Here's a neat little ice breaker that can be done in pairs or in small groups. It's a getting to know you exercise which will accelerate that introductory phase.
Ask participants to share, as a child, what they wanted to be when they grew up. Spend about 5 minutes sharing and asking questions and then swop over.
This can be a very powerful exercise for people who have not re-visited their childhood ambitions. Were these goals reached? When did they change? How many achieved their childhood goals?
Ask if anyone would be willing to share with the rest of the group?