Got those Lockdown Blues?

Let's face it the last year has not been easy for Trainers. But we all know that Trainers have a little bit of the actor in them - and they've lost their live audiences! Well, mostly.

So some of us have gone virtual and though it can be a little clunky at times, it’s filling the gap until we can get back to what we like – which is face to face training. And I think that once we do get back, there’ll be so much energy and enthusiasm that productivity will take off! Let’s all look forward to that.

In the meantime, we can still do a lot with virtual. The key is to keep things simple. Here at Northgate, we are busy transforming existing classroom activities for virtual use and we have learnt which ones are the most successful (and easiest to run).

So if you want some advice and help, here goes:

Start with either Lost in the Wilderness! or All Adrift!  These are comparatively short discussion activities ideal for teamwork, assessment and general group behaviours. And they are easy to run. 

With confidence you can then move on to say, Astronaut Rescue Mission or Wiff Waff.  Both are strong teamwork activities that have received excellent feedback from Trainers.

Once you have used these, the sky’s your limit and you can move on to other Northgate virtual activities on a wide variety of skills.

We’re always here and happy to help with advice and support. Remember, there’s no such thing as a stupid question! We’re all learning how to cope in this weird world we now inhabit.

Good luck and keep positive!

Mike Lynch & the Northgate Team


Any questions & more information

If you have any questions, including about using our products virtually, do give us a call on +44 (0)1225 484990. You can also visit the product webpage below or use the LiveChat here on our website.