Reproducible Training Library

Do more with less. It’s become the mantra of organizations across the globe. The demand for increased productivity and bottom-line results is greater than ever before and the responsibility for monitoring and driving business is no longer the sole domain of the accounting department. Today, employees are partly accountable for the organization’s financial well-being, regardless of their background, experience, or skill set. Chances are most employees have a limited knowledge of financial basics, even if they passed Accounting 101 in years past. But the truth is everyone can benefit from a working knowledge of accounting and financial instruments. And as, Read More

In just a few clicks, you’ll have your own tailored-to-your-company training program. Most of the training products available today are off-the-shelf products. Purchase them, open them up, and use what someone else created, with another company’s logo on it, and their idea of what the ideal training session looks like. Those can be great training materials. We sell plenty of those, in fact. But what if you want to make some changes? Tiny tweaks? Major edits? Include your own company-relevant information? Now you can!  With the Reproducible Training Library (RTL), and a few clicks of the mouse, you will receive training, Read More

The high percentage of women in the workforce, and ever-increasing presence of women in leadership roles, makes gender issues in the workplace no less real. Women face many obstacles on the path to a successful career. It’s important to note, though, that in addition to actual cultural issues in an organization, some obstacles come from women’s own perceptions of themselves and their place in an organization. Both types of obstacles can be overcome with soft-skills development, but differentiating between external and internal obstacles is a very fundamental step towards self-awareness and growth. Once this awareness is established, women can begin, Read More

Giving Season will soon be upon us.  Whether we’re talking about annual gifts, holiday gifts, or because-it’s-been-a-hard-day gifts, people want to buy things.  And you want them to buy things from you. So, how do you make that happen?  Well, lots of ways.  But let’s assume that you’ve already got a great team, a great brand, and a great product.  Now you have to sell it. Selling isn’t easy – it takes time and personal investment, effective communication, negotiation, creativity…pretty much every soft skill you can think of.  In times of stress – like the increased volume and pace faced, Read More

HRDQ has been developing self-assessments for over 30 years – we know that everyone is different, every team is different, and every team has different training needs.  The Reproducible Training Library is the best way to deliver custom training to your team. Why Customizable? Seamless Presentation Use exactly what you want in one package. Customization allows you to build the exact program you need, while keeping everything in one format – a complete and tangible takeaway for your participants (no Frankenstein training). Branding When you use your own branding (visuals and language) and examples, it makes your training more relatable, Read More

Or anyway, the internet says so.  Failure gets a bad rap, but there’s more there than what we’re expecting, I think.  Let’s unpack failure. “Embrace Failare” –Mr. Let’s Paint Failure’s about not meeting expectations.  When expectations are always met, nothing moves forward.  We become non-critical, we miss opportunities, and we offer less to others. “It’s all about the creative possibility within each of us that we don’t partake in. We don’t jump into the murky water, the creativity water.”  Risks go untaken, things that ain’t broke don’t get fixed, “good enough” becomes good enough. Each time expectations are not met, we, Read More

Is your organization moving in the right direction?  Are you sure?  Sometimes it’s easy to lose sight of the forest for the trees – and things may not be functioning well on a larger scale than is examined on an everyday basis.  We often talk about alignment and setting metrics for achievement and success, but how are these metrics established?  Does your organization have a strategic plan? The benefits of strategic planning are countless. One reason a strategic plan is so important is that it establishes your organization’s measures for success.  In order to set milestones and measure progress, you, Read More

Collaboration is a risk.  And, just like any other, it needs to be managed. There are a lot of potential obstacles and pitfalls associated with collaborating, so sometimes it seems easier to just proceed individually.  But, failing to take a chance on collaboration is a risk improperly managed. That is not to say that it is always the best way to accomplish a goal.  Collaboration is a method of problem-solving – an option that’s intended to facilitate progress and improve results by combining the strengths and knowledge-bases of contributors.  It should not be a burden or detriment to a project,, Read More

And honestly, that’s pretty awesome.  Once we let go of the constructs that frame positive change, we see that it is possible – and happening – everywhere.  Learning is happening everywhere, all the time. Learning is great – it makes you strong and self-sufficient.  It makes you able to travel through social spaces, figure out what’s right and wrong, and help those in need around you.  To make learning possible and accessible to others is one of the most valuable things you can do for them. As a trainer, you are always looking for the most efficient ways to deliver, Read More

It’s May Day!  A day to celebrate rebirth and embrace new beginnings.  With a parting nod to the difficulties of winter, we can begin sowing the seeds of our next harvest.  And, since we’re not in the farming business (not full time, anyway), we’re thinking about renaissance training.  A new kind of training that moves with you – through any topic, and into the future. The Reproducible Training Library is more than a comprehensive bank of renewable resources.  It’s something that can grow and develop with you and your organization. Making a place for the RTL in your organization is, Read More

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