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icebreakers for senior managers


I have started delivering sessions to senior managers on a range of topics, often quite serious legislation.

The style of the session is interactive and I want to warm up the group and prepare them for the participation with introductiions/ice breakers.

I have loads of ice breakers i use in other sessions but think they are inappropriate in this context for a number of reasons:

They take too long because these sessions are only 1/2 day
They are too friviolous and may not work with senior managers.

Does anyone have any suggestions that might work in this context?

Derek Hughes

derek hughes

One Response

  1. Icebreakers
    Hi Derek

    I can see what you are trying to say. In my observations, senior managers are, or like to be seen to be:

    – Very busy people with no time to waste

    -Uninterested in irrelevant theory

    -Looking for the “Whats in it for me factor

    If you think your icebreakers are inappropriate, don’t use them. I’ve run workshops for senior managers by starting it off with a ” Mind map everything you know on…” Nothing wrong with that, it’s interactive, gets them talking and concentrates them on the subject matter.

    Try not to be too worried though, they may be managers but this doesn’t mean they won’t enjoy any sort of fun. Just relate anything you do to a good point and begin slowly and build up

    Hope this helps

    Rich Lucas


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