Facilitation Exercises

Below is a collection of facilitation exercises, ice-breakers and group work. I didn't create these (so can't take any credit for them) but have curated this collection that I have found engaging and productive. Use the tags above to to filter by type or browse the collection below.

Ideas Generated by Brainstorming Groups

Ideas generated by the same number of people who work alone and later pool their ideas

Brainstorming and Group Work

Decades of research has consistently shown that brainstorming groups think of far fewer ideas than the same number of people who work alone and later pool their ideas

See Teamwork Exercises

Retention rates from workshop methods

    • Teaching others90%
    • Practice by doing75%
    • Discussion groups50%
    • Demonstration 20%30%
    • Audio Visual20%
    • Reading10%
    • Lecture5%

      Source: National Training Laboratories, Bethel Maine

Facilitation ice-breakers, warm-ups and team work

January 31, 2022

Virtual People Bingo

This is a great zoom or virtual icebreaker for large groups. Let the group know that you’re going to be calling out statements like “I have […]
August 26, 2022

Radical Candor

Kim Scott’s Radical Candor Framework encourages you to ‘give a damn’ for the people around you, and constructively speak the truth, even when it pisses people […]