This free icebreaker provides a nice introduction to a session by highlighting the skills, knowledge and experience in the room and then promoting the idea that future challenges thrown up by the training can all be met within the team.
Training course contents:
You can use the link at the bottom of this page to download a set of instructions for the icebreaker, ‘Combined Wisdom’. Or, you can simply follow the instructions below.
Add up the collective years‘ experience of every one of the participants and place this number clearly on a flipchart at the front of the room.
Next, discuss some of the key challenges facing the group regarding the training or intervention that they are about to discuss.
Refer back to the combined years of experience and relevant wisdom in the group and begin to challenge their ability to respond to these challenges.
This can be referred to throughout the session and can begin to form actions for participants to take away with them.
This icebreaker starts to identify challenges and the participants ability to respond to them.