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Here’s a list of everything we’ve added to Trainers’ Library® recently. We’re constantly at work developing and testing new innovative training materials and activities for the library. If you've a particular topic you'd like more materials on, or have an idea for a new exercise, let us know by clicking here.


 

Creative Connections - Me, Myself and I

Aims:
• To allow participants to articulate their own ideas about their strengths and what they can bring to the group.
• To understand how others in the group think of themselves and their strengths.

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 20 minutes.
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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 allow participants to articulate their own ideas about their strengths and what they can bring to the group.
• To understand how others in the group think of themselves and their strengths.

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

You'll Need:
• A box of random items – enough to give every participant a choice.

Notes:
This is a great exercise to use where you want to encourage participants to think creatively.

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Action Planning - Implementing the Learning

Aims:
• To allow participants to reflect upon what they have learnt and crate 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.

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 15 minutes.
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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 crate 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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Imagining Equality - What it Means to Me

Aims:
• For participants to explore and identify what equality means to them.
• To understand what equality means to others.

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 30 minutes.
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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:
• For participants to explore and identify what equality means to them.
• To understand what equality means to others.

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

You'll Need:
• Random magazines and art materials such as coloured pens and paper.

Notes:
This activity is a great way to explore what equality means. However, it is best suited to more experienced trainers and facilitators as it might expose negativity towards the topic of equality and diversity. This, in itself, however, can be useful to the trainer.

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Creative Design

Aims:
• To give participants an opportunity to design an innovative icebreaker or energiser exercise.

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 45 minutes.
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Time:
The exercise in this module can be completed in about 30 minutes. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing about 45 minutes for this module.

Aims:
• To give participants an opportunity to design an innovative icebreaker or energiser exercise.

Group Size:
This module can be used with groups of up to 15 participants.

Useful For:
Anyone involved in designing or delivering training, or who soon will be.

You'll Need:
• A kitbag of materials that your participants can use for their exercise. It is recommended that you have one kitbag for every 3 participants.

Notes:
This module involves participants, working in small teams, designing and then facilitating a short training exercise. In addition to the time shown above, you’ll need to allow about 10 minutes for each team to deliver their new activity, but these do not need to be run consecutively. Indeed, you might prefer to intersperse the delivery element with your own training sessions throughout the day, so that they act as energisers.

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Setting Up - Train the Trainer

Aims:
• To help participants understand why it is important to arrive early to set up the training room.
• To understand the impact of a well laid out and inviting training room on delegates.
• To identify the key equipment they need to bring with them when running a training session.

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 30 minutes.
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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 help participants understand why it is important to arrive early to set up the training room.
• To understand the impact of a well laid out and inviting training room on delegates.
• To identify the key equipment they need to bring with them when running a training session.

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

You'll Need:
• Resources to create a stimulating learning environment. A recommended list of equipment is provided on Page 2 of the Trainer Notes.

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Personal Coat of Arms - Setting my Standards as a Manager

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

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 20 minutes.
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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.
A selection of Mr Sketch Scented Flipchart Markers can be purchased from Trainers' Market.

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Personal Coat of Arms - Setting my Standards as a Negotiator

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

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 20 minutes.
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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 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.
A selection of Mr Sketch Scented Flipchart Markers can be purchased from Trainers' Market.

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Transforming Teams - Why Bother?

Article Overview:
Alison looks at the difference between 'teams' where individuals are focused on achieving their personal goal and ‘high performing teams’ where there is trust, and understanding and a genuine desire to achieve a shared goal.

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Article Overview:
Alison looks at the difference between 'teams' where individuals are focused on achieving their personal goal and ‘high performing teams’ where there is trust, and understanding and a genuine desire to achieve a shared goal.

Opening Words:
It's that time of year again, we are heading for another series of the 'Apprentice' and love it or loathe it, in my opinion it is a great opportunity to observe teamwork in it's dysfunctional state.

The very definition of a team, i.e. A group of individuals working for a common purpose...is missing. The apprentice candidates demonstrate a group of individuals working for themselves who believe that having a team 'name' automatically gives them the status of a 'Team'.

Useful Reading For:
Everyone. Especially those who manage a team.

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The Shopping List - An Exercise in Unconscious Bias

Aims:
• To demonstrate how our own beliefs, values and past experiences affect how we perceive people and situations.
• To raise awareness of how often unconscious bias impacts upon our perceptions of others.
• To understand the impact of unconscious bias on our interactions with others and the decisions we take.

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 40 minutes.
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Time:
The exercise in this module can be completed in about 10 minutes. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing about 40 minutes for this module.

Aims:
• To demonstrate how our own beliefs, values and past experiences affect how we perceive people and situations.
• To raise awareness of how often unconscious bias impacts upon our perceptions of others.
• To understand the impact of unconscious bias on our interactions with others and the decisions we take.

