• 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
  • Identifying goals for your coaching activity is essential and it is equally important to evaluate the outcomes from coaching practice. These useful coaching questionnaires enable you to identify short term and long term goals for your coaching activity. We also provide an assessment tool that helps you to consider your readiness for coaching and identify development needs. Finally you will embark on a reality check which will reveal the amount of challenge or achievement from your coaching practice. We Use This Resource On our Critical Competencies for Credible Coaches Course
  • This activity consists of 22 playing cards containing questions to enable groups to explore, identify and recognize the talent and development needs required to sustain and improve business performance. The Identifying Talent Needs cards focus upon the talent requirements needed to sustain and improve current business performance and identify future talent to accommodate planned change. We use this product on our Nurturing Talent Training Course  
  • Identifying the Outcomes and Goals of Coaching

    This really useful resource to enable coaches and their clients to explore coaching goals, strengths, and agree an agenda. An essential coaching contract is also included in the resource to help you to agree expectations and be clear what both parties bring to the coaching experience.
  • This workbook provides the tools and techniques, templates and assessments to enable you to make a start. To justify the approach to stakeholders. To manage the process and to ensure your competencies are measurable and legally defensible.   You will also find the article Articulating Competencies on our blog
  • Implementing a successful coaching programme Coaching as a performance management method has grown rapidly in recent years. Many human resource professionals would benefit from guidance to help them implement a successful coaching programme in their organisations. The topics and materials in this training tool kit provide  practical guidance about what coaching is and how to best implement it in the organisation. This resource provides a strategy to enable you to implement a successful approach to coaching as a performance management and support tool This 36 page guide provides guidance in the following areas:
    • Selecting a coach
    • Developing internal coaches
    • The coaching process
    • Assessment methods
    • Using multi rater feedback
    • Evaluating results from coaching activity
    • Distance /remote coaching
    • The role of HR in supporting coaching
    • Coaching intake form
    • Coaching contract
    • A coaching progress log
    Develop your in house coaches with our critical competencies for credible coaches course
  • Are you influencing successfully? There are many different sources of power and influence in organisations, yet managers still feel powerless. The key to personal power is influence which uses interpersonal skills to convince others to voluntarily change their attitude to events, people or decisions and enable your ideas to be explored and implemented. This workbook contains a range of activities and techniques to enable you to influence others, analyse your credibility through the eyes of others and become known as an influential member of your business network ..and if you wish to further develop your influencing techniques, take a look at our influence and persuasion training course The influencing successfully resource contains the following topics all supported by activities:
    • Process of persuasion
    • Cialdini 6 areas of influence
    • Getting to yes
    • Credibility assessment
    • Influence in your network
    • Influencing styles
  • Is your mentoring activity on track? Are you achieving the outcomes you hoped for? How do you know, what are you measuring? This useful training resource is rich with indicators and questions to enable you to assess the outputs of your mentoring activity. From processes to people you will identify the opportunities and barriers to enable you to get your mentoring activity on track
  • Delegation is a vital management tool, when we learn to delegate effectively, we enable people to develop and make greater use of resources the benefit is enhanced flexibility. This delegation workbook will enable you to explore and develop the skills of delegating by exploring your attitude to delegation and developing the skills necessary to manage the delegation process. You will benefit from having a structure for delegating that you feel completely confident with.
  • The learning to learn toolkit is useful for people who need to make the best of a learning experience and who may have forgotten what works well for them, how they learn best and how to enjoy the opportunity to learn new skills. We work with many adult learners who need a little reminder to help them remember how to enjoy learning to learn again.  
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