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Games Trainers Play

Research related to how adults learn clearly indicates vastly improved training content retention and/or meeting participation when attendees are engaged and focused. Add zing, vitality and energy to your training sessions and meetings by incorporating tricks, icebreakers, energizers and experiences. Learn existing engagement tools, and how to design your own customized tools for your specific application. This class is guaranteed to improve your training ROI.

Who Should Attend

  • Training and Development Managers
  • Managers and Supervisors
  • New or Experienced Trainers
  • HR Professionals
  • Consultants
  • Anyone Interested in Utilizing Icebreakers and Energizers During Training Sessions or Meetings

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Correlate learning retention for the adult learner with participant engagement
  • Witness multiple examples of icebreakers, energizers and experiences
  • Expand on current knowledge of training aid sources and their applications
  • Identify opportunities to incorporate learning experiences in training design, along with effective debrief
  • Identify the elements of effective icebreakers, energizers and experiences
  • Practice the use of a design model for icebreakers and energizers

Course Outline/Topics

8:30am – 12:00pm

  • Introductions & Logistics
    • Facilitator intro
    • Logistics
    • Guidelines
    • Parking lot
    • Icebreaker
  • Instructor, Meeting Leader, Facilitator, Coach, etc. etc.
  • Training or Meeting, It’s Hard Work
  • Why Use “Warm Ups”
  • What is an Accelerator?
    • Accelerators
    • Warm up
    • Icebreakers
    • Games
    • Energizers
    • Uninhibitors
    • Whatever

12:00pm – 12:30pm

  • Lunch

12:30pm – 4:30pm

  • Categories – Social or Topical
  • Creating Accelerator
    • Six step for creating warm-ups
  • Making Accelerator Happen – Delivery
  • Experiential Learning Cycle
  • Practice & Application

Sessions include a morning and afternoon 15 min. break.


Lunch and snacks are provided each day. Discounted parking is also available for those who park in the adjacent Grand Avenue parking structure.

Dates and locations to be announced.