Getting Together: Icebreakers and Group Energizers
These brief, interactive games and activities raise your participants' awareness and prepare them to learn something new. Designed to be fun and energizing, the activities help people overcome the initial anxiety common among new acquaintances or in group situations.
This collection is conveniently divided into two categories: 1) icebreakers, which encourage mixing, and 2) group challenges, which energize and build team cohesion.
Use these games to:
- Promote interaction
- Introduce your topic
- Ease anxieties regarding sensitive or emotional issues
- Form partnerships or teams during the session
- Help people feel comfortable with the environment, the topic to be discussed, and one another
- Gain control of a group
- Get meetings started on a stimulating note
Each game is presented in a concise and easy-to-follow format. You'll get details such as objectives, materials required, preparation, activity instructions, variations, discussion questions, group size, time required, and reproducible worksheets or material templates.
Use these icebreakers today to energize your group for the work ahead!
Working Together: 55 Team Games
Strengthen team bonds with friAndly competition
Take your team to a higher level of performance with a healthy dose of competition. These stimulating activities provide lessons in determination, teamwork, and planning-all critical elements in achieving high performance.
Each game includes everything you need to conduct the activity, including instructions, materials required, time required, and reproducible worksheets or material templates. Each is categorized into one of these topics: change, communication, conflict resolution, data analysis, decision making, leadership, perception, problem solving, strategic planning, and time pressure.
These simple games will help you:
- Encourage members to cooperate and use all members' abilities
- Motivate individuals to maximize their contribution
- Demonstrate the benefits of cooperative competition
- Prepare your team to meet future challenges
- Emphasize teamwork as a means to a solution over winning
Use these games to enhance cooperation, resourcefulness, decision making, efficiency, and initiative in your team today!
Start your training on the right track and keep it there!
All Together Now!: A Seriously Fun Collection of Interactive Training Games and Activities
How do you get your participants involved and then hold on to their attention? Lorraine Ukens--a highly regarded author of activity resources -- offers sixty innovative, enjoyable, and effective activities designed to make learning unforgettable. Use these training tools to teach valuable lessons in:
- Conflict management
- Goal setting
- Problem solving
- Team dynamics
- . . . and more!
All the necessary forms and handouts are here, and they are reproducible to facilitate ease of use. Make training experiences interactive--and make learning memorable — with the help of this must-have treasury of games!