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Business Training Games & Activities.

WHY GAMES AND ACTIVITIES WORK!

Engage participants and drive home vital learning points with Business Training Games and Business Training Activities. Whether it’s repairing communication breakdowns, supervising under pressure, or finding an effective way to work as a team, our games reflect real on-the-job challenges. Used alone or in tandem with Assessments, they provide an open, comfortable forum to practice skills before taking them back to the workplace.

Experiential
Immerse participants in activities like planning, building, and role-playing, lowering inhibitions and unleashing creativity.

Relevant
Universal workplace dilemmas and focus on key skill sets relate to real-world training needs.

Results-oriented
Group discussions and action planning put learning into practical, ready-to-use terms.

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22 Training Events for Developing Team Leaders - 3 Ring Binder

For many team leaders, leadership can seem like an intangible, unattainable skill — one that's best left to those at the top of the organization. But in reality, leadership takes place at many different levels, from strategic directors to team and project leaders. And the common denominator is a set of key recognizable skills that any leader can learn, practice, and develop.

22 Training Events for Developing Team Leaders — a series of exercises, simulations, games, and case studies — addresses the skills at the heart of improving the way team leaders guide their teams.

Uses for 22 Training Events
22 Training Events for Developing Team Leaders is flexible and may be adapted to meet your participants' specific training needs. Build the activities into any team leadership program, tie together several events for a mini training session, or use selected activities as stand-alone exercises.

This thought-provoking collection provides skill development in such critical areas as:

  • Initiating
  • Controlling
  • Evaluating
  • Delegating
  • Decision-Making
  • Communicating
  • Motivating

    Product Contents

  • Activity index
  • Activity summaries
  • Time checklist (activities listed by time requirements)
  • Purpose statements (learning objectives)
  • Step-by-step facilitator guidelines
  • Reproducible participant materials
  • Task sheets (Debriefing questions)
  • Appendix for each activity (tips on when to use it and how to help ensure its success, as well as pitfalls to watch out for)

    Activities include:

  • How Good a Leader Are You?
  • Leadership Stick-Up
  • The New Team Leader
  • Leadership Style
  • Leadership in Your Own Organization
  • Front Page
  • Moving Day
  • Lights, Camera, Action!
  • Alaska!
  • The Rice Race
  • Business Consultants, Ltd.
  • Who Was at Fault?
  • The Do-It Yourself Builder
  • Feedback
  • Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!
  • Motivation in Practice
  • Influence Style
  • Problems with People
  • The Delegator
  • Delegate That Task
  • Crisis Plan
  • Reorganization

    Item# PDDC-HRDQ0274AB

    You may purchase 22 Training Events Activity Binder for $125.00.

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    25 Problem-Solving & Decision-Making Activities - 3 Ring Binder

    Activity Collection - Purchase $125.00 (Item#PDDC-HRDQ2102E1SK)

    Problem solving and decision making are two of the most challenging and complex, yet vitally important skills required of individuals and teams in organizations. New from well-known authors Dave Francis and Mike Woodcock, 25 Problem-Solving & Decision-Making Activities provides the tools to enhance these skills, using a variety of self-analysis assessments, survey instruments, structured experiences, and teaching resources.

    Theory
    Rooted in experiential principles and linked to real-world situations, the activity collection is based upon a systematic, 8-step method of problem solving and decision making known as TOSIDPAR:

  • Tuning in
  • Objective setting
  • Success measures
  • Information collection
  • Decision making
  • Planning
  • Action
  • Reviewing to improve

    Uses for 25 Problem-Solving & Decision-Making Activities

    The activities can be run independently or in a sequence, but are most beneficial as part of a more comprehensive training program.

    What to Order/Product Contents

    25 Problem-Solving & Decision-Making Activities includes:

  • Administrative guidelines
  • Background information about problem-solving and decision-making skill development
  • Description of an 8-step problem-solving and decision-making approach
  • Activity matrix
  • Learning objectives for each activity
  • Review questions for each activity
  • Reproducible participant materials
  • Convenient binder format

    Item# PDDC-HRDQ1018AB

    You may purchase 22 Training Events Activity Binder for $125.00.

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    58½ Ways to Improvise in Training - 3 Ring Binder

    Activity Collection - Purchase $125.00 (Item#PDDC-HRDQ1220AB)

    Inject "Impro Energy" into your next training session with 58½ Ways to Improvise in Training. Defined as a current that runs between participants, you'll recognize it when you see participants who are clearly "in the moment," alert to whatever is going on in the here and now. At its best, "Impro Energy" creates Flow, when the quality of the learning experience is high and seemingly effortless.

    58½ Ways to Improvise in Training is more than just simply a collection of icebreakers. The activities are designed to be useful on a number of different levels. You'll find that physical activities not only warm up the limbs, they also break down barriers between participants. Some activities build skills - often by increasing ways for participants to express themselves. And by using the questions provided in the debriefing section, you can always create a link between the activity and the learning experience on a metaphorical level.

    The activities are quick (generally under 30 minutes each) and the well-organized binder makes facilitation a cinch. The activities are categorized by learning objective, and include detailed administrative guidelines, debriefing questions, and ideas for variation and development.

    Whether you are running a training session, workshop, or meeting, 58½ Ways to Improvise in Training will create an environment of imagination and energy, laughter and commitment. There's no better way to engage participants in the learning process!

    Item# PDDC-HRDQ1018AB

    You may purchase 58½ Ways to Improvise in Training Activity Binder for $125.00.

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    The Challenge Game

    Board Game - Purchase $199.00 (Item#PDDC-TTCCG)


    Add Excitement to Your Training Programs

    If your training programs lack interest and participant involvement, you may be sending the wrong message. Enhance your training programs with a more active, engaging and stimulating approach. Use "Challenge...a board game" to impart , reinforce and evaluate knowledge about your training topic.

    Easily Implemented, Facilitated

    "Challenge...a board game" is an easily facilitated, generic board game that can be used to enhance the learning of a variety of specific subjects in an involving, interactive way. "Customer Service" and "Sales Training" are currently available, with more to follow. You can easily customize the game to teach content or techniques unique to your organization.

    "Challenge... a board game" can be played by up to 5 participants or teams. You can incorporate Challenge at any stage of your orientation session to provide a review, follow-up or reinforcement of the content that has been covered. And, the game format creates interest, involvement and healthy competition while it imparts information.

    Challenge provides simple instructions and step-by-step guidance in setting up and conducting the game. It requires minimal supervision and can be structured to be conducted entirely by the participants. Building on Challenge's 150 standard Question Cards ("Customer Service" or "Sales Training") you can create additional questions about your organization, using the blank cards provided, to create a custom feel to your game.

    Why Challenge Is Right For You:

    • Easily implemented, facilitated (no expensive facilitator or expert required)
    • Easy to use (simple instructions and step-by-step guidance)
    • Cost effective (costs less than a film series or video)
    • Tests knowledge and understanding of facts about your content
    • Repeated use lowers the per-person training cost
    • Highly interactive Non-threatening Minimal supervision
    • Flexible (can be used by any group or industry)
    • Enjoyable
    • Entertaining
    • Unpredictable
    • Fun
    • Improves retention
    • Competitive
    • Promotes discussion
    • Comprehensive

    Contents:

    • Game board and box Game pieces
    • Game question cards Program announcements
    • Game rules and regulations Facilitator instructions
    • Blank game cards to print out your own questions

    Investment: $199.00 Challenge game board, facilitator's guide, games pieces, and your choice of one subject card deck: "Customer Service" or "Sales Training"

    Additional Question Cards: PDDC-TTC08557 -- 150 Subject Question Cards on "Customer Service" ......$53.00 PDDC-TTC08558 -- 150 Subject Question Cards on "Sales Training" .....$53.00

    Purchase $199.00 (Customer Service)

    You may purchase The Challenge Game - Customer Service for $199.00.

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    You may purchase The Challenge Game - Sales Training for $199.00.

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    You may purchase 150 Blank Customizable Cards for The Challenge Game - Sales Training for $53.00.

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    Common Currency: The Cooperative Competition Game
    by Lorraine Ukens, MS

    Game - Purchase $299.00 (Item#PDDC-HRDQ1301E1KT)


  • Objective - Teach teams the concept and the value of cooperative competition
  • Intended For - Teams or individuals who work with and compete with others
  • Time Required - 1-1/2 to 3 hours
  • Each Game Trains - 8 teams of 2 - 6 players each
  • Product Format - Game

    Is it really possible to practice the strategies of competition and cooperation at the same time? Yes! Around the world, production teams, research and development groups, and marketing teams all are benefiting from the power of cooperative-competition. Discover for yourself this fresh approach to individual, team, and organizational development with Common Currency: The Cooperative Competition Game.

    Overview

    What is cooperative-competition? When teams act with a competitive spirit that motivates them to put forth their best efforts while cooperating on the achievement of similar goals, you’ve got cooperative-competition. And it can give your organization an edge over the competition. Common Currency uses the concept of cooperative-competition among teams to stress the importance of group interdependence. To win this game, each group must rely on collaboration with others to exchange information and resources. Thus, teams gain an understanding of the beneficial nature of competitiveness as they strive to do their best, while maintaining good working relationships with other groups.

    All group interactions involve both task (outcome) and relationship (process) skills. Common Currency is an excellent tool to address all aspects of teamwork and strategic planning, including leadership development, open communication, conflict resolution, principled negotiation, problem solving, managing change, and decision making.

    How the game works

    Teams representing fictional countries must cooperate in trading coins and information while competing for the most valuable combination of coins.

    Participants will:

  • Learn the basic principles of cooperative-competition.
  • Discover how cooperative-competition helps teams and individuals achieve the greatest results.
  • Develop the team and interpersonal skills that drive cooperative-competition.
  • Understand how cooperative-competition benefits the entire organization.

    Change Variation Game

    The concept of change and how it affects the process of cooperative competition can be illustrated clearly with this variation. The basic game instructions remain the same; however, teams must deal with changes in some of the original information. The new Information Cards affect coin combinations, bonus points, and the total number of coins allowed in the final collection. At this time, the change variation is included with the basic Common Currency game at no charge.

    When to use Common Currency

    This game is a flexible, team-based activity that utilizes a wealth of interpersonal and group-process skills. We especially like using it as part of negotiating and strategic planning workshops. But it’s ideal for a wide array of training topics. The Facilitator Guide includes debriefs for training in team building, communication, negotiating, strategic planning, decision making, problem solving, resource sharing, and more. Also included is a separate change module, which demonstrates the value of cooperative-competition in times of change.

    Development of the Game

    The idea for Common Currency came about as the author was exploring the effects of competition on team building. She discovered that very few people were aware of the beneficial nature of competition within a collaborative environment, so she decided to create a game that would demonstrate those benefits.

    The challenge was to create a game that utilized the spirit of cooperative competition while remaining flexible enough to meet a variety of training needs. The most important issue during development was the use of limited resources to create a heightened sense of competition, while utilizing a process that would require teams to collaborate with each other. This was accomplished in two ways: first, by providing an unequal distribution of coins, with a decreasing amount of coins as the values increased; and second, by formulating several data "bits" about the coins in the form of Information Cards, which players would need to access to determine game strategies. The cards were made in duplicate to incorporate the risk of negotiating for information that was already known.

    To further limit these resources, the coins and cards were to be randomly distributed in small portions to each participating group. Therefore, teams would have diverse assortments of coin values and pieces of information. In an attempt to gain the most valuable coin collection, participants would need to cooperate within their own team as well as negotiate with other groups for information and coins. The resulting interactions would establish the basis for the debriefing topics.

    What to Order

    Order one Complete Game for up to 8 teams of 2-6 players each. For additional groups or players, order additional game kits. The Complete Game includes: color coins, information cards, identification flags and envelopes, scoring sheets, Facilitator Guide, and sturdy tote box.

    Purchase $299.00

    You may purchase Common Currency: The Cooperative Competition Game for $299.00.

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    Communication Derailed

    Game - Purchase $599.00 (Item#PDDC-PDDC-HRDQ0140KT)

    Uses for the Product
    Communication Derailed is appropriate for individuals at any level of an organization. The three modules can be run independently or in a series.

    Module 1 can be run with new teams (to give them an idea of the challenges they may face) or existing teams (to expose and identify current communication problems). This can also be used for general team communication skill-building.

    Module 2 is appropriate in organizations that require cross-team or cross-department work. Organizations with only a few levels of management will also benefit from this training. Module 3 should be used in organizations that are in the midst of transition. It will also be helpful to fast-moving organizations that function under continual time pressure.

    How it Works
    Working as employees of a toy manufacturing company, teams are charged with building new prototypes using fun, colorful parts. But the hands-on tasks become difficult when they are presented with obstacles that challenge their communication skills. Through the experience of working together and with the help of the facilitator, participants learn how to overcome these problems to improve their performance through effective communication.

    What to Order
    Order one Complete Game (#PDDC-HRDQ0140KT) for up to 3 groups/teams of 4-8 participants each. If you have more than 3 groups/teams, you will need to order extra game parts for each additional team (#PDDC-HRDQ0140E1GP).

    Purchase $599.00

    Extra Game Parts For One Team/$59 (#PDDC-HRDQ0140GP1)

    You may purchase Communication Derailed: QuickStart Training with telephone coaching for facilitators for $450.00.

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    You may purchase Communication Derailed for $499.00.

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    You may purchase Communication Derailed 2 Extra Game Parts for $59.00.

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    Compact Cases - 3 Ring Binder

    Case Studies - Purchase $125.00 (Item#PDDC-HRDQ1526AB)

    Why spend your valuable time writing case studies? With Compact Cases, we’ve done the work for you! This customizable, reproducible collection features 44 succinct situations and role plays that cover a wide variety of training topics.

    Topics include: Leadership, communication, negotiation, management development, team building, change management, conflict, self-managing teamwork, and more!

    Overview

    By definition, a compact case is a brief description of a typical organizational situation that requires change and improvement. For the purpose of this collection, the cases have been restricted to general problems faced in most organizations. For example, what are the leadership issues in an organization that need desperately to change in order to survive? What are the typical problems of communicating within a work group? How can employees with a variety of needs be motivated to perform their best for the team and the organization?

