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Rose, Bud, Thorn Icebreaking questions

This is a small serie of questions to start a meeting and have people share a little of themselves to break the ice and start bonding. each individual goes around the table and shares the following: Rose. Something that’s going really well. Bud. Something new in your life that you don’t know . . . Read more

Crossed Pair Interviews

To start a meeting in medium to large size groups, crossed-paired interviews can be a powerful way to check-in, break the ice and energize participants. In Crossed Pair Interviews, participants are standing in a large room where they can move freely and have to  find a conversation partner while a facilitator . . . Read more

Drum Circle

A drum circle is any group of people playing (usually) hand-drums and percussion in a circle. They are distinct from a drumming group or troupe in that the drum circle is an end in itself rather than preparation for a performance. They can range in size from a handful of . . . Read more

Moving Debate

A dynamic and informal discussion and debate format. Participants are standing in a large room. A facilitator tell them a story they can relate to. The facilitator then ask a polarizing question to the group. One side of the room is for participants who agree, one side is for participants . . . Read more

Enormous Group Warm Up

a simple energiser for an enormous group – can work with over 100 people or even 500, including when participants are sitting in seat rows in a fixed lecture theatre. The key to this activity is simplicity. There’s an almost archetypal thing that a lot of people do when they . . . Read more

Collective Opening Speech

This is an activity for energising a conference at the start, or can also be carried out at key points during the conference and even at the end. The idea is to give a short, opening speech, a “welcome” to the conference. This lasts for 2-3 minutes. The difference is . . . Read more