Tip #745: Rituals in Training

On October 29, 2018, Posted by , In presentation, By ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Tip #745: Rituals in Training

There is comfort in rituals, and rituals provide a framework for stability when you are trying to find answers.” Deborah Norville

I recently conducted a two-day class on How to Design Accelerated Learning Programs. It reminded me of the importance of rituals, something that the participants can anticipate will be repeated. And it got me thinking about what constituted a ritual. Here are my thoughts:

  1. At the beginning of a program, I use a Koosh toss to have participants introduce themselves. At the end of every day, I use a Koosh toss to have participants report out their key takeaways.
  2. I repeat a key concept throughout the day by asking the participants to explain it.
  3. Once I’ve taught
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Tip #563: Chocolate Candy And Audits

On April 6, 2015, Posted by , In learning activities, By ,, , With Comments Off on Tip #563: Chocolate Candy And Audits

“How sweet it is!” Jackie Gleason

I am a chocoholic, so I really appreciate learning activities that involve chocolate candy. An earlier article focused on an activity that uses M&M’s to enable participants to experience the consequences of different leadership decision-making styles. This article focuses on an activity that uses M&M’s to experience the process and impact of a work audit.

This particular activity was designed by Susan Schilz of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to demonstrate how audits work and to make the idea of an audit less scary. Among other applications, the activity can also be used to simply practice finding percentages.

A Color Inventory of a One Pound Bag of M&M’s

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