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Top performing training organizations deliver training that is participant-centered: training that delivers positive behavior change quickly and consistently. The Bob Pike Group offers career development train-the-trainer training and management and leadership training to help organizations reach, and remain, at the peak of performance.

Click here to review a matrix of The Bob Pike Group’s Trainer and Talent Development workshops, certificate programs, and certification resources.

 

Click here to download the Program Catalog Spring 2014

 

 

For all workshops in Minneapolis, attendees are eligible for a corporate rate of $124/night at the Hyatt Place in Eden Prairie. To receive this special rate, contact the Hyatt Place at 952-944-9700. This rate excludes the annual Creative Training Techniques Conference in the fall. 

Train the Trainer Boot Camp

Train the Trainer Boot Camp

For Designers, Instructors, Non-Trainers

Increase content retention up to 90% more (than lecture-only formats), reduce design and training time by 25% and increase transfer of skills learned back to the job by 75%. Get the interaction dynamics of a small group, even in sessions with several hundred attendees, with Bob Pike’s Creative Training Techniques TM. Use these techniques to get better results from your training and more enthusiasm from your participants... 
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Train the Trainer Boot Camp Plus

For Designers, Instructors

Experience the joy of learning in an interactive fashion and then being able to immediately implement it! This deluxe workshop includes our two-day workshop with a third day for participants to immediately apply the information to their own content while consulting with a Bob Pike Group trainer. 
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Creative Training Techniques Edge

Creative Training Techniques Edge

For Designers, Instructors

You’re a seasoned and accomplished trainer, but even the best trainers are always looking for ways to sharpen their skills. We’re introducing the next level of Creative Training TechniquesTM for training consultants, instructional designers and continuing education providers looking to deepen their training knowledge and depth.
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Annual Creative Training Techniques Conference

Annual Creative Training Techniques Conference

For Designers, Instructors, Managers, Non-Trainers

Experience the adrenaline rush of an alternative to lecture-based training while furthering your development! Join us for our 40-session conference where you can network with our premiere training consultants while completing one of four certificates programs.
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Instructional Design for Participant-Centered Training

Instructional Design for Participant-Centered Training

For Designers

Kickstart your next project using The Bob Pike Group's field-tested, repeatable instructional-design process. Apply our eight-step design process to create a training course from nothing or to enhance an existing program...
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Participant-Centered Presentation Skills for Trainers and Subject Matter Experts

Participant-Centered Presentation Skills for Trainers and Subject Matter Experts

For Instructors, Non-Trainers

Become a more confident, effective and prepared trainer/presenter! This workshop focuses on the basics of adult learning, body language and delivery style. You will also have the opportunity to practice what you’ve learned and take away a video of you adapting, adopting and applying participant-centered strategies.
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Business Presentation Skills: Increasing the Impact of High Potential Managers

Business Presentation Skills: Increasing the Impact of High Potential Managers

For Designers, Instructors, Managers, Non-Trainers

You're judged by how well you present. Whether it's a simple sales meeting or a progress report, how well you execute is critical. This participant-centered workshop focuses on the fundamentals of organizing and delivering high impact presentations, including...  
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Coaching For Success

Coaching For Success

For Managers

The impact of training will be up to 87% more effective when coaching is added, yet most supervisors and managers have had little or no training in effective coaching. Effective coaching helps to correct poor performance and redirect negative behaviors. In this two-day workshop, your supervisors and managers will learn the strategies and skills needed to effectively coach.
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The Art of Facilitation: Generating Group Solutions

The Art of Facilitation: Generating Group Solutions

For Designers, Instructors, Managers, Non-Trainers

What distinguishes facilitators from classroom   managers? Find out as you uncover and practice the essential skills to asking and answering questions as well as harnessing skills to think and speak on your feet...  
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Training for Impact

Training for Impact

For Designers, Instructors

How do you measure the effectiveness of your sessions in ways that make business sense and gain management support?  Training for Impact  gives you in-depth answers, along with tools and strategies to ensure that your training adds significant value and makes a difference.  
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Capture the Content

Capture the Content

For Designers, Instructors

Most instructional stytems design models provide the “What,” but are often short on the “How.” Capture the Content offers 17 ways on “How” to design and use high impact learning activities to boost participation, understanding, retention and application. Join us for tools, research-proven techniques and strategies to improve your organization’s bottom line.    
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Virtual Training: An Intro to e-Learning and Webinars

Virtual Training: An Intro to e-Learning and Webinars

For Designers, Instructors, Non-Trainers

Become an effective online facilitator and discover the difference between e-learning that gets used and doesn’t get used by participants. This content-rich, highly interactive course lets you examine the essential e-learning terminology, tools, technology and best practices to apply to your online training.
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Design Certificate

Design Certificate

For Designers, Instructors

In a competitive job market, what distinguishes you from the pack? Our Participant-Centered Design Certificate puts you into an elite group that will help you outperform and outpace peers in the industry.
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Delivery Certificate