    Compact Cases can help initiate the process of learning how to deal with a variety of organizational processes. By first reading about the situation and then sharing reactions to it, participants become aware of important issues and the various perspectives they already have about them. The value of the case can (and should) be stretched to include ways to improve a situation and action planning that commits participants to do something.

    Compact Cases consists of 44 fully reproducible case studies in a 3-ring binder that cover a wide variety of training topics. Each case is a short hypothetical situation or scenario that poses a question or problem that participants must try to address or solve. In doing so, participants learn more about key training concepts. The binder is packaged with a CD-ROM containing all the participant handout materials so you can modify settings, dramatic details, or character names for any case in the collection.

    Item# PDDC-HRDQ1526AB

    You may purchase Compact Cases Binder & CD-ROM for $125.00.

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    Creating an Emotionally Intelligent World: A Computer-Based Game For Teams

    Computer Based Game - Purchase $560.00 (Item#PDDC-HRDQCEIW)

    Creating an Emotionally Intelligent World: A Computer-Based Game For TeamsAn emotional intelligence training game, Creating an Emotionally Intelligent World is a computer-based management development training game for teams, employees, leaders, and managers to learn and practice emotional intelligence skills for better communication, leadership, decision making and interpersonal relationships.

    Emotions are a part of our everyday lives, both at home and at work. Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the ability to comprehend your emotions and manage them effectively. Research shows that people who have a high level of emotional intelligence are stronger leaders, better decision makers, foster better relationships, and increase team efficiency in the workplace. It also suggests that EI is a more accurate predictor of success at work and in life than the more traditional IQ test. For more information on how improving emotional intelligence can have a positive impact on business, download "Connecting Emotional Intelligence to Success in the Workplace" , written by Barbara A. Kerr, PhD, author of Creating an Emotionally Intelligent World. The good news is that emotional intelligence is a skill that can be developed and improved. Creating an Emotionally Intelligent World is a new computer-based training game that offers a fun and interactive way to learn about – and practice – 5 core skills of emotional intelligence:

  • Awareness of Self
  • Awareness of Others
  • Actions of Self
  • Interactions with Others
  • Resilience
  • Interview with the Author

    We recently interviewed product author Dr. Kerr, to get her thoughts and insights on the role of Emotional Intelligence in the workplace.

    Learning Outcomes

  • Increase knowledge about emotional intelligence
  • Learn how emotional intelligence can influence success in the workplace and personal life
  • Find out how to apply emotional intelligence skills in common, everyday situations
  • Learn about strategies for developing emotional intelligence
  • Creating an Emotionally Intelligent World - Playable Game Demo

    Theory and Development

    Creating an Emotionally Intelligent World provides skill development learning in five core components of Emotional Intelligence; Awareness of Self, Actions of the Self, Awareness of Others, Interaction with Others, Resilience.

    1) Awareness of Self The ability to identify emotions in yourself and to perceive the impact you have on others.

    2) Actions of Self The ability to manage and express a range of emotions appropriately, thus maintaining your equilibrium even under stress.

    3) Awareness of Others The ability to identify and understand what others are feeling as expressed through their words, actions, facial expressions, and body language.

    4) Interactions with Others The ability to utilize awareness of others’ emotions to build relationships, teams, and support networks.

    5) Resilience The ability to learn from mistakes, recover from setbacks, be optimistic, and maintain equilibrium despite life’s inevitable changes and challenges.

    Uses for the Game

    Creating an Emotionally Intelligent World offers multiple applications, including:

  • Skill development for employees and front-line managers
  • Primer emotional intelligence for students in colleges and universities
  • An introduction to emotional intelligence within an organization
  • A standalone team building activity
  • A component of a team or leadership development initiative

    How it Works

    Creating an Emotionally Intelligent World is an interactive computer-based team game built on the PowerPoint platform. Fast-paced challenges relating to the five dimensions of emotional intelligence make for exciting game play as teams of up to six players per computer work together on a group project. The goal is to earn enough points to complete a 30-piece puzzle by correctly responding to seven different types of challenges. Unexpected Life Events (ULEs) randomly intervene, which either add or subtract puzzle pieces from the project. The game ends when a team completes the puzzle project, or runs out of time. At the end of the game, players learn their performance statistics, including an Overall Emotional Intelligence Awareness Rating, a Team Performance Score, and an assessment of how frequently the individuals players choose to act independently or collaboratively.

    Challenges include:

  • What Would You Do?: Multiple choice scenario-based challenge.
  • Picture This!: Identify the emotion displayed in an image.
  • Enhance Your Emotional Intelligence: Choose the appropriate activity that will enhance a particular dimension of Emotional Intelligence.
  • Survey Says: Identify the top answer in response to a survey question.
  • Decisions! Decisions!: Work as a team to reach a majority decision.
  • What am I Feeling?: Participants act out emotions for the rest of the team to identify.
  • From the Heart: Each team member speaks for a certain amount of time on a given topic.

    What to Order
    Creating an Emotionally Intelligent World can be run with up to 6 people per computer. There are two different licenses from which to choose:

    License for 5 Installations
    Install the game on as many as 5 computers within one organization and train up to 30 participants at one time.

    License for Unlimited Enterprise Installations
    Install on an unlimited number of computers within one organization and train an unrestricted number of participants.

    When you purchase Creating an Emotionally Intelligent World, you receive three separate PowerPoint files:

  • An Introduction to Emotional Intelligence
  • The EI Game
  • Game Debrief

    Also included is a reproducible Personal Development Guide, which can be freely distributed to participants. The guide includes a summary of the five EI dimensions introduced in the game, plus suggested development and personal growth activities for each of the dimensions.

    Product Type - Game

    Time Required - 2 hours

    Author - Barbara A. Kerr, PhD

    Call 253-759-6639 or write for more information and free download demo.

    You may purchase Creating an Emotionally Intelligent World Game License for 5 Installations - $560.00.

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    You may purchase QuickStart Training Telephone coaching for facilitators - Creating an Emotionally Intelligent World - $450.00.

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    Customer Service Activities for Training - 3 Ring Binder

    Activities Binder - Purchase $125.00 (Item#PDDC-HRDQ0708AB)

    Encourage your customer service representatives to answer, learn about, and reflect on the key questions that will help them to deliver exceptional service. Customer Service Activities for Training is a collection of 38 activities, assessments, role plays, and action plans that address 5 critical questions:

  • Who are our customers?
  • Why are they our customers?
  • What's my role in the service process?
  • What makes customers frustrated - or delighted?
  • What practical steps can I take to improve service?

    Generic enough to use with any type of industry and successful with all types of customer service personnel, the exercises are automatically and completely relevant because participants use their own examples and experiences.

    Customer Service Activities for Training is perfect for:

  • Customer service training sessions
  • Service team meetings
  • Team interventions to help celebrate a success or learn from a mistake.

    Most of the activities are short, typically under 20 minutes. Neatly organized in a 3-ring binder, each activity includes detailed, easy-to-follow instructions, checklists, worksheets, reproducible participant handouts, and discussion points.

    Item# PDDC-HRDQ0708AB

    You may purchase Customer Service Activities for Training Binder for $125.00.

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    Deal With It - Customer Service Game

    Game - Purchase $199.00 (Item#PDDC-DealU1)

    Deal With It - Customer Service Game

    Customer service can make or break your business. 68% of customers who have had a "bad customer service experience" never go back to the offending business. Even though most managers and owners know that customer service training is vital to their business, the majority never take the time to train these critical skills to their team.

    The Deal With It customer service training game is the exciting. Because it is enjoyable and fast-moving; team members are drawn to actively participate. This makes the time they spend memorable. Deal With It customer service training game

    Deal With It is easy and flexible, and you can begin minutes after the box is opened! The rules are simple and easy to read. A manager or facilitor can read the entire rule card in less than two minutes, and most participants are ready to play after reading the customer service game example of play in less than 35 seconds! It requires no special equipment, does not use a board, allowing for large training groups, It can be used with groups from 3 to 300, and in 5 to 10 minute sessions if time is short. It fits perfectly for daily or weekly pre-shift meetings to keep skills sharp and service a top priority.

    "Customer service skills don't just happen. The Deal With It customer service training game changed attitudes and gave employees confidence. When employees quit fearing dealing with customers, everyone benefits. In addition to more repeat business, my turn-over dropped noticably!"
    -- Tammy Russell - Retail Store Owner, Boise, Idaho

    Simple concepts can have far-reaching results

    Participants take turns answering how they would deal with a real-life situation, as others are allowed to challenge answers and offer alternatives. Your team learns how you want things done and why. This greater policy understanding leads to an empowered workforce.

    The Deal With It game is ideal for general customer service training. It includes 121 situations and questions from many industries, drawn from real life experiences. They are ideal for discovering how employees approach service in general. This game set also includes Challenge cards to give the facilitator more control over their discussion group and Point cards to give positive reinforcement to proper attitudes and answers.

    You may purchase Deal With It for $199.00.

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    Deal With It (Help Desk Edition) - Customer Service Game

    Game - Purchase $260.00 (Item#PDDC-DealU2)

    Deal With It - Customer Service Game Help Desk Edition.

    The Deal With it Help Desk Edition is designed specifically for your Information Technology group. Both Internal and External customer issues are covered in these 99 situations. These are not technology specific, but do cover many of the common operational issues experienced today. This module is ideal for role-play and modeling proper help desk service approaches.

    You may purchase Deal With It (Help Desk Edition) - Customer Service Game for $260.00.

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    Deal With It - Etiquette Game

    Game - Purchase $290.00 (Item#PDDC-DealET)

    Deal With It Basic Business Etiquette (w/ Clothing & Grooming Supplement): This module has 108 situations and questions covering many business etiquette topics from meeting and greeting customers to appropriate deference to management. Choose from the two Dress and Grooming supplements available for either Casual or Uniformed employees to fit your operations. Each supplement has 45 questions and the set includes Answer Guides. Instead of just a list of do's and don'ts, your team will learn more with business etiquette training discussions. Make it fun with a Business Etiquette Training game.

    You may purchase Deal With It - Etiquette Game for $290.00.

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    Do Your Best

    Game - Purchase $299.00 (Item#PDDC-HRDQ0590E2KT)


  • Objective - To demonstrate the core principles of mission, vision, and goal setting
  • Intended For - Groups and teams at all organizational levels
  • Time Required - 10 to 15 minutes per activity (2-1/2 to 4 hours for all activities)
  • Each Game Trains - 4 teams of 4 to 6 people at one time

    Do Your Best is a set of activities that demonstrates the key principles of setting direction in an organization, group, or team. The short, five-to-fifteen minute activities provide an active, stimulating means of uncovering the crucial principles of setting mission, vision, and goals.

    Overview

    Do Your Best contains three modules - one for mission, one for vision, and one for goal setting. Each module contains six to seven activities in which participants use acrylic blocks to build walls. The facilitator can use any or all of the activities depending on time constraints and the particular needs for the training group. Each activity demonstrates a different direction-setting principle and can be run independently of the other activities. Each module, taken as a whole, builds to the point of having participants craft their own direction piece (vision, mission, or set of goals).

    Development

    The original Do Your Best exercise was developed in 1982 by Dr. Rollin Glaser as an experiential means of teaching well-researched goal-setting principles. The intent was to give participants a hands-on experience that was involving and fun yet demonstrated how goals should be set. The title Do Your Best was chosen as a tongue-in-cheek reminder of how not to set goals.

    Over time, as direction setting became a major focus for organizations, it occurred to us that Do Your Best needed to be expanded and updated to include not just goal setting but the entire direction-setting process. After all, goals set in isolation, without the direction provided by missions and visions, could lead an organization or group astray.

    The same involving aspects of Do Your Best that make it appropriate for teaching goal setting make it appropriate for teaching mission and vision construction. We found, as did others, that the principles of direction setting were not always exciting or easy to convey to participants. As Albrecht (1994) points out, crafting mission, vision, and goals can be frustrating, difficult, and dry. Our attempts to use standard lecture techniques were met with disengagement and sometimes confusion. We felt that Do Your Best would make the entire direction-setting process entertaining and informative because participants would discover the principles through participation in activities rather than through lecture.

    Using acrylic blocks from the original Do Your Best, we developed brief wall-building activities, each of which demonstrated one direction-setting principle. For each module, we created a set of activities that could be used together or separately.

    Do Your Best is composed of three modules:

  • Mission Module: Contains five activities, each demonstrating one of the five mission principles, plus one final activity that involves the group writing its own mission.

  • Vision Module: Contains five activities, each demonstrating one of the five vision principles, plus one final activity that involves the group writing its own vision.

  • Goal Setting Module: Contains six activities, each demonstrating one of the six goal-setting principles, plus one final activity that involves the group setting its own goals.

    Each Do Your Best! kit contains:

  • A convenient 3-ring binder/tote
  • Reproducible participant materials for vision, mission, and goal-setting sections
  • Complete Facilitator Guide
  • Instructional transparency masters
  • 4 boxes of 30 acrylic blocks each (1 box per team)
  • 12 laminated "Additional Instructions" sheets

    What to Order

    Order one Complete Game (#PDDC-HRDQ0590E2KT) for 4 teams of 4-6 players each. For additional teams or players, order an Extra Game Pack (#PDDC-HRDQ0590E2GP1) which includes 1 box of 30 acrylic blocks and laminated game sheets.

    Purchase $299.00

    Do Your Best Extra Game Pack/$54.00 (#PDDC-HRDQ0590E2GP1)

    You may purchase Do Your Best for $299.00.

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    Energizers - Activity Book

    Activities - Purchase $14.00 (Item#PDDC-HRDQ1508AB)

    Your participants have just returned from lunch and their eyes are glazing over. Don’t despair — energize them! The icebreakers and energizers in this collection can be used at any point during any type of training session, workshop, or conference. Each activity is accompanied by a brief description, standard procedures, variations, and space for recording your ideas. They’re short, quick, sometimes physical, often competitive — and always fun!

