Ice breakers, as we know them, enable participants to get to know one another and become acquainted with one another. They usually take place at the beginning of a training session, meeting, or class activity. This packet will provide an opportunities to learn from and honor the participants who went
through the activity and involve them in the solutionsas well as give insight on how to end a session using this resource. Let's evaluate our session, day, activity, etc.
The first and last few minutes of any training session are vital - this is where educators/trainers set the tone, get participants motivated and into their learning state, and at the end, get them to review, reflect and reinforce their learning. Icebreaker and ending activities can make all the difference to a training session, transforming it from ordinary to extraordinary! Whether it is a management skills training, technical skills training, or soft skills training, it is always worth spending time on debriefing and, in fact, participants will be glad to hear what they havelearned and will be amazed to know to reflect upon the learning while playing an informative game.
Acronyms are interesting ways of memorizing important information. The main points of focus in the acromyn mentioned above are Brief, Range, Engage, Answers, and Debrief.
This video puts a special twist on ice breakers. It shows that they can be utilized effectively at the end of any training session.
Source: Moving Beyond Ice Breakers
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This packet shows that debriefing builds greater trust between participants because of the openness and honesty demanded of all involved. When a group carefully discusses each other’s input to the implementation of a task, they come to know each other and understand each other’s unique challenges and obstacles. Also, they uncover the complexities that challenge them and learn how better to assist each other in managing those challenges.