emotions. I’m fascinated by how the human body adapts to different sports. I wonder at that commitment and training it takes to become an Olympic athlete. I’ve also thought... Read More
Ways to use Dice in Training

Ways to use Dice in Training

A long long time ago, Trainers Warehouse used to sell humongous  nine-inch dice as a training tool.  The product lost popularity, probably because they were a little too big, but the notes we created back then on ways to use dice in training still offer some good ideas.  When I saw a recent quest... Read More
Take-off

Take-off

When I read this idea I was struck by how versatile it could be. A great way to get your group up and moving, getting to know one another, and digging into their goals or the session content. The idea is that participants create a paper aircraft. They write their name on one wing and… Read More