What’s the question?

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 by

Usually exams are full of questions. What if we give answers instead of questions? Think of phrases or 10 possible correct answers and ask participants who will take the test to think what could be the question to such an answer. For example, “15 years” and the question that the participants should make would be

Don’t know!

Tuesday, 06 December 2016 by

I love it when I do not know the answer to a question. I love because it means that participants are really taking their learning seriously and they are not sticking just to the superficialialities. Ask participants to ask you tough questions. Give them some time to come up with challenging questions within their group.

Questions for them and for you

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 by

When convening participants to a training, it is very important that you explain the objectives of the course and what they will learn. To encourage that they actual look forward to joining, ask every participant to come up with 3 questions that they want answered in class. Make this exercise mandatory. Collect all questions and

How are you doing?

Tuesday, 06 September 2016 by

I was recently in a factory where each department measured the number of incidents or deviations from occupational safety and health standards that had been identified. Thus, each month you could see how the standards were fulfilled in each department and what were the causes of deviation. To motivate each department, those with fewer deviations

How far are we?

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 by

How close are we to our goal? If we are able to set our goals based on measurable criteria, we can measure how well we progress. For example, we could set a target to “reduce the number of cases of harassment in a year to 0%”, “increase in 10% in the number of written complaints

Just one

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 by

After completing a chapter or a specific subject, ask participants to summarize in one sentence what they have just learned. Go through the class giving each participant the opportunity to share their sentence with the rest.

All in all

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 by

As we always say, we can know if someone has learned something if they are able to talk about it. Let participants summarize in their own words the contents covered in class. One way is to ask working groups to spend 2 minutes (they do not need more!) preparing a summary for the rest of

Not another test!

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 by

Tests bore all of us, but we love acting. Ask participants to prepare a short play in relation to what they have learned in class. You will have the opportunity to see what they have learned; they will review all the material and have fun at the same time. Do not forget that with the

I can help you

Tuesday, 15 March 2016 by

What are you bad at? What are you good at? What can I help you with? How can you help? Let’s find out. Identify the essential skills that each working team has to have and make a list with all of them. Ask each team member to identify which skills he or she is specially

Open doors

Tuesday, 08 March 2016 by

Many companies feel very proud about having an open door policy, as they argue that anyone can walk in the HR’s office or talk directly o their supervisors to put forward a complaint. Indeed it is a positive policy, but the company should also provide workers for the opportunity to present complaints anonymously. For example,


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