Essential Staff Training Activities

Author(s): James Cain, David Knobbe, Clare Marie Hannon

Edition: 1

Copyright: 2009

Pages: 206


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This book is a perfect resource for anyone that needs to effectively prepare and train their staff. The activities reinforce basic components of your staff training with subject matter ranging from leadership and teamwork to character, decision making, creative problem solving, communication and trust. No matter what type of staff training you plan to deliver, you can make it more engaging and effective by using the activities in this book.

Essential Staff Training Activities includes more than 50 outstanding activities that cover a wide-range of staff training topics, including: ice breakers, leadership, trust, creative problem solving, building consensus, character, adapting to change, communication, teamwork, setting goals, decision making, conflict resolution, navigating the stages of group development, engagement, unity, community and connection!

Foreword by Michael Brandwein

     Introduction by Jim Cain

1.  How to Make Your Staff Training Active, Engaging, Memorable, Effective, and Fun!

2.  Planning and Making the Most of Essential Staff Training Activities

3.  The Top Ten Staff-Training Activities--The Best of the Best

4.  Thirty More Staff-Training Activities

5.  Ten Activities to Help Your Staff Navigate the Five Stages of Group Development

6.  Creative Presentation Techniques

7.  Ready-to-Copy Pages

8.  References and Resources

     A Note of Thanks

     About Jim Cain, Clare-Marie Hannon, and Dave Knobbe



James Cain

Dr. Jim Cain is the author of seventeen texts filled with powerful team and community-building activities from around the world, including Teamwork & Teamplay (which won the Karl Rohnke Creativity Award presented by the Association for Experiential Education [AEE]), A Teachable Moment, Teambuilding Puzzles, The Book of Raccoon Circles (now available in Japanese and Chinese), Essential Staff  Training Activities, The Big Book of Low Cost Training Games, Find Something To Do, Rope Games, Teamwork & Teamplay Training Cards (now available in a Chinese/English version), The Teamwork & Teamplay International Edition (featuring fifty-one activities translated into sixteen different languages in the same book!), 100 Activities That Build Unity, Community & Connection, Team Activities That Promote Learning, More Team Activities That Promote Learning and Teambuilding with Index Cards.

His train-the-trainer workshops are legendary in the adventure-based learning world and have taken him to all fi fty states and thirty-two countries (so far). He is the innovator of over 100 teambuilding activities used by corporations, colleges, camps, conferences and communities. But mostly, Jim likes to share his unique collection of team challenges, games, puzzles, training techniques and community building activities with audiences of all kinds, all over the world. Jim is also the creative mind behind his active training company Teamwork & Teamplay, which provides staff  trainings, facilitation, teambuilding equipment, debriefing tools, curriculum development, reference books, conference workshops, keynote and playnote presentations, and teambuilding consulting services.

For more information or to invite Dr. Jim Cain to your next event, visit the Teamwork & Teamplay website at or contact Jim Cain at (585) 637-0328.

David Knobbe

Clare Marie Hannon

Related ISBN's: 9781465236876, 9780757561672




ISBN 9781465236876

Details Electronic Delivery EBOOK 180 days