Training Concerns: Useful References

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Thiagi (Sivasailam Thiagarajan, PhD)

Thiagi’s website


  • I particularly like episodes 8 and 9, which are a discussion between Guy Wallace and Thiagi regarding the advantages and disadvantages of heavyweight vs. lightweight instructional design.

Ready to Use Games

Archived Games from TGL

  • These are the ones I like the most, likely because they are the ones I originally spent a lot of time reading through before they changed the website.

Design Your Own Games and Activities: Thiagi’s Templates for Performance Improvement

  • Thiagi has written many books. This is the only one I own. I found the content generally useful although perhaps only marginally more useful than those listed at the “Archived Games from TGL” link above.

Bob Pike

The Bob Pike Group

Collection of videos by the Bob Pike Group

Seven Ways We Remember Anything

Creative Training Techniques Handbook: Tips, Tactics, and How-Tos for Delivering Effective Training

Sharon L. Bowman

Sharon Bowman’s website

Training from the Back of the Room!: 65 Ways to Step Aside and Let Them Learn, by Sharon Bowman

Agile Retrospectives

Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great, by Diana Lawsen and Ester Derby, has long been the standard catalog of retrospective techniques.

Liberating Structures

Liberating Structures provides another nicely curated set of retrospective style techniques.