Our Training Shop contains training materials for training courses and workshops, also you will find a variety of training materials for training courses and workshopsexcellent resources for meeting facilitators. You will also find activities for team development events, competency framework development, case studies and personal development including self assessment materials.

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  • What is your relationship with conflict? Conflict, it's highly probable! We all bring different ideas, goals, values, beliefs and needs to teams. These differences are a primary strength. However, the same differences inevitably lead to conflict. This free resource will help you to understand your relationship with conflict. You will identify your dominant conflict management style. With heightened self awareness you will know how to intentionally select a response that enables dialogue. Take a look at this product - Exploring Conflict Competence  
  • Wonky Wings Team Problem Solving Activity. Teams are faced with a problem in an airline that threatens to impact cabin crew..Through a process of elimination they need to contain the problem.  We use this fabulous training activity in our Problem Solving and Decision Making Training Course. This training resource comes complete with A trainer guide
  • What is your working style? Do you have a "Be Perfect" style or perhaps you try to "Please People".... maybe your "Try Hard" style is irritating your colleagues. This 22 page case study activity will enable you to analyse your team's working styles and the effects of those styles on relationships and time management. A useful resource to use in team building courses.
  • What are your learning preferences? This handy little E book provides a range of useful activities for people who need to make the best of a learning experience. You may be returning to learning and have forgotten what works well for you. perhaps you need to reassess how you learn best. Most of all you will need to know how to enjoy the opportunity to learn new skills. Great for those who are returning to the classroom after a long absence and for those who need to accelerate their learning Read about the roles of Memory, Understanding, and Doing in learning  
  • The we fix broken people decision making activity takes place in The “We Fix Broken People Hospital" in Bodge, who are the proud recipient of a new kidney dialysis machine. The machine is a technological miracle, a godsend to those with kidney disease it prolongues the life of those suffering from otherwise terminal cases of kidney disease. The machine functions just as a healthy human kidney would. By being hooked up to the machine for twenty four hours a week, patients are less likely to die of their kidney complaint than from some other ailment, unconnected with their kidney disorder. Recognising bias in decision making can help us to avoid them. We all take mental shortcuts which help us reach quick judgements when we have little time which can result in flawed decisions and result in bias. This team activity enables consensus decision making and provides a platform from which to explore bias
  • Transferable Skills Self Assessment

    Transferable skills are those skills that are essential for a flexible approach to the challenges that work can present. Your life is forever being shaped by past experiences and you can put those to work in responding to future opportunities. Identifying transferable skills goes beyond what you learn in a formal context and helps you to consider what you can contribute of value to new opportunities. This 40 item assessment enables you to identify your transferable skills and core competencies.
  • What is the point of sending people for training and failing to help them to practice their new skills in the real work environment? This resource provides guidance, tips, and tools for managers to help them to provide opportunity to align new skills to create business benefit through transfer of learning initiatives
  • So you need to select a training provider? Before selecting a provider of training it is essential that you ensure that your requirements for the standards and outcomes from the training are clear. Now you have invited suppliers to tender for the work and need criteria to assess against.  You will find the training provider assessment useful in assessing their professionalism, credibility and competence. Spectrain use this assessment tool on our Professional Training Coordinator Programme
  • Tips for Improving Employee Performance How many of these approaches do you use to explore performance issues to enhance employee performance? This free product from Spectrain may simply refresh your memory of techniques that you haven't used for a while, or it could provide you with new ideas about how to manage a particular performance issue Take a look at Spectrain's courses related to  Managing People and Performance Training
  • The Succession Planning Tool Kit containing a range of activities and all the templates you need to enable you to identify competency, skills and success factors of leadership and assess current bench strength. This product is used in our HR Auditor training course.
  • The pyramid enables your team to explore produces learning outcomes related to attention to detail, project planning, resource management, time management, and cost control.... Will your team be the supplier that the Pharaoh selects to build his pyramids? Take a look at our Dragons Den Team Development Activity
  • The Ethical Governance Tool Kit is an asset for organisations of all sizes who are considering whether their approach to governance is ethical. An important part of the process will be for your organisation whether long-established or just starting up to review the principles in order to identify and prioritise what is essential and appropriate ethical behaviour for you. Many organisations will find that they already follow or go beyond these principles. Others may wish to make changes in their current practices to align behaviours with their values. What is vital is to assess and strengthen your practices this resource supports that work.
