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TRAINERS BY DESIGN
The items in this catalogue were purchased primarily for use in our club by current members of
Trainers By Design. The usage policies below are listed in the order of priority (for example, a
member of Trainers by Design wanting to borrow a book to read will take priority over a
Toastmasters member from another club who wishes to borrow the same book).
Broadly speaking, the training tools at our club are there to help our members strengthen their
knowledge and delivery of training. Part of the objective of our club is also to improve the quality
of training in the District. These purposes help provide guidance as to appropriate use of the
resources where no specific policy exists to cover any unforeseen situation.
All items being borrowed require a bond to be
paid in the amounts listed. Bond is applicable to
each item being borrowed.
How can I borrow?
1. To request to borrow an item in this catalogue, please send an email at least 2 weeks prior
to the date you wish to pick up the item to: [email protected]
2. On the date of pick up, you will need to pay your deposit amount and be asked to sign a
register that confirms you have received the item(s) you are borrowing.
- Books can be borrowed for up to 3 months. All other items must be returned within 1
month. Please be aware that returns after this time limit will forfeit their deposit.
- It is the responsibility of the borrower to return items on time.
- Goods returned with damage may forfeit some or all of the deposit paid plus additional
damages to cover the cost of replacing the item, at the discretion of the Resources
Manager receiving the returned item.
Is there anything I can’t borrow?
No – but items marked with this sign
require special permissions. For further
clarification, contact the Resources Manager (you can find their details on the Trainers by
Design website): www.trainersbydesign.org.au/resources
I can’t afford to pay the deposit
Members of Trainers by Design who have previously borrowed at least one item and returned it
in good condition may be eligible for a discount/waiver on future deposits if they submit a review
of the item they borrowed and what they learnt for the benefit of other members (can be written
POLICY FOR USE BY CLUB MEMBERS IN THE CONTEXT OF OUR CLUB
Includes: borrowing books to read and using equipment within club meetings
- Membership dues must be current
POLICY FOR USE BY CLUB MEMBERS IN COMMERCIAL CONTEXTS OUTSIDE OF TOASTMASTERS
Applies only to reusable items, books are not seen as belonging to this category
- Items can only be borrowed for this purpose ONCE by a member (if they wanted to
reuse an item they would be expected to purchase their own rather than repeatedly
utilising TBD resources for personal profit)
- The member submitting the request must have assisted at Speechcraft (as this is where
the money to purchase our tools came from) in one of the following ways:
i) Coordinator or Assistant Coordinator for a course; or
ii) Assistant/Helper at minimum 10 evenings (does not have to be consecutive)
OR alternatively, the member must be able to demonstrate a significant commitment of
time and resources to the club beyond simply attending meetings that makes them
eligible for this usage privilege.
- The member’s email request must outline the educational benefit derived from the use
of equipment outside the club, for example:
i) are they getting their training/speaking presentation signed off in a Toastmasters
manual by a fellow Toastmaster; or
ii) is there an identifiable learning outcome they will gain from the experience that will
benefit the club such as writing a newsletter article or delivering a short presentation
to other members?
POLICY FOR USE BY DISTRICT 70/90 LEADERS/STAFF AND OTHER TOASTMASTERS CLUBS
Applies only to reusable items
- Requests must be approved by at least 2 Club Executive Officers.
- Borrowers are strongly encouraged to offer the training opportunity of utilising these
resources to a member of Trainers by Design to assist our members in gaining training
- Borrowers must give public credit/thanks for assistance to Trainers by Design (ie on
programs, or verbal thank yous) and a short promotional statement about our club and
what we do to ensure mutual benefit is derived for both parties.
Debriefs, Disposables & Kudos
Logistics & Reusable Equipment
We have the following club resources
which are NOT listed with accompanying
photos in the main body of this
catalogue: Whiteboard + whiteboard
markers, textas, data projector, flip chart.
Please note: all products purchased from
Thumballs – Look under your thumb & share!
Helps facilitators ask debriefing questions
in a proper sequence that makes sense to
participants. It can also shift some of the
responsibility for successful processing
from the facilitator to the participants.
Unit Price: USD$21.99
REVIEW TIME THUMBALL
Get closure on any lesson with iconic
prompts for remaining questions,
key ideas, observations, etc
Unit Price: USD$19.99
Eye - an observation
Stop sign - something they've been doing that they need to stop
Hand - someone they'd like to high-five; a helping hand they'll need
Question Mark - a question that still remains
To Do List- something they want to make sure they do
Heart - an emotion they experienced or are currently feeling
Pointer Finger - something they hope to remember
Key - a key point or key idea they'd like to remember
Puzzle Piece - a missing piece or a newly discovered piece of the puzzle
Phone - a follow up call or action they need to take
Life Buoy - something that will save them or that they will need for support
Change Symbol - something they've been doing that they'd like to change
BEST WORST FIRST MINI THUMBALL
Has 32 panels printed with icebreaker
categories such as: Road Trip
Recollection, Gift Given or Received, Air
Travel Story, Healthy Habit, and Class,
Course or Training. Participants can
choose to share their "Best", "Worst", or
"First" experience in any given category.
Unit Price: USD$12.99
MOVE YOUR BODY MINI THUMBALL
Covered with silly and challenging
prompts that get people out of their seats
Unit Price: USD$11.99
SESSION OPENERS THUMBALL
Deeper questions about motivations,
goals, and what makes you tick.
