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I don't think I've ever taken a course where I've seen such tangible results.

Morris Shawn, CEO, Roadpost

Anne has tremendous expertise as a team building specialist and presentation skills coach. I hired Anne to train our in-house trainers in the delivery of training programmes. It was an excellent investment. Not only did she connect with the group immediately, but she also had them fully engaged to the very end. I also personally benefited by sitting through a few of her sessions. I would certainly hire Anne again.

Phillip Brown, Director, Director, Human Resources & Administration at Caribbean Development Bank

Creativity and innovation are Anne's trademarks. Her writing, design, facilitation and accelerated training skills enable her to become involved in many initiatives including writing and designing presentations and speeches for members of the executive team.

Marc C. A. Berwald, Former Director, Education and Development, Bell Mobility

We hired The Training Oasis, Inc. to design a course on Instructional Design....Anne is a very knowledgeable and creative instructional designer. She knows how to address the participants' needs and make technical training more interesting. I have no hesitation in recommending Anne for any future project.

Dunia Wojtarowicz, CGU Group Canada Ltd. (Toronto)

Anne Thornley-Brown of The Training Oasis, Inc. assisted our Educational Services Department with a facelift to the orientation programme. Her contribution was creative, structured and theme oriented. We were very pleased with Anne's suggestions to refresh the programme. Her personality was light and energetic. The presentation material was organized and easy to understand.

Joane Weisbrod, Former Director, Education Services, William Osler Health Center

 


 

Main Course: Accelerated Learning & ROI [More]

A creative approach to training should NEVER be an end in itself - just for the fun of it. Instead, the ground work must be laid. To ensure that training is effective. To produce accelerated learning, all training and development must:

 

  • address clear and specific business needs
  • be supported by senior management
  • have measurable impact impact
  • start with the right ingredients - solid content that is well researched and tailored to meet the needs of the audience and the realities of the organization
  • bridge specific skill gaps that have been uncovered
  • meet specific learning objectives

 

Once these ingredients are in place, only then is it time to add the fun, colour and pizzazz.

 


 

Creating the Right Ambiance for Accelerated Learning

Peripherals for Visual Learners [More]

 


 

Icebreakers for Accelerated Learning

Kinaesthetic

  • Card Games
  • Crosswords
  • Find Your Twin
  • Mini Role-plays
  • Fruit Basket Upset

Visual

  • Write Your Own Cartoon Captions
  • Word Search Puzzles
  • Hangman
  • Picture This

Structured

  • Mini Cases
  • Tough Questions
  • Best and Worst Lists

Analytical

  • Success Stories
  • Horror Stories
  • Riddles
  • Trivia Quizzes

 


 

Accelerated Learning Presentation Ideas

Kinaesthetic

  • Improvisation
  • Cracker Barrel Sessions
  • Tours
  • Field Trips
  • Poems
  • Props
  • Crossword Puzzles
  • Stand Up Comedy
  • Board Games
  • Skits (Participating)
  • Simulations
  • Trivia Games
  • Game Shows (Participating)
  • Card Games

Visual

  • Cartoons
  • Costumes
  • Skits (Observing)
  • "TV Shows" (re-enacted)
  • Word Search Puzzles
  • Videos with Video Analysis Sheets
  • Game Shows (Observing)
  • Magic Tricks

Structured

  • Interactive Notes
  • Demos
  • Scripts
  • Charts
  • Flow Charts

 

Analytical

  • Panels
  • Experiements
  • Surveys
  • Statistics
  • Trivia Exercises
  • Mini Research Projects
  • Traditional Presentations
  • Factory Tours with Presentations

 


 

Skill Practice for Accelerated Learning

Kinaesthetic

  • Role-Plays (All types)
  • Improvisation
  • Simulations
  • Responding to a Customer Complaint
  • Tough Questions (Creation)
  • Games
  • Skits

Visual

  • Collages
  • Video Production
  • Infographs
  • Fishbowl Role-plays
  • Forum Role-plays
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    Structured

    • Peer Coaching
    • Mini Cases
    • Write Your Own Job Aid
    • Write Your Own Role-Play
    • Write Your Own Case Study
    • Fishbowl Role-plays
    • Forum Role-Plays

    Analytical

    • Case Study Analysis
    • Tough Questions (Solutions)
    • Forum Role Plays
    • Fishbowl Role-plays

     


     

    Brainstorming for Accelerated Learning

    Kinaesthetic

    • Paper Bag Dramatics
    • Improvisaiton Games
    • Scavenger Hunts
    • Mind Maps

    Visual

  • Story Boards
  • Picture Cards
  • Mind Maps
  • Collages
  • Treasure Maps
  • Structured

    • Idea Chains
    • Force Field Analysis
    • Flow Charts
    • Idea Chains
    • Cause & Effect Diagrams
    • Charts

    Analytical

    • Force Field Analysis
    • Cause & Effect Diagrams
    • Number Crunching Exercise

     


     

    Energizers for Accelerated Learning [More]

    Kinaesthetic

    Visual

  • Guided Imagery
  • Relaxation Exercises
  • Screen Savers
  • Scenic Videos
  • Vacation Videos
  • Fireplace in a Box
  • Rubick's Cube
  • Structured

    • Sports Blooper Videos
    • Cartoons/Jokes
    • Pool Tables
    • Lego
    • Rubick's Cube
    • Stretching

    Analytical

    • Just for Laughs Videos
    • Stretching
    • Mini-Golf Challenges
    • Chess Game (They go back to it at every break)

     


     

    Music for Accelerated Learning [More]

    Creative Learners

    • For Ambiance
    • Session Starter
    • Quiet Reading
    • Game Shows
    • Group Exercises
    • Make Your own Music Team Energizer

    Conservative Learners

  • Breaks
  • To signal the end of breaks
  • Transitions
  • Energizers
  • For Everyone

    • Breaks
    • Transitions
    • To signal the end of breaks
    • To draw focus after exercises
    • Energizers

     


     

    Accelerated Learning Breaks [More]

     


     

    Play Breaks [More]

     


     

    Dance Breaks [More]

     


     

    Refreshments

     


     

    Re-Cap & Review [More]

    Kinaesthetic

    • Concert Review
    • Write Your Own Commercial
    • Write Your Own Rap Song
    • Family Feud
    • Press Conference
    • Trivia Game
    • The Cakewalk

    Visual

  • Concert Review
  • Wheel of Fortune
  • Picture This
  • Design Your Own Ad
  • Snakes & Ladders
  • Structured

    • Concert Review
    • Impromptu Talks
    • Summary Charts
    • Write Your Own Job Aid
    • Flow Charts

    Analytical

    • Concert Review
    • Trivia Tournament
    • Stump the Chump
    • Concentration
    • Q&A