Diagnostic Assessments are questionnaire-led tools which come with full interpretive notes to help people discover more about who they are and what their style or skills may be. Assessments can be purchased in two formats. Online assessments allow individuals to log into our web site with a unique login and password to take the questionnaire online and then get a full PDF interpretive report when they have finished. Alternatively many of our questionnaires can be obtained as downloadable PDF booklets, which can then be used by the purchaser or given to another person to fill in by hand (and then read the accompanying notes in the booklet). All of our assessments have a full facilitator guide which can be purchased separately which helps to explain the assessment model and to talk about it in a debriefing session should one be required.
|eLearning Courses||ReadyToManage offers two kinds of eLearning courses. 2020 MDS eLearning are our longer and aimed at a more experienced individual or managers of people. The eLearning is narration-based with flash screens, and these often runs to up to 100 screens and take 3-4 hours to complete at one sitting. Rapid SkillBuilder eLearning courses, on the other hand, are somewhat shorter and aimed at less experienced individuals and first line supervisors of people. The eLearning is video-based with flash screens, and these run on average to around 35 screens and take 1 ½ to 2 hours to complex at one sitting. In both version our eLearning course are self-paced, assessment-based, bookmarkable and come with immediately downloadable participant materials from our online learning management system site.|
|Course/Workshop Kits||ReadyToManage offers several different kinds of course packages or full kits for trainers, facilitators and even confident line managers to use as they are designed or to be draw upon as a part of a tailored internal course offering. The most extensive of these are in the One Page Coach® series, which has both full packages (including trainer notes, handouts, slide sets and other materials) and “Mini-packages” which contain just brief trainer notes intended for training sessions where time is shorter. 2020MDS and ReadyToManage packages contain PowerPoint presentations with full trainer notes and have associated participant guide materials associated with them.|
|Course Participant Workbooks|
Many ReadyToManage courses not only have trainer/facilitator-focused materials but associated participant workbooks that can be handed our to course attendees. The workbooks in all of our series titles come with comprehensive notes on the topic, useful checklists, exercises/activity pages where offered and space to take notes so that learning can be better retained in the future.
All Ready To Manage training games and simulations address key organizational issues including leadership and management, strategic and tactical planning, communication and influencing others, teamwork, problem-solving, decision-making, negotiating, conflict handling and time management. Every game, simulation, case study or exercises booklet in the following pages is highly versatile, helping to develop a number of interpersonal skills in addition to its overall objective (usually built around cooperating more effectively as a team.
|Cue Card PowerPoints|
Cue Cards/Presentations include summary slides which provide a great overview for use in meetings, discussions, and as a training take-away. Cue Cards/Presentations are summary overview slide packs (always 14 slides in length) which give a quick overview to the particular topic. These can therefore be used in business meetings or short training sessions by anyone wanting to talk about the subject area for as little as half an hour to a couple of hours in duration.
|Best Practice Case Studies||The Good Practice Case Study series offers trainers and
facilitators a compact and self-contained case-study on a particular
topic (communication, goal-setting, problem solving, etc.) that can be
used with groups of people to develop their overall skills. The Case
Studies themselves are single paragraphs on one third of a page
typically, which tell a short story about one, two or possibly three
people that is relevant to the topic in question. This means that the
case studies can be read in around 2-3 minutes and then discussed in the
team that is assigned to the task.|
|Training Storyboards||One Page Coach® series Storyboards are used to simply tell “the story” of a given topic and offer individuals a sequential pathway that can help them to quickly understand what has to be appreciated about the subject in question. Each storyboard is divided into four stages, thus providing the topic in question with a simple, phased structure and support for on-going or continuous development. The storyboard thereby provides a simple overview of the subject and what is included within it on a step-by-step basis.|
|Training Exercises||Training Exercise booklets have been written to help make formal and informal training and development workshops more interactive by providing a wide range of discussions, group exercises, case studies, quizzes and role plays that can be designed into the program as a course leader desires. Some of these exercises are very short (just 5 minutes to complete and 5 minutes to debrief), run for 15-20 minutes or in a few cases can take a full hour to undertake and debrief properly. Each booklet contains 20 exercises on the topic. The exercises vary in kind to provide lots of flexibility to the facilitator as to what they need in various circumstances. |
|Books||ReadyToManage Books are typically clear, brief and practical resources which help individuals of all kinds to quickly understand a topic at a basic level and have a few ideas on how they might like to apply some of the thinking that is offered in each title.|
|Self-Development Booklets||Self-development booklets are brief and practical summary resources which typically provide insights and suggestions the reader on a given topic, using a short text-based descriptions and models and diagrams to illustrate concepts wherever possible. They also often include helpful suggestions in terms of how individuals may become more aware of how to apply new knowledge in his or her own workplace setting. |
|Pocketbooks||Pocketbooks are small but packed full of information on a wide range of management or interpersonal skill topic areas. They all aim to encapsulate a subject in a short, punchy text, supported by extensive illustrations and many other memory triggers. Pocketbooks strip away all the superfluous information, the padding, and present just the key facts. It cuts down on reading and saves valuable time. The visual content (charts, diagrams and cartoons) helps with understanding and, along with the many acronyms,mnemonics and other ‘triggers’, aids memory retention and recall.|
|Aptitude Tests ||The Leadership and Management Aptitude Test (LMAT™) is a new Cognitive perception assessment specifically designed to evaluate mental agility needed to perform successfully in management and leadership positions. The LMAT™ has five sections, each of which links to specific leadership and/or management skills or competencies. The test can be taken as one whole assessment or taken in its five individual parts.|
|Interview Guides||Interview Guides provide managers with a complete package for conducting job-related interviews including job competencies, questions, target behaviors (look-for answers) and rating tools to help make interviews more effective and assist in defending the choice of an applicant for a position if the selection is challenged by an unsuccessful candidate.|
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