Unit Price: USD$19.99
My best coach / teacher
I most admire
I wish to be better at…
I’m here because…
I’ll be successful if…
Most creative contribution
Something I’d like to invent
I’m happiest when…
Claim to fame
My worst habit
Pet peeve at work
My greatest work challenge
I’d like to change…
A day I’d live over
Explore the most effective ways to
communicate by discussion of what works
and what doesn't.
Teams can discuss what techniques and
behaviours foster positive outcomes and
which lead to misunderstanding and bad
Unit Price: USD$19.99
Facilitation Tips: This Thumball contains two types of prompts.
The Silver prompts represent effective communication techniques. The challenge with these is
to explain why this method is effective and/or give an example of when and how it worked.
The Purple prompts reflect what NOT to say or do. The challenge is to explain why it inhibits
good communication and share a more appropriate or more effective approach. Other balls for playful training
MONDO KOOSH BALL (4INCH, LARGE)
Trainers love to use Koosh for
icebreakers, reinforcement games, and
they also make great fidget toys. You can
never have too many Koosh balls.
Unit Price: USD$5.99
LIGHT UP SMILE BALL
This hi-bounce ball will make you smile! When bounced,
it flashes for about 11 seconds with multicolored light!
2 inch diameter, rubber. Assorted colors (green, pink,
yellow, orange, blue, purple) packed randomly.
Unit Price: USD$2.00 each
Quantity: FIVE (Assorted colours)
THE TEN-MINUTE TRAINER
By Sharon Bowman
Rule #1 Shorter segments of instruction are better than
Rule #2 Learners remember more when they're involved
in the learning.
Unit Price: USD$48.00 each
This practical, grab-it-and-go book gives you 150 ways to use teachable moments -- snippets
of time in which you can reinforce learning in powerful and memorable ways. Trainers'
favourite Sharon Bowman engagingly uses her show(wo)man's talents to explain proven,
brain-based methods that involve participants in their own learning without sacrificing any
training content. Activities are grouped into 60-second activities to reinforce memory, and 5and 10-minute reinforcement games.
TRAINING FROM THE BACK OF THE ROOM
By Sharon Bowman
This innovative resource introduces 65 training strategies
that are guaranteed to deliver outstanding training results
no matter what the topic, group, or learning environment.
Now, trainers can replace the traditional "Trainers talk;
learners listen" paradigm with a radical new model for
designing and delivering instruction: "When learners talk
and teach, they learn."
Unit Price: USD$48.00 each
USING BRAIN SCIENCE TO MAKE TRAINING STICK
By Sharon Bowman
Discover six learning principles that trump traditional
teaching. You'll explore dozens of ways to apply these
principles to any learning environment: classroom, online,
one on-one, small and large group instruction.
Experience a fast-paced, interactive reading adventure
that will make you a Six Trumps expert as you apply the
best of brain science to make your training stick!
Unit Price: USD$24.95 each
SAY IT QUICK! 99 WORD STORIES
By Brian Remer
99-Word Stories are powerful essays written briefly and
to the point. Each contains a meaningful message with
enough wiggle room for your own interpretation. Use
them for enjoyment, the enrichment of your work team, or
to enhance your training program.
Unit Price: USD$25.00 each
MORE TALES FOR TRAINERS
By Margaret Parkin
Presenting 50 brand new stories, anecdotes, metaphors
and poetry, which encourage fresh thinking and positive
change, the tales range from classic Zen stories and
Greek myths to wisdom gleaned from modern day
Unit Price: USD$34.95 each
THE GAMIFICATION OF LEARNING AND INSTRUCTION
By Karl M. Kapp
Games create engagement—the cornerstone of any
positive learning experience. With the growing popularity
of digital games and game-based interfaces, it is
essential that gamification be part of every learning
professional's tool box. In this comprehensive resource,
international learning expert Karl M. Kapp reveals the
value of game-based mechanics to create meaningful
learning experiences. Drawing together the most current
information and relevant research in one resource, The
Gamification of Learning and Instruction shows how to
create and design games that are effective and
meaningful for learners.
Unit Price: USD$60.00 each
THE BIG BOOK OF LEADERSHIP GAMES
By Vasudha K. Deming
This book offers managers 50 fun, illuminating
experiential activities for building a positive, open, and
productive relationship with the people they manage.
Unit Price: USD$22.50 each
THE BIG BOOK OF TEAM MOTIVATING GAMES
By Mary Scannell & Edward Scannell
Keeping your team motivated and challenged, especially
during tough economic times, can be difficult. But this
collection of high-energy, play-anywhere games, from
bestselling authors and trainers Ed and Mary Scannell,
provides you with all the fun, inspiring material you need to
build team spirit, communication, and trust among
coworkers--day in and day out.
Unit Price: USD$22.50 each
THE BIG BOOK OF TEAM BUILDING GAMES
By John Newstrom & Edward Scannell
Choose from 70 varied and imaginative games and
activities that have been specifically designed for the
manager who's looking to:
Raise sagging morale in a department
Liven up boring staff meetings
Promote a culture of harmony and cooperation
Have fun with your work team
Unit Price: USD$21.55 each
CARD GAMES BY THIAGI
Offers 30 creative and innovative card games for training
professionals to engage and support learners. Card Games
incorporates a wide variety of learner-centered games in five key
training areas: human performance improvement,
communication, teamwork, leadership, diversity. Each game is
designed to encourage creativity through the use of open-ended
questions and assignment of unpredictable tasks.
