Icebreakers

This topic contains a range of icebreaker tools that you can use.
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Introducing yourself - the trainer
Use this tool to introduce yourself to the group, set behaviour patterns for their introductions, arouse the group’s interest in you and present your credentials.
Introducing participants to each other - What am I
Using this tool is lighthearted way to get the course attendees talking to each other. This is particularly important if the course contains discussion sessions and role play sessions.
Introducing participants to each other - Like meets like
You can use this tool to allow the group to get to know each other personally.
Introducing participants to each other - In the manner of
This tool is useful as a way of starting courses where the participants will be using or observing body language as it encourages the audience to do both.
Introducing participants to each other - The reverse interview
This tool can be used to open up group communication by having participants introduce each other
Introducing participants to each other - A few of my favourite things
This tool is an introductory exercise that encourages the participants to be disclosive and to get to know each other quickly by describing personal objects that have a particular significance to them.
Introducing participants to each other - A picture of myself inside
This tool can be used to encourage the participants to think about what they want from the course.
Collecting and comparing objectives
You can use this tool to start the group communicating, clarify their objectives and allow the participants to get to know each other.
Testing participants' objectives are SMART
Use this tool to examine and clarify participants’ individual objectives and ensure that they are SMART.
How you will use your use your new knowledge
This tool can be used to give the participants on a course an incentive to learn.