In the experiential world of training and team events, we tend to think that the use of ice breaker games and energisers at the start of training sessions are commonly used - but I was surprised when I attended an Institute of Training & Development course to discover that this isn't so! There were many trainers on the course who had never used an icebreaker game ever. Albeit, the trainers were from many different backgrounds.
Our program leaders extolled the the virtues of using ice breaker games to get participants warmed-up and challenged each person in turn to come up with a new ice breaker game that the group could enjoy.
The results were amazing. We all really looked forward to the start of the day and the after lunch sessions when each trainee had a chance to be "Games Master" for a short while, and we got to sample a new creative and ingenious game.
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