Welcome To The Free Training and Development Resource Center

Training and Development is always one of the first places companies look to cut back on budget, so it's been a tough time for trainers, facilitators, and those charged with making learning happen while at the same time having less money to to do it with.

This site contains primarily free resources for trainers, facilitators and group leaders to help them design and deliver effective training experiences, regardless of topic.

In a fast paced world, continuous learning is essential to success. Individuals need to learn to succeed in life and at work. Companies need to ensure their employees continue to learn, so they can keep up with increased job demands, and so the company can gain or maintain competitive advantage.

This site provides resources, ideas, strategies, etc to help those involved in the training and development profession help meet the learning needs of the organization through the use of training techniques, facilitation, and development activities.

Of course, there's also material here for learners themselves, and corporate personnel (e.g. those in human resources departments to help them maximize training and learning effectiveness.

Site Features For Trainers And Learners

Our Articles

In this section I share some of the insights I've gathered over a thirty year career in designing and delivering seminars and learning activities. Also articles from other experts in the training and development world. Remember the best trainers and educators are themselves continuous learners.

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Training & Development Library

Our T&D library contains hand picked articles, learning activities and research articles on all aspects of training and learning. Curated to filter out spam and other commercial sites. Tons of info.

Go To Our Free Curated Training and Development Library

Training & Development Library

Our T&D library contains hand picked articles, learning activities and research articles on all aspects of training and learning. Curated to filter out spam and other commercial sites. Tons of info.

Go To Our Free Curated Training and Development Library

Training & Development Frequently Asked Questions

Over 100 questions and answers about learning and training, ranging from starting a training business, through learning theories and how to maximize various training activites (e.g. brainstorming) Most popular section of our site.

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Our Books

Our books, whether on dealing with angry customers, conflict management and communication, or management topics are ideal to use as a basis for course design, and have often been used for that purpose. We can offer bulk purchasing options to cut your training costs. Save time and money.

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Job Aids, Mini-Guides, Training Takeaways

A goldmine for trainers looking for job aids, and training takeaways to give to learners. Several dozen topics, from dealing with a negative performance review, to conflict management and leadership. Low cost, short, to the point. You can even design complete courses around the content in our mini-guides.

Browse Our Mini Guides And Takeaways

Video Section

Handpicked high quality videos of interest to trainers and instructional designers. See Albert Bandura, father of social learning, or view videos on learning styles, and the MBTI. And a lot more.

Browse the Training And Learning Video Section


Mini-Guides For Trainers, Coaches, Group Leaders, Managers

Mini-Guides are short, but comprehensive guides to help those that are in the business of helping people learn. Most are under ten dollars, and available in Kindle, or in PDF, printable and downloadable formats. For full information click on the item picture.


The Science And Art Of Giving Feedback

Or Get It On The Kindle

Training Needs Assessment Step By Step

Or Get It On The Kindle

One-To_One Training For Small Business Owners

Or Get It On The Kindle

Presenting To Resistant And Difficult Groups

This is a MUST HAVE for anyone who works with groups - trainers, managers, public speakers, meeting leaders. We all encounter groups with people who "don't want to be there", or with members that are angry, hostile, and react negatively to what you have to say. This mini-guide provides you with the information and skills to handle negative comments, heckling, the high responder, and will help you prevent difficult group situations from becoming big problems. Be prepared to handle the common problems that occur in groups.

There's More: Handouts, Meeting And Training Takeaways, Job Aids

Our mini-guides and helpcards have been greeted with great enthusiasm by trainers, learners, speakers and managers, because they can be used as low cost, practical job aids, or takeaways for various group sessions.

We offer big bulk discounts, so it may cost you as little as $2.00 per copy to license for use in your sessions. Topics include:

Delegation Managing Conflict Performance Management
Effective Communication Being An Effective Team Member Effective Leadership

Browse the complete selection to see if any of the material will fit for your session, whether you are delivering a training session, or leading a group, or conducting a meeting on a topic covered. Click here to open a new window.

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