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263 Training Activities to Boost Your Workshop

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“I just wish I could have access to your training activity library.”

Every day our team of instructional designers develops training activities for our customers. Sometimes we look at training we’ve created in the past for inspiration. Sometimes we use Soapbox, the only rapid authoring tool for facilitated training. We often hear from people who follow this blog that they would like access to our library of training activities. We listened to that feedback and in this post, I’ve included links to hundreds of different training activities.

Many of these activities also live in Soapbox. The difference in Soapbox is that it won’t just be an interesting activity, but an activity that is tied to learning objectives and is ready for you to deliver online or in person.

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Instructor-led Workshop Activities

Looking for inspiration for workshop activities that you can incorporate into your next training workshop? Some of these are Endurance Learning activities and some are from other training organizations that have published their ideas. Hopefully you find some new training workshop ideas as you explore these links!

5 Instructor-led Webinar Activities

No matter what you call them, Webinars are a big part of training initiatives. We’ve found some great resources to perk up your next Webinar.

Is it enough to have good training activities?

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Whether you’re delivering training in-person or virtually, this blog post offers you a library of 292 training activities (I confess, some of these lists have overlap, but there are still a ton of activities here).

Activities alone, however, don’t make for amazing learning experiences. Some people actually prefer to sit through lecture than to go through an activity that doesn’t seem to have anything to do with the topic at hand. A little while back, my colleague Heather called activities that don’t serve the purpose of accomplishing your learning objectives “garbage activities“.

It takes time, intention and planning to pull together the right mix of activities that can both engage your learners and lead to true behavior change. If you like the idea of bringing activities into your next training workshop but don’t have the time to put together an effective plan, you may want to give Soapbox a try.

If you feel like all you need is some inspiration and some new ideas, hopefully you’ll find some in the activity links above.

Maybe the activities themselves aren’t the answer at all. What are some ways you’ve been able to generate employee training that is both engaging and leads to change?

Instructor-Led Training Resources

These are some of our favorite resources to support everyone involved with instructor-led training.

Training Delivery and Facilitation Competency Rubric

A rubric is a way to assess performance with a standard set of evaluation criteria. The next time you need to assess the performance of someone delivering training (even if that someone is you), you may find this rubric helpful.

The Role of Co-facilitators

Co-facilitators play an important role in a training workshop. The most obvious benefit is that when you co-facilitate, you get a break from leading the

18 Instructor-led Training Activities

Engaging, intentional, face-to-face and virtual instructor-led training activities can make the difference between a session that helps learners to apply new skills or knowledge and one that falls flat.

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