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2015

  1. A Comparison of two Feedback / Strengths Tools

    This is a simple comparison of two card-deck products that can be used to build skills in providing Feedback and working with Strengths (and weaknesses) in Training Workshops. The first product is called The Feedback Game developed by Peter Gerrickens in The Netherlands in 1999.       The second product is called At My Best Strengths Read more...
  2. Rules, Roles, & Ethics in a Training Workshop

    January is a busy season for Corporate Training Workshops and here at RSVP Design we have been busy too - running Workshops with a variety of training consultants and delegates. I’ve been reflecting on some of the potential challenges when considering rules, roles and ethics in the selection and use of experiential learning activities, and Read more...
  3. One Simple Process to Multiply Learning ROI

    In recent weeks I’ve been leading the delivery of a major RSVP Design experiential behavioural simulation. Ive taken senior leaders from one of Europe’s top telecoms companies through a deep and extended process of learning. The simulation was embedded in a Business School programme that gave the leaders the tools and frameworks they would Read more...
  4. 5 Cultural Differences to Acknowledge When Facilitating

    We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for a ROCCO Business Award this year for International Trade by the Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce! The winner will be announced at the awards night on 20th November – finger’s crossed! This had us thinking about all the different countries and cultures we have visited, and who has Read more...
  5. 4 Basic Facilitation Skills for Trainers

    The week of 19-25th October 2015 is International Facilitation Week and sees facilitators around the world engaging in a whole series of activities, events and programmes to celebrate the power and the art of facilitation.  Under the guidance of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF), facilitators all over the world will be showcasing Read more...
  6. 7 More Reasons to Consider Using Blindfolds in Your Learning Programmes

    7 More Reasons to Consider Using Blindfolds in Your Learning Programmes 1. Slow the Pace –in my experience blindfolded participants tend to slow down, listen more attentively, and allow opportunities for others to speak. If it is important to slow the pace down, reduce people talking over each other, and generally calm down then consider Read more...
  7. Where are the Antifragile Learners?

    Antifragile Education Two years ago I read Antifragile by Nassim Taleb, and, ever since, I’ve waited to see some evidence that the undoubted common sense in this book would translate into the world of corporate learning. Taleb himself identified education as a bastion of fragility. He made a great case for real learning only ever happening Read more...
  8. Reasons to Consider Using Blindfolds in your Learning Programmes

    As I am contemplating yet another very large order of blindfolds from China (we sell lots of blindfolds as components in our Colourblind® training activity!) it has me wondering about what other uses that blindfolds can be put to – in a training & learning context! A blindfold may be an inexpensive training tool, but it can be very versatile Read more...
  9. Teams Have Changed - How We Need To Develop Them Needs To

    For many organisations, the idea of having a permanent workforce has gone for good, and with it any notion of working teams that have any kind of stable membership. A study by software company Intuit suggests that by 2020 there is likely to be more than 40% of the US workforce who will be classified as “contingent” (freelancers, temps, part- Read more...
  10. Learning Tools from the Top Business Schools to Develop Scotlands Young Workforce

    RSVP Design, based in Paisley, has been designing training materials for organisations like Apple, TNT and Walt Disney since 2003, and through its partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership in the US, it has signed an agreement to be the first UK organisation to distribute their experiential learning tools. This is great news for local Read more...

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