Compendium of Icebreakers

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Human Resource Development, Aug 1, 2007 - Business & Economics - 150 pages
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How you begin and end a training course is vital and shouldnt be left to chance. This manual introduces easy-to-use openings and closings that can increase the cohesiveness of your group, create a relaxed atmosphere and enhance the learning experience whether you are new to this type of exercise or not. The book contains 70 icebreakers, energizers and other exercises the authors have tested on the training front lines including 40 beginnings and 30 endings. Each exercise includes these at-a-glance sections: Content indicates the type of group the exercise is useful for; Purpose clarifies further objectives for the exercise; Materials lists pens, paper and other materials you will need; Method contains your instructions as the trainer; Suggested Explanation guides you in what you might say about the exercise to the group; Variations describe other ways the basic exercise can be used; Pitfalls describe dangers to watch out for. Two matrix indexes one for beginnings and one for endings make it easy to find just the right exercise for your situation. With Compendium of Icebreakers, you can be sure to choose appropriate exercises for your desired objective, ask participants to only do things that are reasonable, be clear about the purpose and outcome of each exercise and be sensitive to individual differences.
 

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Contents

Beginnings
1
Alphabet Game
3
Animals
7
Apples and Pears
9
BacktoBack
11
Behind My Back
13
Book Jacket
15
Breathing Through Your Toes
17
Where do I fit in?
81
Where in the world?
83
Who cleaned their teeth this morning?
85
Zodiac Game
87
Endings
89
Action
91
And Now Goodbye
93
Card to Remember Me By
95

Bunny Game
19
Creating Rapport
21
Deliveries
23
Dings and Dongs
25
Do I trust you?
29
Fruit
31
Getting to Know You
33
Great Expectations
35
Guess Whose
37
Hobbies
39
How are you feeling?
41
want to be
43
Journey to the Group
45
Left Luggage
47
Life Collage
49
Messages from My Past
51
My Fantasy
53
My Secret Self
55
Obituary
57
Personal Shield
59
Picture of Myself
61
Reincarnation
63
Shaking Out
65
Shapes
67
Snapshot
69
Success Story
73
Suitcases
75
Three Faces of Me
77
Travel Agents
79
Closing Circles
97
Color This Group
99
Compliments
101
Different Ways to Say Goodbye
103
Do I trust you now?
105
Gallery of Wants and Offers
107
Gift to the Group
109
Group Shield
111
Group Sound
113
How do I feel now?
115
ImportExport Game
117
Letter to Myself
119
Letting Go
121
Messages in the Shoe
123
My how Ive changed
125
My Message to You
127
Over the Rainbow
129
Pairs Appreciation
131
Remember Me
133
Review of Expectations
135
Snapshot
137
Story Time
139
This is Goodbye
141
This is Our Group
143
Traffic Lights
145
What do I take away with me?
147
Youre great as you are but
149
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