    Use Energizers To:

  • Promote readiness for learning. Participants do not learn well when they have low energy. Sluggishness can lead to a lack of attentiveness, and the phenomenon can be contagious with a group. Slouching in chairs, leaning on tables, and other nonverbal behaviors can be subliminally observed and copied by other group members. Energizers gets participants ready to engage your material.
  • Create excitement. You're excited about the content of your training event or conference. That does not mean that your participants are equally stimulated. Learning is exciting to children, but adults sometimes seem not to want the experience. Energizers can generate a positive expectation of upcoming training and conference events.
  • Overcome the effects of fatigue, drowsiness, and drag. Long days, hot rooms, difficult material - all these can put participants in a kind of mild stupor. Energizers can "wake them up" to go on with the program refreshed.
  • Develop a sense of shared fun. You can facilitate even the most serious deliberations with comic relief, as long as you keep a proper perspective on the proceedings. An occasional group laugh can make any session more lively.

    Sample activities include:

  • Big Apple - creating the sounds of New York City
  • Putt Off - a golf-putting competition
  • Charades - acting out happenings, events, and processes
  • Imaginary Ball Game - inventing and playing a game without talking
  • Limericks - composing and sharing silly rhymes

    These activities are not "throw-ins," randomly inserted into the proceedings. They are purposeful, and they need to be used strategically. There are three times when using energizers can greatly enhance the impact of training and conferences: just after a meal, after a refreshment break, and when a long session begins to drag. These are the most common times when participants are likely to be "de-energized," or less than optimally ready to go on with the program. You may actually reduce the impact of your session by overusing these activities or by using them at the wrong times.

    Item# PDDC-HRDQ1508AB

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    Exploring Personal Styles

    Activity Collection - Purchase $125.00 (Item#PDDC-HRDQ0264AB)

    The perfect follow-up to any personality-style training, Exploring Personal Styles (EPS) helps participants learn to accept and appreciate their differences. With over 30 activities ranging from light and easy-going to more in-depth, this Jungian-inspired collection generates compelling group discussions and insight into the unique qualities of each personality dimension.

    Exploring Personal Styles offers workshop designs ranging from 1 to 5 hours in length plus suggestions to create a longer workshop. EPS is a versatile tool to meet training needs big and small. Extensive guidelines help you choose the activities and the format that are right for your audience.

    Uses for Exploring Personal Styles

    The Exploring Personal Styles collection is a powerful way to maximize learning about personality styles, particularly when used with the Personal Style Inventory. With a variety of workshop designs, the collection is designed to work within any timeframe and address any level of training need.

    Participants will learn:

  • New ways of approaching and dealing with others
  • How to capitalize on their own and others' strengths
  • The real sources of their irritation with others' personalities
  • How to recognize and curb the temptation to judge or criticize

    Product Contents:

  • Background information including goals of the workshops,
  • The Listening/Understanding Mode, Jungian typology, and more
  • Suggested workshop designs (1-hour, 2-hour, 3-hour, 4-hour, and 5-hour)
  • Guide to Selecting Activities
  • Pre-workshop preparation guidelines
  • Quick Reference Guide to the Activities
  • Purpose statements for each activity
  • Step-by-step facilitator guidelines
  • Reproducible participant handouts for discussion during sessions
  • Listing of 1-hour nonthreatening activities, activities requiring some disclosure, and those requiring a comfortable, trusting group

    Activities include:

  • Workshop Objectives
  • Icebreaker 1: Draw a Picture of Your Style
  • Icebreaker 2: Style Strengths Needed in My Position
  • Reviewing Scores and Styles
  • Listening/Understanding/and Explaining/Answering
  • How People with Different Styles React to Situations
  • How Managers with Different Styles React to Situations
  • Strengths and Weaknesses of Different Styles
  • How the Different Styles Cause Misunderstandings and Conflicts (Long Version)
  • How the Different Styles Cause Misunderstandings and Conflicts (Short Version)
  • Adapting to the Needs of Different Styles
  • Using the Strengths of People with Different Styles
  • Debriefing the Workshop
  • Comparing Strengths and Weaknesses in Daily Interactions
  • Using the Strengths of the Other Dimensions
  • Building a Team by Examining its Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Seeing Ourselves as Others See Us
  • Behave Yourself
  • Picture This
  • The Many Dimensions of My Job
  • The Many Sides of My Personality
  • Mutual Admiration Society
  • Famous People’s Styles Trivia
  • A Generic Discussion
  • A Family Portrait
  • A Family Affair
  • Creating the Perfect Team or Department #1
  • Creating the Perfect Team or Department #2
  • I Love a Good Mystery
  • I Wish I Could Be More…
  • If the Shoe Fits…
  • Voicing Some Reservations
  • I Wish I Weren’t So…

    Item# PDDC-HRDQ0264AB

    You may purchase Exploring Personal Styles Activity Collection for $125.00.

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    The Facilitator's Toolkit

    Collection of 40 Tools - Purchase $125.00 (Item#PDDC-HRDQ1222AB)

    So you've been asked to facilitate a training session, but you don't know where to start? Reach for The Facilitator's Toolkit! This collection of over 40 tools, discussions, and case studies is the perfect resource for inexperienced facilitators or employees who are being asked to put together or facilitate a training session.

    Straightforward and practical, The Facilitator's Toolkit is divided into 3 sections:

    Part I: Facilitation

    Part I answers the question "What is a Facilitator?" and identifies what facilitators are not. It also discusses the different styles available to facilitators as well as the basic skills necessary for effective facilitation - listening and questioning.

    Part II: The Toolkit

    The Toolkit contains over 40 techniques and approaches ("Tools") facilitators can use to put together a successful learning experience from start to finish. Part II includes Organizing Tools, Tools for Diagnosis and Discussion, Deciding Tools, Tools for Planning, and Tools to Deal with Problems and Sabotage. With experience, facilitators will be able to choose and adapt the Tools they need to meet their training objectives.

    Part III: The Toolkit in Action

    See how to put the toolkit into action to prepare for and design workshops in Part III. This section also includes three cases studies as examples of how the toolkit was used successfully.

    Item# PDDC-HRDQ1222AB

    You may purchase The Facilitator's Toolkit for $125.00.

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    First Aid for Stress - 34 Activities for Managing Stress in the Workplace

    Activity Collection - Purchase $125.00 (Item#PDDC-HRDQ1715AB)

    The statistics are staggering. Recent reports estimate job stress will cost United States industry $300 billion annually, as assessed by absenteeism; diminished productivity; employee turnover; and direct medical, legal, and insurance fees. So why are employees so stressed? How can stress be managed — or even translated into something productive? First Aid for Stress provides a starting point to help you better understand stress and identify solutions for individuals, teams, and the organization. The activities offer a variety of ways to recognize and measure stress, change perceptions and behaviors, and lend support in the workplace.

    Uses for First Aid for Stress

    This activity collection offers a well-rounded approach to stress management that can benefit individuals, teams, and organizations in any industry:

    Part I is an extensive discussion about stress, including:

    · An introduction of well-known models for understanding stress · Key causes of stress within organizations and how to identify them · Possible stress management solutions · An approach to managing stress in the workplace that is based on an understanding of stress, the workplace, and the people within it.

    Part II consists of 34 activities that:

  • Measure the ongoing stress of individuals and groups
  • Provide coping strategies
  • Explore ways to prevent and avoid the situations that generate stress

    Product Contents

  • In-depth background information on stress management
  • Purpose statement for each activity
  • Step-by-step facilitator guidelines
  • Summary of activities
  • List of figures and tables
  • Evaluation of Popular Stress Management Strategies
  • Reproducible participant materials
  • CD-ROM containing reproducible handouts

    Activities include:

  • Observing Stressful Behavior
  • The TFB Model of Stress
  • Stress Arousal
  • Job Stress/Satisfaction
  • Stress Check
  • Demands and Coping Profile
  • Stress Management Interviewing
  • Coping Through Colors
  • Coping Through Collage
  • Emotional Reprocessing
  • Progressive Relaxation
  • Visual Focusing
  • Meditating to Manage Stress
  • Balanced Breathing
  • The Art of Reframing
  • The Sweet Smell of Success
  • Linguistic Imperatives
  • The Power of Self-Talk
  • The Mind-Body Stretch
  • Stress Rehearsal
  • Comeback Copy
  • Higher and Lower Self
  • Relationships and Responsibility
  • Cafeteria Coping
  • Team Coping
  • Overcoming Fear and Anxiety
  • Overcoming Anger
  • Coping Networks
  • Guiding Decisions
  • Releasing Resentment
  • Defending Yourself
  • Making Requests
  • Refusing Requests
  • “SMART” Stress Plans

    Item# PDDC-HRDQ1715AB

    You may purchase First Aid for Stress - Binder and CD-ROM for $125.00.

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    Flight from Savo

    Game - Purchase $599.00 (Item#PDDC-HRDQ944E1KT)

    Objective: To develop five skills needed for effective supervision
    Audience: New or intermediate level supervisors
    Time Required: 2 hours
    Each Game Trains: 5 to 21 participants at one time

    Send supervisors on a memorable exploration of supervisory skills with Flight from Savo, HRDQ’s exciting new hands-on adventure game. Supervisors learn first-hand the fundamental supervisory skills:

  • Guiding the Work
  • Organizing the Work
  • Developing Your Staff
  • Managing Performance
  • Managing Relations.

    How the game works: The scenario begins with a group of scientists, on an expedition to study volcanoes, barely escaping injury when their vintage World War II aircraft crashes on the remote island of Savo. The only way off the island is to construct a Stearman PT-13D plane from a cache of old parts they discover on the island.

    The group member who is elected to be the supervisor guides the construction project using the five supervisory skills. A series of “Setbacks” and “Lucky Breaks” both complicates and facilitates the group’s work, and challenges the supervisor. The simulation ends when the reconstructed plane is deemed airworthy.

    Flight from Savo Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn five fundamental supervisory skills
  • Practice the five skills in a “live” project
  • Receive direct feedback on skill strengths and weaknesses

    Flight from Savo is geared toward supervisors with minimum to moderate experience, but it can also be used as a refresher for more seasoned supervisors. We recommend using it in conjunction with our best-selling learning instrument, the Supervisory Skills Questionnaire. Based on the same model, the Supervisory Skills Questionnaire pinpoints skill strengths and weaknesses. Flight from Savo then offers supervisors a fun and interactive way to practice, experience, and discuss the key skills.

    The complete game includes everything you need to run three simultaneous groups of 5–7 participants each. Extra Game Packs for larger training groups and participant guide refills can be purchased separately as needed.

    The comprehensive Facilitator Guide includes step-by-step facilitator guidelines, a copy of the Participant Guide, theoretical background, alternative training designs, frequently asked questions, a mood-setting soundtrack audio CD, a CD-ROM containing reproducible participant and overhead transparency masters, and more.

    To Purchase the Complete Flight From Savo Game Kit - $599.00 - (Item#PDDC-HRDQ0944E1KT)

    To Purchase the a Extra Flight From Savo Game Kit - $215.00 - (Item#PDDC-HRDQ0944E1GP) Includes: 7 participant guides, 1 set of game parts, 1 deck of "Lucky Break" cards, 1 deck of "Set Back" cards, 1 instruction card, and rubberized table mat.

    To Purchase Flight From Savo Participant Guides - $13.00 each - (Item#PDDC-HRDQ0944E1S05)

    You may purchase Complete Flight From Savo Game Kit for $599.00.

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    Get Fit for Coaching: A Skill Practice Game

    Objective: To build skills for effective coaching
    Audience: Managers, supervisors, team leaders, and anyone who wants to become a more effective "coach"
    Time Required: 2½ hours
    Each Game Trains: 4-16 participants

    Effective coaches help individuals feel good about their work and gain a heightened sense of commitment and ownership in their work. They also enable individuals to master new skills and responsibilities in a way that meets an organization’s needs for innovation, speed, and quality. The skills required of an effective coach appear simple, but are much more difficult to practice consistently and thoughtfully in a work environment.

    Get Fit for Coaching: A Skill Practice Game is a fast-paced and fun game that gives participants the opportunity to practice the five skills that are vital to effective coaching: Building Rapport, Observing and Analyzing, Questioning and Listening, Providing Feedback, and Facilitating Learning.

    How Get Fit for Coaching: A Skill Practice Game works: After a brief presentation on the five key coaching skills, teams begin the first round of play, racing against the clock to answer coaching questions correctly, developing a sharper understanding of the five key skills. In round two, participants are asked to respond to everyday coaching situations, earning a “letter card” for each correct response. The first team to earn a card for each letter in the word “Coach” wins the game.

    Get Fit for Coaching: A Skill Practice Game Learning Outcomes:

  • Practice and strengthen the five key coaching skills
  • Discover how to develop effective coaching relationships and provide a rewarding work environment
  • Learn how to improve others’ performance and maximize potential through coaching

    Get Fit for Coaching: A Skill Practice Game can be used as a standalone game to build, refresh, or reinforce coaching skills, or as part of a leadership training program. It is also a powerful addition to the Get Fit for Coaching assessment, enabling participants to fine-tune areas of strength and improve skill areas as needed through practice.

    The Complete Game contains materials for a maximum of sixteen participants or four teams of four people each. The Participant Guide includes a summary of the Coaching Process Model, an overview of the five key coaching skills, an introspective coaching exercise, and action planning. The Facilitator Guide includes an overview of the five key coaching skills, training outline, preparation checklist, detailed facilitator instructions, design options, sample training configurations, and a CD-ROM—all packaged in a convenient 3-ring binder.

    Get Fit for Coaching Complete Game Kit / $599.00 / Code #PDDC-HRDQ5001E1KT Includes: Facilitator Guide / 16 Participant Guides / 4 laminated game cards / 4 sets of card decks with individual storage cases / CD-ROM / 120 game chips / zippered tote bag

    GFFC Skill Extra Game Pack for One Team / $99.00 / Code #PDDC-HRDQ5001EGP1 Includes: 4 Participant Guides / 1 laminated game card / 1 card deck in storage case / 30 game chips

    GFFC Skill Game Participant Guides $11.00 each / Code #PDDC-HRDQ5001E1S05

    You may purchase Get Fit for Coaching Complete Game Kit for $599.00.

