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Personal development is the development of individuals using a range of methods, programs, tools and techniques that develop talents and potential, improve knowledge and individuality and contribute to the achievement of dreams and ambitions.

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Action Planning - Implementing the Learning

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 15 minutes.

Aims:
• To allow participants to reflect upon what they have learnt and create a plan for implementing the learning with clear goals and timescales.
• To identify the additional support they will need in order to achieve their goals.

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Time:
This exercise will take about 10 minutes to complete. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing 15 minutes for completion.

Aims:
• To allow participants to reflect upon what they have learnt and create a plan for implementing the learning with clear goals and timescales.
• To identify the additional support they will need in order to achieve their goals.

Group Size:
Suitable for use with groups of any size.

Useful For:
Anyone attending a course or workshop.

You'll Need:
• Plenty of spare copies of the Action Plan handout provided.

Notes:
We recommend that you repeat this exercise in short bursts at regular intervals throughout the training, rather than leave it to the very end of the event when participants will be tired and more inclined to be thinking about their journey home.

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And Action! - Applying the Learning

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 25 minutes.

Aims:
• To allow participants to review what they learnt during training and what actions they will be taking as a result.
• To help participants identify 3 achievements from the training.

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Time:
This exercise will take about 20 minutes to complete. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing 25 minutes for completion.

Aims:
• To allow participants to review what they learnt during training and what actions they will be taking as a result.
• To help participants identify 3 achievements from the training.

Group Size:
Suitable for groups of up to 10 participants.

You'll Need:
• A camera or smartphone to record the interviews.

Notes:
You’ll need everyone’s email address so that you can send the video clips and evaluation sheets to them after the training.

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And They Said…

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 30 minutes.

Aims:
• To review knowledge, share feedback or quiz participants.
• To assess current awareness of a situation or challenge.

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Time:
This exercise will take about 15 minutes to complete. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing 30 minutes for completion.

Aims:
• To review knowledge, share feedback or quiz participants.
• To assess current awareness of a situation or challenge.

Group Size:
This module can be used with groups of up to 24 participants.

Useful For:
Any situation where you want to inject some fun and humour whilst testing your participants’ knowledge or awareness.

You'll Need:
• To pre-prepare a series of questions, each with multiple answers.

Notes:
Developed to share customer feedback with our team, this is also a great activity to use in any situation where you want to run a quiz where questions have more than one answer. For example, you could use it to test participants’ knowledge of the main features of a product or service, or to remind teams of their successes.

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There is a Remote Delivery version of this module available in Trainers’ Library called Let's See if it's There.

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Christmas Gifts - Reviewing and Learning

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 20 minutes.

Aims:
• To encourage participants to reflect on challenges they’ve faced and identify what they’ve learnt from them.

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Time:
This exercise will take about 20 minutes to complete. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing 20 minutes for completion.

Aims:
• To encourage participants to reflect on challenges they’ve faced and identify what they’ve learnt from them.

Group Size:
Suitable for use with groups of almost any size.

Useful For:
Everyone.

You'll Need:
• Nothing other than the materials provided.

Notes:
This activity was written as a way to reflect on and move forward from the pandemic of 2020. However, it can be easily adapted and used not just to review a year, but, for example, a challenging experience or significant change that participants have been through. This can be a useful way to launch training around resilience, change or a planning session.

Remote/Virtual Delivery:
There is a Remote Delivery version of this module available in Trainers’ Library.

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Defining Success - Review

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 30 minutes.

Aims:
• To articulate what successful implementation of their learning will mean to them personally.
• To create an action plan to achieve success.

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Time:
This exercise will take about 20 minutes to complete. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing 30 minutes for completion.

Aims:
• To articulate what successful implementation of their learning will mean to them personally.
• To create an action plan to achieve success.

Group Size:
This module is suitable for use with groups of up to 20 participants.

You'll Need:
• Flipchart paper and lots of coloured flipchart pens.

Notes:
If using this exercise with very large groups, you may prefer to split participants into smaller teams in which to share their images and definitions of success.

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Personal Coat of Arms - Setting my Standards as a Manager

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 20 minutes.

Aims:
• To remind participants of their key learning points and action points from the course or workshop.

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Time:
This exercise will take about 15 minutes to complete. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing 20 minutes for completion.

Aims:
• To remind participants of their key learning points and action points from the course or workshop.

Group Size:
This module is suitable for use with groups of up to 20 participants.

You'll Need:
• Some coloured felt tip pens or pencils.

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Personal Coat of Arms - Setting my Standards as a Negotiator

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 20 minutes.

Aims:
• To remind participants of their key learning points and action points from the Negotiation training course/workshop.

About

Time:
This exercise will take about 15 minutes to complete. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing 20 minutes for completion.

Aims:
• To remind participants of their key learning points and action points from the Negotiation training course/workshop.

Group Size:
This module is suitable for use with groups of up to 20 participants.

You'll Need:
• Some coloured felt tip pens or pencils.

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Reach for the Stars - Achieving More

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 15 minutes.

Aims:
• To understand why self-limiting beliefs can affect performance.
• To explore the impact praise has on performance.

About

Time:
This exercise will take about 10 minutes to complete. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing 15 minutes for completion.

Aims:
• To understand why self-limiting beliefs can affect performance.
• To explore the impact praise has on performance.

Group Size:
This module can be used with groups of almost any size.

You'll Need:
• 2 cardboard stars or star shaped post it notes for each participant.
• Blu tack will also be needed if you use the cardboard stars.

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The Cost of Negative Thinking

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 15 minutes.

Aims:
• To identify the frequency of negative thoughts in our ‘inner dialogue’ and understand the impact these have on performance.
• To recognise situations or circumstances that might trigger anxieties and negative thoughts.

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Time:
This exercise will take about 5 minutes to complete. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing 15 minutes for completion.

Aims:
• To identify the frequency of negative thoughts in our ‘inner dialogue’ and understand the impact these have on performance.
• To recognise situations or circumstances that might trigger anxieties and negative thoughts.

Group Size:
This module is suitable for use with groups of almost any size.

You'll Need:
• 20 Negative Thinking Tokens per participant.
• 1 small moneybox (or small tray) for every 3 participants.

Notes:
This module involves a simple ‘side’ activity that continues throughout a workshop/course day with discussion at the end of the day.

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