Spectrain
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Junaid Anwar Ansari
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I need some detail about Ice Breaker Topic. We are starting a new Training Module and we would also like to cover Ice Breaker in it, so Kindly Help me with the same.
From India, Nagari
There are many free icebreakers for training here: Free Training Games, Energisers, Energizers, Icebreakers & Resources - Trainer Bubble
From United Kingdom, Manchester
Ice-Breakers: Any activity done in order to establish rapport with the group and to make them feel comfortable.

Why Ice-breakers:

• When trainees arrive in a training room they are usually a loose mix of individuals with different mind sets

• At the beginning of a course, trainees are usually not thinking about the trainer or the course content but about their neighbor, coffee time for phoning/messages, the end of the day for errands, sights, sounds and smells in the room, etc

• An inclusion activity will make them feel included and, if well designed, help them to relate to the others in the group; it can also provide a bridge into the course itself

• Above all it puts the spotlight on them (the most important people in the room) and takes if off you and allows you to relax into the course

A good inclusion activity should be:

F oolproof: has been tested and works!

A musing: trainees should enjoy it

B ridged: linked to the course subject (if possible)

U nique: trainees should not have done it before

L ively: has movement, exchange and chatter

O ptimistic: is positive and non-threatening

U ncomplicated: is easy to explain and organize

S hort: lasts between 5 and 10 minutes

Ice-breakers can be generic or specific to the training topic. The length of the ice-breaking activity depends upon the entire training duration and number of participants. Ideally it shall not exceed 30-40 mins for a one-day training session.

From India, Delhi
You will find the attached document useful in describing some of the uses of ice breaker activity.
From United Kingdom, Manchester

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Anonymous
i am working in a auto parts distribution company as a senior hr. My boss has given me the assignment of making training programme for sales trainee who has newly appointed.Now i am not able to design trainee programme because the main thing is that new comer's doesn't have any knowledge about auto spare parts. this is the herculian task for me to design appropriate tarining step to make familiar them with auto parts because without the knowledge of spare parts they can't demonstrate the product to customer. please share some information that how can i proceed to solve this problem.
thanks & regards
sunny shukla

From India, Indore
Ice Breakers can be an effective way of starting a training session or team-building event. As interactive and often fun sessions run before the main proceedings, they help people get to know each other and buy into the purpose of the event.
If an ice breaker session is well-designed and well-facilitated, it can really help get things off to a great start. By getting to know each other, getting to know the facilitators and learning about the objectives of the event, people can become more engaged in the proceedings and so contribute more effectively towards a successful outcome.

From India, Vadodara
There are two types...
1) Generic Icebreakers - they are usually required to create engagement of the training participants. The objective is the create an environment for training.
2) Objective Icebreakers - These icebreakers must be related with the training concepts. If you are teaching communication, the icebreaker must give a conceptual understanding of the communication.
You can google Icebreaker and you will find ample icebreakers. The crux is.. which icebreaker to use? Should we use the icebreaker that not only break the ice, but also gives conceptual understanding of what we want them to teach?
Regards,
Kaushal Mandalia
Founder
Insight HR and Training Consultants

From India, Raipur
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