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This section lists facilitation tools. They can be ice-breakers or activities that can be included in a workshop or a presentation. You are welcome to add your favourite facilitation tools to this list!

Shell Exploration

This activity allows a group to use its creativity while working together. The game tests imagination, and challenges members to come up with a solution by using methods they may not normally employ. 

Slogans

Slogans – An Intact Team Ice Breaker Purpose To give team members an opportunity to reflect on the image of the team. To provide an opportunity to assess the team with images rather than numbers.

Song Battle

Objectives: Icebreakers/Warmups, Communication 

Sticks

When people interact or communicate with each other, they use certain amount of energy or pressure. Here’s an activity that makes participants aware of such energy exchange and helps them explore how to manage this process. 

Stomped On Blues

Source: Emily Sylvester’s “A Book of Surprises: Games, Stories and Magic for Career Practitioners” 

Story of My Life

You have just been given a contract to write your autobiography for a major publishing company. Your agent Harry Hardnose is anxious to get to press. He has decided to help you get started with a few probing questions. 

Super Model Exercise

Super Model Exercise: Ice breaker or energizer. Great for laughs and relaxation. Shedding of status and roles.

Team Gutters

Team Gutters provides a fun and creative way to help participants establish which actions help and hinder effective team functioning.

Test Match

Game Format: Manual (paper-and-pencil)   Learning Expectations: To promote direct interaction between participants and content material. To predict how many questions each player can answer pertaining to topic.

The 10 Fingers Ice Breaker Game

The Ten Fingers Ice Breaker Game is best if you use at least eight (8) people. However, this game can most definitely play with less. Ten Fingers is a great way for people to learn more about one another as well as find out what they have in common with other people.

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