Anyone who has ever had to lead a group knows the importance of getting the audience involved early and keeping its attention throughout. This book aims to meet that challenge. Lorraine Ukens has gathered a collection of 75 brief, hands-on exercises that rely on active participation in the learning experience itself. Users can facilitate each activity in fifteen minutes or less. The exercises can be used to raise the level of comfort of participants, jump-start a training session, energize a presentation or present a quick and to-the-point group challenge that stimulates discussion.
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A collection of brief, hands-on exercises that rely on active participation, designed to be completed in 15 minutes or less. The exercises can be used to raise participants' level of comfort, jump start a training session, energise a presentation or present a quick group challenge that stimulates discussion. Everything necessary to run each activity is included, such as objectives, lists of materials, details of the preparation process as well as forms and templates. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Lorraine L. Ukens
LORRAINE L. UKENS is the owner of Team-ing with Success, a consulting and training enterprise specializing in team building and leadership development. Her wide range of business experience, spanning more than twenty years, is applied in designing, facilitating, and evaluating programs in a variety of human resource development areas. Ukens, an adjunct faculty member in the HRD graduate program at Towson University in Maryland, is the author of several training books and games, including Getting Together: Group Icebreakers and Energizers (Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer, 1997) and Working Together: 55 Team Games (Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer, 1997). She received her M.S. degree from Towson University and is an active member of the American Society for Training and Development at both the national and local levels.