author: Carmine Consalvo
Have you noticed how employees get engaged faster and learn better when the training process is fun? Now, with this facilitator-friendly handbook, you can inject play into your training to accomplish a variety of learning objectives and make learning fun and memorable.
Work/Play contains 36 varied and versatile activities that cover a wide range of training themes and can be conducted indoors and outdoors. Some activities are play in the sense of games of joy and physical exercise. Others are play in the sense of games like chess.
These activities are ideal for training focused on team building, group problem solving, leadership, communication, decision making, creativity and a multitude of other critical topics.
You can quickly find just the right game – when you need it – because the collection is organized into three easy-reference parts:
- Icebreakers, energizers and closing activities
- Scenario-based activities
- General activities for multiple objectives
Each activity contains all the step-by-step directions you need to conduct the experience – including directions and reproducible handouts. You’ll find activities for groups as small as 5 and as large as 200 or more.
The titles reflect how creative the activities are, ranging from Beam Us Down, Scotty! to Leap Frog to Belly High. Most of the activities are either brand new or have been uniquely adapted. So they are fresh and you won’t find them being used anywhere else.
Dr. Consalvo is the director of a consulting firm that specializes in training trainers and taking humor seriously in the workplace. He has pioneered research into the role of humor in management problem-solving groups.
3-ring binder, 322 pages