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
In this section I share some of the insights I've gathered over a career in designing and delivering seminars and learning activities. Also articles from other experts in the training and development world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.