Our blog contains stories for trainers – people love learning from stories, they present no threat and yet the morals of the stories resonate with us. Feel free to use these stories for trainers in your next training session

Beryl’s Table, Sid’s Bonds, Ted’s Trauma, and Cattitude

By |2019-01-31T18:57:29+00:00December 7th, 2017|Categories: Learning Design, Stories for Trainers|Tags: , |

Beryl is confused about the delivery date of her new table, she thinks she has made a mistake and now needs to accompany her husband Albert at his hospital appointment. Beryl likes to talk (a lot) and listening is made even more difficult by the constant yapping of her dog Bowser. The Black Stuff was founded [...]

The Story of the Lebanese Tailor

By |2019-02-01T19:20:26+00:00September 2nd, 2017|Categories: Culture, Stories for Trainers, Training and Development|Tags: , , |

A lawyer and a Lebanese tailor are sitting next to each other in an airport lounge. The lawyer is thinking that Lebanese people are so dumb that he could get one over on them, easily. So the lawyer asks if the Lebanese would like to play a fun game. The Lebanese tailor is tired and just [...]

Management Effectiveness – Zero – Entertainment Value – Costly

By |2017-01-05T10:29:22+00:00August 9th, 2011|Categories: Culture, Human Resource Management, spectrain, Stories for Trainers, Training and Development|Tags: , , |

A True Story In a place far, far away there is an organisation whose managers had been dropping like flies, Bitter battles between share holders, some, unencumbered with the burden of intelligence had contributed to this situation. I bit my tongue, and watched the procession of comings and goings. One day I arrived on site to [...]

Leaning Transfer Developing Wings

By |2017-01-05T10:29:23+00:00July 21st, 2011|Categories: Learning Design, spectrain, Stories for Trainers, Training and Development, Working in the middle east|Tags: , , , |

For Khalid Al – Shammeri and the dream team in Kuwait  Three challenges confront designers of learning materials and those who deliver training.  Challenge one is linked to interest, how to turn on the learning machine and ensure that the learner is motivated to rehearse or apply the techniques. The second challenge is related to creating [...]

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