Icebreakers are the gasoline of live training. Handled the right way, under the right conditions, for the right purpose, they can really get your training headed in the right direction. Otherwise... well... boom.
I'm Matt Elwell, ATDChi's president-elect and the president of ComedySportz Chicago. I'll be the featured presenter at ATDChi's upcoming networking dinner and skills seminar on Thursday, February 19.
Like many of you, I love a good icebreaker. And like many of you, I've been burned. That's why I'm so excited to lead "ROI Icebreakers." Together, we'll define key considerations for selecting/designing, customizing, facilitating, and debriefing icebreakers to maximize their value to the overall learning experience.
We'll engage with the following questions:
Matt Elwell, CPLP has specialized in using improvisation and other interactive approaches to making live training more impactful for over 10 years. Over the course of this interactive experience, Matt will share his perspective on what makes a great icebreaker, how to facilitate icebreakers with excellence, and how icebreakers translate into value for learners.
Watch Matt use his improv comedy skills to demonstrate asynchronous communication during an ATDChi event last year: