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Catalyst is a fun, interactive game that helps individuals and teams to recognize their strengths and weaknesses in verbal communication. It is appropriate for any organizational level and can be used as a tool in soft-skills training, employee interviews, or company orientation. Catalyst: Think Improvement for Line-Level Leaders, is an interactive exercise using current concepts of organizational effectiveness and success to identify individual and group strengths and weaknesses in thinking and verbal communication. It is viable for communication training, employee interviews, company orientations and team building. It promotes practical steps to improved information exchange. Catalyst works for many reasons: It, Read More

You have a wide-range of training needs, you want customized materials, you have a tight budget, and you need it yesterday. The Reproducible Training Library is the solution for trainers with ambitious goals who refuse to sacrifice quality, regardless of ever-shrinking budgets. A comprehensive collection of more than 100 soft-skills training programs on more than 20 topics, here is the complete and affordable solution that makes it possible for you to deliver customized (yes, customized!) training programs to a countless number of audiences. The course are adaptable. Everything is reproducible. And all of it is instantly downloadable and available for, Read More

As technology advances, organizations are moving away from the traditional workplace setting to embrace the possibility—and the benefits—of “going virtual.” However, leading a geographically dispersed team is radically different from traditional face-to-face leadership, and it comes with a unique set of challenges, such as how to collaborate, manage accountability, inspire motivation, and build trust. Thankfully, help is here. President of OnPoint Consulting and virtual team expert, Rick Lepsinger will present Leading from a Distance: Practical Tips for Successful Virtual Leadership. Based on the groundbreaking research study explored in his book Virtual Team Success, Rick will explore four critical areas that, Read More

Does your company train coaching skills for managers? Do they realize an effective coach rounds up individuals and provides them with the tools and resources necessary to harness what pre-existing skills and talents each individual possesses in order to work collaboratively on reaching a mutually-accepted outcome? Do they know if this is done with intelligent enthusiasm and vision, all parties involved will reap professional – and personal – benefits? Some coaches will covet a capacity to grandiosely lord over others. Some coaches will make errors and do everything possible to cover up the transgressions, only to move forward making the same mistakes., 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 by in-depth team discussion and team-building exercises for developmental action planning. So what’s the difference between an ordinary team and one that’s extraordinary? Of course extraordinary teams have, 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 revised, full-color facilitator guide and participant workbook to the half-day workshop,  new online assessments and 180° peer feedback, skill-development activities, and more, the Supervisory Skills Questionnaire offers a, 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, one of 75 soft-skills training programs in the Reproducible Training Library, provides the skill development, practice, and understanding that individuals need to learn to how to be truly assertive., 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 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 (and keeping!) a job. Take for example, a customer service professional who is excellent at the technical aspects of his job.  He is proficient.  He is punctual.  He, 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

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