Unit Price: USD$49.95
BACK POCKET LEADERSHIP DECK
Featuring a leadership activity on one side and
insightful debrief questions on the other. The 32
experiential activities include lessons on character,
team building, communication, public speaking, and
Unit Price: USD$17.95
Help speed up interactions and conversation in groups
that need a spark to ignite them!
ExpressPack is an image/metaphor-based tool in the
form of a pack of 53 playing cards. The wide range of
photo images included provides an excellent resource to
help trainers and coaches help individuals and groups to
truly "Express" themselves and engage in stimulating
conversations. Pictures allow individuals to express their
needs and viewpoints more openly and quickly.
Unit Price: USD$49.95
HOW WE LEARN
By Professor Monisha Pasupathi
Learning is a lifelong adventure. It starts in your mother's
womb, accelerates to high speed in infancy and childhood,
and continues through every age, whether you're actively
engaged in mastering a new skill, intuitively discovering an
unfamiliar place, or just sleeping, which is fundamental to
helping you consolidate and hold on to what you've
learned. You are truly born to learn around the clock.
Unit Price: USD$110.00 each
Quantity: 1 (DVD, Study Guide & Script)
Few of us know how we learn, which is the key to learning and studying more effectively. For
example, you may be surprised by the following:
People tend to misjudge what they have learned well, what they don't yet know, and
what they do and do not need to practice.
Moments of confusion, frustration, uncertainty, and lack of confidence are part of the
process of acquiring new skills and new knowledge.
Humans and animals explore their worlds for the sake of learning, regardless of rewards
and punishment connected with success.
You can teach an old dog new tricks. In fact, older learners have the benefit of prior
knowledge and critical skills—two advantages in learning.
Shedding light on what's going on when we learn and dispelling common myths about the
subject, How We Learn introduces you to this practical and accessible science in 24 half-hour
lectures presented by Professor Monisha Pasupathi of the University of Utah, an award-winning
psychology teacher and expert on how people of all ages learn.
Dr. Pasupathi's many examples cover the modern history of research on learning—from
behaviorist theory in the early 20th century to the most recent debates about whether IQ can be
separated from achievement, or whether a spectrum of different learning styles and multiple
intelligences really exist.
What You Will Learn
You start by examining 10 myths about learning. These can get in the way of making the fullest
use of the extraordinary capacity for learning and include widespread beliefs, such as that
college-educated people already know how to maximize learning or that a person must be
interested in a subject in order to learn it.
Professor Pasupathi then covers mistaken theories of learning, such as that lab animals and
humans learn in the same way or that the brain is a tabula rasa, a blank slate that can absorb
information without preparation. Babies might seem to be a counterexample, showing that you
can learn from scratch. However, you examine what newborns must know at birth in order for
them to learn so much, so quickly.
Next you explore in depth how humans master different tasks, from learning a native language
or a second language, to becoming adept at a sport or a musical instrument, to learning a new
city or a problem-solving strategy, to grasping the distinctive style of thinking required in
mathematics and science. Then you look inside the learning process itself, where many factors
come into play, including what is being learned and the context, along with the emotions,
motivations, and goals of the learner. You close by considering individual differences. Some
people seem to learn without effort. How do they do it?
Tips on Learning
Along the way, Professor Pasupathi offers frequent advice on how to excel in many different
Mastering material: Testing yourself is a very effective strategy for mastering difficult
material. Try taking a blank sheet of paper and writing down everything you can recall
about the subject. Then go back and review the material. Next, try another blank sheet
Second-language learning: Becoming fluent in a second language in adulthood is
difficult because your brain is tuned to your native language and misses important clues
in the new language. To overcome this obstacle, immerse yourself among native
speakers of the new language.
Motivating a child: When trying to motivate a schoolchild to learn, avoid controlling
language, create opportunities to give the child a sense of choice, and be careful about
excessive praise and other forms of rewards, which can actually undermine learning.
Maintaining a learning edge: Middle-aged and older adults can preserve their learning
aptitude by exercising to maintain cardiovascular health, staying mentally active, and
periodically trying a new challenge, such as learning to draw or studying new dance
Adventures in Learning
Winner of prestigious teaching awards from her university's chapter of Psi Chi, the National
Honor Society in Psychology, Dr. Pasupathi brings today's exciting field of learning research
alive. Her descriptions of ongoing work in her field, in which she is a prominent participant, are
vivid and insightful, allowing you to put yourself into a given experiment and ask, "How would I
react under these circumstances? What does this tell me about my own approach to learning?"
By the time How We Learn ends, you will appreciate the incredible breadth of what we learn in
our lifetimes, understand the commonality and diversity of human learning experiences, and
come away with strategies for enhancing your own adventures in learning.
"Learning is a human birthright," says Professor Pasupathi. "Everything about us is built for
lifelong learning—from our unusually long childhood and our large prefrontal cortex to our
interest in novelty and challenge." And she finds reason for optimism about the future of
humanity due to our almost miraculous capacity to learn.
*Note: this item was purchased from The Great Courses, not trainerswarehouse.com.
Debriefing & Disposable Tools (including Kudos Corner)
STRESS-FREE DEBRIEFING TOOLS, ESSENTIALS
Draw out learning points gleaned from your games
and activities. Toss these foam stress balls to class
participants and ask them to share accordingly:
The "Essentials" Set: an observation (eyeball), a
question (question mark), a new idea (light bulb),
something they learned (brain) or heard (ear),
something they'll try when they walk away (foot), a
feeling they experienced (heart), a way someone
Unit Price: USD$33.95
FORTUNE COOKIE DEBRIEF (24 COOKIE/SET)
It's the perfect after-lunch debriefing tool! Put your
own debriefing or get-to-know-you questions, or
discussion topic into each of the 24 reusable, silk
fortune cookies, for a fun and effective wrap-up to
any activity. The set of "cookies" comes with over
120 ready-to-use processing questions (courtesy of
Training Wheels, Inc.) and is packaged in a snazzy
vinyl takeout box.
