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Icebreakers: Be Strategic

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Whether it’s a single intriguing or thought-provoking question or an interactive activity, icebreakers engage attendees, establish a comfort level, and encourage active participation. In this issue of TD at Work, Nikki O’Keeffe and Patty Gaul update a 1989 Infoline issue and help you think strategically about how to use icebreakers. They discuss:

  • when to use icebreakers and the various types

  • activity ideas

  • words of caution when using icebreakers

  • methods for measuring whether your icebreakers are successful.

Book Details

  • ISBN: 9781950496976

  • Pages: 20

  • Publication Date: June 2020

  • Formats: Paperback, PDF

  • Product Code: 252006

About the Authors
Nikki O'Keeffe, APTD

Nikki O’Keeffe is a co-author of Facilitation in Action (2022 ATD Press) and has written multiple content pieces for TD Magazine. She spends her time as a Program Manager of Facilitator Development at the Association for Talent Development (ATD). As a certified ATD Master Trainer, ATD Master Instructional Designer, and APTD credential holder, she understands the value of solid training plans and strong facilitation.

Patty Gaul

Patty Gaul is a senior writer/editor for the Association for Talent Development (ATD).

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