experiential learning

Many consider experiential learning to be synonymous with learning by doing. While it does incorporate a high level of activity and interaction, models like the HRDQ Experiential Learning Model guide individuals through a series of building blocks that engage the participant, offer relevant lessons, and provide an adaptable learning environment. Built upon the highly-respected research of several adult-learning theorists—including Kolb, Honey, Mumford, and Jones—this model represents learning as a closed-loop cycle that begins with Focusing and progresses through Integrating. The core of the HRDQ Experiential Learning Model is based upon the underlying premise that adults are motivated to learn when, Read More

IT’S CYBER MONDAY AND WE’RE GIVING AWAY AMAZON GIFT CARDS! Shop HRDQstore.com today and we’ll help you get a jump start on your holiday shopping.  For every $200 you spend, we’ll give you a $25 Amazon gift card! Enter coupon code CyberM14 at checkout. The fine print: Offer valid until 12/1/2014 at 11:59 PM EST. Use coupon code CyberM14 at checkout. Limit $1000.00 in gift cards. Cannot be combined with any other offer, applied to prior purchases, used with quantity discounts and is not valid for Resellers. Number of gift cards will be calculated on total dollar amount of merchandise purchased,, 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 Hands-on games e-Learning Customizable courseware and more! We look forward to seeing you in DC at booth 1927!

We’re seeking webinar presenters for HRDQ’s Trainer Education Series. For the past two years, HRDQ has hosted educational webinars targeting trainers and other workplace-learning professionals.   Drawing a significant audience each month, our webinars, to date, have been explorations of themes presented directly in HRDQ training products. We are now opening up the program to include additional experts and accomplished presenters who either have content of general interest to the training marketplace, or who would be interested in presenting a webinar relating to an HRDQ product. In exchange for your expertise and time, we can offer the benefits of cross promotion, Read More

 You have to put yourself out to do it. ~David Hockney In our work-lives, most of our decisions and actions are based on information that we receive form others.  So, when we work together, we need to make sure that we’re all equipped with accurate and complete information. Each of us shares responsibility for the transmission and reception of information, and being a good listener is a fundamental part of that responsibility.  We don’t always get to choose the medium through which we communicate a message, and it’s even rarer that we are able to choose how we receive one., Read More

Transitioning into a management position requires a shift in priorities, where relationship building and communication become central. It’s not always easy to make this transition, especially if one’s technical skill set is something he values highly; but, as with any shift in responsibilities, guiding principles can be derived from the organization’s values and goals – translated into behaviors within a job description that contribute to organizational success. BUT, what happens when these values and goals are either not clearly communicated, or not consistently followed by every stakeholder? Organizational trust is a major vital sign of any organization, and needs to, Read More

Soft-skills training is, in large part, about fostering good citizenship – in our teams, our organizations, and our communities. At HRDQ, we believe that good citizenship extends beyond the workplace and even beyond the community.  We must also be good global citizens.  In 2014, we will continue our efforts (and take new steps) to minimize our impact on the environment.  Along with a critical eye focused on our daily habits, our business strategy is focused on the future – e-Learning and digital products. Over the past year, we published 5 new online assessments and 13 new digitally-formatted training programs.  Delivering top-quality content,, Read More

Happy New Year, Everybody!  Have you made your resolution yet?  Neither have I.  Let’s do it together – and make it count. The HRDQ Style Model is an accurate and accessible model of Personality Style, based on an individual’s levels of assertiveness and expressiveness.  It defines four styles (Direct, Spirited, Systematic, and Considerate), that describe sets of natural behavioral tendencies. Because these styles reflect all aspects of our behavior, they represent both effective and ineffective choices.  Once we’ve developed an appropriate awareness of our own behaviors, we can resolve to choose more effective actions.  We can start by finding out, Read More

An organization is a group of people that work together for a common purpose. That’s really it.  That’s all it is.  So how does the work get done?  How are decisions made, and by whom?  How do they know they’re right? To maximize efficiency, engagement, and effectiveness, everyone should be empowered to make decisions – everyone needs to know how their decisions align with and affect the organization as a whole. An essential responsibility of organizational leaders is the communication of mission, vision, and goals. People need to be reminded and reassured of what their organization’s purpose is – not, Read More

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 2 – 3 pm ET Presented by Laurie Ribble Libove Does listening still matter in a world where most communication happens online and asynchronously? The answer is a resounding yes! Surveys of customers and employees regarding communication styles continue to link increased loyalty, engagement, and satisfaction with “feeling heard.” And leaders, managers, and professionals who are perceived as good listeners tend to enjoy higher approval ratings and better performance reviews. But just how do you prove you’re listening in a digital workplace? And how do you make the time and maintain the focus to listen in, Read More

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