Using Games & Icebreakers in Groups
Time: 09:30 - 17:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: PT589
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
This highly interactive and experiential course is all about exploring and practicing how to use games & icebreakers in therapeutic or work based group settings.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
How the use of games & icebreakers can be helpful in groups
Key theoretical concepts that underpin the use of games & icebreakers in groups
Different types of group games & icebreakers
Role of games and icebreakers in groups.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Outline a wide range of different games & icebreakers
Understand the importance of debriefing icebreakers & games
Outline key stages of group development
Describe the adult learning cycle
Utilise a range of different icebreakers & games
Increase self confidence & skills when facilitating groups.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is suitable for anyone new to or wishing to develop their skills in using icebreakers and games in their day-to-day work with groups. We all have a wealth of experience of groups because we grow up in them: family, school etc. However, no specific experience of facilitating groups is needed in order to attend.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This is an experiential course that includes input on theory and group discussion. There will be individual, partner and small group work. There will be opportunities to practice new skills. The experiential nature of the course will require you to be willing to take part in the exercises and discussions and to use your own experience as material to learn from. This includes the requirement to express yourself clearly, fluently and accurately in English.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No. Handouts will be provided during the course however, please bring notebook and pen.