At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Understand how training can include the use of humor and games
- Use different types of games
- Identify methods to elicit participant buy-in
- Use humor principles in adult learning
- Troubleshoot when games go badly
- Develop their own games
Let’s Have Some Fun!
We will begin the day with a brief review of the learning cycle and adult learning principles. We will also discuss the value of games in training. Participants will then have an opportunity to share their favorite training game.
Getting Everyone on Board
During this session, we will discuss three things that can help participants see the value of training games. We will also discuss some great game experiences and some games that flopped, and what we can take away from these lessons.
Choosing the Right Game
Preparation is key to the success of any trainer. This session will discuss some different types of games and activities. We’ll also talk about how to deal with reluctant participants.
When Games Go Badly
Despite our best intentions and planning, sometimes a game won’t work. We will discuss how to anticipate, avoid, and deal with problems.
Using Humor in Training
It’s not hard to be funny; just be CREATIF! We will explore each letter of this acronym during this session.
To break the day up and illustrate some of our key points, participants will take part in a quick, fun energizer.
Quick and Easy Games
Participants will take part in three easy games that can be adapted for many situations. Then, they will discuss the games from a trainer’s perspective.
Creating a Game
To wrap up the day, participants will work in small groups to create their own game.
In Person Training
The traditional classroom style of training remains our Most Popular and Most Requested format. On-site training provides participants with an in-person facilitator who will work directly with the team, whether for a single training session or a training series. The Mainstream team will craft and tailor your experience to ensure that your training session is specific, relevant and unique to your audience while meeting your learning objectives. Why settle for ‘pre-formatted, pre-scripted, one-size fits all’ training programs, when our team is able to customize a program that is just right for you? We know that every team has unique learning needs, situations and that they come from a variety of industries, each having unique customer needs and demands. Our programs can be scaled to accommodate time restraints, unique learning needs and even industry or company nuances and barriers.
Don’t settle for a program that gives you almost what you need; our team wants to give you Exactly what you need.
Delivering traditional onsite training results …virtually!
We’ve officially changed the rules and redefined what is possible in the world of soft skills learning. Our unique technology, accompanied by honed delivery methodology, have successfully replicated the traditional classroom-style training environment, allowing it to exist online.
Most online training solutions limit participants’ responses to keystrokes or to single person conversations because -with inferior technology- group discussions become distorted and confusing to follow. Our Virtual Room has eliminated those barriers and encourages learning through meaningful instructor feedback, skills modelling and engaging group discussion, without visual or audio distortion
The Virtual Room is for any organization seeking a flexible substitute to traditional onsite training; whether to lower costs, eliminate unnecessary travel or to simply ease the burden of demanding work schedules.
Lunch & Learn
A Lunch and Learn session is an onsite or virtual learning program with a facilitator-led session sharing valuable information and skills on an area of identified learning interest. It’s a great break away from a traditional training program, allowing your team the opportunity to learn while enjoying their lunch. Due to the limited time, the program focuses on specific learning concepts and skills. It is an interactive session that quickly targets and reveals learning objectives that are predetermined by the training organizer. Lunch & Learn sessions are also great as a training series, providing progressive learning programs for developing skills in a ‘bite-sized’ format.