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    You may purchase Get Fit for Coaching - QuickStart Training with telephone coaching for facilatators for $450.00.

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    Good Guest, Bad Guest, Shy Guest, Talker . . . - Communication Activity

    Game - Purchase $29.95 (Item#PDDC-I&TGGBGSGT)

    Have you ever been to a business social, a networking gathering, or even just a neighborhood party and not known how to act? Don't you just hate the negativity of some people? Can you get a word in edgewise with some people who dominate the coversation? Or do you just stand there watching and listening and not speaking at all? Many people feel just like you. Good Guest, Bad Guest, Shy Guest, Talker . . . lets you be all those people and gives you practice interacting with them on different levels. This activity comes with enough material for up to twenty-eight people standing around socializing in groups of up to ten. Use this activity at your next sales meeting. Get everyone involved and it will usually pay off with more ideas than you thought possible.

    Benefits

    The benefits of using this Communication Activity include:

  • Make discussions more productive
  • Practice interacting and joining conversations
  • Turnaround negative people
  • Deflect constant talkers
  • Improve listening and questioning skills
  • Aid participation and involvement
  • Reduce stress and worry in social circles
  • Increase enjoyment of meeting people and discussing a wide variety of topics

    Applications

    This activity can enhance participation in:

  • Networking
  • Team Building Meetings
  • Brainstorming Sessions
  • Creative Problem Soving

    A facilitator's guide is included with Good Guest, Bad Guest, Shy Guest, Talker . . ..

    You may purchase Good Guest, Bad Guest, Shy Guest, Talker . . . for $29.95.

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    Guess Who? A Problem Solving Activity

    Game - Purchase $46.95 (Item#PDDC-TTCGW)

    Overview
    Guess Who? A Problem Solving Activity uses cards as a discussion activity. There are two sets of 9 clue cards that provide enough information to solve each problem. When the information is shared, the problem can be solved. Most groups find a solution in less than 10 minutes.

    Benefits

    The benefits of using the Problem Solving Activity include:

  • Make discussions more productive
  • Enhance problem solving skills
  • Increase clarity of communications
  • Discover productive team behaviors
  • Improve listening and questioning skills
  • Add participation and involvement
  • Increase awareness of the contributions of others
  • Increase awareness interaction styles of yourself and others

    Applications

    This activity can enhance classes like:

  • Problem Solving
  • Facilitation
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Team Work
  • Communication
  • Empowerment

    A facilitator's guide is included with Guess Who? A Problem Solving Activity.

    You may purchase Guess Who? for $46.95.

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    Junkyard Games

    Game - Purchase $499.00 (Item#PDDC-HRDQJunky)

    The Outrageously Fun Innovation Simulation

    Junkyard Games an innovation training game for employee and management development training. The team activity is an engaging and interactive experiential instructional game that effectively improves the effectiveness of team and individual innovation skills.

    Reserve your kit today and save! Junkyard Games will be available October 19, 2009. Order now to receive Special Pre-Publication Offer pricing. You will receive 5% off when you order before October 19.

    Doing more for less, increasing productivity and reducing costs, innovation is the lifeblood of all successful organizations. Without it, organizations may survive, but they seldom thrive. The fact of the matter is that anyone can be innovative, regardless of profession or level of responsibility. The opportunity for process improvement exists everywhere and at every level within an organization. Everybody’s innovating, but often it isn’t formally recognized as “process improvement” or “innovation”.

    Now there is a way to encourage innovation and develop the skills needed to have a positive impact on organizational performance. Junkyard Games is an exciting new training game from HRDQ that combines energy and fun with creativity and process improvement. Teams work together, plan, strategize, and execute their ideas to create the most innovative table top games for an international competition among imaginary countries.

    The challenge is that they may only use the miscellaneous “junk” available to them. The parts are random, and not every team is given the same stuff. After an initial round of planning and testing, teams are asked to practice their innovation skills to improve upon their original design. Then the outrageous fun begins when the teams get to play each other’s games and compete to win at all costs!

    Learning Outcomes

  • Differentiate between innovation and creativity
  • Understand the value of managing task-driven and process-driven behaviors
  • earn and apply a 7-step innovation process

    Uses for the Game

    Junkyard Games is effective either as a stand-alone activity or as part of a more comprehensive training program. Here are some suggested applications for the game:

  • Kick off a team-building workshop or seminar
  • Introduce the concept of innovation
  • Energize an existing team’s level of creativity for innovation
  • Practice using innovation skills in a “safe” environment

    How It Works

    Using only the miscellaneous “junk” available to them, teams compete to create the most innovative table-top sporting event for an international competition. After an initial round of planning, teams are challenged to practice innovation on their initial game designs. Things get really interesting when teams have fun playing each other’s games. Following game play, additional learning takes place as teams give honest feedback on each of the game designs and how well they met the stated objectives and goals.

    What to Order

    Each Complete Game includes materials to train up to 3 teams of 4-8 participants. All parts are reusable. For training sessions with more than 3 groups, order one extra game pack per team. Contact our Product Consultant Team for assistance with determining your materials needs.

    If you are new to this product we highly recommend HRDQ QuickStart Training, whether you are a novice trainer or a seasoned facilitator. It’s an excellent way to quickly get up to speed on the product so you can step into your first training class with confidence. Personalized, one-on-one telephone coaching is provided in one-hour sessions at your convenience. Our subject matter experts will review the program with you, offer ideas for tailoring the program to your specific needs, discuss typical participant questions and reactions, and more.

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  • What's My Team Style Mars Surface Rover Game - Team Jungle Escape

    Type - Game

    Time Required - 1.5 to 2 hours

    Author - Ron Roberts

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    Jungle Escape

    Game - Purchase $599.00 (Item#PDDC-HRDQ0240E3KT2)


  • Objective - To provide basic team-skills training
  • Intended For - New or intermediate work teams
  • Time Required - 1-1/2 hours
  • Each Game Trains - 3 teams of 4 - 6 people at one time
  • Kit available in Spanish

    A long-time favorite of HRDQ customers - Jungle Escape is a fun and highly effective game that's perfect for introducing and reinforcing basic team skills.

    Through an introductory scenario, teams learn that their helicopter has crash-landed in a remote jungle. To survive, each group must build an escape helicopter with spare parts, 3 diagrams, and limited access to a completed model.

    Teams will:

    Discover their current level of group development. Learn the group-process skills vital to effective teamwork, including communication, decision-making, problem solving, and conflict resolution. Experience first-hand the impact of planning on group results. Understand the effect of individual behavior on group productivity.

    Jungle Escape Inter-team Version is also available!
    This version is designed to teach multiple teams, from different areas of departments, how to work with each other more effectively. If you haven't yet used this exercise in your team-building training sessions, give it a try! The Facilitator Guide includes discussion questions, normative data, and instructions for administering the inter-team version.

    Use Jungle Escape to:

  • Kick off a team-building workshop or seminar.
  • Introduce or reinforce basic team-building skills.
  • Surface group issues or concerns that block team progress.

    Each Jungle Escape participant should have their own Participant Guide!

    Jungle Escape Inter-Team Version is also available. This version is designed to teach multiple teams, from different areas of departments, how to work with each other more effectively. If you haven't yet used this exercise in your team-building training sessions, give it a try! The Facilitator Guide includes discussion questions, normative data, and instructions for administering the inter-team version.

    Testimonial

    "Jungle Escape has been a hit with everyone that has participated in our programs – administrative assistants, warehouse personnel, sales representatives, and field managers! The 'copter' is not only an excellent team building game and training resource - it is also very easy to facilitate!"
    Bill Watson, Manager, Contract Sales Training, Shaw Industries, Inc.

    The Jungle Escape 4th Edition Complete Kit (Team and Inter-team Versions) includes:

  • 1 Facilitator Guide (see details below) - NEW!
  • 24 Participant Guides (see details below) - NEW!
  • 3 bags of helicopter parts
  • 1 facilitator model
  • Spare parts for lost pieces - NEW!
  • Sturdy tote bag

    Facilitator Guide includes:

  • Convenient 3-ring binder format - NEW!
  • Normative data
  • Basic team/inter-team dynamics principles
  • Step-by-step, full-color helicopter assembly instructions - NEW!
  • Description of the 3 types of teams
  • Description of the 3 types of interdependent teams
  • 3 Scenario Cards - NEW!
  • 1 mood-setting audio CD
  • Reproducible observer guidelines - NEW!
  • 1 four-panel screen
  • Alternative training design for inter-team use
  • Training outline template - NEW!
  • Discussion questions
  • Action planning - NEW!
  • CD-ROM containing Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation and reproducible masters - NEW!
  • Sample copy of Participant Guides (Team and Inter-team Version) - NEW!

    Participant Guide (Team and Inter-team Versions) includes:

  • Scenario description
  • Description of the 3 types of teams
  • Basic team dynamics principles
  • Discussion and reflection questions
  • Personal action planning - NEW!

    What to Order

    Order a Complete Game for up to 3 teams of 4-6 players each. For more than 15 players, you will need to order: a Set of 5 Participant Guides (#PDDC-HRDQ0240E2S05) or Set of 5 Inter-Team Guides (#PDDC-HRDQ0240E2S05A), an extra helicopter (#PDDC-HRDQ0240E2GP2) and more.

    Jungle Escape QuickStart Training $599.

    Description
    First time facilitating this HRDQ product? We’ll get you up to speed quickly. QuickStart Training will prepare you to facilitate this product so you can step into your first training session with confidence. Personalized, one-on-one telephone coaching is provided in one-hour sessions at your convenience. You’ll get a review of the program, ideas for tailoring the program to your specific needs, typical participant questions, and more, plus each QuickStart purchase includes a free Facilitator’s Guide! Place your order now and we'll contact you to arrange your first coaching session.

    Jungle Escape Game Kit/$599.00 (#PDDC-HRDQ240E4KT)

    Jungle Escape 5th Edition Up-grade Kit/$289 (#PDDC-HRDQ0240E3KT2)

    Jungle Escape 4th Edition Extra Game Pack/$105.00 (PDDC-HRDQ0240E4GP)
    Includes: 8 Participant Guides, 1 bag of helicopter parts, and 1 laminated game card.

    Jungle Escape 4th Edition Inter-team Extra Game Pack/$105.00 (PDDC-HRDQ0240E4GP2)
    Includes: 8 Participant Guides (Inter-team Version), 1 bag of helicopter parts, and 1 laminated game card.

    You may purchase Jungle Escape QuickStart Training $450.00.

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    Just My Type: The Personality Game

    Game - Purchase $299.00 (Item#PDDC-HRDQ0160E1KT)


  • Objective - To identify and explore personality types
  • Intended For - All organizational members
  • Time Required - 45 to 60 minutes
  • Each Game Trains - 16 participants
  • Product Format - Game

    The next time you do personal-style training, try this exhilarating alternative to standard inventories and questionnaires. Just My Type is a fun, revealing card game based on Jung’s theory of personality types, and makes a perfect introduction to any communication, diversity, leadership, or personality-style workshop!

    This dynamic new card game is based upon concepts developed by Carl Jung. His theory suggests that there are eight personality types that we all use at different times. These eight preferences are organized into four pairs of contrasting dimensions. Each dimension represents a particular way we respond to the world around us. For example, where we focus our attention or how we make decisions is determined by our preferences. Our preferences in each of the four pairs combines into what is called a Personality Type.

    The primary objective of Just My Type is to provide the trainer with a fast and fun method for helping participants learn how their behavior preferences can impact their relationships with others. Playing the game provides an opportunity to discuss those preferences and their implications and point the way toward working together more effectively and productively.

    Through a series of steps, participants choose cards containing adjectives that are most descriptive of them. Each card reflects a different Jungian preference. There are no right or wrong preferences. The outcome of the game will not be as accurate as a scored profile from a psychometric instrument such as Personal Style Inventory, but the fun quotient is very high!

    Participants will:

  • Discover their personal style - and how others perceive them.
  • Learn the strengths and weaknesses of each personality type.
  • Develop an appreciation for coworkers with different personality styles.

    Goals of the Game

  • Provide participants with a chance to get to know and understand themselves and others
  • Illustrate the differences in behavior preferences within a group or team, giving people an understanding that there are no right or wrong behavior preferences
  • Build acceptance and understanding of those with different behavior preferences
  • Help groups have fun discovering their behavior strengths and blind spots

    Uses for Just My Type

  • As an ice breaker or introduction to any workshop
  • To provide a quick and effective introduction to personality type theory
  • As a highly educational and experiential activity within a workshop
  • To develop team cohesiveness through awareness and acceptance of individual preferences

    What to Order

    Order a Complete Game (#PDDC-HRDQ0160E1KT) for up to 16 participants. The Complete Game includes: 4 reusable decks of 48 cards each, 16 20-page Participant Workbooks, 16 tent cards, and Facilitator Guide). For each additional 8 players, order a Game Pack for 8 participants (#PDDC-HRDQ0160E1PG). The Game Pack for 8 participants includes: 8 Workbooks and 8 tent cards.

    Purchase $299.00

    Game Pack for 8 additional participants (#PDDC-HRDQ0160E1PG) $80.00

    You may purchase Just My Type: The Personality Game for $299.00.

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    You may purchase Just My Type: The Game Pack for $80.00.

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    Maestro - Team Performance Game

    Game - Purchase $399.00 (Item#PDDC-HRDQ0290KT)


    Maestro - Team Performance Game

    Orchestrate Great Teamwork

    Play out vital team skills such as leadership, creative problem-solving, planning, and communication, with our newest game, Maestro: The Team Performance Game. Hands-on and engaging, this interactive game leads to a rich and meaningful dialogue that prepares teams to perform more effectively in the workplace.

    Teams are challenged when they rehearse to audition for the honor of playing at Carnegie Hall. First, they must decide who will lead the team as maestro. Then they practice together as an ensemble. But the problem is that they don’t know the name of the song they must perform - and they must play it using only hand bells. Worse yet, teams don’t gain access to the instruments until it’s time to audition! The activity draws to a close when teams perform and a winner is chosen by a select panel of judges.

