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  • it's so important to add variety to your coaching practice. Using the same approach constantly can get a little predictable and will fail to challenge. seven coaching models   The 7 coaching models are supported by questions to guide you as you use them.  In addition you will find several value added associated activities to enable you to structure, explore options and enhance outcomes from your coaching activity immediately.    The models enable you to add variety to your coaching activity this helps to maintain momentum We use these resources on our Critical Competencies for Credible Coaches Course
  • A Disciplinary Offence?A Disciplinary Offence? Perhaps Not! This case study is riddled with issues and it is your task to investigate and make recommendations about how to proceed. Was this a case of management being high handed and reactive? Was the employee just fooling when he pretended to stumble in the car park. Had he perhaps been drinking at lunchtime? Is this a another symptom contributing to the history of poor employee relationships? Have existing policies and procedures been effective?  
    This exciting case study never fails to generate discussion related to disciplinary policy and procedure and the management of employee relations.
      Spectrain use this resource during our Strategic HR Courses to explore corporate culture, disciplinary issues and managing difficult behaviours. Before investigating a potential disciplinary offence, check out this guide from ACAS.
  • The action learning set facilitator guide is a useful tool kit resource for facilitators, project managers and team leaders who wish to engage teams in discussions that lead to action. It's full of tips and techniques to enable you to successfully structure and facilitate engaging action learning sets. Take a look at our terrific testimonials from our action learning sets
  • Take a moment to analyse your training style with this self assessment.
    Here is an important question:
    • Do you design training in your own style?
    If our training design and delivery style reflects the dominance of our own learning style, there is a risk that other learning styles will be frustrated and unfulfilled by the process. This wonderful analysis will enable you to identify whether you have a preferred style or use a balanced approach to training delivery.
  • This Aspiring Leaders Development E Book contains 28 pages of activity and self assessment pure development for aspiring leaders and food for thought for existing leaders.
    • You will consider what leadership means to you in the context of your working environment.
    • You will assess the benefits of strong leadership and management and also the impact when one side of that equation is weak.
    • You will assess yourself against a range of leadership behaviours.
    Read more below
  • Want assess your leadership competencies? This competency based leadership 360 assessment tool enables assessment of 20 competencies that represent the knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes of successful leaders. A personal analysis and self development plan is also included. Once you have assessed your leadership competencies, learn how to exploit and cultivate core competencies
  • The brilliant business writing workbook is rich in tips, tools and examples to help you to create brilliant reports. And if you follow it through it will take you on a writing process journey from originating ideas through analysing your audience , researching your topic, presenting a balanced argument writing drafts and finally to editing your document.
  • Business Ethics Competency Framework

    Our Business Ethics Competency Framework is aimed at identifying ethical behaviours and developing ethical business practice. This  framework contains 38 ethical business competencies grouped into seven sets. All essential competencies relating to ethical leadership behaviour, and governance essential for reducing the risk and reputation impact of unethical behaviours.  
    Dont leave ethical business behaviour to chance, 
    A little extra reading: 5 steps to improve ethical performance
  • Both coaching and mentoring are processes that enable individuals to achieve their full potential. Both interventions share many key skills and similarities and yet they are different processes so it makes sense to outline those similarities and recognise the differences. This helps to ensure that expectations of coaches and mentors and those that they support are clear.      
  • This Coaching Curiosity activity is packed with over 100 questions you can use immediately  to enable you to prepare for your coaching session. Being well prepared you will demonstrate interest and curiosity and appropriately explore issues during a coaching session. Check out:  Coaching models from GROW to ACHIEVE
  • 120 competency based questions related to the following competency areas: Accountability, Teamwork, Integrity, Transparent Communications, Job Satisfaction, Customer Focus, Respect and Excellence. We use this resource on our Competency Based Recruitment and Selection training course
  • Competency statements for frameworks is for you if you are developing a competency based approach to people management. It contains 128 competency statements grouped into 17 competency sets including: Planning, Decision Making, Business Ethics, Research Skills and many more. Use during recruitment or competency based performance management activities. Take a look at our Competency Based Recruitment and Selection Training Course
  • A valuable cross cultural kaleidoscope case study providing you with the opportunity to explore and understand 8 cultural dimensions Extra Reading
  • In this guide to designing competency based training and assessment materials we share some of the techniques that we use to ensure that consistent competence is developed and assessed through design. Content of Designing competency based learning and assessment materials includes:
    • Developing specifications of Units of Competence
    • Designing an assessment strategy and competency based assessments, including, diagnostic assessments, formative assessments and summative assessments.
    • Identifying sources of assessment evidence
    • Designing valid, reliable and fair assessment materials
    Take a look at Learning By Design our latest competency based training course aimed specifically at developing learning design skills
  • It is possible  to develop a positive outlook. To train your thoughts, develop an optimistic thinking style. A mindset that not only reduces stress, it also enables greater choices when faced with challenging situations. An optimistic focus enables you to be more resilient. Cope better with the unexpected, minimise stress, feel empowered and successfully manage the issues that prevent you from achieving your goals.
  • Developing People Competency Assessment

