Using Activities to Make Training Fun

Duration: Offered as a 90 minute webinar or 2 days in class

Course Overview

Most people have been at a party or some other social occasion where someone has told an inappropriate joke and ruined the mood (at least temporarily). Likewise, we’ve all been somewhere where the class clown is able to lighten the mood and help people have fun.

The good news is that humour can help you make your training sessions just as engaging as those fun social occasions. Even better, you don’t need to be the class clown or an award-winning comedian to do it. This course will help you identify what kind of humor you can bring to the classroom, and how games can help you engage your participants.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how training can include the use of humour and games
  • Explore different types of games
  • Identify methods to elicit participant buy-in
  • Apply humour principles in adult learning
  • Troubleshoot when games go badly
  • Develop your own games

Course Outline

1. Course Overview

2. Let’s Have Some Fun!

  • Background Information
  • The Value of Games
  • Favorite Games

3. Getting Everyone on Board

  • Getting Buy-In
  • Learning From the Truly Greats and Big Mistakes

4. Choosing the Right Game

  • Types of Games
  • Dealing with Reluctant Participants

5. When Games Go Badly

  • Troubleshooting Games
  • Difficult Situations

6. Using Humor in Training

7. Wavy Lines

8. Quick and Easy Games

  • Why These Games?
  • Hot Potato
  • Passing Introductions
  • The Orange

9. Creating a Game

10. Personal Action Plan