Earlier this week, Dr. Sivasailam “Thiagi” Thiagarajan and Tracy Tagliati joined forces with HRDQ-U and hosted a free webinar entitled, Play Your Cards Right! How to Use Card Games to Increase Learning Outcomes. Thiagi is the Resident Mad Scientist at The Thiagi Group, an organization that helps people to improve performance effectively and enjoyably. He has published 40 books, over 100 games and simulations, and more than 200 articles. Thiagi has made hundreds of presentations and keynote speeches at professional conferences.
Tracy Tagliati is the training manager at Move, Inc. and an associate at the Thiagi Group, Tagliati specializes in activities-based training for both instructor-led and web-based environments. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business education and a master’s degree in training and performance. She has presented at numerous international conferences, and she is the co-author of Jolts! Activities to Way Up and Engage Your Participants and Playing with Style.
Over 500 people registered for this interactive and informative webinar. You may click here to watch it now.
Card games motivate people to take an active role in the learning process, provide a wide variety of experiences in a highly engaging context, and promote quick mastery of new skills. Not only are card games fun to play—they make learning really stick. And we’ve got the industry’s most-respected experts lined up to show you exactly how.
The objectives of the day were as follows:
- Provide an overview of the HRDQ Style Profiles
- Conduct three types of card games to achieve training objectives
- Use the same deck of cards to play different games
- Creatively plagiarize the game structures to design your own card games for training
The presenters began with a brief overview of the HRDQ Style Profiles. They asked the audience to do a Self-Assessment to evaluate how much they knew about the different styles before the webinar really began. Most people were at a 2-3. They asked again when the webinar was concluding and most people where then a 4-5!
The fact of the matter is, you can train people with lectures or PowerPoint slides, or you can train them with card games and change the way they look at training. It’s worth a shot to try the cards, right?
The instructional games help individuals quickly build fluency in the different personal styles so that they can improve interpersonal skills and interact more effectively with others. Playing with cards motivates people to take an active role in the mastery of personal styles. The games provide a wide variety of interactive training activities and learning experiences.
There are three formats of card games:
- Classification Cards
- Practical Advice Cards
- Fluency Cards
The webinar was designed in a way to show how the games work and how they can help you learn.
Click here to watch this demonstration which illustrates how to use card games to help your audience increase understanding and build fluency on a variety of hr training and development topics, including soft-skills training, communication style, people skills, team building training, leadership skills training, and more.
Playing with Style is on sale for a limited time. It includes a Facilitator Guide, CD, reproducible content, reusable deck of playing cards, set of label cards, and a feedback tablet. It also allows you to train up to 20 people at one time!