Unit Price: USD$39.99
Quantity: 1 set
WHAT? TRIO - DEBRIEF
Have an explicit conversation with your group and ask:
WHAT? What have you learned?
SO WHAT? Of what importance is the learning?
NOW WHAT? How will you ensure that you use the
Learners can write key points and actions to be taken right on
the foam blocks. Give one set to every participant as a
reminder to apply the training message.
Unit Price: USD$6.00each
Encourage doodling during class? Yes! Ask each student to record the most useful or inspiring
points they acquired in your class onto their very own foam product. When the course is over,
it's theirs to keep, as a fun reminder to apply what they learned. We recommend using ballpoint
pen or fine tip permanent marker.
REMINDER KEY POINTS (25/PACK)
Give them a fun tool to remember the KEY
points of your presentation
Foam, 5" long x 0.75" wide.
Unit Price: USD$59.95
Quantity: 1 set of 25
REMINDER HANDS (25/PACK)
Don’t let them forget!
Foam, 4.5" H x 3"W.
Unit Price: USD$56.00
Quantity: 1 set of 25
BRIGHT IDEA! LIGHTBULB (25/PACK)
Help them remember their brightest ideas!
We recommend using ballpoint pen or fine tip
Unit Price: USD$79.00
Quantity: 1 set of 25
MEMORY BLOCK PUZZLE (SET OF 24)
Encourage learners to synthesize and remember
what they learned in training by writing out key
Set of 24 ready-to make, foam puzzles in
assortment of 6 colours: purple, orange, red, blue,
green and yellow. Each finished puzzle is approx.
a 3" cube.
Unit Price: USD$48.50
Quantity: 1 set of 24
One side pre-printed with: "These are YOUR memories. You've experienced brand new thinking
and tried new ways of doing things. You've stretched your mind, challenged your thinking.
WRITE DOWN WHAT YOU LEARNED. PUZZLE OVER IT. Recall key points & keep it fresh."
Remaining 5 sides are left blank for student's personal memories. Pen- and marker-friendly.
MEMORY POSTCARDS (SET OF 12)
Reminders in their mailbox. That’s
Help build long-term memory of important
learning points by sending your participants
a postcard reminder. It couldn’t be easier.
Unit Price: USD$18.95
Quantity: 2 sets
At the end of class, they fill in their “points to
remember” and mailing address. A week or
two later, you drop them in any mailbox.
BRAIN PLANE (SET OF 24)
Make sure that follow-up happens!
After any meeting, there are usually a handful of
"action items" or "take-away points." Distribute a Brain
Plane to each participant and ask everyone to write
out new goals to soar with or key points to target.
Set of 24 sheets with punch-out planes. Six bright
colours in each pack. Material: EVA foam 3.75" x 8.5"
(Flat) | 4.5" x 5.5" (Assembled)
Unit Price: USD$39.95
Quantity: 1 set of 24
DO-IT-YOURSELF TROPHY (SET OF 12)
These are an imaginative, fun way to recognize achievement and excellence in the
workplace or the classroom.
Write your own "kudos" messages on the trophy
"cup" and award them to colleagues or students,
or encourage your learners to do the same and
hand them out to fellow group members or coworkers.
Unit Price: USD$27.95
Quantity: 1 set of 12
Set of 12 ready-to-make foam puzzles in
assortment of 6 colors: purple, orange, red, blue,
green and yellow. Each finished trophy puzzle is
approx. 4-1/4" W x 5-1/2" H.
THUMBALL CUPS (SET OF 25)
Connect with your colleagues over a
cup of coffee. Answer the question
under your thumb and let the
Unit Price: USD$15.99
SCRATCH ‘N SEE – CARDS & STICKERS (100 SETS)
Make Your Own Scratch Tickets in class to:
Determine length of break
Identify team leaders
Select presentation topics
Pick prize winners (or prizes)
Share content-related tips
Just type your winning prizes, numbers, or group
names into a printed template, print onto colorful
perforated sheets, adhere the scratch-off stickers, and
snap them apart.
Unit Price: USD$16.95
Quantity: 1 set of 100 tickets & 100 stickers
Tools to reinforce our culture of shared appreciation!
KUDOS CARDS (SET OF 25)
Don’t reserve praise for only your top performers.
Everyone likes to receive praise and it feels good
to give it. Encourage sharing appreciation of
others with these unique cards.
Unit Price: USD$6.50
Quantity: ONE set of 25
KUDOS TOKENS (SET OF 10)
Motivate your “strivers” to keep up the good work
and keep growing.
Token is inscribed with KUDOS on one side; the
reverse says Pass it along. Each token is 3/4"
diameter. Solid medium-weight metal feels great
in your hand!
Unit Price: USD$7.95
Quantity: ONE set of 10
KUDOS PAD (SET OF 10 PADS)
Create good vibes! Don't wait for momentous
events to give positive feedback. Use these
clever notes liberally to boost learners' and
colleagues' spirits, recognize large or small
contributions, and inspire continued effort.
