90 World-Class Activities by 90 World-Class Trainers

  • 4h 32m
  • Elaine Biech (ed)
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2007

90 World-Class Activities by 90 World-Class Trainers gathers classic activities from ninety master trainers in one convenient place. The stellar list of trainers includes Bellman, Blanchard, Booher, Crum, de Bono, Kouzes, Masie, Pike, Robinson, Scannell, Silberman, Thiagi, Zenger, and 77 other names you'll know.

Elaine Biech (editor of the Pfeiffer Annuals and author of Training for Dummies) has gathered a powerful and exciting collection of activities from around the globe. The sixteen topics include change management, coaching, diversity, leadership, and teamwork. This invaluable resource presents the favorite activities of some of the most talented trainers in the world—all seven continents are represented.

All of these activities have stood the test of time and are presented here for your use to engage teams and groups in collaborative learning. The contributors provide helpful suggestions for adapting the activities to a particular setting or audience and present ideas for adding zest to their favorite activities to ensure that you are as successful with them as they have been.

The book is filled with experience and expertise. Combined, the contributors have written and edited almost 800 books and over 3,700 articles and have received hundreds of awards. Many are members of the HRD Hall of Fame and they advise some of the largest organizations in the world. Draw on their expertise and implement several of the activities. Your success is guaranteed.

About the Editor

Elaine Biech is president and managing principal of ebb associates inc, an organization development firm that helps organizations work through large-scale change. Elaine has been in the training and consulting field for over twenty-five years, working with business, government, and nonprofit organizations.

As a management and executive consultant, trainer, and designer, Elaine has provided services to Land O' Lakes, McDonald's, Lands' End, General Casualty Insurance, the IRS, PricewaterhouseCoopers, American Family Insurance, Marathon Oil, Hershey Chocolate, Johnson Wax, the Federal Reserve Bank, the U.S. Navy, NASA, Newport News Shipbuilding, the Kohler Company, ASTD, the American Red Cross, the Association of Independent Certified Public Accountants, the University of Wisconsin, the College of William and Mary, ODU, and numerous other public and private sector organizations to help them prepare for the challenges of the new millennium.

Elaine is the author and editor of dozens of books and articles, published by Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer except as otherwise noted. Her publications include 12 Habits of Successful Trainers Infoline (ASTD, 2005); Training for Dummies (Wiley, 2005); Marketing Your Consulting Services (2003); The Consultant's Quick Start Guide (2001); Successful Team-Building Tools (2001); The Business of Consulting (1999); The Consultant's Legal Guide (2000); Interpersonal Skills: Understanding Your Impact on Others (Kendall-Hunt, 1996); The Pfeiffer Annual, Training (1998–2007); The Pfeiffer Annual, Consulting (1998–2007); The ASTD Sourcebook: Creativity and Innovation—Widen Your Spectrum (McGraw-Hill, 1996); The HR Handbook (1996); TQM for Training (McGraw-Hill, 1994); Diagnostic Tools for Total Quality Infoline (ASTD, 1991); Managing Teamwork (Kendall-Hunt, 1994); Process Improvement: Achieving Quality Together (Kendall-Hunt, 1994); Business Communications (Kendall-Hunt, 1992); Delegating for Results (Kendall-Hunt, 1992); Increased Productivity Through Effective Meetings (Kendall-Hunt, 1987); and Stress Management, Building Healthy Families (CESA-12, 1984). Her books have been translated into Chinese, German, and Dutch.

In this Book

  • Change Management
  • Coaching, Mentoring, and Feedback
  • Communication
  • Conflict and Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Customer Service
  • Diversity and Differences
  • Leadership
  • Organizations and Process Improvement
  • Self-Management—Time, Meetings, and Values
  • Solving Problems and Making Decisions
  • Teamwork
  • Trainer and Speaker Skills
  • Tools for Trainers
  • Icebreakers and Energizers
  • Closure—Reviewing Content and Transferring Knowledge


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