Does anyone have any suggestions for Ice Breakers before a Diversity and Inclusion presentation for our SHRM chapter meeting?
Diane Beinlich, SHRM-SCP, SPHR| Partner Relations Manager, HRBST | Schreiber Foods
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1. "Scavenger Hunt" ice breaker. Here's how it works:
SCAVENGER HUNT- HR Class 1/1/16
Allow about 10 minutes of networking then 5 to go over who they are what job they do and company they represent
This exercise is usually a hit as an icebreaker to start a class or any meeting2. Favorite Color or Favorite Type of Music
The ice breaker would be in two parts to allow more opportunities to meet "different" people. Estimated time for ice breaker would be 20 – 30 minutes. If however, Part I was running over too much, we could eliminate Part II.
I would start by asking the group to form into smaller groups "based on their favorite color. I would have (8) colored pieces of construction paper signifying the colors and also state the color choices i.e. white, black, red, green, blue, orange, yellow, and purple. Once they had gathered round their favorite color choice, I would ask each person to briefly introduce him/herself to their group by stating their name, where they are employed, or (if in transition) and their job title. In addition, each person would tell the "blue group" why (blue) is their favorite color. Typical answers might be, I like to decorate with this color, most of my clothes are this color, my mom always said I look good in this color, etc. etc.
Would be similar to Part I, except this time I would ask people to get into new groups based on their "favorite type of music". There would be 8 choices (Classical, Jazz, Rock, Pop, R&B/Soul, Country, Hip Hop/Rap, and Reggae) and they would seek their favorite music by looking for paper signs on the walls denoting one of the previously mentioned types of music. Once new groups were formed, they would again briefly state their name, place of employment, job title, and who their favorite musical band or musical artist is: i.e. if favorite type of music was country, the member could say their favorite country artist is "Sugarland", "Carrie Underwood", etc etc.
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