Category Archives: Tips for Trainers

Tips for Trainers – May the 4th be with you…

May the 4th be with you… Tomorrow is International Star Wars Day, or May the 4th… and I love a good play on words. I also have two teenage boys (and husband!) who love the Star Wars movies, so they each plan on wearing their favorite ‘geek’ t-shirt to school (and work!) tomorrow. For today’s […]

Tips for Trainers – Leadership On the Fly

Leadership On the Fly This morning as you are reading this newsletter, I’m on my annual fly fishing trip. Once a year I head out to the Arkansas River for a week of unplugged solitude. The Caddis fly is hatching right now and the rainbows and browns are hungry. Michelle Fly Fishing I started fly […]

Tips for Trainers – A-Ten-Shun! Playing With a Full Deck Turns 10!

A-Ten-Shun! Playing With a Full Deck Turns 10! It’s hard to believe that my book, Playing With a Full Deck, has been out for 10 years now. That completely blows my mind! Playing With a Full Deck I’ve been hanging around Jokers most of my life, so it makes sense that I like playing cards! […]

Tips for Trainers – The Versatility of the Bull Ring

Facilitator Tip: The Versatility of the Bull Ring I still remember the first time I saw the Bull Ring activity. I was in grad school and attending my first AEE conference in Lake Geneva, WI, and I fell in love with the versatility of this tool. I thought I would share several different ways you […]

Tips for Trainers – FUNdoing interview with Chris Cavert

Facilitator Tip: FUNdoing interview with Chris Cavert Last November I had the privilege of sitting down with dear friend, colleague and fellow teambuilding author, Chris Cavert of FUNdoing. Chris was the very first person I met in my first class in graduate school at Minnesota State University at Mankato. We were both attending getting our […]

Tips for Trainers – The Courageous Leader book

Facilitator Tip: The Courageous Leader book Many of your know that I have a second company outside of Training Wheels called Personify Leadership. Personify Leadership is a two-day leadership development program based on 8 core competencies of effective leadership. I am pleased to announce that my business partner, Angela Sebaly, has just written a new […]

Tips for Trainers – Pairing and Sharing

Facilitator Tip: Pairing and Sharing Have you ever asked your group a question and in return received blank stares and awkward silences? If this seems to be happening a lot, consider warming your group up to sharing with the simple technique of Pairing and Sharing. With this technique, the facilitator first asks participants to find […]

Tips for Trainers – Metaphoric Methods in Processing

Facilitator Tip: Metaphoric Methods in Processing Yesterday I lead a webinar in conjunction with AEE on Effective Processing Tools and Techniques. It was well attended and received great feedback from attendees! Once I have the recording available, I will share it out in next week’s newsletter. In the webinar I shared 10 different techniques for […]

Tips for Trainers – Webinar on Effective Debriefing Tools and Techniques

Webinar on Effective Debriefing Tools and Techniques I’m excited to announce a joint effort with the Association for Experiential Education. Join me tomorrow, Tuesday, March 7th, for my first webinar with the Association for Experiential Education on Effective Debriefing Tools and Techniques! When: Tuesday, March 7 at 3:00pm ET (2:00pm CT, 1:00pm MT, 12:00pm PT) […]