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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!

Facts of My Life

In a Nutshell: Employees take turns telling stories about themselves – only parts of which are true. This is a great icebreaker for a group whose members are not familiar with one another; it also works well as a fun energizer for employers do know each other fairly well.

Finance Interview Prep

What are the most common finance interview questions? Real examples of the most common questions (and answers) used to hire for all sorts of jobs and careers in finance.

Getting Fear in Gear

Purpose: To illustrate what happens when fear of change or fear of rejection leads our lives or determines our actions. 

Group Garbage

Purpose: Problem solving, group building. 

Handling The Unexpected Exercise

Imagine you are delivering a presentation to a group of 15 people, when the ‘unexpected’ happens. How do you handle these situations?

Have You Ever?

Have You Ever? Active, fun group activity to explore and celebrate the rich diversity of people’s past experiences.  Works well with large groups. Equipment: None. Can be done indoor or outdoor. Time: ~10-15 minutes


Purpose: Introductions, energizer, finding commonality, diversity training.

knee to Knee

Knee to Knee Objective: To break the ice in a group of strangers, break down barriers in groups, or help group members get to know each other.

Leadership Advice from Your Role Model

Today, when I searched Amazon for books on leadership, I had to deal with a potential list of 15,483 items. I am sure that this number will swell tomorrow because writing and publishing books with leadership advice is a growth industry. 

Let’s Talk

Let’s Talk Objective: To break the ice in a group of strangers, or merely to illustrate one’s use of gestures and how natural these gestures are to us in verbal communication. This exercise can also demonstrate that verbal communication may become awkward for us when nonverbal gestures or actions are prohibited.

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