Successful role plays

Role plays are one of the most powerful ways to learn we have in the training room.

They’re a way to bring the various strands of theory together in a practical activity, it’s a way of turning the abstract into tangible action. It’s active, a change of pace, it allows for physical movement and engagement, it forces the learners to think and try stuff out, it helps to turn knowledge into skills.

It’s hated by almost everyone.

In this episode of the Trainer Tools podcast, I talk to Larry Reynolds about his six step approach to ensuring role plays are a success.

Since releasing this podcast I have blogged about it on TrainingZone website: Six steps to successful training course role plays

Larry Reynolds


Larry Reynolds is managing partner of 21st Century Leader, a consultancy that helps managers to have courageous conversations. We believe that courageous conversations are the key to high performance organisations where people love to work … read more about Larry here.

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About John Tomlinson
Learning & Development / Change Management / Host of the Trainer Tools podcast

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