Everything fits better with Windmills
Over the last twelve years we have embraced every opportunity to develop an inspirational and diverse portfolio of on and offline resources. Our portfolio consists of a range of stimulating and innovative exercises, audits and interactive sessions suitable for use by individuals or group workshops.
To access some certain elements of the portfolio, users will enter into a licence arrangement with Windmills. Take a look below to find out more about our portfolio.
THE ART OF BUILDING WINDMILLS
A core text of the Windmills portfolio this book provides a wide range of activities to help empower and encourage individuals to take control of their careers using the creative tactics. This resource is suitable for a wide range of clients looking to develop their skills.
ACTION PLANNING CARDS
A set of cards which help individuals to create and prioritise actions and take responsibility for their careers. A colour coded system links to the career tactics within the Art of Building Windmills making this an ideal accompaniment to the book.
LIFE’S ESSENTIALS POSTER FROM WLPG
An A3 sized poster which allows individuals to record their 6P’s – prime skills, passions, purpose, people, payoffs and place. Forming part of the WLPG programme it helps individuals to identify a purposeful work/life blend for their future lives.
This card sort categorises seven key families of skills important to perform in any organisation and highlight strengths and passions. Helping individuals to discover the skills they love using and are good it also identifies development needs and burn-out skills.
This card sort allows individuals to understand how they can blend their working, learning, playing and giving to clarify and improve their vision for the future. For those seeking a more purposeful work/life blend this resource is seen as being a great starting point.
A comprehensive carry-case of seven booklets, card sort and audio CD to help individuals achieve a sensible work/life balance illustrating how to blend four dimensions of life – working, learning, playing and giving to create an inspiring future.
A pragmatic guide offering practical advice on job search, CV and interview skills for individuals at any stage of their career. Job encourages readers to consider their job search from the employer’s perspective and find the inside track to securing an interview.
JOB SHOPPING BOOKLET
Using the idea of shopping as a metaphor to shop for your ideal job, Job Shopping, in ten pragmatic steps ensures a successful approach to taking an enterprising approach to work experience and full time careers.
THE ART OF CRAZY PAVING
Developed in partnership with Volunteering England and professionals in Higher Education this resource explores how to make the most of volunteering identifying a “crazy paving” approach to using new experiences and opportunities to develop future career and job prospect.
Developed to provide a self-directed structure for the employee to manage the development discussion with their line manager this resource has been used in a number of organisations to help improve communication, productivity and well being in the workplace. .
NO REGRETS BOOK
Representing your life in seven days this modular self-directed resource enables you to review your mindset, time, roles, talents, fulfilment, support and vision for the future to ensure that you have No Regrets on Sunday.
NO REGRETS DVD
Accompanying the No Regrets book this short, visual and engaging DVD summarises the key messages, ideas and concepts behind the No Regrets resources.
A set of 50 visual cards that represent interests, values, ideas and possessions that stimulate individuals to identify what matters to them; and is their working, learning, playing and giving enabling them to realise the important things in their life.
A highly visual activity with over 30 plates that represent life’s issues. Individuals answer the question “What’s on my plate today?” and identify the priorities and mix of issues they are facing and what actions they wish to take.
ANIMAL CHARACTERS CHANGE ACTIVITY
Taking a fresh perspective related to change, leadership and management, these cartoon characters along with a set of key phrases describe what individuals maybe thinking, feeling and seeing about the challenges ahead allowing them to explore these and determine actions to move forward.
PLAY YOUR PART
Designed and developed for Christians seeking a fresh perspective this simple guide encourages individuals to play their part and explore how they can fulfil their purpose. It has been used as a self help resource, in small group settings and community workshops.
Developed in conjunction with a focus group of young people STAR encourages them to develop an inspiring picture for their future to allow them to play a starring role in their own lives utilising their Skills/Treasures/Ambitions and Roles.
STAR LOTTERY BALLS CARDS
Using the lottery as a metaphor this strongly visual based card sort has been designed to encourage young people to explore what matters to them, what motivates and what drives them.
Accompanying STAR, this DVD is a high impact, visually stimulating four minute film highlighting the key messages and ideas behind STAR. Used as an opener for young people to prompt discussion prior to the STAR programme it motivates and engages.
STAR SKILLS CARDS
A pack of over 50 cards this skills activity identifies seven families of skills utilising employer based language and terms to help young people identify the skills they love and are good at – their STAR skills.
STAR CHAMPIONS GUIDE – ONLY AVAILABLE AS PART OF STAR LICENSE
Accompanying STAR – the programme for young people aged 12-19, this guide enables the individual supporting the group to develop a fun, interactive and exciting development programme aimed at encouraging young people to play a starring role in their own lives.