team building training

The staff of HRDQ has learned that Dr. Fred Mumma, author of the learning instrument, Team Work and Team-Roles, has passed away.  Dr. Mumma was one of our early product authors and began working with HRDQ in the early 1980’s.  His learning instrument was an immediate success and continues to be popular with trainers and HR professionals today. Fred had been helping people understand the dynamics and work of groups since 1966 when he was a process consultant in the leadership laboratories at Temple University.  He has conducted workshops, training programs, team-building sessions, and counseling for managers and executives on, Read More

Last Friday, HRDQ team members (known as the HRDQrew!) participated in the 5th Annual Bringing Hope Home West Chester STOMPS Cancer 5K fun run and walk. As one of this year’s race sponsors, we took the challenge seriously, and supported each other in both training for, and finishing the race. It was team spirit in action as we cheered each other on across the finish line. Bringing Hope Home is a non-profit organization that provides both financial and emotional support to local families with cancer. Through their Light of Hope Family Grant Program, they offer a one-time grant to pay essential household bills for families with cancer in the Greater, 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

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

Monday, November 18, 2013 11 am – 12 pm ET Presented by Marcia Hughes Once the wave of the future, today’s organizations now embrace the benefits of a virtual workforce. But as if interpersonal relationships and teamwork aren’t already tough enough, virtual teams face unique challenges, including the absence of nonverbal cues, delayed communication, language barriers, and cultural differences. These issues can have a significant impact on organizations, from decreased productivity and higher turnover to missed creative opportunities and a lack of trust. But no matter how big the challenge, virtual teams are here to stay. So how can you, Read More

October 23rd marks the 55th anniversary of the Smurfs.  Today is a day to pause and take note of the exemplary teamwork embodied by these little guys. From Wikipedia: The Smurfs’ community generally takes the form of a cooperative, sharing, and kind environment based on the principle that each Smurf has something he or she is good at, and thus contributes it to Smurf society as he or she can. In return, each Smurf appears to be given their necessities of life, from housing and clothes to food without using any money in exchange. Now the Smurfs, of course, live, Read More

HRDQ Facilitator Sets are the core of every training program.  They bring self-assessments to life, provide the opportunity for experiential learning, and function as renewable resources for any trainer (certified or not) in your organization. When you purchase a Facilitator Set, you’re getting: A model for effective soft-skills behaviors – something to measure against, and to aim at, going forward. All the research and history behind that model – how we know it works, and why it’s worth your time. The structure and content for a complete and engaging workshop (including a PowerPoint presentation) that gives participants a memorable experience, Read More

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 2 – 3 pm ET Presented by Laurie Ribble Libove Building a high-trust culture could be considered the Holy Grail of OD professionals. It’s a daunting task – perhaps a “mission impossible” – but once achieved, it can be the ultimate efficiency and productivity tool, providing a strategic advantage that competitors find difficult to duplicate. But high trust comes with costs, too, and many argue you simply can’t train for it. In this webinar, author and organizational development specialist Laurie Ribble Libove will challenge those naysayers by presenting a comprehensive model for identifying, achieving, and maintaining, Read More

I can picture it as though it was yesterday. The early ‘80s – the age when cell phones were the size of a small briefcase and Cheers was the hit show. The training and consulting business my parents Rollin and Christine Glaser had launched in 1977 was operating in full swing from their home in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Organization Design & Development (OD&D at the time) was the name of their venture, and they specialized in facilitating on-site soft-skills management development programs. Our home was buzzing with business. The bathtub in the spare bedroom served as our warehouse. My sister, Read More

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