  • The Consultant's Tool Kit is aimed at developing internal and external consultancy skills. It is packed with resources to enable you to analyse the effectiveness of your approach to the client in areas including: goal setting, biased behaviour, your attitude, and your emotions, A great resource for both internal and external consultants.   The Consultant's Tool Kit contains:
    • Recognise Your Preferred Consulting Style
    • Understand and Manage Your Natural Responses to Feedback and Conflict
    • Develop Approaches to Problem-Solving and Decision-Making
    • Rational Versus Organic Approach to Problem Solving
    • Intuitive Versus Sensing Approaches to Gathering Information
    • Your Preferred Focus on Organisations (Pragmatic Approach) (Silo Approach)(Systems Approach)
    • Identifying Competencies for Consultants
    • We use this resource on our Consultancy Skills training course
  • The Coaching Tool Kit has been designed to provide additional tools and techniques for you to use during your coaching activity. The tool kit is packed full of checklists, self assessments and activities that enable focus on goals and outcomes. We use these tools during our coaching sessions so we can guarantee that they do provoke meaningful and constructive conversations and with the encouragement of a skilled coach we know that people will be moving towards achievement of positive outcomes quickly. Our Critical Competencies for Credible Coaches training course is extremely popular
  • The change makers toolkit guides you through a series of steps that help to identify each of the key components of the change management process.  
  • The Cavern a Team Decision Making Training Activity - Trapped by falling rocks in a confined space what criteria will the team come up with to persuade others and justify their rescue attempt? This Team Development Activity Never Fails To Provoke Animated Discussion
  • The Art of  Persuasion is essential whether delivering a presentation, or writing compelling copy for your web site. Rhetoric is the art of speaking or writing effectively to achieve your desired outcome. This development activity supports our video on TEDED and enables you to apply the elements of influence and consider whether you are using Ethos, Pathos and Logos effectively to influence Take a look at the product: Influencing Successfully
  • Terrific Trainer Survival Guide Part 1 - Another great Spectrain resource dedicated to helping trainers to make a positive impact. This guide contains effective and guaranteed ways to engage participants through active learning techniques. Check out our Managing Training and Development Training Courses aimed at developing the skills and strategies of those in training and development professions.
  • Terrific Trainer Survival Guide 3 - A Free training tool aimed at developing trainers to make a positive impact with tips to manage their classroom activities successfully. This series contains great and guaranteed ways to engage participants See Terrific Trainer Survival Guide 2 Here:
  • Terrific Trainer Survival Guide 2 - Another great free training resource aimed at helping trainers to survive in difficult situations make a positive impact. This resource focuses upon building active learning techniques into the structure of the course ...techniques that I guarantee will maintain your audience’s attention
  • This SWOT Analysis Case Study Enables Application of a SWOT Analysis to a genuine business development issue. We use this case study on our Business and Strategy Development Course to enable exploration of SWOT elements in an established business and it works really well in enabling identification of business enablers and inhibitors. Playing Lean is available as an additional module to our Business and Strategy Development Training Course. Playing Lean Simulates a Lean Business Startup.  It's a board game where players are forced to make difficult business decisions without real world risks. Contact us to see how Playing lean could support your new business venture
  • Spectrain's Six Thinking Hats guide comes complete with a case study containing illustrative examples of the approach in use and a worksheet to enable you to use this fabulous six thinking hats problem solving tool at your next event. We use this during managing meetings and problem solving programmes  
  • Setting goals for your coaching activity is essential if you are to support others during coaching. This activity contains 3 comprehensive questionnaires and a personal development plan to enable you to assess your approach and readiness to become a coach for others and identify your coaching development needs. It's important to set goals. These activities will help you to assess why you want to coach others, your readiness for coaching and how you manages challenges during coaching.
  • Service Survival Tool Kit Slides: This slide show accompanies our service survival workbook , so, if you want a ready made training course here it is on special offer to those who have purchased the Service Survival Tool Kit Our service survival workbook contains development activities aimed at developing the following competencies:
    • A range of strategies to help you to manage difficult behaviours
    • The ability to recognise the characteristics of a working sytle that is different to your own and to influence that style
    • Conflict resolution techniques and when to make a conscious choice to select a different approach to managing conflict
    • Heightened awareness of your emotional triggers and techniques to enable emotional resilience
    The ideal competency development programme for those who work in call centres.
  • This Service Survival Tool Kit will help you to identify those difficult customer behaviours, and provide you with strategies to minimise their impact leaving you feeling good about yourself for avoiding conflicts that spiral out of control. We know that you provide great customer service, but service can go off track when faced with a behaviour that you fail to recognise as challenging and before you know it there you are in a negative spiral  its those tricky situations that this tool kit will help you to recognise and manage
  • Our reasons and rationalisations activity helps you to explore  the barriers we confront when we encounter values conflicts in the workplace. These barriers often appear in the form of “reasons and rationalisations” that colleagues present for the way things are being done. Sometimes you don’t hear them because they are the unspoken assumptions and practices of the organisation and sometimes its necessary to question those beliefs to enable understanding.
  • You have selected a team for a project and they don't seem to be achieving goals. This project team training needs assessment enables you to assess both strategic and tactical training and development needs. The project team training needs assessment includes  72 assessment areas in the areas of:
    • Schedule Management
    • Cost Management
    • Technical Management
    • Project Coordination
    • Service and Quality Management
    • Life Cycle Management
    • Risk and Investment Management
    • Critical Communications
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