All HRDQ employees will be participating in a Habitat for Humanity Build Day on June 11, 2014. We are so excited to help eliminate poverty housing in our local area. Partnering with caring individuals and organizations, Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County constructs simple, decent, affordable homes, and empowers hardworking, low-income families to become homeowners by providing no-interest mortgages with which to buy them. Habitat for Humanity is also involved in neighborhood revitalization initiatives,… Read More

Extraordinary Teams is the powerful new soft-skills training solution that will transform your organization’s teams from just plain ordinary to extraordinary! Based on the popular book, Extraordinary Groups: How Ordinary Teams Achieve Amazing Results, this combination online team building assessment, participant workbook, and half-day team building training workshop offers a thorough examination of team effectiveness. The performance improvement tool starts with an assessment of the Five Indicators of Extraordinary Team Performance followed… Read More

Play Your Cards Right! How to Use Card Games to Increase Learning Outcomes Presented by Dr. Sivasailam “Thiagi” Thiagarajan & Tracy Tagliati Wednesday, June 4, 2014 2-3pm ET Have you ever tried your hand at playing cards in the training classroom? Card games motivate people to take an active role in the learning process, provide a wide variety of experiences in a highly engaging context, and promote quick mastery of new skills…. Read More

With Supervisory Skills Questionnaire Fourth Edition! Supervisors are a vital cog in the wheel of organizational success. So start the wheels turning with the Supervisory Skills Questionnaire, the training solution that gets supervisors quickly up to speed and ready for performance. It’s the tool thousands of trainers have relied upon for supervisory skills training and now the fourth edition has just arrived with a fresh design and numerous enhancements. From the fully… Read More

If you’re a trainer, chances are you’re familiar with Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation. Created in the 1950s, it became—and remains to this day—an industry standard for measuring the impact of training programs. Its creator and champion, Dr. Donald Kirkpatrick, passed away May 9th at the age of 90. But the man whose work revolutionized the world of measurement will not be soon forgotten. Dr. Kirkpatrick authored numerous books on training evaluation… Read More

Brain Based Presenting Getting the Brain to Pay Attention Presented by Sharon Bowman Thursday, May 15, 2014 2-3pm ET You’ve been there before. Your mind wandering, eyes glazing over as you listen to a boring and predictable presentation. When people aren’t engaged, they’re not paying attention. And that means they’re not learning. So how can you guarantee your audience will sit up and take notice the next time you’re in the lead… Read More

Thriving Through Change Presented by Cynthia Scott Thursday, May 8, 2014 11am-12pm ET In a world filled with economic challenges, globalization, and advancements in technology, it’s beginning to seem as though one of the only constants in today’s organizations is change itself. To thrive in this environment and develop a sustainable future, it’s vital to first understand the human response to change and then learn how to harness it in order to… Read More

  Assertiveness skills are crucial to professional development, as well as other aspects of life. Asking for what you need, handling confrontations gracefully, and putting ideas forward with confidence are tools that will help get your career to where you want it to go. Not only do these skills improve teamwork, focus discussions, and build relationships, but they also help individuals to become competent, constructive, confident, and perform at their best. Assertiveness Skills,… Read More

  Join HRDQ at the ASTD 2014 International Conference & Exposition! Come visit us at booth 1927 and give our prize wheel a spin!  Everyone who spins will go home with a great prize and be entered for the grand prize drawing for a Bluetooth Bose radio (a $200 value). While you’re there pick up a copy of our latest catalog to see all of our soft-skills training including:  Experiential learning activities Assessments… Read More

We divide skills into two categories: hard skills and soft skills. Hard skills are the technical or functional abilities that apply directly to a job title (such as teacher, attorney or engineer). Soft skills apply more to personal characteristics and work ethic such as effective communication, problem resolution, customer service, and team collaboration. Soft skills are the abilities and traits that relate to personality, attitude, and behavior. They are important in getting… Read More

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