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Effective Debriefing Tools & Techniques

Handout for Workshop Presentation

Are you good at the games but not so good at the debrief?  Do you ask questions and get blank stares from your participants? This workshop will focus on 10 effective debriefing tools and techniques that are simple and easy to use. We will break each technique down and demonstrate different games or activities teaching the concept. 

New Stuff I Know

Handout for Workshop Presentation

Being a lifetime learner brings a quest for coming up with new activities to use in team building programs.  This also comes in handy when you have repeat clients or participants.  This workshop will focus on new experiential activities not presented at past conferences prior to 2023 and will be a variety of Icebreakers, Problem-solving activities and Debriefing tools.

Team Building From the Toy Aisle

Handout for Workshop Presentation

It’s time to open grandma’s game closet and re-see some of the many toy and game classics (and new to you crowd favorites) in a new light. Using elements design, game-based, and experiential theories, we will deconstruct a wide range of existing mass-market games and re-envision them for use as purposeful and engaging tools for personal and organizational development.

This handout accompanies the games played in our recent workshop.  The activities listed in this handout are shortened versions of what is in the book.  

Team Building Activities That Don't Suck

Handout for Workshop Presentation

Let’s be honest, there are some bad team-building activities out there. If you are a facilitator and tasked with leading team-building events, you are familiar with the crossed-arms, less-than-enthused participants who roll their eyes when they hear they have to participate. This workshop will focus on multiple hands-on, experiential activities that are proven to be fun, engaging, and 100% applicable to workplace environments.

With over 30 years of experience in leading experiential activities and the author of multiple team-building books, Michelle Cummings will provide you with a lively and thought-provoking workshop that you’re certain to never forget.

Interactive Staff Training Activities Handout

Handout for Workshop Presentation

If you participated in Michelle’s high-energy, hands-on workshop for interactive staff training activities, this is the place to snag your handout!This workshop covered a wide range of helpful staff training topics, from icebreakers, getting-to-know you activities, to activities that help surface specific behaviors that you can immediately implement into your existing curriculum.Help your staff develop skills in their staff training that they can use in their work environment— all in an atmosphere that is non-threatening and FUN!

Engaging Virtual Meetings

Handout for Fulcrum Network Workshop

In the virtual world, it’s critical to help keep people connected, especially now when individuals may feel more isolated and less than part of a team. This workshop will focus on quick, simple activities you can do to help create connection before diving into your content of the meeting.  Learn icebreakers, problem-solving activities, connection activities, and dynamic closers to enhance your virtual programs.  This engaging virtual session will be loaded with experiential activities and best strategies for virtual facilitation. 

Virtual Team Building Activities

30 Experiential Activities for a Virtual Audience

This free e-book by Training Wheels founder Michelle Cummings has 30 Experiential Activities for a Virtual Audience. As the need for online delivery intensifies, here are some tried and true activities that work in virtual platforms. There are several Icebreakers, Brain Break Activities, Problem-Solving and Communication Activities and Debriefing Activities included.

More Virtual Team Building Activities

8 Additional Experiential Activities for a Virtual Audience

This free e-book by Training Wheels founder Michelle Cummings has 8 additional Experiential Activities for a Virtual Audience. Most of these activities are more in-depth than the activities in the original handout featured below and require more time and patience for groups to solve.

Even More Virtual Team Building Activities

12 Additional Experiential Activities for a Virtual Audience

This free e-book by Training Wheels founder Michelle Cummings has 12 additional Experiential Activities for a Virtual Audience. Most of these activities are more synchronous, team-oriented activities utilizing Google Slide Game Templates.

Tips for Successful Virtual Facilitation

You probably already know that converting regular activities into virtual activities isn’t as simple as just finding an online meeting room to use. There are many additional things to consider and it requires some creativity, re-imagining and redesigning, all while keeping the integrity of the program intact. We have to think about ways to increase engagement in an easily distractible environment as well. As the need for online deliver intensifies, here’s a few tips on how to convert your in-person meeting or programs to virtual sessions, as well as some best practices for virtual facilitation. There are a few bonus virtual connection activities included as well.

Online Course: Experiential Facilitation 101

Attendees will learn how to adapt activities and initiatives for use in their own existing and future training programs, as well as for a variety of group sizes and situations. Ice breakers and energizers need not be just fillers or boredom-breakers; when used effectively, they, too, can be directly tied to program objectives and markedly advance the transfer of learning.