    Teams experience the real-life team dynamics in the process of forming team roles and responsibilities, planning, and execution. Infuse fun into your next training session. Maestro is the perfect kick-off for your team building initiative, team energizer, or standalone learning event.

    Learning Outcomes:

  • Give teams the opportunity to experience problem-solving
  • Prepare teams and leaders to develop key team skills
  • Understand leadership under pressure
  • Learn what makes teams successful

    You may purchase Maestro & QuickStart Training with telephone coaching for facilitators for $450.00.

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    You may purchase Maestro for $399.00.(enough materials to accommodate 4-8 players)

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    Mars Surface Rover (Leadership Version)

    Game - Purchase $599.00 (Item#PDDC-HRDQ0260E1KT)


  • Objective - To experience the benefits of a facilitative leadership style
  • Intended For - Managers and leaders of work groups or teams
  • Each Game Trains - 3 teams of 5 people
  • Time Required - 1-1/2 to 2 hours
  • Product Format - Game

    Facilitative leadership has become an important force in moving to team-based organizations. But before traditional leaders can make this change, they need to know what facilitative leadership is-and how it differs from what they have been practicing in the past. The original, award-winning Mars Surface Rover is a great training game for teaching facilitative leadership skills.

    Facilitative Leaders:

  • Concentrate on teaching rather than directing others.
  • Focus on helping others learn and develop.
  • Provide guidance when a group is struggling or needs direction.
  • Lead by asking questions rather than giving orders.
  • Manage interactions between groups to provide their group with the best work environment.

    How the Mars Surface Rover Leadership Version is played:

    Three teams are assigned the task of building a prototype vehicle for ferrying astronauts across the surface of Mars. Using private instructions, team leaders lead their teams either passively, traditionally, or facilitatively. At the end of the game, teams race their finished vehicles. The fastest, most efficiently built rover most often belongs to the team with the facilitative leader!

    Mars Surface Rover Leader Version Extras

    The easy, affordable way to train larger groups - our Extra Parts Boxes include: rover parts, batteries, stopwatch, calculator, and your choice of facilitative, passive, or traditional leader roles!

    It's always a good idea to have extra fun buttons and price sheets on hand - order some today!

    For the ultimate in team and leader training upgrade your MSR Leadership Version to a Deluxe Kit for a special low price!

    Participants will:

  • Learn how a facilitative leadership style generates a team atmosphere of trust, respect, open communication, and productivity.
  • Discover the drawbacks of traditional (autocratic) or passive (uninvolved) styles of leadership.
  • Understand the important balance between too much and too little authority.

    Use the Mars Surface Rover Leadership Version to:

  • Help new leaders incorporate facilitative leadership into their developing style.
  • Retrain traditional leaders.
  • Assist managers who oversee several teams or coordinate teams.
  • The Facilitator Guide includes step-by-step training instructions, answers to frequently asked questions, transparency masters, and an optional training design that allows all 3 teams to be led by facilitative leaders.

    Complete Leadership Game includes:

  • 3 boxes of reusable parts (batteries included)
  • Facilitator Guide
  • 15 Participant Guides
  • 3 stopwatches
  • 4 calculators
  • 1 tablet of 30 price sheets
  • 1 set of 3 reusable leader roles
  • Convenient tote

    Extra Game Pack (for one team of 5 participants):

  • 1 box of reusable parts (batteries included)
  • 5 Participant Guides
  • Stopwatch
  • Calculator
  • 1 set of each leader role

    Leadership Edition Facilitator Guide features (included in the Complete Team and Deluxe Games):

  • Administrative guidelines
  • Theoretical background
  • Facilitative Leadership Model
  • Leader Roles Summary
  • Description of facilitative leader skills
  • Suggested Facilitative Behaviors
  • Optional training designs
  • Normative information
  • Answers to frequently asked questions
  • Debriefing questions
  • Reproducible participant handouts and transparency masters

    Complete Deluxe Game includes:

  • 3 boxes of reusable parts (batteries included)
  • 2 Facilitator Guides (one for each version)
  • 15 leadership edition Participant Guides
  • 21 team edition Participant Guides
  • 3 stopwatches
  • 4 calculators
  • 2 tablets of price sheets
  • 3 screens
  • 18 reusable task sheets
  • Set of 3 reusable leader roles
  • Convenient tote

    Deluxe Leadership Upgrade Kit* includes:

  • Team version Facilitator Guide
  • 21 team version Participant Guides
  • 3 screens
  • 18 reusable task sheets
  • 1 tablet of price sheets

    * For owners of the Mars Leadership Edition - this upgrade adds everything you need to run the team game!

    What to Order

    Order one Mars Leadership Kit (#PDDC-HRDQ0260E1KT) for up to 15 players or 3 teams of 5 players each. The Mars Leadership Kit includes: 3 boxes of reusable parts (batteries included), 3 stopwatches, 15 Participant Guides, 4 calculators, 1 tablet of 30 price sheets, 1 set of 4 reusable leader roles, 15 fun buttons, Facilitator Guide, and convenient tote box. For more than 15 players at once, you should order: Set of 5 Participant Guides for Mars Leadership Version (#PDDC-HRDQ0260E1S05), Extra Parts Box (#PDDC-HRDQ0260E1GP), Extra Fun Button 10-Pack (#PDDC-HRDQ0260E1B10), and an Extra Tablet of Price Sheets (#PDDC-HRDQ0260E1P06).

    Mars Surface Rover is a great training game for teaching facilitative leadership skills. The Team Version is just as effective and fun! You can order the Team Kit, Leadership Kit, or get both in our value-packed Deluxe Kit. If you are already a Mars Surface Rover Leadership Version owner, upgrade to the Deluxe Kit today!

    Mars Surface Rover Leadership Kit (#PDDC-HRDQ0260E1KT) $599.00

    Set of Participant Guides for Mars Leadership Version (#PDDC-HRDQ0260E1S05) $11.00 each.

    Mars Surface Rover Extra Game Pack For LEADERSHIP Edition/$240.00 (#PDDC-HRDQ0260E1GP)
    Includes: 1 box of reusable parts (batteries included)/7 participant guides/stopwatch/calculator/one of each leader role

    Mars Surface Rover Extra Game Pack For TEAM Edition/$240.00 (#PDDC-HRDQ0260E2GPTM)
    Includes: 1 box of reusable parts (batteries included)/7 participant guides/stopwatch/calculator/one of each leader role

    Mars Surface Rover Deluxe Kit (#PDDC-HRDQ#0260E1KT3) $799.00
    Everything you need to run both team & leadership editions! Deluxe Kit Includes: 3 boxes of reusable parts (batteries included)/3 stopwatches 4 calculators/15 leader participant guides/21 team participant guides/2 tablets of price sheets/3 screens/18 reusable task sheets/3 reusable leader roles/2 facilitator guides (one for each version)/convenient tote

    You may purchase Mars Surface Rover Leadership Kit & QuickStart Training with telephone coaching for facilitators for $450.00.

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    You may purchase Mars Surface Rover Leadership Kit for $599.00.

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    You may purchase Mars Surface Rover Leadership Participant Guides for $11.00 each.

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    You may purchase Mars Surface Rover Leadership Extra Parts Box for $240.00.

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    You may purchase Mars Surface Rover Extra Game Pack TEAM for $240.00.

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    You may purchase Mars Surface Rover Delux Kit for $799.00.

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    Mars Surface Rover (Team Version)

    Game - Purchase $599.00 (Item#PDDC-HRDQ0260E1KT2)


  • Objective - To learn the difference between groups and teams
  • Intended For - New or intermediate work teams
  • Time Required - 1½-2 hours
  • Each Game Trains - 3 teams of 6-7 people
  • Product Format - Game

    Help new teams understand what really separates groups from teams with the team-building version of the award-winning Mars Surface Rover Leadership Version! It's a great way to introduce participants to the basic concepts of teamwork, which include interdependence, common goals, continuing interaction, valuing diversity, and creating a supportive work environment.

    How the Mars Surface Rover-Team Version is played:

    In Part I, participants are assigned individual tasks for building a prototype vehicle for ferrying astronauts across the surface of Mars. These tasks are kept private from other participants and are completed behind a 4-panel screen. In Part II, the participants are asked to complete the vehicle as a team, discussing ideas and sharing their individual expertise. At the end of the game, participants evaluate and discuss three key elements of teamwork: interdependence, communication/information flow, and common goals.

    Mars Surface Rover Team Version Extras

    The easy, affordable way to train larger groups - our Extra Parts Boxes include: rover parts, batteries, stopwatch, and calculator!

    It's always a good idea to have extra fun buttons and price sheets on hand - order some today!

    For the ultimate in team and leader training upgrade your MSR Team Version to a Deluxe Kit for a special low price!

    Participants will:

  • Gain a clear understanding of the distinction between a team and a group.
  • Understand how their responsibilities are interdependent with those of their teammates.
  • Realize the importance of continual communication within the team.

    Use the Mars Surface Rover-Team Version to:

  • Develop new teams.
  • Rejuvenate established teams that have fallen back into group work.
  • Help teams in conflict understand the benefits of teamwork vs. group work.

    A comprehensive Facilitator Guide includes step-by-step training instructions, answers to frequently asked questions, additional participant materials (reproducible), and participant handout masters.

    Complete Team Game includes:

  • 3 boxes of reusable parts (batteries included)
  • 3 stopwatches
  • 21 Participant Guides
  • 4 calculators
  • 1 tablet of 30 price sheets
  • 1 set of 18 reusable task sheets
  • 3 screens
  • Facilitator Guide
  • Convenient tote

    Extra Game Pack (for one team of 4-7 participants):

  • 1 box of reusable parts (batteries included)
  • 7 Participant Guides
  • Stopwatch
  • Calculator
  • Screen
  • 1 set of 6 task sheets

    Team Edition Facilitator Guide features (included in the Complete Team and Deluxe Games):

  • Administrative guidelines
  • Theoretical background
  • Teams vs. groups comparison chart
  • Answers to frequently asked questions
  • Debriefing questions
  • Reproducible participant handouts and transparency masters

    Complete Deluxe Game includes:

  • 3 boxes of reusable parts (batteries included)
  • 2 Facilitator Guides (one for each version)
  • 15 leadership edition Participant Guides
  • 21 team edition Participant Guides
  • 3 stopwatches
  • 4 calculators
  • 2 tablets of price sheets
  • 3 screens
  • 18 reusable task sheets
  • Set of 3 reusable leader roles
  • Convenient tote

    Deluxe Leadership Upgrade* Kit includes:

  • Leadership version Facilitator Guide
  • 15 leadership version Participant Guides
  • Set of 3 reusable leader roles
  • 1 tablet of price sheets

    What to Order:

    For up to 20 participants, order one Complete Team Game (#PDDC-HRDQ0260E1KT2) including: 3 boxes of reusable parts (batteries included), 3 stopwatches, 20 Participant Guides, 4 calculators, 1 tablet of 30 price sheets, 3 screens, 1 set of 18 reusable task sheets, 20 fun buttons, Facilitator Guide, and convenient tote box. For each additional set of 5 players, order: Set of 5 Mars Team Version Participant Guides (#PDDC-HRDQ0260E1S05B), an Extra Parts Box (#PDDC-HRDQ0260E1GP4), an Extra Fun Button 10-Pack (#PDDC-HRDQ0260E1B10), and an Extra Tablet of Price Sheets (#PDDC-HRDQ0260E1P06).

    The award-winning Mars Surface Rover is a great training game. For teaching facilitative leadership skills, our original Leadership Version is just as effective and fun as the team version! You can order the Leadership Kit, Team Kit, or get both in our value-packed Deluxe Kit. If you are already a Mars Surface Rover Team Version owner, upgrade to the Deluxe Kit today!

    Purchase Mars Surface Rover Team Kit (Item#PDDC-HRDQ0260E1KT2) $599.00

    Team Version Participant Guides (#PDDC-HRDQ0260E1S05B) $11.00 each

    Extra Parts Box for MRS Team Version (#PDDC-HRDQ0260E1GP4) $240.00

    Mars Surface Rover Deluxe Kit (#PDDC-HRDQ#0260E1KT3) $799.00
    Everything you need to run both team & leadership games! Deluxe Kit Includes: 3 boxes of reusable parts, 3 stopwatches, 3 batteries, 4 calculators, 15 leader participant guides, 20 team participant guides, 2 tablets of price sheets, 3 screens, 18 reusable task sheets, 3 reusable leader roles, 35 fun buttons, 2 facilitator guides (one for each version), convenient tote box

    You may purchase Mars Surface Rover Team Kit for $599.00.

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    You may purchase Mars Surface Rover Team Participant Guides for $11.00 each.

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    You may purchase Mars Surface Rover Team Extra Parts Box for $240.00.

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    Match Maker

    Memory and Human Resources Discussion Game - Purchase $99.95 (Item#PDDC-I&TMM)

    Match Maker is a memory and human resources discussion game. It can be played one-on-one or team vs. team. There are 24 matched pairs of images featuring Human Resources/Business Training categories. As each player or team is successful matching two cards in the same round, they collect their cards. The winning contestant or team is the one who had made more matches. Afterwards there is a discussion/debriefing (.pdf forms on accompanying CD-ROM).

    Use Match Maker to:

  • Ice Breaking - Get people used to working with each other and meeting people
  • Make employees more aware of training areas
  • Have employees evaluate current training category offerings
  • Increase communications
  • Discover productive team behaviors
  • Improve visual and questioning skills
  • Add participation and involvement
  • Increase awareness of Human Resources and training/learning possibilities
  • Everyone has something to contribute to a discussion. Memory is a funny thing. Sometimes it's dead on and sometimes it's just dead.

    Match Maker can enhance classes like:

  • Train-the-Trainer
  • Problem Solving
  • Team Work
  • Communication Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Leadership/Supervision
  • Empowerment
  • Purchase $99.95

    You may purchase Match Maker for $99.95.

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    Murder Mystery Simulation

    Discussion Activity - Purchase $46.95 (Item#PDDC-TTCMM)


    The Murder Mystery is a 30 minute discussion activity that enhances a variety of training programs.

