There are two aspects to take into account in order to create a relational logic that will bring the success of the learning of your teams.
First, the setting: you have to find a training room that promotes pedagogy. This detail is often neglected, and yet… Finding a suitable location means giving your participants the possibility to put themselves in good conditions to learn. Look for a place adapted to professional training, team cohesion and introspection. On site, you will have to find high technology equipment that is also playful, cooperative, inspiring, relaxing or that allows participants to clear their mind.
Secondly, it is essential to plan the course of your professional training days. You need to be able to schedule informal moments to create a bond. There are three easy and efficient ways to do so.
We will introduce you to these three key moments you should implement in your training:
1 – CREATE A BOND WITH ICEBREAKERS AND WARM-UPS
The start of a training is always a bit cold. Most of the times, participants don’t really know each other. The significant advantage of an onsite training is that it makes it possible to interact with others. You can choose to break the ice between the participants with icebreakers or to arouse minds with warm-ups.
Implement icebreaker exercises at the beginning of your sessions
Icebreakers, as the name suggests, aim to initiate interactions between learners. At the beginning of a professional training session, they can put everyone in good conditions. You can find many examples on the Internet (the one-word icebreaker, desert island picks, candy questions…). Exchanges and interactions are needed to make a training efficient.
Learners have to be comfortable talking to each other and in front of others without being afraid to express their thoughts. Especially because in bigger teams, there are always people who feel comfortable with public speaking, and others who are very shy. Icebreakers will reassure every participant, allowing them to speak at least once before the start of the session.
Incorporate warm-ups in your sessions
Just like icebreakers, warm-ups aim to liven a group up and to facilitate exchanges during the work session. So you can implement breaks in your serious work sessions in order to allow participants to relax and to bond with each other in an informal way.
This phase is essential to enable participants to revitalise themselves in just a few minutes. After that, they are totally focused on the training content again.
2 – STRENGHTEN THE TIES WITH TEAM COHESION AND TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES
Working groups, exchanges, restitutions, sports events, creative games, enigma & reflection games, cohesion games… What could be better than team projects & games to strengthen the ties that have already been created?