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In-House Training Design and Delivery Training

In-house1 or 2 days
9.30am - 4.30pm
Price on request.

Rod Webb
Learn to Deliver Training with Impact:
Each action packed day with Rod will give your trainers new skills with which to design and facilitate events that learners will retain and be inspired by. Participating in some of Trainers’ Library’s most innovative and memorable training activities, they’ll gain an understanding of the importance of experiential learning and the impact it can have. And they’ll have fun learning how to use some of the skills and techniques we use to develop training that sticks.

It’s difficult to change someone’s behaviour simply by giving them knowledge; if we really want people to change, we need to engage their emotions too. And that’s exactly what your trainers will be more confident to do after this engaging and thought provoking day.

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:
  • Explain the value and importance of experiential learning.
  • Use new techniques and ideas to immediately add creative sparkle to their training sessions.
  • Use a simple technique to design activities based on behaviours, rather than situations.
  • Deliver a range of Traienrs’ Library’s materials with renewed vigour and confidence. (Trainers’ Library members.)

"My reasons for attending Rod’s Trainers Masterclass (in Bristol on 6th July) was for my some 'personal developmen'’. As an experienced trainer, who seems to always be busy 'chopping down trees', I wanted to 'sharpen my saw'. I am really pleased I attended the workshop. Rod facilitated a great day which has inspired me to try new activities, and to focus on how I can really engage learners to transfer their own learning back into the workplace, in particular through storytelling and metaphor. Some of the day’s activities we tried out were from the Trainers Library, which reinforced that using ‘different’ and innovative topics can have a real impact on learners. The pace and level at which the workshop was delivered was just right and I felt energised and my 'training kit bag' full of new ideas and inspiration. Highly recommended!" Claire Jackson, MCIPD, MA (HRM)

"I thought the full day was amazing. The interaction between the team was great, the exercises very useful and I am really confident that the team will go from strength to strength. On a personal note, I am really glad I picked Glasstap and Rod to do the workshop as it was definitely at the right pitch and pace for the team." Lisa Fox, KP Snacks (Trainers’ Library customer)

"Really enjoyable and informative day. New ways of making the key learning points stick." Michael Jenkins-Brown, Regional Development Manager, Specsavers.

Thank you very much for such an enjoyable and interesting course. I felt totally engaged the whole session."

"The style and pace of the day was excellent. I feel that my professional competence has been increased."

"Rod was inspiring and engaging."

"Fantastic course. Effective, engaging and exciting!"

"Very enthusiastic trainer with an obvious passion for what he delivers."

About Rod:
Rod is co-founder and director at Glasstap Limited and the original Trainers’ Library author. He has more than 20 year’s experience in training design and delivery with a real passion for developing learning that participants will retain, be inspired by, and act upon.

Rod has authored many of the most innovative training materials in Trainers’ Library, including Witches of Glum, which has been endorsed by Show Racism the Red Card. He has written or co-written all of the library’s innovative team building games and retains overall control for all of Trainers’ Library’s content.

Cartooning for Trainers and Presenters

11/09/20181 day
9.30am - 5.00pm
Non Member Price: £345.00

How to Get Your Ideas Across with Impact

This workshop is ideally suited to trainers, lecturers, presenters, teachers, coaches and facilitators. In fact anyone who is involved with helping others to learn, or facilitating group work of any kind, will find this practical workshop to be immediately applicable.

You may not believe this yet - but no drawing experience is required for success on this workshop.

Why Attend?
Something special happens when you draw an idea in front of a group. Their attention and curiosity is captured and they are easily able to absorb your ideas and information. In terms of memory, research shows that the ability of the brain for picture recognition is virtually perfect. Pictures, therefore, provide a powerful way to get your message across and the ability to sketch an idea on a flipchart or whiteboard is an invaluable skill. 

Most people don’t believe they can draw but in this workshop you'll learn to draw simple cartoons and images that will help you to bring ideas to life and make information memorable. 

The sessions are practical and fun with plenty of opportunity to apply your skills. With Graham's easy-to-learn step-by-step approach, you will soon be drawing great cartoons.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this workshop you will be able to:
  • Draw a range of simple and effective cartoons make learning more effective.
  • Use cartoons in numerous ways to make ideas memorable.
  • Amaze and delight audiences with the impressive power of a quick sketch.
  • Grab the attention of audiences and a create a resourceful learning state.
  • Use cartoons to enhance the process of setting learning activities.
  • Incorporate cartoons into handouts and electronic presentations.
  • Apply cartooning to improve study skills and revision techniques – for self and others.
  • 'Jazz up’ flipcharts to create an attractive and welcoming learning environment.
  • Use cartooning to enliven storytelling.
  • Use cartooning as a group energising exercise.
  • Add humour and creativity to their training.
  • Inspire course participants to express ideas through drawing.

See a taster of Graham in action at TEDx Hull and learn some drawing skills – just grab a pen.

Learn ‘How to Draw to Remember More’ – watch Graham’s TEDx Vienna talk – have your pen ready to follow along.

By the end of the workshop you will have discovered talents you may never have known you had. You will be able to use your skills immediately to enhance training sessions, presentations and all kinds of learning experiences.

Feedback from Previous Participants:

“I just wanted to let you know that, since the course in Leeds on 22 October, I have been using the learning that I gained and have enjoyed doing it very much. I’ve been surprised at how confident I’ve felt in having a go at something which, until recently, would have been a non-starter for me. Thanks again for enabling me to make this breakthrough. I really appreciate it.!” 