    Use the Murder Mystery to:

    • Make discussions more productive
    • Enhance problem solving skills
    • Increase clarity of communications
    • Discover productive team behaviors
    • Improve listening and questioning skills
    • Add participation and involvement
    • Increase awareness of the contributions of others

    Everyone has something to contribute to a discussion. By sharing information using the 27 clue cards you can solve the Murder Mystery: identify the victim, the murder weapon, the time and place of the murder, the murderer and the motive.

    This activity can enhance classes like:

    • Discussion Skills
    • Facilitation Skills/Group Dynamics
    • Train-the-Trainer
    • Problem Solving
    • Team Work
    • Communication Skills
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Leadership/Supervision
    • Empowerment

    Purchase $46.95

    You may purchase Murder Mystery Card Discussion Game for $46.95.

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    Murder Mystery Simulation II

    Discussion Activity - Purchase $46.95 (Item#PDDC-TTCMMII)

    Following on the heels of our popular Murder Mystery, Murder Mystery II is a new 30 minute discussion activity that enhances a variety of training programs.

    Use the new Murder Mystery II to:

  • Make discussions more productive
  • Enhance problem solving skills
  • Increase clarity of communications
  • Discover productive team behaviors
  • Improve listening and questioning skills
  • Add participation and involvement
  • Increase awareness of the contributions of others

    Everyone has something to contribute to a discussion. By sharing information using the 27 clue cards you can solve the new Murder Mystery II: identify the victim, the murder weapon, the time and place of the murder, the murderer and the motive.

    This activity can enhance classes like:

  • Discussion Skills
  • Facilitation Skills/Group Dynamics
  • Train-the-Trainer
  • Problem Solving
  • Team Work
  • Communication Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Leadership/Supervision
  • Empowerment

    A facilitator's guide is included with the new Murder Mystery II Card Deck.

    Purchase $46.95

    You may purchase Murder Mystery Card Discussion Game for $46.95.

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    The Orientation Game

    Board Game - Purchase $199.00 (Item#PDDC-TTCOGame)

    Bonus: Free 30 day preview! If after trying the game for 30 days,
    you decide not to keep it, return it in re-saleable condition for a full refund.

    The Orientation Game

    Add Excitement to Your Orientation Program

    If your orientation program lacks interest and participant involvement, you may be sending new employees the wrong message about your organization. Start new employees off right with a more active, engaging and stimulating orientation session by using The Orientation Game to impart , reinforce and evaluate knowledge about your organization.

    Easily Implemented, Facilitated

    The Orientation Game is an easily facilitated board game that can be played by up to 5 participants or teams.  You can incorporate The Orientation Game at any stage of your orientation session to provide a review, follow-up or reinforcement of the content that has been covered.  And, the game format creates interest, involvement and healthy competition while it imparts information.

    The Orientation Game  provides simple instructions and step-by-step guidance in setting up and conducting the Game. It requires minimal supervision and can be structured to be conducted entirely by the participants. Building on The Orientation's Game's 150 standard Question Cards you can create additional questions about your organization, using the blank cards provided, to create a custom feel to your Game.


    Use The Orientation Game to:

    Evaluate participants' post-orientation knowledge

    Reinforce participants' orientation information

    Correct participants, misinformation

    Why The Orientation Game Is Right For You:

       Easily implemented, facilitated (no expensive facilitator or expert required)
       Easy to use (simple instructions and step-by-step guidance)
       Cost effective (costs less than a film series or video)
       Tests knowledge and understanding of facts about your organization
       Repeated use lowers the per-person training cost
       Highly interactive    Non-threatening    Minimal supervision
       Flexible (can be used by any group or industry)
       Enjoyable        Entertaining    Unpredictable    Fun
       Improves retention          Competitive     Promotes discussion     Comprehensive

    Contents:

    Game board and box Game pieces
    Game question cards Program announcements
    Game rules and regulations Facilitator instructions
             Blank game cards to print out your own questions

    Purchase $199.00

    You may purchase The Orientation Game for $199.00.

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    Pen and Paper Games for Training

    Training Games and Activities - Purchase $125.00 (Item#PDDC-HRDQ1221E1AB)


    A picture tells a thousand words, right? This cliché is true even in the training room. Challenge your participants to expand their minds through drawing, writing, and group speaking with Pen and Paper Games for Training, a collection of 40 activities that exercise both the logical left and creative right sides of the brain.

    Appropriate for both group learning and one-to-one coaching, Pen and Paper Games for Training has many different applications including communication, presentation, listening, and problem-solving skill development. The exercises range from quick, adrenalin-raising energizers to complex activities.

    Use Pen and Paper Games for Training to:

  • Relax participants at the start of a learning experience.
  • Develop visual, auditory, linguistic, and interpersonal skills.
  • Involve diverse personalities.
  • Encourage thinking "outside the box."
  • Create an explosion of ideas.

    Easy to set up, use, and facilitate, these games rarely require more than just pen and paper, flipcharts and markers. Whether you use the collection in its entirety or choose selected activities, you'll engage your participants by putting the fun back into training!

    Pen and Paper Games for Training is provided in a convenient 3-ring binder format!

    This exciting collection features reproducible participant materials!

    You may purchase Pen and Paper Games for Training for $125.00.

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    Pump Them Up! - 3 Ring Binder

    Activities Binder - Purchase $125.00 (Item#PDDC-HRDQ0266AB)

    Your team is floundering, morale is low - you're not sure what the problem is, but you know you need to do something fast. How do you pull together a team-building workshop that is guaranteed to work?

    You need Pump Them Up! - a collection of 35 reproducible team-building workshops conveniently packaged in a 3-ring binder. In as little as two hours you can provide teams with on-target, hands-on training that will re-energize, re-focus, and re-commit team members.

    Begin with one of the four reproducible assessments - great for pinpointing your teams' developmental needs. Then select from a collection of 35 fresh, innovative workshop activities that get participants thinking and doing. The binder also includes 7 additional inventories to enhance the workshop activities. All the materials are fully reproducible!

    Workshop topics include:

  • Goals and Procedures
  • Communication
  • Trust and Conflict Resolution
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Leadership
  • Growth and Development
  • Group Dynamics

    Detailed information for each workshop includes objective, background information, materials list, reproducible participant hand-outs, preparation guidelines, and step-by-step procedures for conducting the workshop.

    Pump Them Up! Includes:

  • 35 reproducible workshop activities
  • 4 reproducible assessments for diagnosing team strengths and weaknesses
  • 7 additional reproducible assessments for enhancing workshop activities
  • Pump Them Up! provides 70 hours of team training!

    Item# PDDC-HRDQ0266AB

    You may purchase Pump Them Up! Binder for $125.00.

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    The Rainforest Game

    Game - Purchase $399.00 (Item#PDDC-HRDQ0276E1KT)


  • Objective: To emphasize the importance and value of collaboration and communication
  • Intended for: Individuals at any organizational level
  • Time required: 1 ½ - 2 hours
  • Each game trains: 20 - 25 people in teams of 3 - 5 at one time
  • Product format: Game

    Collaboration makes a world of difference!

    The Rainforest Game, the latest addition to HRDQ's extensive line of hands-on learning games, is designed to provide individuals and teams with the opportunity to experience collaboration across both internal and external boundaries. Working both within groups and across groups, participants build awareness of the:

  • Importance of cooperation
  • Challenges inherent in inter-team communications
  • Significance of creating and sustaining effective partnerships.

    The Scenario

    Your organization has joined a worldwide consortium of environmentally sensitive organizations meeting to discuss its latest cause - the future of the rainforests. In addition, your organization is sponsoring one of the rainforest's many endangered species. As part of this initiative, you have been asked to design a picture that can be used for marketing and fundraising materials. But you can't do it alone. This task requires you to work with other member organizations to complete the picture. Can you work across both internal and external boundaries to make a difference?

    How The Rainforest Game works:

    Small teams representing the member organizations of the consortium are challenged to complete a 5-foot long puzzle. Each organization, sponsoring a specific endangered species, has pieces of the overall picture as well as their sponsored animal. But because no one team has all the pieces, they must be able to work collaboratively in order to successfully complete the task at hand.

    Following the activity, participants consider their experience in the context of real-life, organizational experience and discuss the four critical skills needed to effectively work across boundaries:

  • Reaching Out
  • Sharing Information
  • Exploring Alternatives
  • Making It Happen

    Participants will:

  • Learn how to work effectively across functions, geography, and distance.
  • Breakdown communication barriers.
  • Creatively solve complex problems.
  • Examine assumptions about how people and functions work together.

    The Complete Game includes:

  • 1 Facilitator Guide
  • 25 Participant Guides
  • 48-piece puzzle
  • 5 drawstring bags for puzzle pieces
  • Identification key
  • 5 laminated instruction sheets
  • 40 participant stickers
  • Canvas tote bag

    The Extra Game Pack includes:

  • 25 Participant Guides
  • 48-piece puzzle
  • 5 drawstring bags for puzzle pieces
  • Identification key
  • 5 laminated instruction sheets
  • 40 participant stickers

    Facilitator Guide features (included in the complete game):

  • Administrative guidelines
  • Activity overview
  • Materials list
  • Background information
  • Advance preparation guidelines
  • Facilitator tips
  • Training design options
  • Information on the plight of the rainforests
  • Technical development information

    Participant Guide features:

  • Working Across Boundaries model
  • Description of the 5 critical practices for each of the 4 skill areas
  • Reflection questions
  • Action planning

    Perfect as a stand-alone learning experience or as part of a larger training initiative, The Rainforest Game is highly adaptable and flexible. The thorough Facilitator Guide offers detailed instructions, facilitator tips, design options, a wide range of discussion questions and additional activities, action planning, and more. The discussions may be focused in several areas including leadership, communication, problem solving, innovation and teamwork.

    What to Order

    For up to 25 participants/players, order one Complete Game Kit (#PDDC-HRDQ0276E1KT) which includes: canvas totebag, 48-piece puzzle, 5 drawstring bags for puzzle pieces, 5 laminated instruction sheets, 25 Participant Guides, 40 Participant stickers, and Facilitator Guide. For each group of 5 additional players, order one of the following: Extra Game Pack, which includes everything to run a simultaneous game for 25 participants (#PDDC-HRDQ0276E1GP), Extra Set of 5 Participant Guides (#PDDC-HRDQ0276E1S05), and Extra Sticker 40-Pack (#PDDC-HRDQ0276E1M1).

    Purchase $399.00

    Complete Game Kit (#PDDC-HRDQ0276E1KT) $399.00

    The Rainforest Game Extra Game Pack (#PDDC-HRDQ0276E1GP) $250.00

    Extra Participant Guides (#PDDC-HRDQ0276E1S05) $10.00 each.

    You may purchase Rainforest Game for $399.00.

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    You may purchase Rainforest Game Extra Game Pack for $250.00.

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    Relentless: Zombie Attack

    Game and Simulation - Purchase $160.00 (Item#PDDC-I&TZombie)

    Communication and Team Building Game & Simulation - Relentless - Zombie Attack.Zombies are all around us. We have to learn to recognize them. In business we're all fighting for our financial lives every single day. New rules and regulations, competition, complaints, taxes and rising costs attack us and threaten our survival. Zombies come in all disguises. Pressure is never ending! Every decision, every move could be wrong; the group’s decisions could have disastrous consequences, but what are we supposed to do? We've got to do something to make it in today's world. Every Zombie is out for our blood . . . our profits . . . our clients . . . our share of the market.

    Welcome to RELENTLESS: Zombie Attack. This concensus decision making and team building training survival scenario pits participants against overwhelming odds. Who knows what or why the zombies are out there, but they're out to get you - if you don't watch out. What can you do? Whom can you trust? There is strength in numbers. Danger can be faced with a solid team effort.

    RELENTLESS: Zombie Attack is a classic group team adventure and communication & decision making survival simulation that will have you screaming as Communication and Team Building Game & Simulation - Relentless - Zombie Attack.if you were just invited to a tax audit. The survival adventure combines simulation, discussion and a card game. It's customizable and designed for a playing time of fifteen to thirty minutes, but many players want to play it again . . . right after the adventure ends.

    We want you to survive! Play RELENTLESS: Zombie Attack.

    Each game package contains materials for up to six players, including the facilitator who also takes an active part in the fun. Relentless: Zombie Attack can be played and used for training time and time again. The accompaning CD-ROM contains instructions and reproducible debriefing forms.

    Benefits/Training Areas:

  • Communications
  • Decision Making
  • Goal Setting
  • Team Building

    Item #PDDC-I&TZombie
    Cost: $160.00

    You can purchase the Relentless: Zombie Attack package for $160.00.

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    Sales Training Activities For Sales Managers & Trainers

    Games and Activities - Purchase $125.00 (Item#PDDC-HRDQ0815E1AB)


    Sales training isn't just for sales reps anymore - customer service and other support staff can also benefit from developing selling skills! Available at last is Sales Training Activities, a mix of over 80 ice breakers, role plays, games, and exercises that are the perfect addition to any type of sales training.

    Relevant to all types of industry and personnel, Sales Training Activities focuses on generic sales knowledge and skills - skills that are completely transferable across all organizations and situations. In fact, most of the activities use an "open content" approach, meaning that participants use their own examples and experiences as the main subject.

    Sales Training Activities includes exercises for individuals, pairs, small groups, and larger discussions. By combining different formats to teach the same points, you can greatly increase the learning effectiveness and retention.

    The handy 3-ring binder includes everything you need to run a training session, including learning objectives, step-by-step administrative guidelines, reproducible participant handouts, tips, and ideas.

    Sales Training Activities is provided in a convenient 3-ring binder format!

    This exciting collection features reproducible participant materials!

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    SkillBuilders: 40 Consensus Decision Making Activities

    Activities - Purchase $125.00 (Item#PDDC-HRDQ1017AB)

    Group consensus is a concept that is often preached – but rarely practiced. SkillBuilders: 40 Consensus Decision Making Activities is an invaluable resource that will help your teams turn this concept into reality.

