Games, Icebreakers, and Energizers

Add vitality to your training sessions and meetings by incorporating icebreakers, energizers and experiences. Learn new engagement tools as well as a process to design your own customized tools. This class is guaranteed to improve your training ROI.

Research consistently indicates that training content retention and/or meeting participation is vastly improved when attendees are engaged and focused, and that’s the objective of this course.

Note: This program is designed and delivered to be learner centered. Attendees are actively engaged in the learning process leaving with content they can immediately apply. Additionally, the instructor is a training subject matter expert who  provides helpful tips and techniques throughout the class while answering any specific questions related to your application.

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
  • Gain exposure to 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
  • Be able to identify the elements of effective icebreakers, energizers and experiences
  • Practice the use of a design model for icebreakers and energizers

Course Outline/Topics

8am – 12pm

  • Introductions & Logistics
  • Training or meeting —  its hard work
  • Why use “warm ups”
  • What is an Accelerator?
  • Categories – Social or Topical
  • Creating Accelerator
    • Six step for creating warm-ups
  • Making Accelerator happen – delivery
  • Practice & Application


Breakfast will be provided. Discounted parking is also available for those who park in the adjacent Grand Avenue parking structure.

Dates and locations to be announced.