Kudos Note Pad Set (25 sheets/pad; 10
pads/set). Each pad is approx. 4" x 5.5".
Unit Price: USD$9.95
Quantity: ONE set of 10 pads
YOU GOT CAUGHT! CARDS (SET OF 25)
Sometimes we take good work for granted and forget to let our students and co-workers
know when we appreciate them.
A nice way to recognize positive contributions
is to give them a "You Got Caught Doing
Something Good" business card. You'll catch
everybody by surprise with this unsolicited
positive feedback -- and you'll set an example
for everyone to do the same.
Each colorful 3.5" x 2" card is printed on one
side with "You Got Caught...doing something
good." They make GREAT pass-along gifts
from colleague to colleague!
Unit Price: USD$6.50
Quantity: ONE set of 25 cards
MINI CHEST WITH 30 APPRECIATION TOKENS
30 Tokens of Appreciation in a mini-treasure chest! Encourage sharing appreciation of others with these
unique tokens, packaged in an attractive wooden minitreasure chest. (Mini-chests are assorted styles and
may vary from photo.) Chest measures 4" wide, 3.5"
high, 3" deep. Total weight with coins: approx 1/2 lb.
Each token is 3/4" diameter. Solid medium-weight metal
feels great in your hand!
Unit Price: USD$24.95
Quantity: ONE chest with 30 tokens
TOKENS OF APPRECIATION & CARDS COMBO (SET OF 10 EACH)
Each colourful 3.5" x 2" card is printed on one side with
this motivational message:
Unit Price: USD$11.95
Quantity: ONE set of ten each
Too often in our circles, appreciation goes unspoken,
So, let us start anew with this very special token.
Please don’t stash it in a wallet or leave it at your ‘station,’
"Pass it on" to a fellow friend, in an Act of Appreciation.
As on and on it travels, giving thanks and recognition.
Ours will become a place of brightened disposition.
SMILE TOKENS (SET OF 10)
Everyone feels better when smiles go 'round. A tense interaction eases up, a customer relaxes,
and you feel better about the work you do.
Encourage keeping a positive outlook with these
Each token is 3/4" diameter. Solid mediumweight metal feels great in your hand!
Unit Price: USD$7.95
Quantity: ONE set of 10 tokens
METAL BEAD CHAINS (SET OF 10)
36" long metal bead chains are a great way to keep our
Trainers Warehouse gift tokens from disappearing from
view! Just string the token onto a chain and let your
students come up with creative ways to wear or proudly
display their gifts.
P.S. These chains are also great fidget toys -- quiet but
fun to "fiddle" with.
Unit Price: USD$2.00
Quantity: TWO sets of 10 chains
MILLION DOLLAR BILLS, WALLET-SIZE, ONE DOZEN
Pay it forward. Let someone know they are
Say ‘thanks a million!’
Unit Price: USD$7.00
Quantity: ONE pack of 12 bills
Make any question a million dollar question!
If they get it right, give 'em the bucks.
Weighs only 4 oz. for easy transport
Unit Price: USD$11.00
Quantity: ONE kit
Reinforce your most critical messages with this fun gift.
This playful bundle reminds anyone who communicates
with others to:
2¢ coin: Their 2¢ Matters -- remember to listen!
Mirror Ball: Understand one another from all
Mini Spring: Be flexible.
Smile Mirror: Smile! They can hear it in your voice.
Party blowout: Make 'em feel good.
Smile Guy: Exceed expectations.
Race Car: Go the extra mile.
All packed up in a fun "take-out" box.
CREATIVITY FIDDLE SET
Unit Price: USD$23.95
Quantity: ONE kit
Active hands mean active minds!
This set of 6 fidget toys is uniquely suited to
activate your mind. The colorful, malleable, and
playful assortment is sure to stimulate your
fingers and brain cells!
Comes packaged in a convenient, sleek, seethrough zippered pouch.
Brain Putty - Colour-changing putty will bounce, stretch, and snap. Just a touch from your
hands will reveal a new "hot" colour. Tin is 3" diam.
Bendeez - Flexible plastic with a soft texture bends into any shape imaginable! Comes in
Cheese & Mice - Deliciously stretchy cheese riddled with numerous stretchy hiding places
for the two adorable, soft rubber mice. Cheese is 2" cube.
Mini Metal Spring - Just like a mini metal Slinky. Fit it over a finger, stretch it out to 4 feet
long, and it "boings" back to place. 1" diam.
Flexi-blox Wooden Fidget - Stretch it, fold it, transform it into an endless variety of new 3D shapes. 12 colourful wooden blocks tied together with a stretchy elastic cord. 6" long.
Tangle - the popular multicoloured fidget toy with movable joints that can pull apart.
Logistics & Reusable Equipment
SMART CART – BLACK FABRIC
The Smart Cart is perfect and convenient for anyone
on the go! It has smooth gliding wheels for easy
maneuverability and an ergonomic extendable handle
that allows you to pull more weight with less effort.
The top of the handle is made of a nonslip rubber
material for optimal comfort which is especially
important when pulling heavy loads. It has a front
pocket for easy access storage.
It folds down to only 3" for compact storage!
Dimensions of polyester fabric basket when open: 13"
x 10.5" x 15". Handle telescopes to 21" above basket.
Weighs only 3 lbs, weight capacity of 90 lbs.
Unit Price: USD$27.50 / Quantity: ONE
PACK-N-ROLL CART, BLACK
This supremely lightweight (6.5 lbs.) crate is a terrific
container-on-the-go, ideal for carrying files, trade show
papers, and all your other training stuff.