    Organized according to the Group Consensus Model, this collection provides you with the ability to select the activities that are just right for your groups’ specific training needs. The flexible format allows you to:

  • Assess your groups’ decision making abilities.
  • Target specific developmental needs.
  • Create custom training around actual work experiences.

    Skillbuilders: 40 Consensus Decision Making Activities is a includes:

  • Reproducible participant handouts
  • Detailed preparation, administration, and debriefing information
  • Discussion questions and suggestions for varying the activities
  • Easy-to-follow facilitator guidelines
  • Handy reference table for pinpointing the best activities for your training needs

    This activity collection should be part of every trainer’s library. With Skillbuilders: 40 Consensus Decision Making Activities, your groups will become more productive, make higher quality decisions, and reach the greatest potential of their decision-making abilities.

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    SkillBuilders: 50 Communication Skills Activities

    Activities - Purchase $125.00 (Item#PDDC-HRDQ0165AB)

    Communication is the foundation of all human interaction — and the basis of all training programs. From team building and leadership to customer service and supervisory training, communication is a fundamental skill that should be integrated into all types of training.

    Whether communication is being addressed directly or indirectly in your training program, lay the groundwork for skill development with SkillBuilders: 50 Communication Skills Activities. This collection of activities addresses all 3 learning domains (cognitive, affective, and behavioral) and involves participants directly in the learning process through its interactive approach.

    Uses for SkillBuilders: 50 Communication Skills Activities

    The exercises are basic enough to include in any training program that incorporates communication skills, including those for customer service, sales training, and supervisory skills. A handy applications matrix matches the activities with 8 important communication topics.

    Many activities have more than one application:

  • Communication Awareness
  • Delivering Your Message
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Communication Conflicts
  • Active Listening
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Written Communication
  • Presentation Skills

    Product Contents

  • Facilitator guidelines
  • Applications Matrix to pinpoint the best activities for training needs
  • Reproducible participant materials

    Activities include:

  • Communication Awareness:
  • Get to Know Your Apple
  • Packaging is Important
  • Picture This
  • Walk the Talk
  • Role Models
  • Rotating Trio Exchange

    Delivering Your Message:

  • Assessing Your Speech Habits
  • It’s How you Say It
  • Avoiding Killer Phrases
  • What Do You Mean?
  • Paper-Tearing Exercise
  • Jumbled Messages
  • Drawing Conclusions

    Nonverbal Communication:

  • At Arm’s Length
  • Reading People
  • Mixed Messages
  • Body Language
  • Active Observation

    Communication Conflicts:

  • Dealing with Conflicts
  • Distinguishing Behaviors
  • Preventing Conflict
  • Dealing with Difficult People
  • Applying Assertive Behavior
  • Expressing Different Viewpoints

    Active Listening:

  • How Well Do You Listen?
  • What Do You Know about Active Listening?
  • Rotating Trio Role Play
  • Listening for Key Points
  • Listening Types Card Match
  • Poor Listener on Trial
  • The Art of Asking Questions

    Giving and Receiving Feedback:

  • The Power of Feedback
  • Applying the Feedback Model
  • Describing Behavior
  • Using “I” Statements
  • Feedback Criteria
  • Receiving Negative Feedback

    Written Communication:

  • Creating Sentence Variety
  • Eliminating Hackneyed Expressions
  • Writing Effective Memos
  • Writing Directions
  • Writing Customer-Focused Letters
  • Writing a Request Proposal

    Presentation Skills:

  • Assessing Your Presentation Style
  • Overcoming Stage Fright
  • Assessing Your Audience
  • Getting Your Audience’s Attention
  • Dealing with Semantics
  • Dealing with Difficult Audience Members
  • Thinking on Your Feet

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    SkillBuilders: 50 Customer Service Activities

    Activities - Purchase $125.00 (Item#PDDC-HRDQ0703AB)

    Spice up your next customer service training program with SkillBuilders: 50 Customer Service Activities, a creative, engaging, and innovative collection of skill development activities from Lorraine Ukens.

    The activities in this collection stimulate discussion and learning by actively involving all participants. Quick and to the point, these activities deliver powerful messages to your participants — helping them to understand customer expectations and develop the skills necessary to providing quality service.

    Uses for SkillBuilders: 50 Customer Service Skills Activities

    A valuable addition to your training library, the exercises are basic enough to include in any training program that incorporates customer service skills. The handy applications matrix matches the activities with 9 important customer service skill areas.

    Many activities have more than one application:

  • Change
  • Communication
  • Data Usage
  • Excellence
  • Negotiation
  • Perception
  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork

    Product Contents

  • Applications Reference Guide to pinpoint the best activities for training needs
  • Facilitator guidelines
  • Detailed preparation and debriefing information
  • Ideas for varying the activities
  • Discussion questions
  • Reproducible participant materials

    Activities include:

  • A Close Resemblance
  • Acute Accuracy
  • Attending to Details
  • Body Talk
  • Box Score
  • Bumper Crop
  • Character Composition
  • Collective Connection
  • Country Time
  • Custom Made
  • Customer Account
  • Dig It
  • Double-Spaced
  • Eye Alone
  • Four to One
  • Guesstimation
  • Hidden Meaning
  • Hot Topics
  • In One Word
  • It All Adds Up
  • Make It Your Business
  • Matter of Choice
  • Mirror Image
  • Mystery Box
  • No Laughing Matter
  • Parallel Performance
  • Portraits
  • Post Office Box
  • Primary Colors
  • Questionable Events
  • Rate the R-A-T-E-R
  • Reporting for Duty
  • Rift Raft
  • Screen Test
  • Service Link
  • Service Search
  • Split Ends
  • Star Quality
  • Stormy Weather
  • Take a Letter
  • Talking Back
  • Thoroughly Complete
  • Toon-Up
  • Top to Bottom
  • Top Trade
  • Treasure Trove
  • Up in the Air
  • Very Wordy
  • Visible Outcomes
  • Wishful Thinking

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    Strike Fighter

    Game - Purchase $499.00 (Item#PDDC-HRDQStrike)

    Strike Fighter Negotiation Simulation GameSimulated negotiation. Real-world skills.

    If you think negotiations are a battle to be won, imagine this… You know firsthand what the Air Service needs in its aircraft – heck, you’ve flown the covert operations yourself. Now, as the military Commander of the Air Service, you’re about to take part in the most challenging mission of all: a top-secret meeting with the Heads of the Land and Sea Services to replace an aging fleet of strike fighter jets with just a single model. While you want to fight for the sole interests of the Air Service, you know it could cause you to win the battle… but lose the war. Instead, you must engage your well-honed negotiating skills and collaborate.

    Practice makes perfect
    Before the people in your organization attempt to maneuver through real-world negotiations, give them the opportunity to practice their skills in the safety of the classroom with the action-packed simulation, Strike Fighter. The winner of the NASAGA game design competition, this learning-rich experience is aimed at helping individuals become more competent and confident negotiators by teaching a solid start-to-finish strategy. There isn’t a more powerful way to surface strengths and weaknesses, and answer the question: Is the way I approach negotiating successful, and if not, what do I need to change?

    Strike Fighter Negotiation Simulation GameWhat you will achieve with Strike Fighter

  • Practice using the negotiation process and reflect upon their negotiating skills
  • Understanding of the five main negotiating styles
  • Improved negotiating skills
  • Personal action plan

    Uses for the Simulation
    Strike Fighter is effective as a stand-alone activity or as part of a more comprehensive training program. Here are some suggested applications for the simulation:

  • Introduction to the concept of collaborative negotiating
  • An experiential follow up to the Negotiating Style Profile assessment
  • Basic negotiating skills practice
  • Preparation exercise for sales people or purchasing agents
  • Team building activity for teams that need to collaborate

    What to Order
    The Strike Fighter Complete Kit provides you with everything you need to train up to 48 people, including a comprehensive Facilitator Guide, card decks, worksheets, and more. Our Client Solutions Team is happy to assist you in determining your materials needs. Call 800-633-4533.

    About the Authors
    Pracownia Gier Szkoleniowych (PGS) PGS designs, develops, and facilitates management development games and business simulations for both global corporations and the non-profit sector. With more than two dozen experts on board, PGS specializes in the fields of change management, communication, and teambuilding.

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    StylePlay: 12 Group Card Games

    Game - Purchase $115.00 (Item#PDDC-HRDQSP)

    Add excitement and impact to your style training with StylePlay - 12 Group Card Games. These quick, energizing games reinforce learning and build awareness in a fun, nonthreatening manner.

    Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the four personality styles
  • Learn how the four styles interact
  • Practice interacting with those of similar and different personality styles
  • Understand the strengths and weaknesses of each style

    Theory
    StylePlay - 12 Group Card Games and the other titles in the HRDQ Style Series are based on the well-known research and personality theories of psychologists Carl Jung, William Moulton Marston, and others. Most research has identified two basic dimensions of style, which we refer to as assertiveness and expressiveness. Assertiveness is the effort a person makes to influence or control the thoughts or actions of others. Expressiveness is the effort that a person makes to control his or her emotions and feelings when relating to others.

    How it Works
    Each StylePlay card displays an adjective describing a characteristic that people usually demonstrate in daily interactions. Participants can take part in 12 different card games – or the facilitator can create a new game with the StylePlay cards. Each of the games allows participants to identify preferred styles – either their own, those of other participants, or those of famous people.

    StylePlay - 12 Group Card Games can be used alone, in combination with any Style Series title, and with other training products. The Facilitator Guide features a brief overview of the Style Theory that is the basis of the games and the other Style Series instruments. In addition, Debriefing Questions and Key Learning Points are provided to help facilitators draw significance and participants to gain deeper insights.

    Uses for StylePlay

  • Provide stand-alone activities such as ice breakers and energizers
  • Incorporate into a learning experience on teamwork, leadership, or communication
  • Include as an introduction or follow-up to What's My Style? and all the other Style Series titles

    What to Order
    For 8-12 participants, order one Complete Game, which includes a Facilitator Guide. For additional players, order an Extra Card Deck.

    Complete Game includes:
    2 reusable decks of 48 cards each Sturdy game case Facilitator Guide (featuring an overview of Style Theory, instructions for conducting 12 group games, administrative guidelines, Debriefing Questions, and Key Learning Points)

    Description:
    StylePlay Card Game/$115.00/Code #PDDC-HRDQ0152E2KT
    Complete game includes: Facilitator Guide, 2 reusable decks of 48 cards each, sturdy game case

    StylePlay Extra Card Deck/$32.00/Code #PDDC-HRDQ0152E2GP1
    Single deck of 48 cards, shrink-wrapped

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    Tall Ships: Building Effective Teams

    Game - Purchase $599.00 (Item#PDDC-HRDQTAL)

    The Scenario:

    Congratulations! The Seven Seas Company has selected your company to collaborate with them in an attempt to win a lucrative contract for designing and building a tall ship. But your company must first demonstrate that it can successfully perform the “Seven C’s” upon which The Seven Seas Company is founded. Can your team rise to the challenge to win the deal?

    Introducing Tall Ships – Building Effective Teams:
    Tall Ships, the exciting new experiential game has teams racing against the clock –and other teams – to assemble the tallest ship mast. This fast-paced simulation provides teams with the opportunity to learn about and practice the seven skills critical to team success:

    Clarity
    Capability
    Collaboration
    Commitment
    Communication
    Continuous Improvement
    Creativity

    How the game works:
    Three game rounds reveal the team dynamics that impact team effectiveness. In Round 1, teams are asked to assemble the tallest ship mast possible in the least amount of time. Lessons learned from this round are discussed and applied to the Seven C’s model. Round 2 challenges teams to rethink their strategy and build yet a taller mast in the same amount of time, but at the lowest cost. Following a team performance assessment and debrief, teams make one last attempt at the task, assembling the mast according to new specifications and requirements. Finally, an action-planning phase provides teams and team members with an opportunity to improve their performance.

    Tall Ships Learning Outcomes:
    Learn seven factors that are important to effective teamwork Explore strategies that contribute to improved team effectiveness Identify and apply actions real-life team situations Perfect for both newly formed and intact teams, Tall Ships can be used as a stand-alone learning event, integrated into a larger training initiative, or adapted to address such topics as leadership, change management, quality awareness, process improvement, and safety awareness.

    The Tall Ships Complete Game includes:

  • 1 Facilitator Guide
  • 3 bags of reusable game parts
  • 3 sets of laminated Game Cards
  • 21 Participant Guides
  • 1 tablet of observer and materials cost worksheets
  • 1 stopwatch
  • 1 tape measure
  • 1 sturdy tote bag

    The Tall Ships Extra Game Pack includes:

  • 7 Participant Guides
  • 1 set of reusable parts with tape measure
  • 1 set of 3 game cards
  • 1 mesh bag

    Facilitator Guide features (included in the complete game):

  • Administrative guidelines
  • Theoretical background
  • Experiential learning/training methodology
  • Description of the Seven C's of Effective Team Performance
  • Step-by-step workshop design
  • Facilitator Tips
  • Blank training outline
  • Training design options
  • Sample copy of the Participant Guide
  • CD-ROM containing Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation and reproducible masters, including a Certificate of Achievement, Training Evaluation, Observer Feedback Form, Materials Cost Worksheet, name tent template, flag template, and overhead transparency masters.

    Participant Guide features:

  • The “Seven Cs” model and dimensions
  • Team assessment
  • Questions to Consider
  • Planning worksheet
  • Action planning

    The Participant Guide includes the “Seven C’s” model and dimensions, team assessment, planning worksheet, action planning, and questions to consider. Included in the Facilitator Guide is an introduction, theoretical background, workshop training outline and facilitator instructions, alternative training designs, customization suggestions, blank training outline, copy of the Participant Guide, and a CD-ROM containing reproducible participant materials and a Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation.