Delivery Certificate

For Instructors

Show you are knowledgeable about current trends and a credible resource for best practices in your field with a Delivery Certificate from The Bob Pike Group!
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Facilitation Certificate

Facilitation Certificate

For Instructors, Non-Trainers

What is the difference between facilitation and training? What are best practices for facilitation? Earn this certificate from The Bob Pike Group to help you climb that corporate ladder and gain additional knowledge and credibility in your field and company.  
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Virtual Training Certificate

Virtual Training Certificate

For Designers, Instructors

Complete our virtual training certificate and become experienced in the design and execution of effective and engaging online training techniques!  
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Bob Pike's Military Only Train-the-Trainer Boot Camp

Bob Pike's Military Only Train-the-Trainer Boot Camp

For Designers, Instructors, Non-Trainers

Attend our customized train-the-trainer class for those who work in and with the military to see retention rates soar to over 90% , attain a 45% transfer rate , reduce training time by 25% and speed training  application. S ee what a difference this alternative to lecture can make in your classroom!
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Webinars That Work: Creating Memorable Meetings Across the Globe

Webinars That Work: Creating Memorable Meetings Across the Globe

For Designers, Instructors, Non-Trainers

Put the WOW back into your webinar! Discover techniques to make the driest material come to life on the screen and over the phone. This crash course in designing creative webinars increases retention—and ultimately, the transfer of the learning back to the workplace...
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Virtual Instructor-Led Training Lab

Virtual Instructor-Led Training Lab

For Designers, Instructors, Non-Trainers

VILT Lab is designed as a hands-on application course for learners as they take their own content and follow a step-by-step process to create virtual training that is engaging. This two-day course is filled with “Aha!” moments as you apply our process to your content.
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$25 - Facilitation Techniques - July 29, 2014

$25 - Facilitation Techniques - July 29, 2014

For Instructors, Non-Trainers

The root word of facilitation is “facil,” which means “to make easy” in romance languages.  If facilitation is meant to be easy, why can the process seem so difficult? Figuring out how to let go and simply guide a group to their own solution can be a true challenge and a great opportunity.  Join this session to discover the secret tips of facilitation and discuss why facilitation is so important in a learning environment.
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$25 - PowerPoint Presentation Tips - August 14, 2014

$25 - PowerPoint Presentation Tips - August 14, 2014

For Designers, Instructors, Non-Trainers

In this fast-paced, interactive webinar, you’ll explore how to put the point back into PowerPoint. From high-tech to low-tech ideas, experience different ways to make this tool work for you.
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$25 - Dealing with Difficult Participants - September 18, 2014

$25 - Dealing with Difficult Participants - September 18, 2014

For Instructors

Ever wonder what to do about the people who arrive late, text during class, make critical comments, ask arcane questions or refuse to participate? The behavior of one person reflects on the others and can derail your class. Learn how participant-centered instruction can minimize these behaviors and create a positive and exciting program. Learn specific and strategic coping strategies to make all participants learners.
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$25 - Movie Clips for Presentations - 10/23/14

$25 - Movie Clips for Presentations - 10/23/14

For Designers, Instructors, Managers

According to Training magazine, 34 percent of employees find training a waste of time. But great movies quickly grab the attention of learners and are a treasure-house of metaphors with situations and stories that teachers, trainers and managers can draw from. Experience actual movie clips and engage in discussions that will help you teach, energize, engage and inspire your participants. Learn to recognize the key components in selecting a movie segment for teaching and how movies can be incorporated into training. You'll also analyze several movies and receive instruction on how to insert YouTube and personal DVD clips into your PowerPoint presentation.
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$25 - Rapid Design for Training - November 11/13/14

$25 - Rapid Design for Training - November 11/13/14

For Designers

Need a program in 60 minutes? YIKES! What's the solution? Rapid Design, a program of six easy steps, shows individuals how to create quality meetings and training sessions. This session will provide you with those steps and templates to help speed up your instructional design, while preventing potential pitfalls that come from designing in a hurry.
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$25 - Spontaneous Speaking - 12/11/14

$25 - Spontaneous Speaking - 12/11/14

For Designers, Instructors, Managers, Non-Trainers

What would you prefer? Making a spontaneous speech or diving into a pit of snakes? If you are contemplating the snakes or simply want to hone your skills as a speaker, this class is for you. Discover what powerful presenters already know about thinking and speaking on their feet. Learn effective uses of preparation time regardless of how little is given. After this session, you’ll no longer get lost in a maze of unclear and nervous strings of consciousness. You’ll will find new models to keep your presentations on track!
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Tools that Develop People

Tools that Develop People

For Designers, Instructors, Managers, Non-Trainers

Let us design a customized solution that includes our assessments, profiles, surveys, and workshop materials to help your organization discover and capitalize on its strengths!
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