Folds down to 3" wide when not in use. The Black crate
expands to 15" x 16.5" x 15"D. Squeeze handle extends
to 23." Recommended carry load: 55 pounds of small
Unit Price: USD$32.99
SUPER TALL PACK-N-ROLL CART, MESH
This Super Tall Rolling Cart folds down to a 3 in. thick compact case for
Holds up to 55 lb. to store multiple items
Plastic construction is lightweight, durable and will not rust
Push-button, telescopic, aluminum handle with a contoured plastic
grip for comfort
4 Smooth-rolling rubber tires with a Snap-on side-support
mechanism for easy mobility
Unit Price: USD$32.99
MINI DRY-ERASE SIGN
Short on time? Create table stands on the fly!
No need to print out signage with these miniature ONE-sided,
dry-erase table signs. Just write it on and wipe it off whenever
you need to!
4" W x 5.5" H. ONE-sided whiteboards. Includes black dryerase marker.
Unit Price: USD$1.85
MARBLE SIGN HOLDER
Don't blow your budget on costly signs!
These economical sign holders let you put up table signs
wherever you need them. Just slip your own rigid sign into the
rubber "grip" of the open end, and you're ready to go!
The base of the stand is real marble. (Base is 3" x 2" x 1.5" H)
Unit Price: USD$3.99
CONVERTIBLE DESKTOP SIGN HOLDER – EXTENDS UP TO 2 FEET
It's easy to set up, easy to move, easy to swap in new signs at a
moment's notice by simply printing them out on standard sized paper. Weighing in at only a little over 1 pound, this
surprisingly stable sign holder comes with an 8.5" x
11" clear Docu-Pocket (document holder) that can
be positioned both horizontally and vertically. Unit Price: USD$32.95
Perfect affordable sign holder for any desktop need: use them on conference tables, banquet
tables, reception areas. This versatile stand comes with a two poles, each 1 foot length. Use
both to extend to 2 feet, just one for 1 foot high, or none at all! Circular 8" diam. metal base is
super-stable, and the flexible grip can accommodate the thickness of a DocU-Pocket or any
sign of your own up to 1/8" in thickness.
Recommended for indoor use.
6FT FLOOR STAND FOR 8.5”X11” & 11”X17” SIGNS
At last, a graceful, versatile, and lightweight sign
holder at an affordable price! Plus, it's easy to set
up, easy to move, easy to swap in new signs at a
moment's notice by simply printing them out on
standard sized paper.
Weighing in at only a little over 2 pounds, this
surprisingly stable floor stand doubles as a 5 ft. or a
6 ft. stand, measuring a maximum of 70" from floor
to the top of the pole, and includes two plastic
Docu-Pockets (document holders) to accommodate
both 8.5" x 11" and 11" x 17" signs.
It collapses to 11.5" by means of an
elasticized cord inside 5 individual poles just like collapsible tent poles! Plus, you'll get an
independent 1ft. length that may be inserted to
Each base is 8" diam, weighs 1.3 lbs.
create a 6 ft. stand for better visibility in a crowded
Recommended for indoor use.
Unit Price: USD$62.95
DOCU-POCKETS 8.5INX14IN CLEAR
This thin plastic frame is perfect for framing documents. Not
flimsy like a page protector, not rigid like an acrylic frame!
Fingerprint-resistant, hangs anywhere, even fabric cubicle walls.
Velcro & Omni backing chosen.
Unit Price: USD$3.76
ORIGINAL REUSABLE NAME CARD – DRY-ERASE TENTS, LARGE
Participants can write their nicknames on our
Original LARGE erasable, reusable name tents. It
will increase their comfort and save you from preprinting formal name cards.
These two-sided 4" H x 11" L x 3"D molded plastic
whiteboard tents let you see names from the front
or the back of the room. Molded construction
makes stacking and storage easier than ever.
Unit Price: USD$3.50
Quantity: THIRTY (30)
Great for presenting in small and medium sized rooms, and
a boon for field trips. At the end of a long day of presenting,
you'll still have your voice.
This portable PA system weighs just over 1 pound, with
rechargeable batteries (included). It straps around your
waist and goes with you as you work the room. The
lightweight headset microphone keeps your hands free to
gesture, eat, or whatever. The molded base stabilizes the
unit for desktop use as well. This 5-watt amp is a little
powerhouse -- we tested it here in the warehouse and
everyone heard it loud and clear.
Dimensions: 6.3" x 4.6" x 1.8"
Weight: 1.3 lb. (rechargeable
Volume and tone control
Volume & on/off switch
Input: Aux-in to connect with
Unit Price: USD$339.95 each
LCD projectors or laptop
Warranty: 1 yr
Attached belt clip to clip on your own belt, or use the 1 nylon belt included
MINI TRIPOD FOR VOICESAVER
Use the Tabletop Mini Tripod with microphones, cameras
and the Califone VoiceSaver Compact Portable Sound
System. Light tripod is easy to store and carry.
Comes with one universal microphone clip for users to use
with various sizes of handheld microphones. Adjust the
height from 4 ¼” to 6 ¾”.
Accommodates 3 thread sizes: 1/4" x 20, 3/8" x 16, 5/8"
x27. Cast-Zinc base.
Unit Price: USD$29.00
JUMBO HAND CLACKERS (SET OF 5)
Set of 5 Jumbo Hand Clackers to cheer on your team or to
applaud a winning performance.
15" L. Various color combinations, packed randomly.