    Description:
    Tall Ships Game Complete Kit/$599.00/Code #PDDC-HRDQ0278E1KT
    Includes 3 bags of reusable game parts/20 Participant Guides/3 sets of laminated Game Cards/1 tablet of observer and materials cost worksheets/stopwatch/tape measure /Facilitator Guide/tote bag

    Tall Ships Extra Game Pack/$155.00/Code #PDDC-HRDQ0278E2GP1
    Includes 1 set of reusable parts with tape measure, 5 participant guides, set of 3 game cards, mesh bag

    Tall Ships Extra Participant Guides $13.00 each/Code #PDDC-HRDQ0278E1S05

    7 Tall Ships Extra Tablet of Worksheets $25.00/#PDDC-HRDQ0278E1GP2
    Single tablet includes 50 sheets each of observer and materials cost worksheets

    You may purchase Tall Ships Game Complete Kit & QuickStart Training with telephone coaching for facilitators for $450.00.

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    TeamBook: 27 Excercises for Enhancing Work Groups - 3 Ring Binder

    Activities Binder - Purchase $125.00 (Item#PDDC-HRDQ0207AB)

    TeamBook is a collection of ideas and exercises for use by trainers or program designers who are engaged in the effort of helping work groups to develop into teams. Keeping the conditions, goals, and guidelines of TeamBook in mind will assist users to develop from work groups into more effective teams.

    The materials are intended as a catalyst for the orderly improvement of group functioning toward the attainment of effective human relations and consistently high levels of task functioning. TeamBook consists of 27 activities to improve group functions and achieve effective human relations. The introduction provides the fundamental principles of team building, team building goals and participant guidelines.

    The Book Contains 5 Sections:

  • Section 1: Starters (Ice Breakers) Contains 3 exercises such as "Team Starter" for teams whose members each manage the work of others who are external to the team.
  • Section 2: Energizers (Energize Your Group) Consists of 4 exercises such as "Nerftime", a high-involvement activity using Nerf® balls to demonstrate the unnecessary restrictions we often put on ourselves.
  • Section 3: Interpersonal Feedback (Interpersonal Perceptions) Consists of 4 exercises such as "Cards Lineup" which shows how to give and receive precise appreciation's of one another in a dramatic and forceful manner.
  • Section 4: Diagnostics (Group Effectiveness) Consists of 12 exercises such as "Test #2" recognizing common memory through a quick, problem solving exercise.
  • Section 5: Planning (Concrete Action Plans) Consists of 4 exercises such as "Strategic Action Planning", a step-by-step plan to over come barriers to realizing team and organizational goals.

    Item# PDDC-HRDQ0207AB

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    TeamBuilders: 10 Adventures in Working Together - 3 Ring Binder

    Activities Binder - Purchase $125.00 (Item#PDDC-HRDQ0275AB)

    You are a member of a space crew who has crash-landed on the planet of Acrab. After being taken captive by aliens, the only way you can escape is to rebuild your transformational girospeckter. But can your team solve the alien’s puzzles quickly enough to repair your spaceship and get away?

    Challenge your participants’ imaginations with TeamBuilders: 10 Adventures in Working Together, a new collection of learning events that encourage the exploration of team skills through the use of fantasy scenarios. The TeamBuilders adventures, based on Experiential Learning Methodology, guide participants through five phases of learning: 1. Experiencing: Formulating ideas and gathering information during the learning experience.

    2. Sharing: Articulating the learning experience to other participants.

    3. Interpreting: Understanding the skills and behaviors experienced.

    4. Generalizing: Developing testable hypotheses from the learning experience.

    5. Applying: Bridging the present and future by understanding how generalizations can be used in the workplace

    TeamBuilders enhances the development of five fundamental team skills:

  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Leadership

    TeamBuilders also addresses critical secondary skills such as trust, managing diversity, assertiveness, influence, conflict management, negotiating, and more. Activities may be used independently or paired together as part of team training.

    Organized in a 3-ring binder, each TeamBuilders simulation contains background information and facilitator instructions, as well as reproducible participant materials including role-specific briefing information , observer instructions, discussion questions, and a team skill handout. TeamBuilders also includes a CD-ROM containing printable files of the reproducible participant materials.

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    Team Development Activities for Trainers - 3 Ring Binder

    Activities Binder - Purchase $125.00 (Item#PDDC-HRDQ0270AB)

    Searching for a fresh collection of team development activities? Look no further! Introducing Team Development Activities for Trainers, a collection of 59 exercises that address the skills most critical to team development, including communication, planning, problem solving, and more.

    The activities provide the vehicles for team members to enjoy a common experience; explore, discuss, and resolve issues that have arisen; and then apply what they have learned to their work. Additional features provide trainers with resources to make team development easier and more effective, including a program design framework, checklists for use with activities, and an index of games organized by skill (objective).

    Uses for Team Development Activities

    The activities in this collection have been used in many different industries and by those in various job functions, including the military, financial services, higher education, secondary schools, nurses, teachers, IT specialists, pharmaceutical managers and others. Team Development Activities for Trainers addresses a full range of skill areas including:

  • Assertiveness
  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Decision making
  • Delegation
  • Feedback
  • Influencing
  • Listening
  • Planning
  • Problem Solving
  • Time Management
  • Team Leadership

    Product Contents

  • Step-by-step facilitator guidelines
  • Learning objectives
  • Design Framework for Team Development Programs
  • Checklists for Use in Facilitating Team Development
  • Index of Activities by Objectives
  • Reproducible participant materials

    Activities include: · Alternative Routes
    · The Amazing Electric Team Leader
    · Are We a Team?
    · The Bayeux Tapestry
    · Build Us a Crane
    · Candle Snuffing
    · Choose Your Own Sport
    · Classic Cars Auction
    · Cock of the Walk
    · Communications Audit
    · CompuSpeak
    · Cooks’ Dilemma
    · Creative Weighing Machines
    · Customer Clusters
    · Delegation Is Good for You
    · Describe Your Work Team
    · Disappearing Golf Balls
    · Draw Us a Map
    · The Four Seasons
    · Go-Carting
    · Himalayan Saunter
    · How Do You Manage Your Meetings?
    · How Healthy is the Patient?
    · Leadership Styles and Values
    · Like the Hat?
    · Managing Boundaries
    · Motive Power at Work
    · Music Maestro
    · News Clues
    · Noah’s Ark
    · On Average…
    · Open Access
    · Pegging away
    · Penny Pitcher
    · Please Join Our Team
    · Polybricks
    · Queen’s Time
    · Sell Us a Sport
    · Sell Your Team
    · So What Are You Going to Do About It?
    · Star Performer
    · Straight from the Horse’s Mouth
    · SuperAnt
    · Symbols of Your Work Team
    · Team Climate Survey
    · Team Development Checkers
    · Team Development Goals
    · Team Effectiveness Review
    · Team Leadership Styles
    · They’re Dancing to Our Tune
    · Tic-Tac-Toe
    · Tykes Verses Romans
    · Viking Chess
    · Want a Job?
    · What Do You Advise?
    · Where Are You Now?
    · Who Are Our Competitors?

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    The Telephone Skills Training Manual Volume One: 38 Activities for Mastering Inbound Calls and Volume Two: 22 Activities for Mastering Outbound Calls - 3 Ring Binders

    Activities Binders - Purchase $125.00 Each (Item#PDDC-HRDQ0818ABA & PDDC-HRDQ0818ABB)

    Everyone has been on the receiving end of poor telephone skills, yet none of us recognize the same faults in ourselves. The Telephone Skills Training Manual, consisting of two separate volumes for inbound and outbound calls, is designed to introduce, reinforce, and strengthen fundamental telephone skills for handling customer service and sales calls. The activities encourage participants to reflect on their experiences, share successes, learn from past mistakes, and practice new skills and techniques.

    Telephone Skills Training Manual Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop and strengthen telephone skills
  • Improve self-awareness
  • Observe behavior
  • Give and receive effective feedback
  • Create a supportive work environment

    Volume One – 38 Activities for Mastering Inbound Calls includes: How to Develop Your Telephone Personality, Building Rapport with the Customer, The Importance of Listening, The Criteria of a Successful Inbound Call, Handling a Complaint on the Telephone, and more.

    Volume Two – 22 Activities for Mastering Outbound Calls includes: How to Turn Customers on to Your Proposition, Quoting the Price and Asking for an Order, Handling Rejection in a Positive Way, The Cold Call, Telephone Account Management, and more.

    The Telephone Skills Training Manuals are perfect for anyone who wants to improve their inbound, outbound, and basic telephone skills, including receptionists, telephone sales staff, customer service representatives, credit control staff, and other specialists. Organized in 3-ring binders, each volume includes a planning checklist, a training needs questionnaire, a closing checklist, tips for trainers, reproducible participant handouts and worksheets, facilitator instructions, overhead transparency masters, and action plans.

    Item# PDDC-HRDQ0818ABA

    You may purchase The Telephone Skills Training Manual Volume One: 38 Activities for Mastering Inbound Calls Binder for $125.00.

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    VisualsSpeak

    Game - Purchase 469.00 (Item#PDDC-HRDQVisSpeak)

    VisualsSpeak

    VisualsSpeak is an effective communication and team game for management development training. Visual communication tools and images surface team differences, improve group and team interaction, establish rapport, and encourage dialogue.

    Open your eyes to a new way of improving communication. VisualsSpeak is a training game that uses the power of visual communication to create energy, excitement, and a sense of connection in your training classroom. The activities are fun and engaging, but the learning experience is rich and most likely more powerful than anything you’ve experienced as a trainer. Flexible, customizable, and reusable, VisualsSpeak can be easily incorporated into any training curriculum, including team building, coaching, strategic planning, conflict resolution, and more.

    The VisualsSpeak process is powerful, yet easy to use. First you ask a framing question, such as “What kind of place do we want this organization to be?” Each participant answers the question by choosing images, arranging them on a background sheet. After 5 minutes, participants describe the images and their meanings. You will find that some participants’ response range from literal descriptions to metaphoric meanings. Some will choose to describe individual images; others will find meaning in the collection as a whole. Then you discuss the group’s responses and note connections, patterns, similarities. Together, you unlock insights it would have taken months to uncover with conventional methods. Conversations become meaningful and productive. Decisions become clear. Although the activity itself may take up to 15 minutes, the resulting dialogue and learning experience may last much longer. See the “Uses for the Game” section for ideas and suggestions.

    Learning Outcomes

  • Bring individual and group differences to the surface
  • Enable people to see a different perspective
  • Generate new ideas
  • Build consensus Improve team alignment
  • Theory and Development

    Studies show that learning accelerates and deepens when the whole brain is engaged. VisualsSpeak is a tool that builds a bridge between the right and left sides of our brains, making learning faster, more interesting and more effective, providing users with a richer set of data from which to base critical decisions. With a wider range of information, participants see their strengths and priorities more clearly, inspiring them to lead more masterful lives. VisualsSpeak uses the power of images to identify beliefs deeply rooted in the mind. Memories and associations that emerge through images are often quite different from those stimulated through verbal interviews. Participants can go beyond the rational part of their minds and tap into a more intuitive part of themselves. All aspects of the psyche, the conscious and unconscious, the emotional and the intellectual, can be brought forward. Both the images and the process are extensively tested. The images were whittled down from 20,000 to 200 through two years of testing with live teams.

    Uses for the Game

    The VisualsSpeak approach can be used to address a wide range of issues, both at the individual and organizational levels. While the activity itself can be run in as little as 15 minutes, the resulting dialogue can last much longer. VisualsSpeak is flexible. It can be used as an ice breaker, an activity, a component of a larger training curriculum, or a full-day program. Some common applications include: Team Building VisualsSpeak fosters deeper understanding among team members, closely aligning teams in a common direction.

    For example, one way to use VisualsSpeak is to have each individual assemble a set of images showing “what they bring to the team.” This helps to identify the strengths of each team member, while uncovering the overall strengths and weaknesses of your team. Strategic Visioning and Goal-Setting VisualsSpeak enables teams to create a more compelling strategic vision than is possible by simply writing a vision statement. For example, asking your team to work as a group in response to the question, “What’s the vision for your group over the next two years?” not only reveals your team goals, but also the core values needed to inspire your team to action. Conflict Resolution VisualsSpeak helps to mediate conflicts and address specific organizational challenges such as team rifts, low employee morale and conflicts between two or more people. For example, by asking a team experiencing poor employee morale to build separate collages that “paint a picture of a supportive work environment,” your organization can clearly identify the ideal work environment employees envision and then make the changes needed to bring about that environment. Career and Life Coaching VisualsSpeak provides a valuable tool for individuals who want to pursue their true career or life passion. By asking an individual to create a picture showing “what the present looks like” on one side of the page, and “what is desired in the future” on the other side, VisualsSpeak can unlock deep truths that would otherwise remain hidden.

    This information is revealed to individuals in a fun, non-threatening way, helping them to form future goals that resonate more clearly with their true inner desires. Intercultural Communications and Diversity VisualsSpeak promotes diversity and helps to foster greater intercultural awareness. For example, asking members of a team to work individually to select and arrange images in response to the question, “Who are you?” exposes the commonalities and differences between team members. It also demonstrates the core values that exist within different cultures.

    How It Works

    The VisualsSpeak process is powerful, yet easy to use. First you ask a framing question, such as “What kind of place do we want this organization to be?” Each participant answers the question by choosing images, arranging them on a background sheet. After 5 minutes, participants describe the images and their meanings. You will find that some participants’ response range from literal descriptions to metaphoric meanings. Some will choose to describe individual images; others will find meaning in the collection as a whole. Then you discuss the group’s responses and note connections, patterns, similarities. Together, you unlock insights it would have taken months to uncover with conventional methods. Conversations become meaningful and productive. Decisions become clear. Although the activity itself may take up to 15 minutes, the resulting dialogue and learning experience may last much longer. See the “Uses for the Game” section for ideas and suggestions.

    What to Order

    VisualsSpeak Game Kit.The VisualsSpeak Complete Kit includes enough materials for up to 30 people. If you are training larger groups, or need to pose more complex framing questions, additional kits are available for purchase at a discount. Each VisualsSpeak Complete Kit includes: Comprehensive User Manual; 200 evocative, custom photographs; and a sturdy tote bag.

    Product Type - Game

    Time Required - From 15 minutes

    Author - Christine Martell

    You may purhcase VisualsSpeak for $469.00 (discounts are available for additionals item amounts)

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