The Session design tool kit covers the basic principles of planning a session, and provides tools and techniques for scene-setting and warming up; diagnostics, problem-solving, planning and managing change.
Varying the activities:
Scene-setting exercises: These exercises are to do with the psychological ‘contract’ between the leader/facilitator and the group. They are designed to make sure that everyone is ready to participate fully, that the business of the day runs smoothly and is not disrupted, and that people’s expectations are known and (as far as possible) met.
Ice breaker exercises: These exercises are designed to ‘warm up’ the group, help them relax and get them to know each other a little better.
Ice breaker exercises