Unit Price: USD$12.00
Quantity: ONE set of 5
WIZARD WALL REPOSITIONABLE CLING FILM & WHITEBOARD
“Instant. Collaboration. Everywhere.™”
Turn any indoor surface into an INSTANT EASEL
or use as a REPOSITIONABLE WHITEBOARD -no tape, pins or adhesives needed. Its imbedded
static charge clings on either side.
It has hundreds of uses – ideal for collaboration,
planning and instruction. Cover an entire
conference room wall for a brainstorming session,
roll the pieces up at the end of the session and take
them back to the office!
Removable, repositionable, erasable AND
can be used on BOTH sides. The 2 mil film
is guaranteed not to leave a sticky residue
or pull off paint or plaster when removed.
It's environmentally friendly, recyclable as a
number 5 plastic, and non-toxic. This Large Kit Wizard Wall system is a compact kit that includes:
Roll of WHITE Static Cling Film, 30 inch wide x 50 feet
2 Storage/Mailing Tubes
Unit Price: USD$162.00
Cartridge w/ Cutting System
Quantity: ONE Large Wizard Wall
1 Dry Erase Marker (blue)
2 Permanent Markers (black and red)
1 Dry Eraser
How long will Wizard Wall last? Wizard Wall can be removed and repositioned from one wall
to another several times and typically lasts four to six months, sometimes longer depending on
where you hang it. The smoother the surface, the longer it will cling.
WIZARD WALL REPOSITIONABLE CLING FILM - CLEAR
In addition to turning any indoor surface into an
easel, it is ideal for overlaying on pictures, maps
and drawings alread on the wall, while providing
a see-through barrier that can be written on with
a permanent or dry erase marker. Wizard Wall
CLEAR film clings to any indoor surface, and
works especially well on top of the white Wizard
Wall film, allowing you to create charts,
Unit Price: USD$79.00
Quantity: ONE standard box of CLEAR Cling Film
30 QUICK RESPONSE TWO-SIDED WHITEBOARDS COMBO WITH HANGING RACK
Keep participants engaged in learning by frequently
soliciting their input and responses. See how each
learner is retaining and applying your lessons.
These nifty dry-erase, TWO-sided whiteboards
(5.9" x 7.75") are great for:
Conducting icebreaker activities
Rating or ranking items
Sharing game answers Unit Price: USD$89.45
Quantity: ONE rack with 30 boards
This combo package comes with 30 whiteboards (assorted colours) and a customized Hanging
Rack. Each painted steel rack holds 30 Quick Response Whiteboards. The rack measures 12"
high, 16" wide, 7.5" deep without whiteboards.
DRY-ERASE WHITEBOARD MARKER
Your basic no-name marker at an affordable price.
(These markers fit perfectly in the slots of the Snap-on
Unit Price: USD$0.79
Quantity: 20 each of Blue, Green & Black (total of 60)
MINI WHITEBOARD ERASERS
FACTORY SECONDS (SET OF 100)
These mini-erasers didn't pass our quality control
test because they are a little thinner than our
original mini-erasers, but they still make great
companions for Quick Response Whiteboards - put
one in every student's hands!
Sold in packs of 100 erasers. Each eraser is 2.5" L
x 1.25" W. Thickness varies slightly; most are 3/8"
thickness. For dry-erase markers.
Unit Price: USD$16.50
Quantity: ONE set of 100
WRITE ‘N TOSS TRIO (3/PK)
Easy-to-see game dice!
With these customizable dice, you can even write
in question categories, learning topics, and more.
Alternatively, use them for more conventional
applications — to see who goes first, determine
question point values, or choose teams.
Unit Price: USD$20.95
Quantity: ONE set of 3
You get three (3) 4" fabric cubes. Each cube has
see-through plastic pockets to insert your
questions, categories, points. Comes with blank
cards in each pocket.
Rory's Story Cubes® game contains 9 cubes with
iconic images to spark the imagination.
9 cubes / 54 images / 10 million combinations
The visual and kinesthetic nature of Rory's Story
Cubes, along with the simplicity of design and
gameplay, make it accessible to engage with for
all ages and abilities.
Unit Price: USD$7.95
Quantity: ONE set of cubes
LIGHTS AND SOUNDS BUZZERS (SET OF 4)
These lively "ring-in" buzzers light up and make
sounds when pressed.
Boost student response during any class activity
or game! Sounds mimic real-world objects—a
siren, a game-show buzzer, a laser and a
Unit Price: USD$24.95
Quantity: ONE set of 4 buzzers
Set of 4 (red, blue, green, orange) Each
measures 3.5” in diameter. Require 2 AAA
batteries, not included
DRY-ERASE SPIN-IT PRIZE WHEEL, TABLETOP, 24IN DIAMETER
Sturdy and stable design
Digitally printed face sealed with dry erase
Dual bearing hub provides a smooth spinning
Compact design for easy storage
This Prize Wheel's sturdy design is backed with a
5 YEAR REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE.
Solid and sturdy construction with dual bearing
hub and a stable base.
Unit Price: USD$79.99
The face is digitally printed and sealed with dry
erase laminate. Write your prizes or question
categories in the sections with a dry-erase marker
-- then wipe off clean with a dry cloth.
