Purpose: To give the participants the time to get to know each other.
Length of time:
|Depends on the number of participants.|
|Ask the participants to pair off and to interview each other (20-25 minutes).|
|Each participant then introduces the person they interviewed to the larger group.|
|Allow approximately 5-7 minutes per pair to deliver to the larger group.|
|The facilitator then introduces herself to the group using the same guidelines.|
handout - Getting to Know You -
|OR||Write on board/flipchart
Tell me about yourself, e.g., family, life experiences etc.,
This workshop will be successful for me if...
I will not be able to complete the workshop if...
|Also, sometimes it is a source of humour and helps to ease the tension in the room if, for example, people share their favourite colour, an unusual hobby etc.. Draw out from their own experiences as much as possible to enrich theirs and others lives.|