    Managers, do you take advantage of opportunities to develop your people? Spectrain's developing people competency assessment will help you to identify how effective you are maximizing these opportunities when they come along. This 20 question competency assessment will enable you to assess your approach and plan for action to maximise formal and informal development opportunities.  
  • Dragons' Den Dragons' Den Team development Activity is a competitive team activity is based upon the popular TV series where entrepreneurs pitch their ideas for a business to secure investment from elite business entrepreneurs. We use this resource during assessment centres and team development days.  Groups have 3.5 hours to form teams, devise a business idea and define their market. Teams will  create a ‘pitch’ for investment from the Dragons. This activity requires demonstration of the following competency areas:
    • Team Working
    • Creativity
    • Working to a Deadline
    • Presentation Skills
    • Influencing
    • Innovation
    • Critical Reasoning
    • Numeracy
    • Market Research.
      The dragons den team development activity runs over the course of a typical classroom day (approx 6 hours for teams to develop their concept, pitch their ideas and receive feedback) should you require assessment materials and a competency framework to support this activity Spectrain would be happy to design these for you. This resource is in PowerPoint format and comes with an animated slide show containing assessment criteria.
  • Emotional intelligent communication is essential to maintaining quality in relationships. It is very difficult for us to leave our emotions at home. We have all reacted upon impulse when we have felt frustrated at work. Self awareness and self mastery enables us to press pause and reflect before reacting. Therefore it is worth investing some time in self awareness the key to understanding ourselves and others a little better. This resource helps you to assess the following areas of emotional intelligence
    • Self Awareness
    • Self Management
    • Awareness of Others
    • Relating to Others
    If you are interested in developing self awareness take a look at: Developing a positive outlook
  • Exploring Conflict Competence

    We use this Exploring Conflict Competence case study as an  introduction to our respond to conflict with confidence  training course. the resource contains a case study, and a description of conflict management competencies. In addition it contains a team conflict competence model for constructive conversations. Once upon a time a shepherd was on his way to his home in Shepherds Bush. Coming to a meadow he saw three men standing there, crying. So he stopped and asked, “My children, what is the matter?” And they answered, “Our father just passed away, and we loved him so much.” “But,” said the shepherd, “I am sure he loved you too, and no doubt he has left something behind for you?” The three men answered, “Yes, he did indeed. He left behind sheep. And in his will it is stated 1/2 to the eldest son, 1/3 to the second and 1/9 to the youngest. We love sheep, we agree with the parts to each. But there is a conflict: he left behind 17 sheep and we have been to school, we know that 17 is a prime number. We cannot divide them.”
  • Exploring Cultural Differences Group Activity is a hugely entertaining activity enabling a group to explore cultural differences and what happens when we fail to pay attention and respect those cultural differences. The activity focuses on etiquette during meetings and greetings, dress code, dining out. Without fail this activity apart from being a fun method of learning generates endless discussion about culture, our perceptions, and how our behaviour causes conflict. We use this in our Developing Business Awareness Training Course
  •   Facilitation is essentially a combination of process and skills that can be used in any situation where a group of people come together to communicate with the aim of achieving joint objectives. This resource is designed to introduce you to the concept of facilitation it is packed full of process tools, and techniques to enable you to be awesome in your facilitation of groups at meetings and training events.
    • If you want to further develop your facilitation skills, you will enjoy our Fabulous Facilitation Training Course
  • Fagin's Boys Case Study Identifying Competencies....Mr Fagin has called in management consultants Waif and Stray to help him identify what he should be looking for when he replaces his “boys. This case study activity is packed with competency statements and a job specification enabling you to identify the competencies required for the role and utilise competency based questions to help you to recruit for Mr Fagin. A useful training aid for competency based recruitment courses, and competency framework development. Have confidence in your competence with Spectrain's Competency Development Training Courses
  • Fifteen Employee Recognition Methods. A  free check-list of ideas on how to provide employees with the recognition and encouragement they need to continue to be motivated at work.
  • Geronimo Domino is a fast and fun team development activity. Teams need to work at pace to devise a strategy to minimise the risk of their domino tower falling when it comes under attack from competing teams. We use this activity as an icebreaker or energizer on our team development workshops.
  • How effective is your communication? Would you like to explore the effectiveness of your communication? This is one of our favourite resources, have a little fun with miscommunication before getting serious and completing the communications assessment containing 80 questions in 10 dedicated areas.  
  • Our HR Auditor Handbook enables you to audit processes in 10 functional areas in your HR Department. This handbook contains over 450 questions in 10 functional HR Areas to enable you to approach your HR Audit activity with confidence. Read about the benefits of a HR Audit
  • Identifying change agents can sometimes be terribly difficult. Who are those people who will drive change forward with persistence and conviction? This weighted questionnaire will enable you to identify and evaluate potential change agents against a range of valid criteria. You might like to check out our Change Leadership Training Course
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