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

Useful For:
Staff at all levels.

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

Notes:
If using this exercise with very large groups, place participants into pairs.

Unconscious bias can apply to a range of topics and can be included in training on Recruitment, Equal Opportunities, Customer Service and Performance Management, etc.

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Using SMART Objectives

Aims:
• To discover how to apply SMART when agreeing objectives for team members.

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 50 minutes.
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Time:
The exercise in this module can be completed in about 40 minutes. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing about 50 minutes for this module.

Aims:
• To discover how to apply SMART when agreeing objectives for team members.

Group Size:
This module can be used with groups of up to 25 participants.

Useful For:
Participants with managerial responsibility, or those who will have imminently.

You'll Need:
• You may wish to have some spare copies of the Action Plan sheets included in the handout, in case participants have lots of ideas they wish to document.

Notes:
This exercise follows on from Objectives – The SMART Way and is designed for managers who need to set objectives for team members.

If you’re confident that participants already know SMART it can be run as a standalone exercise. However, we’d always recommend recapping on the five elements of SMART before beginning this module.

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Objectives – The SMART Way

Aims:
• To understand the importance of setting clear performance objectives for team members.
• To understand what makes an objective SMART.

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 50 minutes.
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Time:
The exercise in this module can be completed in about 35 minutes. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing about 50 minutes for this module.

Aims:
• To understand the importance of setting clear performance objectives for team members.
• To understand what makes an objective SMART.

Group Size:
This module can be used with groups of up to 25 participants.

Useful For:
Staff at all levels.

You'll Need:
• 2 clipboards with pens for the assessors.
• 2 copies of the Assessor’s Brief, each sealed in a separate envelope.
• A copy of the handout for every participant.
• A stopwatch.

Notes:
For managers, we strongly recommend following this module with Using SMART Objectives, which will give participants an opportunity to create SMART objectives for specific members of their team.

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AIDing Feedback (Why Do I Always Get Them?)

Aims:
• To define what effective feedback is.
• To introduce participants to the AID model for giving feedback.
• To give participants an opportunity to practise giving feedback using the AID model.

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 60 minutes.
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Time:
The exercise in this module can be completed in about 45 minutes. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing about 60 minutes for this module.

Aims:
• To define what effective feedback is.
• To introduce participants to the AID model for giving feedback.
• To give participants an opportunity to practise giving feedback using the AID model.

Group Size:
This module can be used with groups of up to 25 participants.

Useful For:
Staff at all levels.

You'll Need:
• The film: ‘Why Do I Always Get Them?’. (Our Full and Pro customers have access to this as part of their membership; alternatively anybody can purchase an MP4 download of the film from Trainers’ Market.)
• Plenty of AIDing Feedback Cards and Blu Tack.

Notes:
The video used in this exercise can also be used for customer services training using our module Why Do I Always Get Them?.

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My Role in the Team - Work v Home

Aims:
• To explore how participants perceive their role in the team and if they adopt a similar approach away from work.
• To explore how their colleagues perceive their own roles in the team and if this differs away from work.
• To understand the importance of diversity of skills and abilities within a successful team.

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 30 minutes.
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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 explore how participants perceive their role in the team and if they adopt a similar approach away from work.
• To explore how their colleagues perceive their own roles in the team and if this differs away from work.
• To understand the importance of diversity of skills and abilities within a successful team.

Group Size:
Suitable for use with pre-existing teams of up to 15 team members.

You'll Need:
• One set of My Role Cards per 8 participants, blu tack and flipchart.

Notes:
This exercise is designed for pre-existing teams, especially if they need to work more effectively together.

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Feeling Persuasive? - The Benefits of Positive Thinking

Aims:
• To allow participants to explore how they feel about their ability to persuade and influence others, and how they'd like to feel at the end of the training.

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 20 minutes.
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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 allow participants to explore how they feel about their ability to persuade and influence others, and how they'd like to feel at the end of the training.

Group Size:
Suitable for use with groups of up to 20 participants.

You'll Need:
• Blank sheets of A4 paper.
• Pens/pencils with which to draw.

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Seven Copyright Myths Exploded

Article Overview:
In this informative article, Rod sets out to clear up seven common copyright myths.

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Article Overview:
In this informative article, Rod sets out to clear up seven common copyright myths.

Opening Words:
Oh dear. Before I even start I feel the need to warn you that this is going to be really dull. In fact, to be on the safe side, and bearing in mind Health and Safety, I’d better state here and now that this blog may cause drowsiness – so please do not read it whilst driving or operating machinery.

I didn’t even want to write it really; researching legal guff really isn’t my thing at all. So, why did I? Well, I did it because I’m constantly astonished at the number of professional trainers who are, presumably unwittingly, regularly breaching copyright law. Given the penalties that exist for copyright infringement, I felt that this stuff, boring though it is, is important.

Useful Reading For:
Everyone.

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