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Research and consultation products

360° questionnaire

Tailored to each organisation’s needs, and available in a range of formats

Culture questionnaire

To help the organisation identify its current cultural indicators, and compare them with what the staff would most value in the future

Competency benchmarking

A method for identifying each person’s competency profile, and benchmarking it against the organisational standard in a very visual form

Evaluation model

SETI – which allows organisations not only to evaluate each of the four key levels of evaluation (course Satisfaction, Event evaluation, Transfer of learning and Impact of the learning), but converts the evaluation into a common unit of measurement, which allows different learning events to be compared, in terms of added value per unit cost


A Modern Manager’s Toolkit

100 Practical ideas, hints and tips for a modern manager, under the headings …

  • managing performance
  • managing relationships
  • managing resources
  • managing problems
  • managing yourself
  • managing culture, context and change

Available through Matrix Theory into Practice Ltd - view product page (new window)

Our 96 top tutorial activities

Co-written with Kate Benson, this contains a wide range of practical group activities. Though written specifically for the college sector, the manual has also proved popular as a source of group and teambuilding ideas.

Available through Matrix Theory into Practice Ltd - view product page (new window)

Building learner involvement, attention and recall

Containing 88 practical activities to engage the learner and help them retain and recall what they have learned. Organised under the headings of icebreakers, mood changers, attention grabbers and recall aids, the manual also indicates which activity is most useful for particular learning strategies, based on Gardner’s learning intelligences.

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DVDs and CDs

The Mentoring Partnership

Tailor made DVD to guide mentors and mentees through the mentoring process, and accompanied by full supporting notes, including regular self-test questions at the end of each section

Mentoring – the participants’ views

DVD of mentors and mentees sharing their experiences of how the mentoring scheme worked for them

Effective Xtras

An on-going series quarterly CDs, each of which summarises key learning points, hints and tips, on various training and development topics. These are available individually or as a set, or through an annual subscription.

  • Effective Xtras 1: clarifying responsibilities; favourite quotes
  • Effective Xtras 2: time management
  • Effective Xtras 3: assertiveness
  • Effective Xtras 4: problem solving
  • Effective Xtras 5: leadership
  • Effective Xtras 6: managing change
  • Effective Xtras 7: micro behaviours

Policy Manuals

Draft policies and good practice guides drawn from many years experience and reference to the best of relevant policies and practices elsewhere. We have policy manuals for the following:

  • Performance Review and Development (PR&D)
  • Performance Management
  • Managing Attendance


30 powerpoint presentations useful as ‘infotainments’ to use as attention grabbers, mood changers, or simple entertainment whilst people enter the room or return from breaks. All powerpoints are available for download, free of charge.
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Just to let you all know that on our SLIDEAS site, we are now offering a new powerpoint presentation every fortnight (alternate Sundays), for you to download for free! Our back catalogue of presentations is also available. So don’t miss out on these freebies - check the site regularly!! We’d also be interested in any similar presentations you have. Just email them to me, and I’ll get them published, with full credits to the author!