YOU ARE HERE: - Free Training Materials

Free Training Resources, Games, Roleplays, Activities & Downloads

Current Articles

Get Updates to Exercise Database by Email  

Icebreaker: Geographical Map of Participants

Icebreaker: Geographical Map of Participants
Exercises, Icebreakers, Personal Impact

Article Rating:::: 21 Ratings :::: Monday, January 11, 2010
 

Purpose

This is a handy exercise to get the delegates to know each other better. Each person reveals details of their life and the results are drawn on a map. The exercise can be extended to explore many areas.

Objective

Draw a geographical map of participants’ life using several data layers.

What You Need

  • A large white board or an area you can draw on.
  • Colour pens.
  • Optional: You can use a map of the world and use colour pins.

Setup

  • Draw the map of the world or optionally hang the map.
  • Ask the delegates, one by one, to explain which geographical place they consider home.
  • For each person place a dot, or their initials on the map.
  • Next, ask for place of birth, and this time use a different colour to mark dots or initials on the map.
  • Next, ask for place of birth of each delegate’s mother and add this set to the map.
  • You can carry on adding new data layers as you ask delegates to reveal more information about themselves. Examples of other data layers are:
    • Your ideal holiday destination
    • The furthest you have travelled
    • Your most favourite country other than your home country
    • Your most favourite city in your country, other than your home
    • Your most favourite city in the world, other than your home
    • The place you like to live your retirement in

Timing

Explaining the Exercise: 2 minutes.

Activity: 10 minutes

Group Feedback: 0 minutes. 

Discussion

Are there any patterns in the map? Are there areas with lots of marks? Are there areas that are effectively empty? What does this suggest about the delegates?



Post Rating

Did You Find This Useful?

If you did, then please help others benefit from this too:

     
 Subscribe to Skills Converged   1. Receive updates to exercise database by Email.  
 Like Facebook   2. Like this training resource on Facebook.
 Circle Skills Converged   3. Share on Google Plus.
 Tweet Trainig Resources   4. Tweet this training resource
 Share Linkedin   5. Share this training resource on Linkedin
     


Comments

Rajah Manuri Nagaraj   By Rajah Manuri Nagaraj @ Monday, January 18, 2010 5:46 PM
Your material is wonderful. But I am not able to download the free training Material. please help me.

Chelsea Elm   By Chelsea Elm @ Monday, January 18, 2010 5:54 PM
Nagaraj, if you can see this page then you have got. Not sure what you want to download?

Nagaraj   By Nagaraj @ Wednesday, January 20, 2010 11:31 AM
I appreciate your amicability. I would like to know how these pages can be downloaded as files. Or at least as hard copies.

Thank you.


Post Comment

Name (required)

Email (required)

Website

CAPTCHA image
Enter the code shown above:

Rate = 2.14 out of 5 :::: 21 Ratings.

START HERE

Full Index of Training Exercises 

Browse the collection of 500+ exercises divided into 7 main groups. 

Download Free Exclusive Training Resources and Join Our Mailing List:

Train the Trainer Courses

Attend Our 2-Day Train the Trainer Course

Only two spaces left at the discounted early bird price for the September course. Save £150

Train the Trainer Book

Train the Trainer - Book Front Cover

Available on Kindle and as Paperback

Train the Trainer Self Study Course

Body Language Guide

Free Giveaway Training Resources

Download a free comprehensive training package including training guidelines, soft skills training activities, assessment forms and useful training resources that you can use to enhance your courses.

Download Free Training Marterials