LIVE A LIFE LESS ORDINARY
COMMUNICATION & TEAM-BUILDING GAME
1 Portfolio Carry Case
1 Playing Board
1 Rules of Play
1 Key Card
4 Packs of Cards: Lessons,
Insight, Values & Energy
6 Player Counters
24 Life Wealth Tokens
Why LIVE - Get the most out of your biggest asset,
your people. This powerful team building and
strategic resource will help build relationships and
understanding to promote a lively and effective work
When to use it - Teambuilding, staff development,
icebreaking, induction, recruitment, coaching &
mentoring, counselling on a one to one basis - any
aspect of people engagement.
Unit Price: USD$339.95 each
Players: Recommended for 4 to 6 players. Up to 12 players can also play alternate turns.
Duration: Dependent upon participant interaction and group size. On average play lasts
between 45 minutes and 1 hour. The LIVE debrief sessions, pre and post play should be
allocated an additional 30 minutes.
CHALLENGING ASSUMPTIONS PROBLEM SOLVING ACTIVITY
So simple but such a powerful message! This activity
lasts between 10 and 20 minutes and is an ideal way
of raising the awareness of a group of learners about
the pre-conceptions and assumptions we bring into
new situations. This is very valuable in problem-solving
or innovative thinking processes as it highlights how
we can limit our thinking and reject new possibilities if
they do not fit with our existing patterns.
Unit Price: USD$254.00
Each toolbox contains 4 puzzles of different colors (red, blue, green and orange) designed to
work with a group of up to 16 people, in up to four independent sets of up to 4 people per set,
comparing and contrasting approaches to 'Challenging Assumptions'.
This activity works particularly well in small groups (3 or 4 people) with a number of observers.
If the players are asked to ‘think aloud’ and describe what they are doing and thinking,
observers can note the patterns that either limit or progress their problem-solving.
PASS THE BALL & PASS THE BUCK
This rapid-fire, fast-paced game of passing multiple
objects back and forth, up and down the line of
team members starts out easy and gets complex
very quickly. The sheer number of objects being
passed becomes the team’s greatest challenge.
And watch out for the competition. If they “drop the
ball,” it could affect your team’s performance.
Objective: To teach balance in task management
and shared responsibility for the team’s actions.
Unit Price: USD$199.00
Learning outcomes: Handing off responsibilities, two-way communication, multi-tasking,
balancing between linear, sequential and matrix task management, controlling multiple
variables, and managing inter-team interactions.
# of Players: 10 to 60 players per set
Length: 30 – 45 minutes 28
IMAGES OF ORGANISATIONS
Navigate difficult organizational topics with a
discussion tool that makes it safe to air risky
attitudes and feelings.
The set contains three copies of 16 carefully
designed and selected images and a manual of
suggested uses. The images are designed to
be metaphors through which individuals and
teams can explore organizational issues. The
cartoon style is accessible so it allows a "door"
to be opened into dialogue that might otherwise
be too risky or challenging to be tackled
directly. People at all levels within organizations
can relate to the images and experiences
The positive and negative nature of
the images allows teams to choose
an image to aspire to and an image
Idea group size: 6-16. Possible 4-30
Ideal duration: 30 minutes
Unit Price: USD$169.00
THE ROAD TO THERE
STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR TEAMS
Walks individuals and teams through the process of
visualizing the future and creating a clear road map
that identifies the objectives, the potential obstacles,
and the distance between where you currently are
and how far you need to go to get “THERE.” With it
are the “Hows” that everyone involved can
participate in creating – therefore making it “real” to
the individual contributor and inspiring ownership.
Unit Price: USD$299.95
This Deluxe Kit for The Road to There consists of:
one 6 ft x 3 ft. vinyl Road Map & 3M Velcro strips for wall-mounting
4 sets of Mind-mapping Activity sticky-note pads (each set has 5 different pads with 25
2 25-sheet Road Map Worksheet Notepads
Reproducible Worksheets and Planning Sheets, PowerPoint Presentation with Case
Study example, and Facilitator Instructions on USB flash drive
COLOURBLIND COMMUNICATION &
TEAM BUILDING KIT
COLOURBLIND® was developed in 1991 for
training Air Traffic Controllers in Great Britain -where team communication is fundamental to
success and where absolutely no margin for
error, misunderstanding or ambiguity can be
tolerated. Since then, COLOURBLIND has
been used worldwide to focus on the
fundamental skills of great two-way
communication and the achievement of shared
meaning. It is also used to explore team
problem-solving, team understanding of
abstract concepts and to explore team culture.
Unit Price: USD$434.00
Wearing blindfolds to ensure total dependence upon the quality of their verbal communication,
and holding a collection of small, irregular, coloured plastic shapes, a group works together to
gather information that will allow them to solve a puzzle. The size of the group (between 4 and
28) demands different types of skill: information and group management, effective listening and
questioning, strong chairing skills, the ability to clarify and summarize and the need for
feedback to ensure understanding.
The exercise can last for up to 40 minutes, with breaks for review and coaching, and generates
a large amount of discussion. The activity can greatly benefit employees working in remote
locations and is widely used for telephone support and customer service positions. COUNTER INTELLIGENCE
GROUP PROBLEM SOLVING
Task supervision: establishing and controlling a
process, giving clear instructions, asking for and
summarizing inputs and setting out next steps.
This activity works well at first line supervisor level
and allows group members to exercise a range of
communication and logic skills. It involves active
participation from all group members as each is
required to contribute their information in order to
complete the task, and a leadership role can be
assigned (or left to emerge from within the group).
Unit Price: USD$111.00
This activity would work well with large groups -- the materials are simple and portable, it is
time bound (15 minutes of activity) and needs no briefing (all instructions are provided on the
information/task cards). 30