"One of the most engaging and thought provoking courses I have been on for a while. Lots of great practical tips and ideas."

"Graham was excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed and learned a lot. This was my blind spot - never knew I could draw."

Special Offer:

Book two of the Birmingham events together and receive a 10% discount off each day.

Book all three Birmingham events together and receive a 15% discount off each day.

Places Available

Creative Training Design: Metaphor and Story

12/09/20181 day
9.30am - 4.30pm
Non Member Price: £295.00

Rod Webb

Learn the essential elements of powerful training design and how to use metaphor and stories as tools to create participative training that people will remember and be inspired by, and which will lead to real change back in the workplace!

In this Masterclass, Rod will share the secrets that will help you design training that will be remembered and which will have real impact on the learners. You'll participate in lots of exercises, gain new tools you'll be able to use immediately, and practise using a three step process to design amazing training activities yourself.

Rod, co-founder of Glasstap, the company behind Trainers' Library and Managers' Library, has been designing experiential, fun and imaginative training activities for more than 20 years. His materials are used, and loved, by professional trainers in more than 50 countries.

This course will give you a fresh perspective on learning and you'll come away with practical tools, techniques and ideas you'll be able to apply when designing and delivering your own training interventions.

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:
  • Identify the challenges you face in your role and ways to help overcome these.
  • Explain the value of creating unusual and engaging learning and the impact this has on memory and retention.
  • Enthuse participants to discover their own solutions to the challenges they face.
  • Get your learning past the credibility barrier, over a reluctance to learn and through confirmation bias to hit the target. 
  • Bring discussion sessions to life and inject energy into the training you deliver.
  • Use metaphor, simile and storytelling to invent creative training simulations and exercises.
  • Practice designing fun, engaging learning activities.
  • Use creative techniques for reviewing learning.

The day will explore as many aspects of learning, memory, retention and impact as possible, including the learning environment and the effective and creative use of icebreakers and review activities.

For those of you who are Trainers' Library members, you'll experience first hand what it feels like to be on the receiving end of some of Trainers' Library's materials. You'll leave with greater confidence to deliver activities that you may not have tried before.

For those who aren't Trainers' Library members, you'll learn the creative design process we use to create our imaginative materials, and you'll leave with new skills that you can immediately use to create powerful, engaging training activities that engage the learner's brain, and motivate them to change.

Feedback from previous Workshops:

"It was a great day's training with a group of fun, knowledgeable learners and facilitator. It was fun and enjoyable, yet relevant, thought provoking and useful."

"An excellent day with a number of lightbulb moments that I can apply in my role."  

"A great course that has given me loads of ideas to take away. Also great to meet and talk to fellow L&D professionals from different backgrounds. Love the day - thanks Rod."

"This has been so enjoyable and really challenged my thinking and will positively impact upon the quality of my training design and delivery."

"Fantastic course. Very informative and feel more than able to use skills learned today."

"This session has been extremely useful - I'm already seeing ways I can introduce the ideas into our training."

"Loved it!"

Special Offer:

Book two of the Birmingham events together and receive a 10% discount off each day.

Book all three Birmingham events together and receive a 15% discount off each day.

Places Available

Gamification in the Classroom: Effective Fun!

13/09/20181 day
9.30am - 4.30pm
Non Member Price: £295.00

Rod Webb

This event naturally follows on from Creative Training Design - Metaphor and Story. Prior attendance on that workshop is not essential, but is recommended.  

Games add power and impact to your training. They're important because:
  • They engage the learner.
  • They lead to higher levels of retention and learning.
  • They allow participants to practice applying skills and behaviours in a safe environment. 

They can take many forms, from simple board games and quizzes to something much more complex. They can last minutes, or hours, and deliver a multitude of learning points.

In this workshop you'll gain lots of ideas for games you can include in future workshops and you'll learn just why they should form an important part of your training design. You'll experience first hand some of the creative gems in Trainers' Library too. 

You'll have fun too - after all, you'll be playing games all day! 

Rod, co-founder of Glasstap, the company behind Trainers' Library and Managers' Library, has been designing experiential, fun and imaginative training activities for more than 20 years. His materials are used, and loved, by professional trainers in more than 50 countries.

Like Metaphor and Story, this is a fast-paced day with a competitive edge, where you'll learn how to use games in your training that are experiential, fun and most of all, memorable.

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:
  • Explain the benefits of using competitive and fun games in the training room.
  • List the key elements of training game design.
  • Identify ways to bring movement and energy into the training room.
  • Practice designing an innovative training game.
  • Use creative games to break the ice, energise a room or review learning.

The day will showcase some of Trainers' Library's innovative training games and activities and give you loads of ideas, tools and techniques that you'll be able to apply immediately, even without a Trainers' Library membership.

A whole range of gaming styles will be exhibited throughout the day, including board games, quizzes and simple, interactive energisers, icebreakers and review activities that will be remembered long after the training has ended.

Feedback from previous Workshops:

"Well presented, engaging session that demonstrated the learning points very well. Lots of group interaction."

"Fantastic, enthusiastic, charismatic!!"

"A fun and interesting day - thank you."

“Fantastic session! Lots of food for thought, inspiring stories and practical ideas I can put into action. Rod, you were fantastic - I loved your passion for the exercises and making learning stick.”

“Fantastic day! Well worth coming … it has re-energised me and helped me to feel excited about all the possibilities!”

Special Offer:

Book two of the Birmingham events together and receive a 10% discount off each day.

Book all three Birmingham events together and receive a 15% discount off each day.

Places Available

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