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Reviews of AQR Training Courses

Reasons to attend: times four
AQR's moderating skills course is one of its stalwarts, providing invaluable hands-on moderating experience, and the opportunity to network with your peers.
In the spirit of "yes, and"
Life can get too serious, so three cheers for a session like Breakfast Bites which revealed that the conversation which emerges during play is where the magic starts to happen.
High-energy route to moderating
AQR's moderating skills course is one of the most popular on the calendar, and it's good to know that it's still giving delegates the tools they need for the job.
Welcome to the Games
'Collaborative consumer workshop'. 'Interactive workshop-style debrief'. 'Co-creation workshopping'. Carol Wale thought such terms sounded great, but what do they mean?
Walking the moderating talk
"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is." And attending AQR's mod skills course is guaranteed to underline that difference.
The art of the infographic
Making your slides stand out can be a time consuming and costly process but AQR's recent Breakfast Bites gave us the tools to marry design with data ourselves.
Whose slide is it anyway?
Does presenting ever get easier? AQR's Breakfast Bites revealed the three key tenets to bear in mind before standing up. It's all a matter of 'letting go', really.
Challenge of online
Online research is familiar to us all but that's not to say we couldn't get more inspiring insights from the qualitative tools available. And that's where AQR's recent course fits in.
Keep the conversation flowing
It's one thing to observe moderators in action, another to step into their shoes, and to experience what being a respondent is like. But that's what 'hands on' is all about.
Finding a personal voice
It's easy for moderators to get stuck in their ways but Sweating the Small Stuff acts as a mirror and, as attendees found, a catalyst for change.
All round leadership
This course not only enhanced leadership skills but also taught how to develop professional fitness.
Vienna in the Spring
So what's new in qual? The QRCA Worldwide Conference highlighted living in the moment, semiotics for everyone and client involvement.
The curious storyteller
From mod skills to analysis and storytelling, over two Thursdays and Fridays attendees learnt how to moderate, process knowledge and turn it into a compelling debrief.