53 Chapters
Medium 9780874251791

23 Learning Review in Pairs

Teresa Williams HRD Press, Inc. PDF

23 Learning Review in Pairs

Trainer’s Notes

APPLICATIONS

GENERAL

DESCRIPTION

TIME

GROUP SIZE

PHYSICAL

RESOURCES

PRE-COURSE

WORK

This activity is suitable for any or all of the following:

To encourage individuals to review what they feel they have learned from an activity and its review

To encourage the application of learning on the job

To provide an opportunity to practice listening, questioning, and supporting a colleague in a semi-counseling role

Participants are asked to pair up and talk about what they have learned and how they can use the ideas at work. This can increase commitment to change. It can also be used to reduce dependency on the trainer by providing an alternative source of support that can be tapped long after the course has ended. Pairs may or may not want to share their discussion with the rest of the group.

Allow 45 minutes for the activity and its review.

A group of 4 to 12 participants is suggested. It helps if there is an even number of participants for pairing.

1.

Space for pairs to spread out and work without interruption

See All Chapters
Medium 9780874251791

6 Behavior and Problem Solving

Teresa Williams HRD Press, Inc. PDF

6 Behavior and Problem Solving

Trainer’s Notes

APPLICATIONS

GENERAL

DESCRIPTION

This activity is suitable for any or all of the following:

To investigate behavior in meetings

To develop skills in conducting meetings

To develop skills in attending and contributing to meetings

To investigate group behavior

This activity is designed to give participants the opportunity to analyze behavior in a problem-solving situation. A short meeting is held on the subject of incentives and is filmed on closed-circuit television. The participants then watch the film and record under particular headings the different types of behavior they observe. The trainer can then lead a discussion on what constitutes helpful behavior in problem-solving situations.

TIME

Allow 20 minutes for the meeting and 45 minutes for the review.

GROUP SIZE

Groups of 7 to 10 participants will provide a variety of problems.

SPECIAL

ROLES

PHYSICAL

RESOURCES

PRE-COURSE

WORK

Decide whether you want to appoint leaders or allow participants to volunteer.

See All Chapters
Medium 9780874251791

18 The Indecisive Manager

Teresa Williams HRD Press, Inc. PDF

18 The Indecisive Manager

Trainer’s Notes

APPLICATIONS

GENERAL

DESCRIPTION

TIME

This activity is suitable for any or all of the following:

To analyze different approaches to difficult situations

To plan and prepare the objectives of a one-to-one meeting

To focus on what specific action you require from others

This activity requires participants to decide what action and results they want to achieve from a meeting with their boss. It can be used as preparation for role play or as preparation for some real situation that they must deal with.

The emphasis is to think first about what you want to achieve before choosing the means of achieving it.

Allow 40 minutes for the activity and its review.

GROUP SIZE

It is best to have between 6 and 12 participants working in pairs.

PHYSICAL

RESOURCES

1.

A separate working area for each pair

2.

One copy of Handout 18.1 for each participant

3.

One copy of Handout 18.2 for each participant

4.

Pens, pencils, erasers, paper

PRE-COURSE

WORK

1.

Choose an application from the list above.

See All Chapters
Medium 9780874251791

Appendix 2Slides/Transparencies

Teresa Williams HRD Press, Inc. PDF
Medium 9780874251791

43 Stress at Work

Teresa Williams HRD Press, Inc. PDF

43 Stress at Work

Trainer’s Notes

APPLICATIONS

GENERAL

DESCRIPTION

This activity is suitable for any or all of the following:

To identify the factors that can cause nervous tension or stress at work

To identify ways to reduce or eliminate nervous tension or stress

To discuss stress-related problems that participants have experienced

This activity requires participants to work in two groups. Each group lists the factors they believe can cause nervous tension or stress at work. The groups then exchange lists and identify as many ways as possible for reducing or eliminating the factors listed by the other group.

The trainer then holds a full group discussion and can ask participants to group their findings under headings of organizational factors, nature of the work itself, way in which the work is managed, and personal and individual factors.

TIME

GROUP SIZE

SPECIAL

ROLES

PHYSICAL

RESOURCES

Allow between 45 and 60 minutes for the activity and its review.

Two groups of 4 to 6 participants are suggested.

See All Chapters

See All Chapters