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Intros and Icebreakers for Amazing Training Sessions - HRDQ

Intros and Icebreakers for Amazing Training Sessions

First impressions matter, whether you’re walking into a social gala or beginning a new training seminar. How you open your learning event will set expectations and establish a tone for the whole session. In the first few minutes, participants are evaluating how much they think they’ll get out of the training, as well as how much effort they’ll put in themselves.

Refresh your approach to introductions and icebreakers, by exploring a range of techniques to draw participants in, instill trust, set expectations, build camaraderie, and prime your group for participatory learning.

Understand how to use time wisely and avoid the common pitfalls that put participants on guard. In this highly interactive session, you’ll learn and exchange favorite approaches for setting the groundwork for lively learning events, whether live or online.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to identify the current state of leaders’ mental health
  • How to understand the neurological consequences of trauma and stress on leaders
  • The signs that your executives may be struggling mentally
  • How to gain clarity on how leaders’ mental health affects the organization and the people they lead
  • How to elevate leaders’ mental health so they can optimize their unlimited worth.

Who should attend:

  • Leaders and managers 
  • Learning professionals 
  • Trainers and independent consultants


Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D. is a cutting-edge leadership development author, researcher, and consultant. He helps organizations vertically develop their leaders primarily through a focus on mindsets. Ryan is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-selling author of Success Mindsets: The Key to Unlocking Greater Success in Your Life, Work, & Leadership. And, he is the author of the upcoming book, The Elevated Leader: Leveling Up Your Leadership Through Vertical Development. He is also a leadership professor at the College of Business and Economics at California State University-Fullerton.

Connect with Ryan: LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and ryangottfredson.com

Mike Skrypnek is a catalyst that ignites your passion to help you make a cosmic ripple. His role as a multiplier of entrepreneurial success extends through generations.  Mike is an international bestseller of nine books, including his most important and soon to be available, UNLimited WORTH. He is a keynote speaker and sought-after business strategist who has shared his insights and wisdom with thousands of passionate purpose driven entrepreneurs, business leaders and executives. His coaching focuses on purpose at the intersection of personal, professional and philanthropic development.

Mike lives, loves and adventures with his wife and their two young adult children in the beautiful Sea-to-Sky corridor of British Columbia, Canada. Please welcome the CEO of Grow Get Give Coaching and Founder of The UNLimited WORTH Project.

Connect with Mike: LinkedIn, Facebook, and mikeskypnek.com

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About our author

Bradford R. Glaser

Brad is President and CEO of HRDQ, a publisher of soft-skills learning solutions, and HRDQ-U, an online community for learning professionals hosting webinars, workshops, and podcasts. His 35+ years of experience in adult learning and development have fostered his passion for improving the performance of organizations, teams, and individuals.