Cover image for The AMA trainers' activity book : a selection of the best learning exercises from the world's premiere training organization
The AMA trainers' activity book : a selection of the best learning exercises from the world's premiere training organization
Nilson, Carolyn D.
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : American Management Association, [2004]

Physical Description:
xiv, 240 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Getting from seminar to workplace -- Learning and creativity -- Communication and connection -- Influence, compromise, and problem solving -- Management and leadership.
Added Author:
Added Corporate Author:
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
HF5549.5.T7 A498 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

On Order



"The American Management Association's seminar and course leaders are among the most insightful and skilled educators in the business, consistently delivering outstanding, innovative exercises to improve individual and organizational performance.

The AMA Trainers' Activity Book presents 25 exercises used successfully by AMA's seminar leaders throughout the world. Reflecting the most up-to-date concerns of participants, trainers, and managers, the book addresses fundamental learning categories including learning and creativity, communication and connection, influence, compromise, problem solving, and leadership. Easily adapted for use with both individuals and teams, the collection includes exercises on topics such as:

* Making Great Decisions

* Clarifying Goals and Values

* Developing Your Brand

* Managing Difficult Projects

* Building a Positive Work Environment

You'll find eye-opening discussions of training issues such as:

* Information Retention

* Problem-Based Learning

* Focused Listening

* Perspective Switching

* And much more

In addition, a special activity template gives you all the information you need at a glance, and helps you incorporate the exercises seamlessly into your established routine, improving your training sessions immediately.

The AMA Trainers' Activity Book presents the combined efforts of the very best trainers and seminar leaders anywhere, in conjunction with the world's preeminent learning organization. It is a practical and comprehensive tool for better training, smarter learning, and higher performance in any organization."

Author Notes

Carolyn Nilson is a recognized expert in all aspects of training

Table of Contents

R. Stephen RayfieldReesa WoolfRenee P. WalkupGeri McArdleSteve AlbrechtKarl AlbrechtMichael FeinsonAviv ShaharHazel A. WagnerDinah DayNadine GrantRobal JohnsonKay KrohneLawrence N. LibauerRobert A. SimpkinsSabra BrockByron RicksRobert J. Schemel, Jr.Barbara L. SchwietertLianabel OliverSusan C. HastingsScott DavisMartha LegareLarry A. SmithGary S. Topchik
Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
1 Getting from Seminar to Workplace
Introduction: Wisdom and Skills for the Learnerp. 1
Developing the Seminar Roadmapp. 3
Information Retention: Make the Seminar Most Valuablep. 11
Closing Game for Success!p. 15
Problem-Based Learning: A New Teaching Toolp. 21
2 Learning and Creativity
Introduction: Wisdom and Skills for the Learnerp. 37
The Mindreader Icebreaker: An Easy and Clever Card Trickp. 39
Protecting Ideas: The "P.I.N." Formulap. 45
Identifying and Leveraging Hidden Strengthsp. 51
From You I Have Learnedp. 59
Crossword Challenge: Making Your Own Crossword Puzzlep. 71
3 Communication and Connection
Introduction: Wisdom and Skills for the Learnerp. 81
New Normal Coachingp. 83
Become the Audiencep. 91
Interviewingp. 97
Focused Listening: Knees to Kneesp. 109
The Disinclined Decision Maker: Partner Role Play Case Studyp. 115
The Classroom Power of Cultural Diversityp. 125
4 Influence, Compromise, and Problem Solving
Introduction: Wisdom and Skills for the Learnerp. 131
Famous Gary's/Famous Namesp. 133
Perspective Switchingp. 139
Good and Bad Politicsp. 145
Forced Choice Values Clarificationp. 157
Putting Together the Piecesp. 163
5 Management and Leadership
Introduction: Wisdom and Skills for the Learnerp. 169
Where's the Gap Between Vision and Reality?p. 171
Brand Image Exercise: Developing a Snapshot of Your Brand Todayp. 179
Managing a Simple Analytical Projectp. 193
"Magical" Presentationsp. 207
Building a Positive Work Environment: Changing Negative Norms into Positive Onesp. 227
Indexp. 233
About the Editorp. 239