Training Activities

Training Activities

From ice breakers and discussion starters to case studies and workshops, the training activities in the HRDQ Activity Collections are a great way to provide fun and engaging experiences for your team, supplement your curriculum and demonstrate training messages. All are fully reproducible, and many are available in both print and digital formats.

Featured Products

  • Personality Style Toolkit -  Learn More 
    This collection of 20 fast and fun training exercises uses such methods as self-reflection and role play to illustrate how personality style impacts key skills such as team building, communication, coaching, sales, and time management -- plus answer the question, how does my personality style affect me at work?
  • SkillBuilders: 50 Customer Service Activities -  Learn More 
    Spice up your next customer service training program with this creative, engaging, and innovative collection of skill development activities. The activities in this collection stimulate discussion and learning. Quick and to the point, the SkillBuilders activities help participants to develop the skills necessary to providing quality service.
  • Team Development Activities For Trainers -  Learn More 
    A collection of engaging activities addressing the skills most critical to team development. Enjoy exploring issues surrounding communication, delegation, assertiveness, decision-making and more, in a way your participants can effectively apply to their work.

Training Activities At Work

Training activities at work can help create more engaged, satisfied employees, providing an opportunity to learn in a comfortable and fun environment. There are many benefits to using activities at work, like better absorbed knowledge, more collaboration and cooperation between staff members, more ideas brought up by individuals, and more camaraderie within teams.

Structured Experiences

Management can add value to activities by using techniques that touch the head, heart, and skills at the same time. This holistic approach demands an underpinning of theory (for understanding), personal learning (for developing emotions), and practice (for developing skills). There are many ways of meeting these objectives, but the structured experience is the most convenient and powerful.

A structured experience is a vehicle for learning. Its structure permits a focus on objectives or an area of concern. The experience part engages the individual. Since the objective is to educate several senses at once, it is extremely important that the individual is fully involved.

Unfortunately, structured experiences have become commonplace and may become filler activities that management trainers use to simply entertain rather than inform and teach. The ubiquitous nature of structured experiences blunts their power as a learning tool. Like any overused activity, efficiency is lost unless great care is taken to select the "right" learning device and position it for maximum effect. Contact HRDQ for assistance selecting the right training products for your needs.

How Activities Can Help

The right activity can produce great results. With carefully designed training activities, participants can dive into a topic and come up with solutions in a specific environment. They can then take what they have learned and apply it to their own work outside of the activity. There are many different kinds of activities, but they all have one thing in common—they are essential tools for employee learning and development.


▼ Explore the HRDQ Activity Collections today to find engaging experiences that can bring your training programs to life! ▼

  • Personality Style Toolkit Activity Collection

    Personality Style Toolkit Activity Collection

    from $95.00

    There's no doubt that one of the best ways to drive home key learning points is through experience -- and the Personality Toolkit does just that. F...

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    from $95.00
  • Exploring Personal Styles

    Exploring Personal Styles

    from $95.00

    Exploring Personal Styles (EPS) helps participants discover and appreciate their differences. Generate compelling group discussions and ins...

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    from $95.00
  • 22 Training Events for Developing Team Leaders

    22 Training Events for Developing Team Leaders

    from $95.00

    Most managers view leadership as an intangible, unattainable skill — one best left to those at the top of the corporate ladder. However, leadership...

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    from $95.00
  • 25 Problem-Solving and Decision Making Activities

    25 Problem-Solving and Decision Making Activities

    from $95.00

    Every managerial action signifies a meaningful decision; after all, these underlying actions define the effectiveness of the administration. 25 Pro...

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  • 58 Ways to Improvise Training Activity Binder

    58 Ways to Improvise Training Activity Binder

    from $95.00

    Inject "Impro Energy" into your next training session with 58 1/2 Ways to Improvise in Training. Defined as a current that runs between participant...

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    from $95.00
  • Facilitator's Toolkit

    Facilitator's Toolkit

    from $95.00

    If you were asked to facilitate a training session but you have no idea where to start, reach for the Facilitator's Toolkit. This collection compi...

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    from $95.00
  • First Aid For Stress

    First Aid For Stress

    from $95.00

    The word “stress” is on everyone’s lips. We now know from numerous studies that stress affects all people, regardless of role, rank, status, or pos...

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    from $95.00
  • Pen and Paper Games For Trainers

    Pen and Paper Games For Trainers

    from $95.00

    A picture tells a thousand words. This cliché is true even in the training room. Challenge your participants to expand their minds through drawin...

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    from $95.00
  • Compact Cases Activity Collection

    Compact Cases Activity Collection

    from $95.00

    Why spend your valuable time writing case studies when HRDQ has done the dirty work for you? The Compact Cases Activity Collection is a customizabl...

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    from $95.00
  • Pump Them Up - Activity Binder

    Pump Them Up - Activity Binder

    from $95.00

    Your team is floundering, morale is low - you're not sure what the problem is, but you know you need to do something fast. How do you pull together...

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  • Sales Training Activities Collection

    Sales Training Activities Collection

    from $95.00

    Sales training activities are essential for every productive sales team. After all, there's much more to effective selling than just having a pitch...

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  • Telephone Skills Training Activity Collection

    Telephone Skills Training Activity Collection

    from $95.00

    Most people need to talk on the phone at work – especially customer service employees. Customer service is of the utmost importance to a business, ...

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  • TeamBook Activity Collection

    TeamBook Activity Collection

    from $95.00

    TeamBook is a collection of ideas and exercises for use by trainers or program designers who are engaged in the effort of helping work groups to de...

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    from $95.00
  • SkillBuilders 50 Communication Skills Activities

    SkillBuilders 50 Communication Skills Activities

    from $95.00

    Communication is the foundation of all human interaction — personal and professional. It also serves as the basis for all human resource developmen...

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  • SkillBuilders 50 Customer Service Activities Collection

    SkillBuilders 50 Customer Service Activities Collection

    from $95.00

    The SkillBuilders 50 Customer Service Activities Collection offers activities designed to strengthen the effectiveness of your customer service rep...

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    from $95.00
  • Team Development Activities For Trainers

    Team Development Activities For Trainers

    from $95.00

    Are you desperately in need of a fresh collection of team development activities? Look no further! The Team Development Activities for Trainers is ...

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    from $95.00
  • Teambuilders - Activity Binder

    Teambuilders - Activity Binder

    from $95.00

    Challenge your participants' imaginations with TeamBuilders: 10 Adventures in Working Together, a new collection of learning events that encourage ...

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  • Energizers Activity Book

    Energizers Activity Book

    $15.25

    Your participants return from lunch with a sleepy glaze in their eyes. Don't despair - energize them! The icebreakers in the Energizers Activity Bo...

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    $15.25
  • 50 Activities for Developing Critical Thinking Skills

    50 Activities for Developing Critical Thinking Skills

    $165.00

    Given sufficient lead time, most of us could prepare a detailed presentation and develop thoughtful replies and responses related to it -- but what...

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    $165.00